Learning how to build a website in 2017 can be quite overwhelming when first starting out in the online world.
This happens to be the reason why most people fail before they even get started.
Why is this you may ask?
This is mainly due to the fact that they fail to come up with any kind of strategy or plan out their roadmap to success.
For some reason, they tend to think that success is going to fall into their lap or someone is going to do all the work for them.
Trust me, I can definitely relate to how you must be feeling right now as I felt the same way when I first entered the online space.
This almost caused me to quit and give up on my dreams of being an affiliate marketer, but eventually, I was able to overcome this and develop a strategy.
In the following post, I’ll be sharing 7 different types of content you can create on your website to maximize your earning potential and make the most money in 2017 and beyond.
7 Content Types That Will Make You The Most Money In 2017
When I first started out in 2012, I had no idea that there were different types of content you could create for your website.
As a matter of fact, I barely knew what a website was, and I didn’t have the slightest clue that you could earn money from them either.
As I started learning more about how this industry worked, I was finally able to wrap my head around all this information that was being thrown at me and make sense of it. I discovered the many different types of content you could produce on your website.
Eventually, I discovered the many different types of content you could produce on your website to keep your audience engaged and encourage them to take some type of action on your site.
Continue reading, as I’ll be going over these in full detail and helping you plan out your own strategy so that you can increase your earning potential and get the most ROI.
Depending on the type of niche website that you build will determine if this type of content would be a good fit for your site or not.
These types of posts would be ideal for a variety of niches ranging anywhere from health and wellness, make money online, or a personal development type of site.
What I like the best about these types of posts is that they’re uplifting, inspiring, and have a positive message to convey.
These posts also seem to get a good amount of engagement and people tend to share these posts the most.
Also, you don’t know who’s day you may brighten or who you may inspire to continue moving forward & continue pursuing their dreams.
As technology continues to evolve, the way we receive news and information tends to constantly evolve as well.
The way that we consume information isn’t nearly the same as it was 10 years ago.
Did you know that there are currently over 3 billion people online on a daily basis that are constantly searching for information on a plethora of different topics and looking for answers to their many questions?
Informational articles are one of the many ways for you to connect with your audience, build a relationship, and provide them with the information they’re looking for.
This could be anything from an article on the best foods to eat and still lose weight, to an informational piece on which golf club could help improve your swing and ultimately help you achieve birdy status.
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This has got to be one of the most popular types of content to create and 1 of the most searched for in Google and other search engines.
This is also one of the most profitable ones as well!!
Can you guys guess why?
Let me ask you a question!!
Have you ever searched online for product reviews of a particular item before you made the decision to make a purchase?
If you’re anything like me, you’re interested in getting another person’s perspective and read about their experiences they’ve had before you spend your hard earned money on this item.
I typically do a good amount of shopping on Amazon and the first thing I usually do is search Google for reviews before making my final decision.
A well researched, informative, and engaging product review could very well earn you thousands of dollars over time.
I have made hundreds of sales from writing reviews over the years and this contributes to over half of the traffic I get on a daily basis.
Another popular type of content is list posts and I happen to really enjoy writing these types of posts.
The key to writing an engaging thought provoking list post depends on whether your headline grabs peoples attention and give them a reason to click on your site over your competitors.
How many times have you guys clicked on a list post when you were searching the web looking for information on a particular topic?
Chances are, that you have done this many times!!
Here are a few examples of list post headlines that will grab your attention and intrigue you to want to click over and read more about what you have to say.
- 7 Foods That Are Slowly Killing You & You Don’t Even Know It
- 5 Warning Signs To Look Out For To Avoid Having A Heart Attack
- 25 Reasons Why It Pays To Be A Wealthy Affiliate Member LOL
- 4 Reasons Why Your Website Isn’t Making Money
Once you have captured peoples attention with your headline, make sure your content provides value and delivers what you promised in your headline.
Why do list posts do so well?
Here are a few reasons why below!!
- Makes a very specific promise to the reader
- People love to get a heads-up about a particular problem and learn how to stop it before it happens.
As long as you keep the content contained with these posts interesting, engaging, and fun to read, the potential for these types of posts is unlimited and this could make up a good portion of your monthly income.
Controversial Opinionated Posts
Nothing seems to grab people’s attention and draw them in like bees to honey, then controversial topics where everyone feels the need to voice their opinion.
If you’re involved in a niche that revolves around these kinds of topics then you’ll likely to have a multitude of people sharing their opinion and engaging within your website.
The reason why these types of post perform really well is due to the fact that everyone has their right to voice their opinion and try to get the last word in.
Everyone isn’t going to agree with how you may feel about a particular topic and in some cases, these types of content end up going viral.
Keep it clean, and provide your readers with content that makes them want to engage with you and encourage them to share their opinions.
This type of content has likely already gone viral!!
There’s also a great chance that millions of people are flooding the search engines in search of any information they can find on this topic.
It’s also highly likely that they’re also searching for answers to some of the questions they may have about this trending topic.
By doing a quick search on Google, I was able to quickly discover that these are a few hot topics that are trending now( July 18th).
Check them out below:
- National Hotdog Day
- Frontier Airlines
- Sarahah( A popular iPhone app)
- Netflix Stock
If you happen to be in a niche that’s relevant to any of these topics listed above then you could cash in on this and earn a good amount of money from writing this type of content.
How To Content
There are millions of people across the globe who are constantly looking for information that shows them how to do something.
This could be anything from how to fix a flat tire to how to fix a squeaky dryer.
How to content is one of the best types of content you could possibly create on your website.
There are 2 reasons why which are:
- This type of content answers a question(s) and is some of the most helpful content out there
- Due to the high search volume that this content gets on the daily, this is in high demand (And always will be)
When was the last time you Googled how to fix something and was able to do this with the help of a Youtube video, or a blog post?
With the help of the good ol internet, I have been able to figure out how to do many things that I would have never thought possible before.
There are millions of other people out there who also have many questions that need to be answered about how to do something in particular.
All you need to do is reach out to them and show them how to do this with your content.
I admit when I first started out in the online world, I had no idea what I was doing and it took me a while to discover that there were so many different types of content.
There are many other types of content that I haven’t listed in this post that are effective as well and I could probably write a book on them.
However, I feel like these are the 7 types of content that people can connect with you and really engage in your website.
It has taken me years to learn about the different types of content pieces you could potentially create on your website and even longer than that to learn how to do this effectively.
If you’re a newbie who’s just getting started online, chances are that all of this may sound confusing and you may have no idea what I’m talking about.
I can totally relate to how you must feel as I was the same way when I first started here 4+ years ago so I know where you’re coming from.
The place that has helped clear up this confusion and shown me how to create multiple kinds of content is Wealthy Affiliate.
If you have ever shown any kind of interest in building websites and learning how to get them ranked in the search engines, then I would highly suggest that you check them out for yourself and see what they can do for you.
Anyway, I really hope this post has helped you guys out and that you were able to get some value from it.
What types of content do you feel work the best for you?
Is it something from my list, or do you have a list of your own content types that you would like to share with everyone here today?
I would love to hear all about them and I’m sure everyone else would as well!!
Leave them for me in the comments below!!