How to Create Content for Your Site


Now that you’ve figured out which topic you want to cover, you’ve got to start generating unique and useful content.

content ideasOne of the biggest hurdles in running an affiliate site based on content is simply coming up with the content.

I ran into that situation early on in my blogging days, which started in 2004.

Over the years, I figured out ways for the content to come to me.

One thing I did was to take a page from the book of home building expert, Tim Carter, and his site, Ask the Builder.

Based on his extensive experience building homes, Tim made himself available to answer questions related to home repair and building.

He would then answer them on video and in text in posts on his blog.

I also use Google Alerts to help me with ideas to create content by tracking keywords to find relevant news stories, blog posts, etc.

Next up, I’ll explain both setting up your site to accept questions, making videos, and how to use Google Alerts to track news stories.

  • http://www.experienceadvertising.com Affiliate Management

    Great idea Shawn…taking the questions you are already being asked and tuening them into content posts!

    • http://blog.affiliatetip.com Shawn Collins

      Thanks Evan – this tactic has been a big help for me in generating content.

  • Jeff

    Dude listened to your podcast tonight….not sure I’m ready for teh webinar thing but…great information! Thanks for doing this!

    • http://blog.affiliatetip.com Shawn Collins

      You’re welcome – the suggestions here won’t have any webinar related advice.

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  • http://www.neerajkulkarni.com Neeraj Kulkarni

    For a lot of time get completely blank as to what should be the post and content. Got to try out google alerts.

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  • shawna phillips

    I was wondering what the fuss was about! And the information is related step by step, thanks Shawn.

    • http://blog.affiliatetip.com Shawn Collins

      Glad to help, Shawna – have you started up a site?

  • shawna phillips

    I was wondering if affiliate marketing was just a scam! I see it’s not and the information is provided step by step, thanks Shawn.

  • Chitra Lekha

    Really wonderful experience reading the content on your blog, very much inspired. i thinking of start a new website, after reading your content learned so much useful information, thank you