Affiliate marketing is always considered the most challenging model for generating commissions especially those who have just started working with affiliate programs without any experiences. I have struggled with myself that why I could not generate any sales for such a long time since I started working with affiliate networks and finally I found my own way to go with affiliate marketing and it can be of your interest too.
High volume of traffic to your websites can generate a lot of clicks or impressions that can be good for PPC or CPM, it can also, at the same time, generate a lot of fraudulent clicks that can lead to termination of your account and your earning will never be paid. Affiliate marketing does not need general traffic but targeted visitors who can really sign up or generate sales for you.
Many bloggers and webmasters are now building up a magazine sites or technology-related blogs which cover a wide range of information. You can write up 10+ articles about technology-related news, products and services which is similar to other big sites, therefore, you are not competitive with those BIG sites and very limited to generate sales even zero. It is not good model for affiliate marketing while micro-niche sites work very well.
Putting yourself as a prospect who are searching for a specific product for your project like Magic members plugin, are you confident buying it from a general news sites where you will find nothing about this tool, just a banner? I will never do that as I will put myself at risk with uninformed decision and time-consuming when I am not happy with that tool and want to make a refund. Micro-niche blogs will provide readers with more comprehensive information about one product or even one aspect of the product that other blogs have never mentioned before. This will encourage readers to make purchase easily.
I have tested two micro-niche sites on ebook and laptop which auto-aggregate products information from Amazon on autopilot. It does not violate Amazon policies or TOS as I use an API feature that is permitted by Amazon and it generated a lot of sales every month now.
Compared to other news-related sites with 10x times of traffic higher, these micro-niche sites still generate 50X times of sales per month. That is why I have planned to build up more micro-niche sites in the coming months and it can be a good example for you all too.
To do so, you need to be good at your niche or micro-niche you are going with. The sale ratio must be higher than any news-related sites. If you are working with health niche, you should focus on a smaller part of health like weight loss, skin care….or any tutorials to avoid side effects of a curtain weight loss pills.
Don’t expect that a high volume of traffic general news websites can bring up high volume of sales as it is at least wrong to me and many other high profile bloggers.