Do you consider yourself to be controversial? You might not at this point, but you may want to consider voicing your opinions and taking some controversial positions in order to increase your affiliate sales online! That’s because controversy truly does sell.
If you’re confused about why you would do this, think about the content that gets the most comments and traffic on the web. It is usually items that are very interesting and are slightly controversial. These types of topics tend to bring out all kinds of opinions and get people emotional and actively fired up.
If you are able to post this kind of “link bait” content on your blog or website, you will most likely find that your traffic starts to skyrocket! People may publish what you’ve said on niche forums, on their own blogs, and on social networking sites. They post links to your content because they are very interested in it. Perhaps they completely disagree with you, or perhaps they think you are making good points. No matter what, this controversial content will definitely get you some attention — and possibly many more sales!
Think about the standard content you might post to your website. You may get some comments here and there, but the controversial topics get the most comments of all. Now, you will need to have pretty thick skin because along with controversy often comes anger and disagreement. People may think that you’re completely nuts and will have no issues telling you that!
At the same time, these people will be interested in the other things you have to say and recommend. The chances are good that if you have a good link bait piece that you will gain several new followers. They will be interested in what you have to say in the future and will come back time and time again. As your traffic increases, you will probably make more affiliate sales as well!
You will probably find that people start to link to you all around the web. The chances are good that your rankings in the search engine will rise as well. This creates a cycle of even more traffic to your blog, which can help you build your list to make more affiliate sales.
How controversial you should be depends on your personality and the niche you are in. Examine the niche blogs written by others and see what has gotten the most comments on their blog. This can give you some good ideas so you can take advantage of this method on your own.
There’s definitely something to be said for being controversial — especially on the web where news travels fast!
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