The first thing you will need to do is choose a niche from one of the three main markets:
What is a niche?
A niche is a specific segment of a market. For example, in the “Health” market, a niche could be losing weight, eating right, organic food, health eating, gaining weight, skin care or quit smoking. In the “Wealth” market, a niche could be internet marketing, debt relief, working from home, starting your own business, or trading online. In the “Lifestyle” market, a niche could be dating, computer games, pets, relationship advice, online study courses or stress management. These are just a few ideas. If you are still not sure of a niche, you can look on ClickBank for ideas.
What is ClickBank?
ClickBank is a secure online retail outlet for more than 12,000 digital product sellers and 100,000 active affiliate marketers. Some people refer to it as the Amazon.com for digital products. Once you have chosen your niche you will need to build a list.
How do I build a list?
To build a list you will need to do 2 things:
- Generate traffic to your website
- Capture the name and email address of visitors to your website
How do I do this?
- Join forums in your niche. For example, if your niche was “losing weight”, you could perform a search on Google for “weight loss forums” or “losing weight forums”. There will be many to choose from. Have a look at several of the forums and join a few of the ones you like. Once you’ve joined some forums in your niche, contribute to them on a regular basis by posting comments, tips and information that visitors to the forums would find interesting or useful. For example, if your niche was losing weight, you could post tips on losing weight quickly, comment on posts made by other forum members, etc.
- Create a short report of useful tips and post a thread about the report in the forums. The report should contain links to your website and also be full of useful information. Offer the report as a free download – people love freebies. Tell visitors they will need to provide their name and email address to download the free report. If the report is of great value, visitors will provide this information willingly. This is a great way to build your list – offering something of value to people.