Every blog post has a goal. Apart from serving the readers, it has a goal to collect emails, generate sales, or boost social sharing. Different types of blog posts work for different purposes.
When it comes to generating affiliate sales, there are some particular types of posts that work better than others.
If you are not getting expected affiliate sales from your blog, maybe you are not writing the right types of blog posts.
To make affiliate marketing works for you, here I’ll be sharing 7 types of blog posts with examples that will boost your affiliate sales.
Without further ado, let’s check the post types.
1. “List of Alternatives” Post
The “List of Alternatives” posts perform great if you can come up with good ideas.
A long ago, I’ve written a post on 'AdSense alternatives'. The post was so good that it got high rank in Google quickly. And that single blog post generates more than $1,00,000 till now.
I am promoting several ad networks on that post. Media.net is one of them. Here’s how much I make just from Media.net affiliate program.
I am pretty sure that you’ve understood the power of alternatives list post.
Now let’s see how to find the blog post ideas for alternative list posts.
Once you have the ideas, it’s time to write the blog post. Let’s see how we can do it step-by-step.
2. “Coupon Code & Sales” Post
If you want to generate affiliate sales in real quick, write coupon code or sale posts.
I got my very first affiliate sale from a coupon code post. I wrote a post on 'HostGator 1 Cent Coupon' because I started my blogging journey with that offer. That post started getting a right amount of traffic from Google, and I got some quick sales.
Later I’ve many written many posts on coupon codes.
Now let’s see how you can write a coupon code post that gets rank as well as affiliate sales.
Sales posts like Black Friday Sales, Cyber Monday Sales, New Year Sales, etc convert like crazy during the season. I make the highest number of affiliate sales during Black Friday & Cyber Monday.
3. “List of Best X or Best X for Y” Post
"List-Post" is one of the most popular post types on the internet. It performs well on both Social Media and Search Engines.
Here at RoadToBlogging, We have quite a good number of list posts. One of my blog posts ranks for the keywords 'best WordPress theme sites' where I gave Elegant Themes the number one spot. And Elegant Themes are generating quite some sales every month from that post.
There are several types of list posts. But “Best X and Best X for Y” are the most popular list post. To make it clear, let’s see an example.
- Best X: 10 Best Desks To Buy In 2018
- Best X for Y: 10 Best Desks For Your Home Office In 2018
It’s comparatively easy to get rank for the post “Best X For Y”. It also converts well.
Now let’s see how you can write a list post.
4. “Comparison” Post
Comparison posts convert well because people only look for comparison when they are about to buy but can’t decide which on to buy.
I don’t have published much comparison posts here at RoadToBlogging. We have just one post on 'Thrive Themes Vs StudioPress'. I am planning to write more comparison posts in future.
“X vs Y” and “X vs Y vs Z” are the most popular types of comparison posts.
Here’s how to write a comparison post.
5. “Single Review” Post
Writing review posts is a great way to generate affiliate sales. But review posts shouldn't be written just for the sake of getting more affiliates sales. Rather it should help others to make a right purchase decision.
We don’t have much review posts at RoadToBlogging. But we have an entire number of review posts on our another blog WPLeaders.com. And those are performing well.
Now let’s see how we can write an honest review.
6. “How To” Post
A lot of our daily searches on Google starts with “How to”. That makes “How to” posts the most popular posts on the internet. These are also known as Tutorial Posts.
I’ve written a lot of tutorial posts. Those are performing well regarding getting traffic and sales. For example, I’ve written a post on ‘How to sign up for Payoneer’. This post drives a lot of traffic from Google, and it generates a lot of referrals. Here’s the last year’s income report.
Now let’s see how to write a “How To” post that converts.
7. “Ultimate Resources” Post
This type of post contains an ultimate list of resources for a niche. It could be tools, services, products, books, etc. You can publish it as a blog post or page. As an example, you can check our tools page.
Resources page or post convert well because people love to learn about the tools or services others are using and getting benefits. Pat Flynn of SmartPassiveIncome shared that his most affiliate income comes from his resource page.
If you are in a particular niche, you can publish a list of tools or services or products or anything that’s related to the niche.
These are the types of posts that help me to get a good number of affiliate sales every month. I believe those will work for you too.
Now your job is to pick a post type and write an in-depth post on it. Then optimized it for SEO and start promoting it on Social Media. You will see some affiliate sales in real soon.
Now I’d like to hear from you. What types of post are generating most of the affiliate sales for you? Let us know via comment.