I am interested in SEO but it just seems so complicated I don't exactly know how to break into that, same with content writing for other people. It sounds like most people have the best luck with affiliate marketing. After reading around I was wondering if this sounds like a solid business model.
Write an e-book. (Haven't picked a niche yet.) Start out giving it away for free to make money via the affiliate link. Use that money for web hosting and a domain and set up a page. Maybe put up some articles relating to the same topic as the book and offer the book as incentive to join my newsletter, getting my email list started. Send out newsletters with an article and affiliate link. Post articles on different article hosting sites linking back to my page to increase my traffic.
Is that a good plan for success? It seems like something that I could branch out with and get a second niche once my first one is going well enough.
Also, about affiliate links, how exactly is the best way to work them into books so it doesn't sound like the whole book was just to sell that product? With this route would I also be advertising that product on my page?
Another thing... which tends to be more successful, affiliate marketing with the above model or selling my e-book and offering a report or article for signing up for the newsletter? Which tends to be easier for someone new to internet marketing?
I would really appreciate any input. I know it isn't much but in return I would be more than happy to link back to your site from my blog in a post explaining what I learn in this thread.