12 Tips On Doing Affiliate Marketing Research

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Of the various daily tasks, we as affiliate marketers do, conducting research is probably the most important function.  Without research, one’s knowledge would shrink up and fade away.  As there is so much one can do without research. 

  1. Topics are found by researching what is trending.
  2. Keywords are found by researching what is trending.
  3. Content is compiled by researching according to the topics and keywords you found.
  4. Programs and products are found by researching for what fits according to your niche and what you’re promoting.
  5. Knowledge and skills are acquired by all the research you are doing for all the various needs and content you are looking for.

Without research, none of the above would be evolving within your blog and business. For more information on Market Research Affilorama.com has an awesome resource for you in this area.

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So, let’s go over some tips to help you do your research:

1)- Trending topics and keywords – this is the most obvious tip as these 2 help you drive organic traffic to your site.  You can check Google Trends to see what topics are trending.  Then you can use a keyword research tool to find keywords that are trending.  I recommend TheHoth.com as their keyword research tool is one that I prefer.  Why write posts that no one is searching for which is what you’ll be doing if you don’t find out what is trending.

2)- Use Multiple Sources – When you research to create content, you’ll want to get information from multiple sources to get both a consensus on what you are looking for as well as supporting facts for your content.  With so much fake news out there, even with affiliate marketing, you have to be careful of the information you find. 

3)- Be Picky – When looking for products and programs for your blog, you want to get only what fits your site.  You should also evaluate those products and programs you are finding and make sure they are worth your time and efforts to include them on your site.  Even if you find something that you think you really like, dig a little deeper and make sure it’s a good fit.  Also, if you find that you did add something and later realize it’s not a good fit, do as I do, “if in doubt, chuck it out”. 

4)- Watch your competition – Keep an eye on who you are competing with.  You never know what kind of ideas you’ll come up with.  I’ve heard a saying to “pay attention to the pros”, if it works for them, it will work for you.

5)- Review yourself – Look back in your blog to see what you’ve done.  Is there anything you can link to from what you already have?  Is there anything that you can build on?   You can even get ideas from your own blog.

6)- Forums and content sites – Check with popular forums in your niche and content sites for more content to draw from.   You can get ideas with these sites as well as knowledge.  Plus, you are adding to your knowledge base.

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7)- Social media – Check out the different social media platforms to see what they are all looking for.  Like getting it right from the horse’s mouth.  With a ton of followers, this is a very good source of information for your research.

8)-Don’t Plagiarize – If you find something in your research that you would like to use, don’t plagiarize, instead give credit.  Copying others work could get you some trouble.  Giving credit on the other hand can actually benefit you.  Plus, if you link to a site, you can get referral links back.

9)- Saved work – If you have any posts, you were working on in the past that didn’t quite make it to be published, you could see if there is anything about them that could apply to your current research.  I’ve done this.  Sometimes you get started on a post and it kind of goes nowhere, but why throw it out when it can be saved.

10)- Ask your audience – You have a source coming directly to your website or blog.  Reach out to them either with a poll asking questions, or send an email to your email list.  By getting their input, you’d be finding out what they want or are interested in.

11)- Keyword list – While researching keywords, make a list of the trending ones to use for now as well as later.  Doing this will help in the amount of research you have to do on keywords. 

12)-Newsletters – Sign up for newsletters with other blogs and you’ll have a wealth of information coming your way to your inbox.  By doing this, if you find a site that you really like and while you could book mark that site, you’ll have their info coming your way.  While you are at it, sign up for our newsletter right now if you haven’t already don so – https://timabeck.com/free

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