Choosing a topic and writing good quality content is necessary to get a site started, but worthless without size monetization.
Because that’s going to turn your work into recurring payments.
Whether though affiliate marketing, collaboration or lead generation.
Creating that cashflow is only going to further motivate you to build further.
Site monetization basics
I recommend going for the low-hanging fruit.
My best recommendation for beginners is Amazon’s Associates program.
Whilst the commissions are low, the potential and conversions are very high.
So customers who click on your links are more likely to place an order.
That equals a commission for you, but most importantly, a belief that this works.
(And trust me, this absolutely works. I’ve been doing it for almost 10 years now.)
Affiliate marketing is always my go-to for quick wins.
Collaborations, brand deals and lead generation can come later.
But for now, let’s focus on merely making a few dollars from your websites.
Choosing the right fit
Not all platforms are created equal.
Some won’t have all the offers you’re looking for.
Say for example you have a website on overland travel by motorcycle.
You believe that your audience is looking for travel insurance offers.
There won’t be found on Amazon Associates. You’ll have to dig through networks.
Or better yet, spy on your competitors. Look at their affiliate links and crawl data.
This gives you the inside look at what they’re using. From there, you can apply to these networks.
But just ensure that you’re still choosing the right fit. For example, an insurance company that CAN insure adventure motorcyclists.
Because you want those long term recurring commissions. Day after day, month after month.
And that all starts with the willingness to learn and make it happen.
Affiliate marketing isn’t hard. But it’s not that easy either.
It just takes a shitload of consistent mind-numbing work.
If you’re prepared, then you should get started today.