“Wirecutter is simply a huge affiliate marketing success story that we can all learn from. We’ll go through the following five tips based on Wirecutter’s SEO efforts that you can apply regardless of your affiliate website’s size.”
Big Idea: Promoting products through affiliate links can be a good way for creators to monetize. Most creators niche down to a particular audience. There are likely more opportunities to niche down to a product like ebizfacts mentioned above.
“Gaining traction with any type of creative business is hard.
And contrary to what we imagine when we’re first starting out, that difficulty doesn’t diminish with our first paying customer, when we quit our day job, go full-time on the business, or when we hit any of our arbitrary follower, subscriber, or financial milestones.
And yet, despite the fact that the ease we seek continues to evade us regardless of our accomplishments, for some reason, we carry on believing it’s juuuuuuust around the next corner.”
Big Idea: There is never going to be a perfect time when you are making bucket loads of money only doing the work you love. Creating is hard. As creators, we need to find a process and journey that is rewarding regardless of the destination we are aiming for.
Interesting 7-part article on building a career that is uniquely you.
Big Idea: Publishing content online is an opportunity engine that can lead to all kinds of ways to earn a living on your own terms.
“The cornerstone of a Weird Internet Career is that you a) make a thing on the internet that people value and b) provide a way to convert that value into money…
The thing you make might be a recipe blog, and that money might be from ads and an associated cookbook, or it might be email advice on developing a new skill and the money from an e-course on the skill, or it might be a podcast and the money from bonus episodes and merch. And so on.”
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