Veit here with a quick overview over the
"how to pick a niche where you can provide value (even when you're not an expert or think that you have any particularly exciting skills, knowledge or experience)"-project.
The background to this is that I started with affiliate marketing in 2007, and tried all kinds of models:
Adsense-"empires" (tons of $1-$3/day sites), 'sob-story' presell sites like anticandida.org or facialhyperhidrosis.net (perhaps you can find them in the waybackmachine), review-hubpages & squidoo-lenses, tons of SEOing and so on.
And at the end of the day, the model that gave (and still gives) me the biggest bang for the buck is:
The KISS Affiliate Model: An Email A Day To a Tribe Who Get MASSIVE Value Out Of Engaging With You.
- 1Provide massive value so people sign up to your email-list.
- 2Keep providing massive value so they keep engaging with my content.
- 3When I find something that's really useful, I'll do a proper review and actually USE it ... and share my experience. (check out my various reviews on this site, and you'll see what I mean)
And guess what, people get MASSIVE value out of that, and then CHOOSE to use my affiliate link (even when other affiliates are offering massive bonus-packages, which I don't).
But of course: before ANY of that happens, people need to see enough value in what you provide!
And that's what this whole mini-project is about: figuring out where YOU can provide that value! (especially when you don't have a track-record, an existing email list, etc)
So, watch the video (it'll show you where the sweet-spot of 'value vs expertise' is for most people).
Note: that sweet-spot is not the ONLY place where you can provide massive value ... BUT: it's a fabulous starting point, and the value you provide is bazillion times that of an average Adsense site ... so you can expect a much better payoff for your efforts.
Then also have a look at the testimonials section, so you can see for yourself what others think of my work.
After checking it out, go back to the FB™ post where you found out about this blog post, and leave a comment/ask your questions.