Now that you have an idea of how to create your site, you still need to come up with a money generating idea.
Coming up with a profitable idea is very possible if you understand the potential of knowing how to get into the correct niche. However, sometimes this can be a daunting task. Finding a profitable niche is where many aspiring affiliates get stuck. It can sometimes take months to find a niche that will earn you a decent profit.
However, there are some guidelines that can be followed to make the process a little easier.
First of all, find a broad category idea such as shopping, sports, marketing, etc … Make a list of some of the ideas that you find interesting. Then pick one that you wish to focus on.
Then consider the subsets that are within the category that you chose. For example, if a broad relationship category, you can think on people who are just starting to date, or one's who are currently in a relationship and need problem resolving.
After you've picked a subset, then you look into the products within that subset to sell. Focus on picking one item out of that subset. Part of this process is doing the proper research. Read up on what kinds of products people may find useful in the target subset that you chose. The key is understanding your target audience.
Finally, you can get an idea of the potential profit this niche may bring you by doing a simple keyword search on Google. Try using some of the common phrases from your niche and check out the competing websites that Google returns. This will help you research whether others are making a profit in this niche. One thing to look for is how many advertisements are being displayed. Fewer ads is better for your profit margin.
These are a few basic rules that you can follow when getting into the business of affiliate marketing. As you gain experience you will pick up more strategies on how to become successful in your niche.