Mar 4, 2009

How to choosing your topic - article writing for affiliates day 1

Day 1 - Choosing Your Topic

Whether you are new to affiliate business or you have been around for a while, you probably already know what topics you will use to choose the products you sell. These same topics can be used to write your articles.

We covered keyword research in the main affiliate marketing course. For those who haven't read that course yet, we will briefly touch on keyword research here.

First, you need to choose about three general topics in which you are interested. If you choose more than three topics, you may want to consider writing under different pen names. You are less likely to be taken seriously by readers if are considered a know-it-all on too many topics.

Since you are selling affiliate products, you have a wide range of choices for products as well as for topics.

If you aren't sure what you want to sell, there are plenty of resources to help you find topics and products to write about. Here are three:

  1. Lycos Top 50 - The Lycos Top 50 will tell you what is getting the most buzz each week.
  2. eBay Pulse - Offers a list of the hottest selling products on eBay.
  3. Yahoo Buzz - The latest news by category.

If you already know what topics you are interested in, you can go to your favorite search engine and research those topics.

To help you find out what others are searching for, you can use tools like:

Google Adwords Keyword Research Tool

SEOBook Keyword Research Tool

Keyword Discovery Keyword Research Tool

WordTracker Keyword Research Tool

Compile a list of keyword phrases. Using these keyword phrases to write your articles will help you rank well in the search engines.

Checklist

  1. Choose at least one product to market.
  2. Choose at least one topic to write about.
  3. Create a list of keywords to use in your article writing campaign.

Our next lesson is about creating your title. The title is one of the most important elements of your article because it tells the reader within seconds whether or not they should read your article.

Article Writing Tools Recommendation

Stylewritter plain english writing software can help you improve your article writing skill.

Whitesmoke 2009 english grammar software is the best grammar & spelling check software for ESL

Ready for the next lesson?

Go to Day 2 - "Crafting a Title"

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