As you already know from one of our previous affiliate tool spotlights, you can incorporate banners and widgets into your content marketing pieces (articles, infographics, etc.). But how to produce content it in the amounts sufficient to make money passively?
Writer’s block is not a myth, and constant writing will exhaust your inner resources very quickly. Guest posting could have been a good way out, but no one will write for an unknown blog with zero traffic. So, what’s the solution?
We continue our series of affiliate tool reviews with a quick guide on TemplateMonster theme showcases. These handcrafted article templates can be effortlessly customized to provide your blog with unique, easily scannable content.
Publishing unique content works towards the increase of organic traffic attracts backlinks and makes it much easier to grow audience. That’s why we regularly build fresh ready-to-use showcases for our affiliates.
Instead of writing template roundups from scratch, just download one of our showcases, enrich it with unique introductions and template descriptions, and publish it on your blog.
In our collection you will find 70+ structured template lists for various categories and CMSs: WordPress, Joomla, Magento, and much more. This number is steadily growing, plus you can modify each showcase by adding new TemplateMonster themes from the same category, or templates made by other providers.
Moreover, you can order a unique roundup, which will be written and assembled especially for your online project. To get one go to this page, and tell us about your blog by filling in the form. We will handcraft a roundup that perfectly fits your target audience.
Here we’ve prepared some tips on how to fine-tune your content strategy, and make your blogging process more streamlined.
For a better result, try covering as many keywords, as you can. Given that one blog post is typically responsible for promoting one keyword, you will need a lot of articles to get your blog ranked in Google and get enough traffic.
Regular website updates are not only beneficial for SEO; they will also help you build a community, and decrease your marketing budget if any. If your blog is brand new, you can publish articles in bulk to speed up the development process.
Due to the research, longer posts have a higher chance to rank higher in Google, and therefore, bring you more traffic. That’s why we recommend writing descriptions for every template in the showcase, and also add meaningful introductions.
Having a well-optimized call-to-action is crucial for conversion rates. There are plenty of tools that allow creating catchy CSS buttons such as Mango Buttons for WordPress. You can set custom colors, change the text style, and even add icons to make them more prominent.
Any roundup of premium goods is a selling oriented content, so treat it as a landing page. Use action words in CTA buttons, choose only the most visually appealing screenshots, and don’t forget to mention numbers whenever possible. Check out this article to learn about the most efficient ways of improving your landing page copy – all of them can be applied to your roundup articles.
Now we are happy to reveal the success story of Dhiraj Das, founder of SourceWP. In just one year his brainchild managed to evolve from a small website with almost no organic traffic into a super-popular blog about WordPress resources, which brings his owner a steady income. Dhiraj will tell you about his first steps in online business, his experience in using TemplateMonster tools, and the best practices of affiliate blogging.
I’m a huge car lover, so whenever I get some free time I like to take my car out and go for a drive. I like to travel to various interesting places. In fact, I have a trip planned to Indonesia by the end of this month.
The main reason why I decided to sell the site, I wanted to move away from the news niche and start a full–fledged resource based site and I decided to start SourceWP.
I receive a lot of question regarding how to install a WordPress theme, and quite often users get confused even after the installation. That’s because the newbie user base is huge as far as WordPress platform is concerned. So, developers should consider this huge percentage of new users and make things simple.
However, I try my best to keep a balance and promote free products as well. I never say "No" to write about a product for free, if a developer comes with something great and useful to our users.
Regarding percentage, 30% of posts are about free products and 70% posts are dedicated to premium products on SourceWP. Good news is, we have started another new blog around Entrepreneurship niche called www.begindot.com where we will talk about anything and everything that helps new entrepreneurs. In this blog it will be reverse, 70% of our posts will be non-profit, inspirational and guiding material and 30% will be premium content so that we can keep our lights on.
Yes, we do promote products from other stores as well so that we can offer a variety to our users.
We do promote all the relevant articles on Facebook through their sponsored service. It’s difficult to say the exact amount at the moment.
As far as the success is concerned, you must be able to create quality content that is helpful to your users regularly because the quality and consistency is the key. Shortcuts don't really work for a longer run, so get into a niche you are really interested in and be consistent.
Have you heard Dhiraj? Affiliate blogging is something everyone can do. So, don’t hesitate! Get a fancy domain name, install WordPress and a blogging theme (you can’t go wrong by picking one of our GPL WordPress themes), download some of our affiliate showcases, and launch your own affiliate empire.
Next week we will tell you more about our conversion-optimized landing pages targeted primarily at AdWords users, so stay tuned!
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