Alternative Content Sources

Blogs and websites that have rich content are always going to do better than those that don’t.  I am sure you wondered where these blogs get their ideas, views and opinions.  It is easy to write about something you are passionate about – but to do that most days of the week is extremely hard, since you would probably run out of things to talk about or you simply don’t have the time.  So how do they do it?  Where do they get their ideas?  Do they get help from tools and other sources available on the Internet?

The best way would be to provide the content yourself, and this is of utmost importance if your goal is to try to create traffic to an affiliated link.  You’ll definitely want to sell the idea about the services and products beforehand.  What that will do is set the stage or the “mood” and give your recommendations authenticity.

Expounding on the uses of a particular service or product, with your own likes and dislikes, achieves this naturally.  With an affiliate program, it is a good idea to have a personal anecdote that goes hand in hand with the product or service.

Using private label articles is a viable alternative.  PLR articles are readily available on the Internet and you can always buy some that are connected to your central topic and then place them on your blog.  One way of maximizing purchased PLR content is to cut it down into several pieces, thereby maximizing its content.  It is always advisable to edit the content and make it unique to your blog to avoid duplicate content that may be contained in other blogs or articles.

However, putting in your own unique content is the best way to go.  One way to find fresh ideas is to look for an appealing news article and then do a summary write-up based on it.  It’s not as easy as it sounds, but you and your readers will find it the most rewarding.

If you feel that you just don’t cut it as a writer or you genuinely don’t have the time, then hire someone else to do it for you.  There are many services out there that provide a “blog service” .  This can include daily posts of unique, engaging content, and you can instruct these content writers as to where you want the links in your blog pointing to, so that any burden of cost in terms of hiring them should be offset by the gains in your increased visitor base, the marketing of your other websites and earnings from your affiliate programs.

Another option is to hire a ghostwriter.  This is someone who will write an agreed number of posts or articles for you, for an agreed price, based on your own titles or keywords.  At the end of the day the content is entirely yours and you know it will not be reproduced anywhere else.  Some sources of content writers are Elance and Fiverr.com.

These are the best ways to generate content for your blog.  It is advisable not to go down the the automated path.  If you do decide to do that, you will probably have plenty of content – but the substance of the text is unlikely to increase traffic for you.  Putting in some good, old-fashioned content work will yield better results for you.  As the expression goes- “you get out what you put in….”!!

1 Comment

  • Servo Motor

    Reply Reply March 5, 2011

    i agree with you . bloging is good for link building . It make easy for internet marketing.

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