How to write engaging contents

How to write engaging contents

One of the main reason behind a successful website is its contents.  How to write engaging contents that will resonate with the reader?  Anyone can write, but not everyone can write well.  Without good contents, you are not going to make sale even though you can get visitors to your website.

For example, a department store has a very good advertising program and it attracts a lot of visitors to their store.  It could not make any sale because the merchandise in the store are no good. Your contents is the merchandise, it should appeal to what people desired.  Content should be attractive or appetizing (now we are talking about food, it makes me hungry).

To write good contents is not very difficult, but you do need a plan.  Here is a few pointers:-

What does your customer wants?

To answer this question, you have to be in their position to see – put yourself in their shoes.  If you are the customer, what would you want?  What would you comes to this website for base on the title of the article?

What can they get reading your article?

Once you understand this basic requirement, then you can make a plan for the contents.

Formulate your article

I mean you have to plan what you are going to write.  Normally in the steps like this.

  • Introduction
  • What you are going to talk about, so the visitor would have an idea what to expect.
  • The good part, the main story of your article.
  • Ending or conclusion.
  • Call to action – what you are selling. Some like to put another call to action in the middle of the article. Like a gentle reminder. One in the beginning (in case if they just want to go ahead and get the good stuff, they don’t have the patience to wait to finish reading your eloquent article) and one at the end.

Review your article

Read your own article at least once or twice.  First time to correct and grammar and spelling mistakes.  Second to see if you can make it better. See if you are the customer, would you be happy with what you see.  Are there any mistakes and so forth?  Is the article “pervasive”?  You can also ask someone else to read the article, because we don’t normally see our own mistakes.  This is a common human behaviour – we don’t see mistakes in ourselves, which we can see easily with other people.

Other suggestions

If you want to write a good article, you have to be good at understanding human behaviours.  Understanding people is part of marketing – what they like and what they don’t like.  If you don’t understand your customer, it would be hard to sell your product to them.

You don’t have to take a degree course in understanding marketing.  You can get some knowledge by reading promotional materials or sale leaflets.  What kind of vocabulary do they use?  How do they present their products?

A good storyteller can captivate his audience because he knows what they want. We all like success stories and also failure stories.  Therefore, most stories have this failure – success -failure – success cycles with the hero in the book.  Who would want to read a very bland story with no ups-and-down?

You can also use the same tactic.  For example, if you are promoting affiliate marketing.  You can tell them your failure stories and then tell them how you succeed, repeat it one more times – you become a good storyteller.  Now you get their attention.

Be creative and show a bit of personality in your writing.  Once you can write good articles, your sale figure is going to get better and better.



What is the best affiliate program?

What is the best affiliate program?

When you are first starting up, choosing the best affiliate program is critical to your success.  Many failed because they choose the wrong affiliate program.  Some may say choosing your niche is most important.  It is not always the case.  If you choose the right niche but you choose the wrong affiliate program, you will not make money.

Many people choose to join the famous Amazon Affiliate Program, thinking since Amazon is so popular they would be able to make money.  But they found out that it is not so easy.  They might be able to make a few dollars each month, but it would be disappointing when they have put in so much effort for just a few bucks.

So, how do you choose the best affiliate program which could make lots of money.

Here are some of the issues that you need to consider.

  • Price of product – on a high price product, you should have a higher commission. Don’t recommend products which are too cheap.  Otherwise, you will only make a few dollars even though you have sold thousands of items. Also, don’t try to do products which are too expensive where no one can afford to buy them and you have no sale.
  • Google Adsense Affiliate program – if you don’t have thousands of visitors everyday, don’t even bother doing it.  You might only make few cents a day.  Google Adsense give you a few cents per click.
  • Commission level – how many percent as commission per product sold the merchant is giving you.  Amazon give only 4%-7%. When you sold something at $100, you will only get $4- $7 dollars – not very exciting isn’t it.
  • Lifetime commission – some products give lifetime commission. As long as the customer stay and use the product, you will get your commission every month. For example, membership, online casino, share trading account and subscriptions, etc. These affiliate programs are the best programs since it is accumulative and your income will increase gradually. As compare to Amazon, it is only a one time sale if the customer don’t buy through your website again. No one can stop the customer going through to Amazon directly.  Wealthy Affiliate has the same commission structure.
  • Is the merchant trustworthy – you have to do research to find out. There are some dodgy merchants who don’t pay you the commission, some charge a fee to start an affiliate account. Do they give you report for how much you sell each month?
  • Is the merchant too famous – where the brand name is too famous, customer will go directly to the store instead of looking up reviews.  You will be wasting your time trying to promote their products.

When choosing your niche you have to think of how much time you want to spend on the website.  Some niche are very time consuming, for example news, sports, latest trends and things that need updating all the time.  For these niches, your have to keep up with the latest development everyday and also update your website everyday.  Are you prepare to do that?  It will be a full-time job and not passive income.

There are plenty of niches that you don’t have to update everyday.  This website is one of them.

Choosing your niche and choosing an affiliate program is the key to success in affiliate marketing.

How to apply for affiliate programs

Most business has their own website. If you are looking to promote products for certain business. You can search online for their affiliate program.  For example, search “BRAND NAME + affiliate”.  Then you can apply on their website or send an email.

Before you apply for any affiliate program, make sure you have some content on your website.  If you have a brand new website with nothing on it, it is not going to look good on your part.  Hence, you will not be successful.  Therefore, have a few posts and pages of articles before you apply.

If you are successful in your affiliate application. You can ask them for some advertising materials or banners you can put on your website.  Some business only has affiliate links, then you have to design your own banners. Affiliate link is good on text, but it is more attractive to have a few different banners with nice picture and colors.

How to Start Affiliate Marketing

Many people asked me, “How do I start affiliate marketing?”

We all know that doing affiliate marketing involved the follow steps.

  • choose a good niche
  • buy a domain name
  • build our website
  • keep writing articles
  • earn income

The above are the basic steps in what affiliate marketing is all about.  Before you start earning money, you have to do the first 4 steps correctly and professionally.

Learn the knowledge of affiliate marketing

Learn the knowledge of affiliate marketing

Today,  I want to prepare you with a good mentality which will make you successful.  The main reason why so many people have failed in affiliate marketing is they started off with the wrong mentality. The wrong mentality is – they expect to make money immediately, or within the first couple of months. They give up quickly when they don’t see money coming in.

To give you an example.  If you start learning tennis, would you expect to become a good tennis player in two months’ time?  I don’t think so. (Unless you are born this talent.)

At the start, you should put away the idea that you will be making money.  Put away your money goal.

Instead, you should have the following goals. (They are just examples, and you should set up the goals which are meaningful to you.)

  1. I will spend six months or one year to learn affiliate marketing.
  2. I will publish a website and help people with the niche I choose.
  3. I will learn as much as possible on the niche.
  4. I will enjoy what I do.

When you have these correct goals, you will concentrate on learning and not the money.  You will learn without the distraction of your money goal and also will not get upset when you are not making money.  You will not be quitting prematurely without even trying.

The right mentality will give you a good foundation on your website.  The articles you write will focus on helping people, not focus on you want to make money from them.  Your visitors can see that you genuinely want to help them.  As a result, you will have more and more visitors to your website.

Here is a excellent video on how money is made by focusing on solve problems for others.

When you enjoy what you are doing and money will start coming in as a by-product.  Once you learn the skill, you will start to make money, because skill comes first before money.

Money is not your goal.  Your goals are you enjoy what you are doing and you want to help other people.

“My goal was never to just create a company. A lot of people misinterpret that as if I don’t care about revenue or profit or any of those things. But what not being just a company means to me is not being just that – building something that actually makes a really big change in the world.” –  Mark Zuckerberg

Is Wealthy Affiliate a Scam?

Is Wealthy Affiliate a scam?  The short answer is NO.  Wealthy Affiliate is not a scam.  It is a genuine business.  So, if you want to join click here.

Keep reading if you want more information.

Wealthy Affiliate Free Trial

Wealthy Affiliate offers Free Trial


What is Wealthy Affiliate and what do they offer?

Wealthy affiliate is a training company who offers you the best online training on affiliate marketing lessons. I have joined as a premium member for more than 2 years and I know exactly what you will get:-

  • You will get a chance to be your own boss.
  • Learn how to make money online the legitimate way, you will begin to know there are many methods to make money online.
  • You will learn how to build websites and use it to make money.
  • A lot of excellent training material including articles and videos.
  • Get plenty of technical and moral support.
  • A chance to make a lot of friends in a fantastic community.

This little square could change your lifeHere is one of the banners from Wealthy Affiliate.  This little square has changed my life. My life is different from what it used to be.
Since I joined Wealthy Affiliate, I have learned many things.  I now know how to build websites, I know how the internet works and I also learn about myself – my strength and my weaknesses. I learned a lot about the world and its people.  I am now the master of my own destiny.

How much is the membership fee?

Joining Wealthy Affiliate is free, you don’t have to pay anything.  But the free member can only access the beginner lessons.  If you want to learn more and you are serious about starting an online business, you have to sign up as a premium member.  You can pay monthly of $49 or you can pay yearly $359.  This membership fee is very cheap if you compare what you pay for a degree course at a university.

You can pay this fee if you can sign up couples of referrals.  Wealthy Affiliate has a referral program which gives you a very generous commission.

Wealthy Affiliate Compensation Plan

Every referral you sign up for a monthly membership, you get $22.50 and if they pay yearly, you get $175.
So, if you could sign up 2 referrals, your membership fee is almost paid.

If you want more details, you can click here for my other article – Wealthy Affiliate Review.


Wealthy Affiliate offers you lessons, but it doesn’t guarantee you success. Once you have learned the lessons, it is you that need to work hard to make things happen.  You have to build your own business.  No one knows how successful you will be.  Your success depends on a few factors:

Knowledge – how much you understand the lessons and how well you put your knowledge to use.
Determination – how hard you work.
Mentality – you need to have a business mentality to build a successful business
Time – how much time you give yourself to make it happen because success doesn’t come overnight.
Luck – luck always pay a part in whatever we do, but hard work will also bring you luck.

I have seen many people joined and left Wealthy Affiliate.  Some posted a few articles on their website and then quit when they couldn’t make any money.  They stayed for a month or two and decided this won’t work for them. Some joined and didn’t even try to study the lessons. ( I don’t really understand why they joined. If you don’t want to learn, why bother signing up?) Some don’t like to work hard, they think there should be an easier method to make money.  For these people, Wealthy Affiliate is a scam.

I remembered when I first joined, I signed up premium membership after a week.  Then after a month, I pay my yearly membership fee.  I was determined to build a successful business for myself.  I was willing to spend one year of time to see if this business is suitable for me.  I must admit at one time I almost give up, but then things started to happen.  I was getting more and more visitors to my website and I started to make money.

So the conclusion: Is Wealthy Affiliate a Scam.  The answer is up to you.  You are the one who can give the answer to this question.  Either you make it work or you failed. Here is an advice I want to give you.

We are offering you an excellent opportunity to build an online business.  You would have no regret if you have tried and failed.  It is much better than no trying at all.

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.
Michael Jordan

Click the banner below to try.

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Affiliate Marketing Tips

Someone asked me, “What is the best affiliate marketing tips you can give to someone who wants to start an affiliate marketing business?”  (His name is Tony, and I will try to answer some of the common questions that beginners will often want to know when they first started.)

“What is the best tip you can give me?” asked Tony.  “I want to make money with affiliate marketing.”

“Do you really want to start a business or you are just thinking about it?” asked MisterWailor.

“Yes, I really want to.”

“To be successful in business, you have to be in business.” answered MisterWailor.

“What does that means?  I don’t quite understand.”

“Most people just think and never take any action. Do you think they will be successful?”

Tony thought for a few seconds.  “Oh! I see.  If one wants to be successful, he has to take action.  So if I want to be successful, I have to do it.”

“Exactly.  When you start doing business, you will learn many things that you need to learn.  You might not be successful on the first try, but when you keep learning and one day you will succeed as long as you don’t quit.  There are many successful business people who failed many times before they reach their goal.”

 Action is the foundational key to all success. – Pablo Picasso


“How can I build a successful website?” asked Tony.

“To build a successful website, you have to have passion in what you are doing or what you are promoting.  The visitors to you website will feel your passion and your enthusiasm.  If you don’t believe in yourself and you will never be able to convince anyone.”

“Do I need to be an expert in what I am promoting?”

“You don’t have to be an expert, but loving what you are doing is necessary.  When you love what you do and you will keep learning, and as a result you could become an expert.”

“How much money could I make?”

“I couldn’t really tell you.  It depends on what niche you are doing.  Some niches are more popular than others and there are more people interested in it, e.g. video games, health and fitness, and self-improvement, etc.  You can make millions or you make nothing at all.”

“When you first start.  Focus on building your website and make it as best you can, so you can build a good foundation.”

“When will I start to make money?”

“There is no answer to this question either.  It could be a week or it could be never.  As I said earlier, focus on your work and not the money.  When you help your visitors and they will help you by buying your product or what you are promoting.”

“I could not keep going forever if I cannot make any money.” answer Tony.

“I would say at least do it for a year if you are a fast learner.” Said MisterWalor.  “Taking a university course doesn’t promise you a job when you graduate.”

“How many websites should I build?”

“If you are successful, one website should be enough.  You can have two if you have more time to spare.  Success will come earlier when you focus your effort on one website.  Besides posting on your website, you need to spend time on promoting your website.”

“Where is the best place to learn affiliate marketing?”

“The best place to learn affiliate marketing is Wealthy Affiliate. I am a member for more than two years already.  They have the best lessons and support if you are serious about starting a business.”

“How much money do I need?”

“You need $15 for buying your website url, which we called domain name.  A yearly premium membership for Wealthy Affiliate is $359, which is a dollar a day.  There are not many businesses you can start with a small investment like this.”

“Do I have to pay $359 when I join?”

“Joining Wealthy Affiliate is free.  But I suggest you upgrade to a premium member when you have made up your mind.”

“Do you think I can make money with affiliate marketing?

“It is for you to decide.  You will be successful if you have the determination.  You need to be willing to work hard and willing to learn if you want to make money.  It is the same with everything else, no pain no gain.”

“Could I learn affiliate marketing for free by myself?”

“Yes, you can but it is much harder.  Wealthy Affiliate has lessons which will teach you everything that you need to know about affiliate marketing.  I highly recommend you to join Wealthy Affiliate, just click on the banner below to join.”