DO NOT Ask For Money BEFORE You Have An Audience
What do you mean by this?
Not so much here within WA... Thankfully because of the transparent and valuable training/community. There are step-by-step training modules here for a reason.
There are too many folks in this industry that are focused on landing page optimization, monetizing in the short term, short term funnels, yada yada yada...
If you have fallen for the "shiny objects" in the affiliate marketing industry (Like how I have in previous years... For real, I've spent $2,000+ on BS courses in the past...) then you understand completely what I'm getting at.
DO NOT ask your audience for money when you don't even have an audience yet.
I don't mean literally asking your audience for money...
What I mean is - your valuable content will inevitably lead to affiliate link clicks, conversions, and sales.
You have to NATURALLY create recommendations and PROVIDE VALUE to your audience - only then will they feel CONFIDENT with their purchases - through your RECOMMENDATIONS and KNOWLEDGE.
I've been involved here since 2014 and LOTS of changes have happened in this industry. (SEO, brand building, social media marketing, the whole nine yards)
Too often I see folks that are focused on short-term results rather than building an actual brand in this industry... Building a REAL business.
Stop faking yourself out.
Your website IS the product. You are creating a product - a resource for people that are trying to solve specific problems.
So, what is it that you are providing for people?
How are you providing value and helping people through specific topics that aren't talked about in a professional and relatable manner?
THAT is how success is created here.
By "here", I mean the affiliate marketing industry as a whole.
Login to your website dashboard and create valuable content.
That's all there is to it.
To be honest, with the SEO changes that have happened throughout the years, we're in a golden age of getting ranked with our unique and valuable content.
You will inevitably build an audience if you love the topic and you are knowledgeable in the topic that you've chosen to write about.
You will naturally attract an audience, you will naturally build "backlinks", you will naturally build your brand.
Don't get sucked up in the idea of "quick money".
We are all building a brand with our website(s).
We are all building a BRAND.
Don't be asking for money and conversions for your business when you haven't even begun to build your valuable content.
Valuable content = a manifestation of a valuable audience.
One more time for the peeps in the back...
VALUABLE CONTENT = A MANIFESTATION OF A VALUABLE AUDIENCE.
Create your amazing content because you are the only one that is able to create the type of content that you are producing.
Your content is UNIQUE and VALUABLE.
Valuable content will inevitably lead to a valuable audience, a valuable conversion rate, and a valuable amount of commissions.
Okay, but how do I create valuable content?
All of the training is here.
Do your keyword research, find golden opportunities for your content (long-tail keywords, low competition, a decent amount of monthly searches) and then create said content.
Then do it again, and again, and again...
And again, and again,
and again, and again,
and again, and again... You'll master your craft if you really want to master it.
Forget about making money quickly.
Forget about building your brand quickly.
Choose a niche that you genuinely would love to be a part of and provide the best value that you can to that niche.
I'd love to hear feedback from y'all and engage with y'all.