I am blogger and in recent times I have been working with adsense and some minor affilate marketing. Until now I have been relatively successful and have been earning enough pocket money to keep everything going with enough left over for beers.
Unfortunately due to the nature of my niche it is quite difficult to earn more than just pocket money so I would like to start a proper affiliate site.
I have been making a lot of research and I have the base idea as well as the niche. I fully understand that it is essential to build a list so that is first on my mind.
Now my problem is the affiliate design and layout. I can design practically anything but I have the following questions.
1. Do you create the blog around a particular product or just the niche?
2. If its just around the niche, how do you promote your product? As in do you send your emails directed to this product. Or do you just write review articles and then include the affiliate link? Thereafter feed your list with different products every now and again?
3. Where do you put your squeeze page? On their first visit? On leaving or on a timer?
4. Do you have a list of successful converting affiliate blogs I can get some ideas from?
Would appreciate if someone can give me some advice on the above.