Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make money online, but it can also be difficult to find creative blog post ideas to promote your affiliate products or services.
Fortunately, you don’t have to look very far for new ideas – plenty of content strategies can be applied to affiliate marketing, and I’ve compiled eight really good blog post ideas below.
These types of posts are great because they help you build authority in your website. This leads to more traffic and more conversions as people begin to trust you, and want to learn more about what you have to offer.
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Here Are My 8 Creative Blog Post Ideas.
- List Posts – this is a great way to describe steps for a process or goal, or items within a product.
- Infographics – if you have data or want to describe a process, an infographic is simple and the best way.
- “How-to” posts – explaining a product and its use from beginning to end.
- Product Reviews – review a particular product within your niche, giving the pros and cons.
- Product Comparisons – compare two or three similar products and make recommendations.
- Buyer’s Guide – similar to product comparisons but can include unrelated products with good advice.
- Case Study – this can take the form of testimonials from satisfied customers about a particular product.
- Gift Guides for Special Occasions – such as Mother’s Day, Christmas, Valentine’s Day – research and make suggestions.
The List Post is used widely on the internet because it is easy to consume and to the point. In fact, this whole article is a list post.
A list makes for easy reading, especially when there is a catchy title and a few sample points. List blog posts are great for people who might be interested in your product or service but just don’t have time to read a really long article.
Listicles allow you to get your point across in an engaging way without overloading readers with content. This format works well for many types of blog posts.
If you have data that needs interpreting, or a process to be illustrated, then this format is the perfect choice. Here is an infographic about the process of affiliate marketing.
It’s highly visual and can easily convey meaning to your readers. The key to a successful infographic is making sure that it’s easily digestible and clear enough for your readers to understand quickly.
Then when you explain the process in the text of your blog post, your customers will know what you are talking about.
3. “How-To” Posts.
They’re written to help readers improve their lives by accomplishing a particular task. Like case studies, they also can be somewhat long.
“How-to” posts are often aimed at general lessons you can learn by accomplishing a task, like which practices were effective and which were not so effective.
These types of articles usually come with advice for how to complete something.They’re useful because they give readers a clear sense of what steps they need to take to achieve success on their own.
The best ones will have enough information for readers to start taking action right away, but won’t overwhelm them with too much information all at once.
If your “how-to” post contains more than 10 pieces of advice, consider breaking it up into multiple parts over several days or weeks. In this way you can give the reader smaller chunks to digest.
4. Product Reviews.
Product reviews are an excellent way of showing off your expertise in a particular niche. If you have experience with products in your niche then you should definitely consider writing product reviews.
They’re designed to help readers make the right buying decision.
These days, many people check things out on the internet before making a decision to buy. This is where your product review can be helpful.
Highlight what makes it a good product; highlight what’s lacking.
What do you think is missing from these products? Are there reviews on these products that show incorrect information? If so, how does yours differ from them? Is your review based on fact or purely based on opinion?
Try to look at every angle of a product before deciding if it’s worth writing about.
Always review a product honestly.
You are in an ideal position if you have actually used the product you are reviewing. There is nothing quite like personal experience for convincing a prospective customer
5. Product Comparisons.
If you promote a product in your niche, you may wish to compare it with a similar product or several others. This way you can show your customers why they should purchase the product you recommend. A comparison post is a usefu tool.
This type of post is best when written in a conversational tone that emulates a conversation between two friends.
You should compare each product’s features and benefits in a way that is easy to understand.
Then tell your readers why one product is better than another based on personal experience or by including customer reviews.
Your ultimate goal with a comparison post is to make it easy for users to decide whether they should purchase your product.
6. Buyer’s Guide.
This is where you review a number of products in one category (for example Best Televisions). You should include pictures, specifications and affiliate links to product so readers can easily purchase after reading article
Buyer’s Guides are powerful tools for building authority, trust and credibility in your online community.
Make sure to go into enough detail about each product so that readers can make an informed decision about what to buy.
Be sure to include affiliate links for every product you review so that readers can easily check out more information about a particular item.
This type of content serves as both useful education for your audience and an excellent tool for affiliate marketing.
“What should I buy?” guides are where you do not recommend any specific products but instead give advice on what kind of products to purchase based on certain criteria (for example Best Televisions under $500).
When creating such a guide it is important to provide suggestions rather than specific recommendations.
If someone doesn’t know how much they want to spend or exactly what they’re looking for then giving them lots of options will help them figure out which direction they want to take.
7. Case Study.
A Case Study is a discussion from a reader’s point of view of how a particular product was useful for them. Good if there is an emotional connection (product saved their pet/family member).
You should consider using visual content (photos/videos) when you can to really help sell your case study. It makes your post more visually appealing and easier to read.
It’s always best to have a real person tell their story than it is for you to tell it, especially if there’s an emotional connection.
Make sure to provide lots of details about what happened and why they were happy with your product.
The best case studies will have enough information for them to start taking action right away, but won’t overwhelm them.
8. Gift Guides For Special Occasions.
One popular type of blog post is a gift guide.
With these posts, bloggers compile lists of gift suggestions for holidays and special occasions. These range from Mother’s Day, to birthdays, to Christmas, to Valentine’s Day, and there are many others.
Gift guides can run on any topic, so if you have a niche or hobby that you want to promote, consider writing a gift guide for it.
They are successful because you spend time researching unique gifts and make recommendations. Thus, alleviating the potential buyer of the need to do this.
Final Thoughts On Creative Blog Post Ideas.
So, we have discussed eight creative blog post ideas with a view to giving you some food for thought.
If you have been wondering what type of blog post to begin with in your niche, choose one of these and get started.
You can discuss your niche products with list posts, infographics, “how-to” posts, product reviews, product comparisons, buyer’s guides, case studies or gift guides.
Always remember that quality content is the way to go to build authority in your website. Be honest, be yourself, and try to write in a conversational way.
I hope that you will find this information useful in planning your blog posts. If you have any questions, please leave me a comment below and I will be sure to answer you.
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