7 Commission-Driving Website Content Ideas For Affiliates

Affiliate Website Content Ideas

As an affiliate marketer, website content creation is essential. It's how we get the visitor to buy the product we're promoting.

But not just any type of web content.​ It's got to be promotional. Something designed to drive clicks and commissions.

And in this post, we'll be taking a look at some of those website content ideas.

So here are...​

7 Website Content Ideas For Affiliate Marketers

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#1. The Affiliate Expert Roundup Post (AERP)

Expert roundup posts are one of the best types of content that drives traffic and provide something helpful for your readers at the same time.

​As an affiliate marketer, you can use this to your advantage.

How? you ask.​ It's simple, really.​

Affiliate marketing revolves around product promotion, right? Ya damn right.

That means, instead of going with something super educational as your expert roundup topic (like how to promote products),  you'd go with a product type.

For instance, let's say your site is about losing weight.

Instead of asking experts to share their best advice, you would ask them what weight loss supplement they'd recommend to their mom (or something).

Let's take a look at a real-life example.

61 Experts Reveal Best Tools For Keyword Research

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Here's a post from Robbie Richards created 2 years ago. And it's still doing well.

First off. it has generated nearly 4,000 shares.

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And secondly, it's killing it in the SERPs.

Currently, it's ranking in the top 10 for all sorts of search terms related to the keyword research tool phrase.

Check it out:

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Another example is from me and Blogging Aid, my other site.

63 Experts Share Their Best Email Marketing Tools For List Building

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I wanted to show you this one because I have legitimate proof these types of posts can generate affiliate income.

After I published the post, it drove tons of traffic from the experts social shares. It generated over 500​ shares, but Blogging Aid's share counts reseted when I messed up my move to HTTPS (but let's not go into details).

Anyway, after a few weeks, the post generated over $400 from the Thrive Themes affiliate program.

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A lot of that has to do with mini-leaderboard I made at the top of the post.

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It has 10 products and 10 affiliate links. It's great. I highly recommend you create your own for your expert roundup.

#2. The Product Roundup Post (PRP)

The product roundup post is very similar to the affiliate expert roundup post. But instead of asking experts for their recommended product, you yourself will feature almost any product you want.

It's a pretty simple post...

  • Pick a broad topic - ex: blogging.
  • Break it up into categories - ex: writing tools, affiliate tools, etc.
  • Find the tools, add them to the post.
  • Sprinkle some affiliate links and publish.

Let me show you a real-life example.

The Blogging Toolbox: 55+ Tools to Help Grow Your Blog

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Here's another one from Blogging Aid.

And in this post, we broke it up into 10 categories. And let me tell you, it's been updated multiple times and is now closer to 100 tools than it is to 50.​

Anyway, this is the sort of thing you'll be doing with the PRP post.​

#3. The Product Review Post (Review)

Product reviews are about the most common content types for affiliate marketers and bloggers. They attract loads of traffic and people love them. Win-win.

I mean, check this out:​

Pretty awesome, huh?

I've created plenty of reviews in my online career. A lot, actually.

I've got my Wealthy Affiliate review here. Also one on the great Thrive Content Builder (couldn't live without it).​

On my other site, too. iwannamakemoney.com.​ Most of its content are reviews. Even one with Wealthy Affiliate.

One of the best things about reviews is that you have more than one way to approach it. You can...

  • Go in-depth, without leaving a single detail out.
  • Do the case study, where you show the product action and share the results.
  • Keep it simple and just show the reader why the product rocks.

#4. The Product Comparison Post (PCP)

The product comparison post is similar to the product roundup post. But instead rounding up products in a bunch of different categories, you'll go a little more niche.

You know what I'm saying? You'll have to narrow it down.​

If you're going after WordPress plugins, you'll have to choose a particular type of plugin.​

Let me show you a real-life example.​

9 Best Social Sharing Plugins For WordPress In 2017

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Every time I talk about the product comparison post Blogging Wizard's post is usually my go-to because it's the perfect PCP.

It's been shared a bunch of times.

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It's doing great in the SERPs, currently ranking #1 for almost every social sharing plugin related keywords.

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Very impressive stuff, isn't it?

So when you're creating your own PCP post, make sure you study Adam's post first.

#5. The Versus Comparison Post (VCP)

You seen them before, right?...

Product A vs Product B (and sometimes C, D, etc.)

They've been around forever.

​A great way to bring 2 different people back to your site. The guy interested in Product A and the girl who's into Product B. Know what I mean?

So anyway, you must wondering if the versus comparison is the same as the product comparison.

Essentially, they both compare the featured products. But the VCP goes all out.

Basically, you'd take the products apart and show them all off to the reader. You know what I mean?

The thing you'll need, though, especially if you're serious about making the commish, is the comparison table.

This f****r can single-handedly take your VCP post's conversion rate from shit to holy shit. You know what I'm saying?

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So, when you're planning your own versus comparison post, take a look at CodeWP's massive VCP post for inspiration. It's epic. (Find it here.)

#6. The "What's Your Budget?" (WYB) Guide

The WYB Guide can be one of your best affiliate pages. It's convenient, which is great for user experience.

What is it exactly? you ask.

Basically, it's made up of multiple product pricing categories. $100 or less, $101 to $199, $200+, and so on.

Then you feature the best 5 or so products in their respective price ranges.

It's pretty simple, really.

And for every product you feature, you won't need to go all out on the details. All you'll need is:

  • The product's name.
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    The product's image.
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    The product's owner/merchant.
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    The product's exact price.
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    Your 0 to 5 star rating.
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    A summary of the product.
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    And a link (or button) to the product.
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One more thing. And this is crucial. Quick navigation. (It's where people can click on a category link and jump to its section on the page.) Magic.

I'll show you what it looks like.​

Quick Tip: Consider getting yourself a copy of the Thrive Content Builder (now known as Thrive Architect). It's what we use here to create all our content. Read our review for more info.

#7. The Recommended Tools/Resources Page

This page will probably be one of the easiest money making page you will ever create. It's f***ing easy. Perhaps even easier than the expert roundup post.

So here's how you do it:

The first thing to do is the prep work. Gather all the tools and resources you use, have used, or will use, and put them all into one list.

The next thing is to choose your top recommendations. Preferably your top 5. These go right at the top of the page.

And finally, you put them all into one page.

Done.

Conclusion

Affiliate marketing is definitely a great way to generate income from your website. And it starts with content creation.

The 7 website content ideas we shared above are all great at converting traffic into affiliate sales.​

Just pick one. And before you know it, you'll start earning hundreds of dollars every month. Maybe even thousands.

And if there's anything we can help you with, don't hesitate to ask your questions in the comments section below.​

Julian
 

Julian is a blogger, an affiliate, and a niche explorer. He loves everything in internet marketing. He also runs other blogs, such as Blogging Aid, where you can go to learn how to take your blog to the next level. You can also find him sharing tips and resources on Twitter. So check him out.

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