Want to Make More Money? Become an Expert in your niche, you won't regret it!

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This may sound too simple to be true, but it really isn't. The easiest way to make money in affiliate marketing is to become an expert in the niche you are promoting. Once you start to learn more about the niche, things become so much easier. For example, keyword research becomes a breeze once you learn and know all of the terms and sayings, it makes it so much easier to "talk the talk" on your landing page, and the biggest thing is you will know more terms to figure out better targeting. If you're promoting with PPC you will find amazing long term keywords which you would have never thought of before, with PPV you will likely know of new targets you never knew before.

Another key to making the most of our campaigns is to go the extra step that your competition will not. If 2 people are equally matched (financially, experience, etc) - who do you think will most likely make more from a campaign? Someone who knows the niche inside and out? Or someone who doesn't care about the niche and just wants to make a buck?

Now, how did I find this simple piece of advice out? When I bought my first house a few years ago, I spent weeks learning all the information that I needed (and didn't need) to know. After this I modified a few of my campaigns in the financial niche and I saw a nice increase in profits. From there I made it my goal to start doing this for more of my campaigns and low and behold each campaign I did this with, I was able to increase my EPC and profit. Now every new campaign I take this approach and it has worked very well for me.

Again, it seems so simple, but often overlooked.
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  • Profile picture of the author sonixkid3000
    Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

    This may sound too simple to be true, but it really isn’t. The easiest way to make money in affiliate marketing is to become an expert in the niche you are promoting. Once you start to learn more about the niche, things become so much easier. For example, keyword research becomes a breeze once you learn and know all of the terms and sayings, it makes it so much easier to “talk the talk” on your landing page, and the biggest thing is you will know more terms to figure out better targeting. If you’re promoting with PPC you will find amazing long term keywords which you would have never thought of before, with PPV you will likely know of new targets you never knew before.

    Another key to making the most of our campaigns is to go the extra step that your competition will not. If 2 people are equally matched (financially, experience, etc) – who do you think will most likely make more from a campaign? Someone who knows the niche inside and out? Or someone who doesn’t care about the niche and just wants to make a buck?

    Now, how did I find this simple piece of advice out? When I bought my first house a few years ago, I spent weeks learning all the information that I needed (and didn’t need) to know. After this I modified a few of my campaigns in the financial niche and I saw a nice increase in profits. From there I made it my goal to start doing this for more of my campaigns and low and behold each campaign I did this with, I was able to increase my EPC and profit. Now every new campaign I take this approach and it has worked very well for me.

    Again, it seems so simple, but often overlooked.
    A great point Chris. One of your recent replies to one of my threads actually allowed me to shift into that mindset on not just making a quick buck but actually considering - Who needs this? How can I help them? All in all it's inspired me to learn more about the niche that I'm in, which in turn has allowed me to take new angles on my PPV campaigns. When I make new campaigns now I don't ask myself "what would the user like?" I ask myself "If I were in their shoes, what would solve my problem?"

    I know it's not exactly what you were talking about but I also just wanted to say thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
      Originally Posted by sonixkid3000 View Post

      A great point Chris. One of your recent replies to one of my threads actually allowed me to shift into that mindset on not just making a quick buck but actually considering - Who needs this? How can I help them? All in all it's inspired me to learn more about the niche that I'm in, which in turn has allowed me to take new angles on my PPV campaigns. When I make new campaigns now I don't ask myself "what would the user like?" I ask myself "If I were in their shoes, what would solve my problem?"

      I know it's not exactly what you were talking about but I also just wanted to say thanks
      I appreciate it
      A good mindset is one of those things that helps immensely
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  • Profile picture of the author Krishna876
    This makes perfect sense. The problem with me is choosing a niche I'm willing to commit to. If you have a hobby, deep interest or experience in something, it's easy to make a decision. Knitting for example is a niche I've seen people make good money with. But for me, I'm still struggling to settle down...

    Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

    This may sound too simple to be true, but it really isn't. The easiest way to make money in affiliate marketing is to become an expert in the niche you are promoting. Once you start to learn more about the niche, things become so much easier. For example, keyword research becomes a breeze once you learn and know all of the terms and sayings, it makes it so much easier to "talk the talk" on your landing page, and the biggest thing is you will know more terms to figure out better targeting. If you're promoting with PPC you will find amazing long term keywords which you would have never thought of before, with PPV you will likely know of new targets you never knew before.

    Another key to making the most of our campaigns is to go the extra step that your competition will not. If 2 people are equally matched (financially, experience, etc) - who do you think will most likely make more from a campaign? Someone who knows the niche inside and out? Or someone who doesn't care about the niche and just wants to make a buck?

    Now, how did I find this simple piece of advice out? When I bought my first house a few years ago, I spent weeks learning all the information that I needed (and didn't need) to know. After this I modified a few of my campaigns in the financial niche and I saw a nice increase in profits. From there I made it my goal to start doing this for more of my campaigns and low and behold each campaign I did this with, I was able to increase my EPC and profit. Now every new campaign I take this approach and it has worked very well for me.

    Again, it seems so simple, but often overlooked.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave Bean
    Great post ChrisBa ... and so true

    Pick one niche .. one traffic source and master them both before you move on to the next ones to diversify your assets.

    You moneymakers here have been saying that for years but does anyone listen?

    Typical newbie posts:

    Where can I get the cheapest clicks

    What niche is best ... what offers convert the best

    Can I direct link to an offer and make money .. AKA the lazy route that thousands of others are doing..... the answer obviously.... highly doubtful... not in the long run DUH

    Selling anything by any method online is very competitive today in 2013.

    In any business field, game or sport, only whose who are willing to put in the extra time and effort, above and beyond your thousands of competitors will succeed.

    Knowing how to "talk the talk" of your target audience that ChrisBa brought up in this post isn't just a nice thing to know that MAY put a few extra bucks in your pocket.

    It's what you HAVE TO KNOW to have any chance at making a real living as an affiliate marketer today and especially in the ridiculously cutthroat competitive game of CPA.

    It amazes me how many members here just gloss over brilliant posts like this one without asking for more details and just go back to asking the same dumb questions.

    I guess I should be happy... less competition for those of us willing to learn, implement and prosper.

    Dave
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    • Profile picture of the author DaveWarrior
      Originally Posted by Dave Bean View Post

      Great post ChrisBa ... and so true

      Pick one niche .. one traffic source and master them both before you move on to the next ones to diversify your assets.

      You moneymakers here have been saying that for years but does anyone listen?

      Typical newbie posts:

      Where can I get the cheapest clicks

      What niche is best ... what offers convert the best

      Can I direct link to an offer and make money .. AKA the lazy route that thousands of others are doing..... the answer obviously.... highly doubtful... not in the long run DUH

      Selling anything by any method online is very competitive today in 2013.

      In any business field, game or sport, only whose who are willing to put in the extra time and effort, above and beyond your thousands of competitors will succeed.

      Knowing how to "talk the talk" of your target audience that ChrisBa brought up in this post isn't just a nice thing to know that MAY put a few extra bucks in your pocket.

      It's what you HAVE TO KNOW to have any chance at making a real living as an affiliate marketer today and especially in the ridiculously cutthroat competitive game of CPA.

      It amazes me how many members here just gloss over brilliant posts like this one without asking for more details and just go back to asking the same dumb questions.

      I guess I should be happy... less competition for those of us willing to learn, implement and prosper.

      Dave
      Hey man, thanks for stopping by the cpa forum, usually just see your reviews in the WSO forum.
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      Reach 13K+ men in the dating niche - PM me for details

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      • Profile picture of the author GJG
        I agree completely.

        You have to chose a niche that really interests you. Then you have to write content that can help people within that niche. If making money is the biggest driver, you will lose the patience required to develop your expertise in the area.

        I think one of the biggest obstacles that many people face is stick-ability. You have to be able to stick with a workable strategy and see it through.
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