Pick a Topic for Your Site

So you want to be an affiliate and start making money off your site(s)? Well, the first thing you have to do is figure out the topic of your site.

Which topic for your site?There are two ways to go with this choice. You can either try to capitalize on something that’s popular right now, or focus on a subject that you’re interested in.

I would suggest the latter, as my experience has been that I lose interest in sites I create on trends.

After all of the initial work in getting the domain, hosting, site design, content creation, etc., I have just let sites die time and time again, because they were not interesting to me.

Your experience may be different, but I wanted to put it out there.

Anyhow, as far as picking a topic for your site, try making a list of your interests and passions. It can be a country, a sports team, a breed of dog – whatever it is that you really care about.

Do that right now, and then we’ll move on to the next step… Narrow Down Your Potential Topics.

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  • http://BeltwayBoySports.com Jason

    Thanks for doing this site and I look forward to reading your future posts. Do you have any type of schedule for when you when you will post?

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

      You’re welcome – no set schedule, but I will post as often as I can. If you opt-in to the email list at the top right, you’ll get a notification when there is a new post.

      Also, new post links will hit Twitter if you follow http://twitter.com/xtramoneyanswer

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

    Yes, this is one of the important things to be taken care of. I find it real hard to concentrate on things which are of least interest to me. So naturally even the quality of output is low and ultimately a waste of time.

  • Vision4ThePeople

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I look forward to getting into your head.

  • Larry

    Man, this is old stuff. Years old. Your twitter is outdated also. If someone suggests choosing a “topic” (who calls it that?) for my site based on my passions, I start running the other way. This is the worse thing you could do.

    • http://affiliatetip.com/ Shawn Collins

      Larry – I’m not clear what you mean by this stuff being old and my twitter being outdated?

      Topic is simply the word I chose to use here. If you are more comfortable thinking of it as a niche, feel free. Anyhow, I’d love to hear why you think a site focused on what interests you is “the worse thing you could do”.

      I’ve done it both ways many times over, and I’ve found that working on something that interests me works better.

  • Robert

    Shawn, apparently somebody thinks you know what your talking about, as I was directed to this site while looking into a new affiliate program I stumbled across, and I was looking for help on how to go about getting started as an affiliate.. So,,I am going to read absolutely everything you have written here.. Thanks in advance for the insight

    • http://affiliatetip.com/ Shawn Collins

      Thanks for coming by, Robert – let me know if you have any questions.

  • http://www.freecoupondeals.in/ Priya Nath

    thnks for sharing this information.. its help me a lot..
    i am a huge lover of cricket..
    so i create a sports site…