Writing For Your Website, Simplified

Last Update: August 21, 2018

Affiliate marketing can get super complicated. There are tons of things I don't understand, even after almost 10 years in the industry.

However, the basics of how to earn money online with an affiliate website are super easy to understand.

Step 1: Write an article for your website

Step 2: Put some affiliate links in it

The training at WA will teach you the specifics of how to build your website, what to write about, how to place those links in your site, and how to promote your business online.

However, a huge amount of people get stuck in the writing portion. Many members simply don't know what to write, or how to write an article that gets ranked and gets traffic. Writing articles for your website is a huge hurdle for a lot of members.

There are many ways to simply the article writing process though. Once you get a good writing groove down, it's really hard to fail.

What To Write About, Simplified

"Keywords" are a huge deal because they help focus your article on a single topic. Google doesn't care what your keywords are, but they do care about what topic you're writing about. Rather than writing an article titled "The Best Breakfast", you'll rank and convert a lot better writing an article titled "The Best Low Carb, Keto Friendly Breakfast That Doesn't Include Eggs"

There are an infinite number of keywords, as shown by my tranining titled Generate Hundreds Of Blog Post Ideas (pt. 1). That training includes tips on how to make mulitple articles from one keyword.

And for some "back to the basics" keyword SEO tips, don't foget Where Do I Put Keywords?. You'll find all that information in the training and in Jay's webinars, but this training is specific to how I write my articles for my affiliate websites.

Writing 1000 Words, Simplified

Each article you write should be at least 1000 words. For a newbie, that can seem like an impossible task. For an experienced member, if you can't think of 1000 words for your topic, it's probably not worth writing about!

I create a training called How To Write a 500 Word Article (The Easy Way) that's a great way to figure out how to structure a basic 500 word article. Double the word count of each "section" of your article, or double the number of sections, and it's pretty easy to get 1000 words on any keyword you find.

Your blog posts don't have to be a work of art. Remember, people searching the internet for information are just like you! Would you rather read a boring, dry Wikipedia article, or an interesting blogger you can relate to? There Are Weird People Out There Just Like You so don't be afraid to be yourself and write exactly how you think.

Traffic + Commissions w/ Writing, Simplified

My most recent training was aimed at helping you think of more ideas to write about and how to write them in an interesting way. Sometimes, writing another article titled "How To Build A Fence" is just boring. What can you do to spice things up, and make your webiste unique? What can you do to change up your own routine?

If you have a couple of basic formats under your belt, you can always refer back to the templates to at least get things rolling.

Here are 8 Simple Article Styles To Make Money Online that I use across many of my websites. There are keyword tips, template suggestions, and linking ideas within that training.

When you get those article styles down, refer back to this training for ideas of Where To Add Affiliate Links For Results. Your first sale will be an amazing accomplishment! After that, you need to work on optimizing your pages to make more sales, so that you can rely on them for consistent income.


I hope these trainings help you simply the process of making money with your website. At the very basics, we are simply providing information to people surfing the internet. Writing articles is something everyone can do, with very little equipment or experience. If you've chose a topic that's interesting to you, the research and writing process should be fun an interesting.

Talk soon everyone!

-Nathaniell

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Kerjackie Premium
I am glad to read your post, Nathaniel, you give so much information on it, I think it will help me out, I have always a hard time to write an article, it takes me too long to finish it, I understand I need to find the way to go faster.
Thank you.
Jacqueline
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amyr2017 Premium
This is great, Nathaniell, and thank you -- sometimes it helps to go back to basics and regroup. For me, I always feel paralyzed and unable to move forward because writing the post is always such a daunting task to the extent that I won't do anything.
BUT. Between this article and your other one about different article styles, I feel like I am back in business.
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nathaniell Premium
Glad to help Amy. Practice these a few times, and pretty soon you'll have way TOO much to write about!
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amyr2017 Premium
If only... !!!!
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JKulk1 Premium
Thank you Nathaniell. When I first started with WA. I had trouble reaching 500 words. I was a prolific writer when I was younger (actually using a pen), then I stayed so busy in my work for the next 40 odd years, that I did very little writing. Now, because of WA, and great mentors like you, I find myself easily writing articles over 1000 words and some have been near to 3000. Jim
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nathaniell Premium
Awesome! Put those words to use and make some money :)
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Chrismay Premium
Interesting article. I saw a post on Facebook recently where a person asked for some simple recipes as he was fed up with having to read lots of information before getting down to the recipe! So is writing 1000 words always worth it? should some articles be short and sweet? Do we expect people to read the entire article?

Also with titles is there an optimum length? I am a newbie and know 1000 words are required but what about the title? Do you have to worry about a title being too long?

I love the fact you say there are weird people out there just like me!

I will also read the 500 word article.

Thank you.
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nathaniell Premium
Recipes are tough. Google wants content, but recipes are recipes. It depends on how you write through.

I truly believe there's 1000 words of interesting content that can go with a recipe like substitutions, techniques, and tips for the meal. Plus instructions? 1000 words isn't hard to knock out and make interesting.

Just make sure to put the recipe at the top of the page!
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Defiant6 Premium
Thank you so much for sharing those simplified writing tips. It is getting a bit easier for me to do and my content/posts in the last few months have all been over 1500 words. Heck I recently wrote a 4,000+ article which is my longest ever! I just don't know if it's interesting to anyone, but I'll just continue to write.
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nathaniell Premium
4k words is a lot! I hope it ranks well and helps you earn money.
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PotPieGirl Premium
Hiya Nathaniel =)

(good to see you!)

While you linked to a ton of super helpful information, in my opinion, you nailed it right here:

"...At the very basics, we are simply providing information to people surfing the internet..."

YES!

People, by the billions, come to Google looking for answers - we simply provide answers =)

Jennifer
~PotPieGirl
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nathaniell Premium
It's easy to get caught up in the SEO game and lose sight of what your business is supposed to do, which is help people!

Good thing there will always be questions that need answering, otherwise we'd be out of a job :)
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
Thanks for sharing your ideas and expertise, Nathaniel! I like to stop by the profiles of long-term members of WA, which includes your profile too, to see what I can learn from the posts (that I might have missed) and from the sites that you guys have developed. It's always time well spent! :)

Colleen
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AlenkaV Premium
Thank you for yet another fab post! Yes, it's all so simple. However, to get to that 'simple' mode one has to go through quite a lot of 'complicated' (as I am at this precise moment!). 'Complicated' is good, because that is the sigh that the 'simple' is just around the corner!
Best,
Alenka
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nathaniell Premium
Yes, it does seem complicated at the beginning. I've been there! Once you have some experience, it can seem more like a simple process.
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Zarina Premium
Always love reading your posts, Nathaniell. Some of your older posts are familiar but will revisit them now once again. Thank you for sharing!

P.S. It's surprising how quickly you can get experienced in writing 1000+ word articles, so for the newbies here: don't worry, it takes some time and practice!
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nathaniell Premium
Yeah, I used to struggle with 500 words, but now I can write 5000 in a day :)
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SAWalden Premium
Awesome information - thank you for sharing this!
Now I'm off to follow your links!

Susan
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Hollshope Premium
This is a great article - thank you. I'm looking forward to reading your other articles you've linked to.
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nathaniell Premium
Enjoy!
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks for this Nathaniell.

Derek
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jadeclaudia Premium
Good stuff! Thank you for the tips!
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DianneBee Premium
You make it sound easy!
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jan135 Premium
Great info and it's just what I needed to hear, thank you very much.
Regards
Janet
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Good tips Nat, Thanks!
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CheriJ1 Premium
Great info as always, Nathaniell. Thank you!
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grandfromage Premium
Thanks for the great info Nathaniell!!!
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Fleeky Premium
Do you know how to optimize addiliated links?
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Fleeky Premium
Without shortening...?
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