One of the most ‘timeless’ and effective methods of affiliate marketing is ranking a website or blog for long tail keywords, and then promoting affiliate products via those posts.
Here’s an example of a website I own that has been growing nicely from this exact process:
This site has grown from nothing but finding keywords and creating blog posts and articles to fulfil the “knowledge demand” of those keywords.
However, we all know that actually coming up with blog content ideas can be quite a struggle. It’s far too easy to get ‘writer’s block’ and run out of useful things to say.
So what’s the solution?
One of the most effective strategies I have employed is finding the exact problems that people in my target audience are having, and then producing content that answers those problems.
But how do you find the problems (and – by extension – keywords) that people in your niche are searching?
There are tons of different keyword research tools, but one of my favourites remains Answer The Public. It offers a great free version that makes it easy to enter a seed keyword and find a range of long-tail keyword suggestions.
To help you get the most out of Answer The Public, I’ve put together a brief video that explains how you can use it to find great keywords for your affiliate marketing efforts:
I hope you find it useful!