Remember What You are Building
There are many ways to approach affiliate marketing. Some people go the route of building an email list, others focus on social media, and some prefer to buy ads and send traffic to affiliate offers.
However, no matter the method that is chosen, I always recommend creating a niche website to go along with it.
I think that sometimes niche websites are not the popular option when going into affiliate marketing.
It's likely due to the amount of content that needs to be created on an ongoing basis. It may also be that it is not a "fast" way to earn affiliate commissions.
What I think is overlooked is that it is a long-term online business model. It is also a business that is yours as social media accounts can be shut down.
I'm glad that I started out in my affiliate marketing journey by creating a niche website.
Like many beginners, I assumed that things would happen fast. I used to think that writing a few blog posts meant the affiliate sales would start coming in right away.
Thankfully, being a part of WA taught me that an online business requires hard work.
I had to learn to be consistent and that consistency pays off.
These lessons have crossed over into other strategies that I've tried such as creating a YouTube channel.
Subscribers and views do not happen overnight. It still requires content creation on a regular basis just as you do with writing blog posts.
I think that is great to have options in terms of how you can earn income online.
I'll always recommend creating a niche website. A niche website can:
- Earn income from affiliate product sales
- Make money from display ads
- Help you build your brand
- Help build your email list
- Send traffic to your YouTube channel and social media accounts
- Last for years
- Be sold in the future
Best of all, a niche website is yours.
Keep creating content, stay consistent, be patient, and good things will happen!
Thanks for reading! :)