30-Day Affiliate Blueprint

For the next three days i will be giving you 10 tips per day on affiliate marketing. There are some gems in there and if you are starting out then this will be a FREE resource for you spread over the next three days. ENJOY and most of all TAKE ACTION

30-Day Affiliate Blueprint for Success

When you first start out as an affiliate marketer, your biggest worry is that you won’t know what steps to take, when. You wish you had a blueprint that guided you along the way. 

You have to know more than just how to review something. You need to know all of the behind-the-scenes tasks that go into creating a successful affiliate marketing business. Starting an affiliate career doesn’t always take a month.

In fact, you could spend an entire day or two getting all of these tasks done and be on your way to securing profits sooner. But it’s best not to overwhelm yourself in the beginning, so spreading the tasks out into a 30-day planner will ensure you devote ample time to each one so that you’re not rushing the process and making mistakes. 

Day 1: Passion, Profits and Persuasion 

It’s always a good idea to spend a little time brainstorming some niche possibilities rather than just choosing one based on what others are doing. You want a topic that you feel passionate about, or have some experience with. 

Knowing you’ll have to be blogging about the topic day in, day out for years means it has to resonate with you enough to get your audience excited about your recommendations. 

Your attitude and the insight you share is what will help persuade your readers to take action and purchase a product through your link. You need to evaluate the profit potential of the market, too by looking up what the industry is poised to earn in the coming years. 

For example, if you go to Google and type in anti-aging industry growth, you’ll see how this industry grew from 122 billion in 2013 to over 191 billion by 2019. Look for niches that are trending upward to see whether or not you’ll have a lucrative niche topic.

Day 2: Does the Market Look Ripe for Success? 

Once you’ve seen the industry growth stats, dig a bit further and see what the buzz is for the niche. You want one that is frequently talked about, since most (probably all) of your own promotions will be done through online communications. 

Look for trends occurring in your niche, and see what the news is about the topic. Is it an evergreen one or something time-based that will eventually disappear or dwindle? You can look on magazine covers, news sites, in forums and elsewhere to see if the niche is getting ample coverage. 

Day 3: Check the Availability of Affiliate Opportunities 

For both digital and tangible products, you want to check and see what all is available for you to promote within your niche. Keep in mind that many niches will have both (such as survival, anti-aging, and stress).

Other niches, like relationships and marketing, will be primarily digital in nature, while others (like toys) will be strictly tangible. Look on sites like Amazon, Share-a-Sale, and Commission Junction for tangible products and ClickBank, Warrior Plus, and JVZoo for digital ones. 

Day 4: Pick a SERP-Viable URL 

You want your site to have every available opportunity to rise in the ranks of the search engine results pages (SERPs). To give it a fighting chance, start with a keyword-relevant domain name that helps search bots and humans easily identify what the site is about.

Use a keyword tool to brainstorm some words and phrases and then go through a domain registrar to secure one that’s available. Make sure you get one that’s broad enough to cover everything you want to blog about.

For example, if you know you’ll want to blog about many different diets, then don’t get a keto domain that restricts you to that topic. Make sure you dot com domain for your affiliate site. 

Day 5: Invest in a Small Blog Hosting Account

You don’t need much in the way of hosting to run a simple affiliate blog. If you call a hosting company, they’ll try to get you to upgrade your order with all kinds of things you don’t need. 

Stick to a simple one-site plan. You can expand that in the future if you need to, but for now, it’s not a necessity. You want to keep costs low and also make sure you’re going to stick with the business before you spend more.

There are many different hosting companies. You can choose a household name one like Hostgator, or go with a smaller company that has excellent service, like JET Host PRO. 

Day 6: Go Through the WordPress Installation Steps

Once you have your hosting plan and domain, you’ll be able to log into your cPanel and quickly initiate a WordPress installation. This creates a blog on your domain, which is where you’ll house your product reviews as an affiliate.

The install should only take a couple of minutes. It only requires you to input a few details, such as the name you want to use as the administrator, the email you want to use, and so on. 

Day 7: Design a Profit-Pulling Affiliate Blog 

When the install is complete, you’ll have the bones of a working blog that you can then customize to your liking. You’ll want to first pick a design (or theme) for your site. There are both free and paid ones and many of them are niche-specific, like themes for a cooking niche blog, themes for a blog about parenting, and so on. 

Go through the technical set up of your blog by diving into the settings on your dashboard and choosing how you want your blog to operate. Here, you’ll set up pages such as your contact form or affiliate declaration page.

You’ll choose how people can comment, and upload or activate any plugins that you want to use to help with your search engine optimization, affiliate product earnings, and other things.

Day 8: Ensure Adequate Navigation for Your Prospective Buyers 

One thing you want to focus on for your day 8 tasks is ensuring proper navigation for both search bots and human visitors, too. Navigation helps people find the content they want and this is done using keywords called tags and by categorizing the content on your site. 

Day 9: Find Your Audience's Most Pressing Pain Point 

Before you start blogging, you’ll need to dig in and see what’s haunting your readers. What problems are nagging at them relentlessly? You can find these pressing pain points by visiting forums.

Here, people will discuss their struggles and you can make a list of topics that will help you with your affiliate earnings. You can also check out the comments on competitor blogs or YouTube videos to see what they’re saying.

Another thing that will help is by looking to see what the bestsellers are in your niche. Look for bestselling books on the niche as well as tangible products and digital courses. When you know what’s selling, you’ve pinpointed the blog topics that will convert best for you.

Day 10: Pick a Media Format and Create Your Opt in Offer

What do you feel most comfortable with – text, audio or video? Usually, video and text are the two most popular formats for a lead magnet that will help you build a list of customers who listen to your recommendations and buy products through your affiliate links.