I'm wondering where my time is better spent.
Building a bunch of landing page websites with a single affiliate program on each website linking CPA offers and market these landing page websites without a blog or forum and just back link to social networking and do SEO. I can do this without having much knowledge or even interest in the specific niches I choose to market.
Building an authority website in which I would have a blog and forum as well back linking and social networking and SEO. I would have to have a lot of knowledge of that specific niche I choose to market. I also would have to have a high degree of interest in this niche just to be able to keep up the long hard work it would require (much more so than just marketing lots of landing page websites).
(Do I have the correct understanding of an authority website?)
Have any Warriors successfully marketed an authority website with a blog and forum that was monetized solely from affiliate programs? In other words not having their own product.
If your going this route isn't it better to just market landing page websites?
I read somewhere on the forum that the SE are penalizing websites with affiliate programs on them is that correct?
For the same amount of work on the authority website I could probably market 10-15 landing page websites as the blog and forum alone would take up a huge amount of time.
Just trying to figure out the most profitable direction to go.
The other issue is that all the areas I have an interest in and passion for have affiliate programs that don't pay very well so if I did do an authority website sure I could monetize it but I'd be monetizing it with very low paying affiliate programs. So wouldn't I be better of promoting my landing page websites with affiliate programs that pay significantly more?
Would you do both? One authority website and 10 landing page websites?
Thanks for all your viewpoints on this topic.