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It’s been a while since I’ve shared some of what I’ve been reading.
Actually, it’s been a while since I’ve posted to this blog and my writing here is starting to become less consistent.
It’s not because I’m losing interest or anything but more because I’ve decided to start another website to help people with affiliate marketing and side hustles.
I’ve made that decision for one reason – the domain name for this website isn’t brandable and Google is focusing more on giving exposure to brands instead of keyword focused domain names.
I’ve noticed that I also can’t write about certain stuff here because my domain name dictates that I write about only a couple of subjects. It’s also tough telling people about my website.
So I started another website which has a brandable domain name which I’ll be using to do pretty much the same thing I’ve done here but with more flexibility.
I’m still going to keep this site and I’m still going to write occasionally here because I do get search engine traffic and sales but my focus is going to be on the other site.
Today I’m going to share some of what I’ve been reading. These are from a few months back because I saved the links for the purpose of sharing them with you.
You’ll notice a theme with these links. They’re all about writing which is something we all have to do if we want to make consistent money online.
Check out these three Sunday Shares.
Writing is a skill that can make you a lot of money. In affiliate marketing, we write content and although the pay-off isn’t immediate, you get rewarded (hopefully) with passive income for years after you’ve published an article.
For some, especially beginners, this can be frustrating when you cannot convert affiliate offers into commissions. It can seem like you’re writing in vain.
But there’s other ways where writing can pay and for this post, I’m talking about freelance writing.
Nathaniell at Wealthy Affiliate, noticed that freelance writers can make anywhere from $50 – $150 per hour for writing jobs on freelance sites like Upwork.
And if you’re currently going through affiliate marketing training then this is an option that could not only get you some quick cash while you wait for your affiliate efforts to pay-off but it can also pay for your training as well.
In fact, besides learning to write content for the web, you also learn a lot of other skills related to affiliate marketing that can make you money. You have these skills that you may take for granted that everyone knows but don’t.
- installing WordPress
- finding low competition keywords and content ideas
- managing a WordPress site
- search engine optimization
- installing themes and plugins
- and much more…
These can all skills that you may have that can make you some money now while you wait for your commission earnings to become consistent.
Read the post by Nathaniell because its something that a lot of people can use before they give up on affiliate marketing.
If freelance writing interests you then here’s some more great stuff that might encourage you to get into that area of writing even perhaps full time as an alternative to affiliate marketing.
Did you know that freelance marketing was a $412.88 billion dollar industry?
Yes. Online websites and publications all need help writing content to build their respective businesses.
And you don’t even have to be that great at writing.
Some of them will even pay from $200 – $1000 for each post you write!
In this eye-opening post by Jon Morrow over at Smart Blogger, he tells you everything you need to do to be able to do exactly what the headline says. This isn’t some half-researched filler post where you need to go Google stuff either. When I say he tells you everything, I mean EVERYTHING.
Jon makes his money from freelancing and affiliate marketing so he knows stuff that a lot of other freelancers don’t know. Along with connections, he has an entire process that will get you in the top tier of freelance writers in terms of earnings.
There’s a lot you can learn from this post as i have and you may even want to immediately get started with freelance writing after you’re read it.
For a long time, I’ve considered writing on Medium. But there’s this thing where I try to post all my best content on my website.
Nearly everything I write is keyword-focused so that I can take advantage of search engine traffic.
In this Medium article written by Tim Soulo, head of marketing at Ahrefs.com, he gives me a reason why I should really just dive into writing on Medium.
Sometimes, you’ll have great ideas to write about that just don’t call for SEOing. You just want to share your thoughts with people but there’s no keywords to rank for. Ideas like this would normally get scrapped but they can go on Medium for a number of reasons.
For one Medium has it’s own algorithm where your article will find readers. Secondly, Medium articles send consistent traffic because of these same factors.
To illustrate this point, I usually read marketing and writing articles on Medium and I got this post in my inbox, saved it to Pocket months ago and I’m only now reading it. I didn’t search Google for any particular keyword to find this article but I got value out of it still.
Check out Tim’s article on Medium and while you’re at it, sign up for an account and read some more articles or start writing some.
So, which post did you learn the most from and why? Let’s discuss in the comments below if you like.