Becoming a Super Affiliate IS within reach for you.
I can say this with absolute confidence, since I started right where you are now, and became a super affiliate by following the training inside Wealthy Affiliate.
I've also made my fair share of mistakes along the way.
Which how I KNOW the 80/20 of this business like the back of my hand. The "80/20" rule is simple- put 80% of your time into the 20% of tasks that get you the most results.
This is what the pros do.
So this bonus is all about helping you become a super affiliate, in the shortest amount of time possible, by focussing on what will bring you RESULTS.
And without a doubt, the single biggest element that will bring you results at this stage of the game- is traffic.
Learning how to generate lots of quality traffic to your site, is what will take you from earning a few bucks per month, to becoming a fully fledged super affiliate. Period.
And the most important elements in increasing your site traffic are keywords and content.
Get these TWO elements right, and you are going to see an incredible amount of success online, even if this is all you do.
Find good keywords => create good content => get lots of quality traffic
This is the 80/20 of affiliate marketing.
And it's literally ALL that is standing between you and success. So in this bonus, I am going to focus on these two ingredients, by showing you how to dominate with keyword selection and create winning content.
Let's start with the basics...
What Are Keywords?
A keyword is a search term a person types into a search engine like Google or Bing to find something online. For example: “how to lose weight before summer” or “best bluetooth headphones” are both keywords. People simply type these keywords into the Google search bar to find the answer to their questions.
In the example below, the keyword is at the top, and the content that is being ranked for that keyword appears in the search results for the user to click on:
There are endless amounts keywords people use online to find answers to endless amounts of questions. This is one of the key reasons why there is such a massive potential within the online space. People are always searching for things online so the opportunity is limitless.
Why Do Keywords Matter?
The reason keywords matter, is because your primary objective is to get your content in front of people who are using Google to find a solution to their problem.
This could be anything from "losing weight" to "how to play guitar" to "best sex toys".
Keywords targeted content ensures your content is shown to the right people.
Now, this doesn't mean that your content is guaranteed to rank, no one can guarantee this. But proper keyword research and usage gives you the absolute BEST chance possible of getting your content ranking consistently and thus, delivering a steady flow of high quality, targeted traffic to your website.
You could write a masterpiece on "how to lose weight naturally in 60 days" for example, but if you don't target the right keywords, very few people (if any) are going to read that content.
Before we dive into the 'nitty gritty' of finding and using keywords, let's talk about content.
The Importance of Good Content
Keywords show Google what your content is about
But it ranks, and stays ranked, because it's good content.
You don't need to be a skilled author to create highly valuable content either. Not at all. Take me for example, I was in construction before I got into internet marketing! By following exactly what I am teaching you right now, my content brings in 10,000's of highly targeted, unique visitors each and every month. Like clockwork.
If I can do this, then YOU can and WILL succeed by sticking at it and applying yourself.
Cool. But what exactly is "good content"?
The formula for creating good content is dead simple:
Your content should be useful and relevant to your audience.
Really? Yes, in conjunction with a keyword strategy, it's really THAT simple!
There are other strategies to improve upon this, such as making your content easy to read, more sharable, linking to useful sources, word count and so on... yes. You will learn these in due course. But this is the CORE principal and the main thing you should be concerned with.
Understanding The 'Almighty' Google
I talk a lot about Google, because they are the biggest player and I get the absolute VAST majority of my traffic from this source in comparison to Bing and Yahoo. This is common.
So, if you want an epic flow of traffic from Google... you must first understand Google.
Google's CORE objective is to give it's user base the most useful and relevant content possible. Google is a multi Billion dollar global giant, simply because they give people the right content, at the right time. They do not care about you, your website, or how much money you make. I'm sorry, but this is business. They do not owe you any rankings. All they care about are the people using their search engine. That is it. In order for Google to rank YOUR content, you must be improving their search engine!
And this concept makes perfect sense when you think about it...
Much like any entrepreneurial venture, you must look at how you can benefit the party you want something from first. As in, how can you help them? Then, figure out how your helping them, can help you achieve your goals.
Thankfully, you don't need to re-invent the wheel here.
Here is the formula for benefiting Google, and yourself to win:
Publish useful and relevant content = Google rankings and traffic
Google rankings and traffic = Commissions from product sales
Commissions from product sales = Money in your bank account
This IS the Winning formula 🙂 You are welcome.
By focussing on providing your audience with content they love, and Google loves, and you are going to be very successful online. While others are scratching around looking for "SEO tricks" and bullshit shortcuts, you will be winning. Day in, day out. This is real.
Targeting Low-Competition Keywords
Ok... so now for the 'nuts and bolts' of this training.
I always recommend targeting low-competition keywords, especially as a newbie.
It takes time for your site to grow in authority and become trusted by search engines so the absolute BEST and QUICKEST way to get into the profit is by going after the keywords that are easy to rank for.
It is WAY better to get a small number of visitors from a LOT of keyword targeted articles than none from several articles targeting high competition keywords.
How do you find these low-competition keywords?
The first thing you need to do is come up with broad ideas, then drill down.
For example, if your niche is "mountain hiking" you might start with these broad ideas:
- How to guides
- Product reviews
- Tips on hiking safely
- Product comparisons
- Survival guides for hiking
- Best travel packages for hiking
Using our "mountain hiking" example, if you wanted to do a product review you could drill down by listing the various mountain hiking product brands, then dig into the individual products. Note some of these down and start doing your research to come up with low-competition keyword ideas for product reviews. You know your niche better than anyone, so you probably already know the main brands out there.
To give you an example, I did some digging using Jaaxy and (without knowing the first thing about this niche) and came up with 3 highly targeted SUPER low-competition keywords in less than 1 minute:
Each of these are awesome keywords and are relatively easy to rank for. The possibilities are practically endless, so just start with something broad and drill down.
The only metrics that matter are the ones I've 'boxed' in orange. The first number is how many people are searching for the keyword each month and the second is the "QSR" which is a reliable gauge on competition. The ideal QSR for low-comp is lower than 100 QSR.
I've shown you the example using Jaaxy but the free WA keyword tool is awesome and will give you the same results, just not as quickly and not with as many features. But it works.
I personally think Jaaxy is worth the cash, but you don't need it if you're on a tight budget.
Different Types Of Content
Product reviews are a great type of content to focus on. Why? Because people who search with the term "review" are often looking to buy a given product. However, reviews are not the only type of content you should create either.
There are many different types of content you can write according to what people are searching for online. As mentioned in the example above, there are guides, how to articles, tips, and all kinds of related topics within your niche. Get creative. Do your research.
Kyle created a training on understanding the 'customer purchase cycle' which helps you to understand different types of content you can write according to what the person is searching for. As in, are the looking for 'information' or are they looking to 'buy' something?
This can be very useful to understand and I recommend reading this when you can.
How To Insert Keywords Into Your Content
Once you have come up with a good keyword, the next step is figuring out how to properly place them within your content. This is very important to ensuring Google knows exactly what your content is about and doesn't see you as a spammer for stuffing keywords in over and over again. It's all about being natural and writing for humans.
Each article you publish should be targeting ONE main keyword and the content should be crafted according to that keyword. However, you can also find related keywords to target that helps the user with their query, and I'll talk about how to do this in a moment.
Personally, I place my keyword naturally in the following places:
- Page title
- First couple of sentences (should see it without scrolling down after landing on the page)
- Name a relevant image with the keyword where possible (image title and alt text)
- Include it once in a H1 or H2 heading within the content where possible
- The page URL has the keyword included (AKA the 'permalink')
That's pretty much it!
Never force the keyword where it doesn't look natural and you don't always have to do every one of those on every post. I don't. I won't say this is the 'perfect' formula (I don't think there is one) but this is what I do and it works well.
The video below walks you through some of the elements I've discussed and it will help you get a visual on things. It's worth watching:
This concludes the contents of this bonus. But I wanted to give you some addittional tips!
Read on to learn some of my more advanced strategies....
Advanced Ranking Strategies
I thought it might be cool to give you guys some extra methods of getting rankings that will help your business scale up.
Important: The following is more advanced than where many of you are at in the WA training. Do NOT dive into this if you have not at least got a handle on the basics. This training isn't going anywhere so you can always bookmark this and come back later!
Advanced Strategy #1
This revolves around the concept of "Latent Semantic Indexing" or LSI keywords for short.
Don't worry, it sounds complicated, but it's a very simple concept.
Basically, these are keywords that (through Google's advanced algorithm) are related to your core keyword you are targeting. By including these naturally within your content through headings and general text throughout your article, you will get more Google love.
For example: if my headline was "How To Train My Pet Lizard" then some good LSI keywords could be "How To Tame a Wild Lizard" or "Bearded Dragon" or "Lizard Tricks" etc.
This shows Google that you are authoritatively covering the core topic well, and giving people the best value content possible.
How do you come up with LSI keyword ideas? Google actually gives them to you!
Notice how at the bottom of the standard search results, you can see all of these extra search terms that Google dubs 'related'? Yep. Pay attention to these and try to naturally include them within your content.
Over time, this can definitely increase your sites authority and can result in more rankings.
Advanced Strategy #2
One of the quickest and most effective ways to get tons of high quality traffic quickly is to get yourself ahead of the curve within your chosen niche.
Think about events, products, news or anything else that might be coming up. Topics people are going to be searching for in the near future. Maybe topics people are going to be searching MORE of in the future.
If you get in early, the competition won't just be low, it will be almost non-existent!
For example: Until recently, almost no one was searching for the keyword "virtual reality headset" because the technology simply wasn't there. But as of writing this, over 1,000's of people are searching Google using this ONE keyword every single month.
If you had published an article targeting this keyword before the more established websites, you'd be ranking for this AND the related keywords. The end result is 10,000's of visitors coming to your site for ONE article and a lot of money being made promoting VR headsets.
This is very powerful stuff, how far you take it is up to you. The concept of timing is important when it comes to rankings whether you do this strategy or not, so it's good to know either way. Don't worry too much about timing outside of this strategy, but just know that it can play a big part.
I personally do product reviews on my website, so I keep an eye out on upcoming products and sometimes get reviews out on launch day or shortly thereafter. So I use this myself according to my niche which is what you can do.
Since the topic is so new, the keyword tool won't always show competition so it's a matter of checking the search results yourself and seeing who is trying to rank already. Again, this is an advanced strategy but it can be very powerful when done correctly.
This bonus has shown you the exact strategies I used to become a super affiliate, and how you can follow the same strategies to create success within your respective niche.
Don't worry if some of this is confusing, that's normal.
You are just starting out and this is all new to you! Rest assured, you can do this. Give yourself the time needed to succeed.
The best way to learn is really just to DO it yourself. That's all I did. Just follow the training, soak up some of the info I have given you and within WA, and get to work on your site.
If you make mistakes, that's fine! In fact. you'd be doing something wrong if you didn't make any mistakes! It's all part of the process. It's part of learning. You can do this.
90 Day Member Bonus (sneak peek)
"Smashing The 3 Month Barrier and Achieving Success Online!"
In the next bonus, I'm going to share my personal story with you.
You see, many people start off all excited, but once they come across some challenges (the ones we all face as entrepreneurs) they quit. Or slow down, and eventually quit.
I do not want this for you, because I want you to succeed!
So I decided to break away from the technical stuff within the next bonus, and give you some raw insight into the challenges I personally faced building my business. And how I was able to overcome these. So that you can use this to your full advantage going forward, to overcome ANY hurdle or roadblock you might be facing.
This could be exactly what you need to help you break through the 'wall', and reach a level of success in your business that you never thought possible. Get excited.