There are so many ways to make money with a WordPress website it boggles the mind. Essentially, what you have when you create a website, is a digital property with unlimited potential. There is not only a crazy number of different ways to generate money from the site, but there is no ceiling on the amount you can earn.
Starting an affiliate website is pretty simple. Create a simple Wordpress blog, write some articles about your topic, then put some affiliate links or ads in the sidebar. However, getting your website to actually create revenue for you is a different story!
One of the biggest challenges of earning money online is getting your content to convert to sales. Product reviews are one of the simplest ways to turn traffic into dollars, so for this post, I want to show you some good ways to write product reviews so they convert to sales.
If you’ve gotten this far in the series, you are probably very excited, and maybe a little confused. You may still be missing the “big picture” of niche marketing, so I wanted to take some time to day to do a bit of review and overview, to let your brain catch up, and understand what’s going on. To be honest, I’m not quite sure if the original order I put the lessons are in is the best, so hopefully you gave everything a once-over before you started buying domains, lol. Oops!
Here are my basic strategies for making money now that you have a website and are creating content for it.
Looking back on Volume 7 of my Beginner Niche Marketer’s Guide, I think I may have oversimplified the content creation process and glazed over a few important points about keyword research and ranking your posts in search engines. This posts introduces a few concepts which I find work for me, and may change your mind about some things you learned in the past.
You have a niche, a domain name, a niche, and even some product you think you want to promote on your website. Now what do you do? The answer is pretty simple, but it’s one of the hardest things for a beginner niche marketer: WRITE
Now we’re cookin’. We have a site, a niche, and know how to get traffic out site. So what do we sell and how do we make money? This is an important question because you can have all of the previous elements and still not be making money!
You are so close!
Let’s take a look at how to choose some products that will sell. At the bottom, you’ll see the #1 mistake that will kill your earnings, and the one thing that will save your butt (and your business).
In case you haven’t figured it out, traffic is massively important to you website. For the Beginner Niche Marketer’s Guide Vol. 5, we are going to be discussing free traffic methods, which is to distinguish it from ‘paid’ traffic methods like paid ads. If you write decent content on your niche site, you will eventually make some sales. Of course, better content means more sales, but only average content will still make you some money. At this stage in the game, any money is better than no money.
So once get a few visitors on your site, and after you make a few sales, you’ll start to think, “Awesome! How do I get more of this?!” The answer is traffic.
I really wanted to start this post off saying that the most confusing part about starting an online business is choosing the proper niche. Then I decided against it. Some people jump right in and know what they want make their first website about. This post is not for you. Others, like myself, have trouble pinning down one single ‘passion’.
In case you didn’t know, “passions” is a buzz word that gets passed around niche marketing circles that basically means you should make a website about a topic you care about. The trouble with that, is that many people don’t feel passionately about anything. And even if they do have a general interest in something like a hobby, it might not seem like something you could make money from.
Building a website is certainly not as hard as it used to be. In fact, it can be done in less than a minute, and with just a few clicks. That of course will not get you the next Facebook or a fancy-schmancy done-for-you finished product, but it will build the basic framework, and allow you to start writing content to get indexed in Google. Writing content for your website is what you should concentrate on at this point, because people can forgive a bad-looking site if it has the information they want. People will not forgive a beautiful site that’s does not provide them with the information they are looking for.