Moving on up! Finished Level 4.
As I was excited to embed affiliate links, I learned by skipping ahead to Level 5 to understand how to architect affiliate links and learned it's very IMPORTANT to build trust first with no affiliate links in your blog posts. Or have a ratio of blogs without affiliate links and directing them to your product reviews.
At first, I was struggling with the purpose of writing all these blog posts when I was setting them up with no way to monetize off of them, but what motivated me to continue writing blog posts was learning in level 5 that I need to build the trust, so that is the key that motivated me for future posts to be able to build the structure of my business with trust first and then start incorporating reviews that are linked from the blog posts. That was a confusing part for me and I am glad I figured out the big picture purpose for all the blog posts with no architect to monetize yet.
Also, when is a good time to start incorporating an email list? Is it after I built the trust and built up my webpage or is it later down the road?
I don't want to get ahead of myself like I did when purchasing Woocomerce. I found out later how to make a menu that filtered my reviews based on what the visitor is looking for. That was so nice to figure out because Woocommerce made a lot of noise on my webpage with things I didn't need.
Also, since we don't want too many blogs with affiliate links in them, what is a good ratio to have for blog posts and review posts? I was thinking 2:1, meaning 2 blog posts for every 1 review post (with affiliate links). I just don't want to have too many posts with affiliate links in them as google doesn't find that credible. Through the lesson, I learned to put reviews as posts too, hoping this is the best way to architect my reviews.
Thank you, everyone and I am so happy this community is here to keep me going when I start to lose hope and wonder if this is even going to work.
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