I’m a workaholic. I know it’s not something I should be proud of, but it is also something that I do not deny. I can sit for 12 hours at my computer working and forget to get up at all as long as no one is distracting me. But you know that famous “Shining” quote “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”? It’s absolutely true and applies to affiliate marketing.
You can sit at your computer writing blogs posts and newsletters and interacting with people on Twitter and Facebook all day until you run out of anything truly interesting to say. At that point, you are just writing to write, not writing things you really care about or anyone wants to read. Why not take a break to do something that relaxes you and see what kind of unique content ideas flow from it. Consider these:
- If you run to relax, write a post with a list of your favorite workout music. People are always looking for those types of recommendations. Include your iTunes or Amazon links directly to the songs.
- If cooking relaxes you, come up with a unique recipe. Take pictures documenting your process and write a Pinterest-worthy blog post about it.
- Are you a book reader? Do a quick review of a book you recently read and link to it from Good Reads.
- A couple of glasses of wine are always sure to relax me. Pretty much everything I write on my Wine Club Review site comes out of my experiences with different wines or recommendations to friends.
As you can see, the content you generate when you are relaxed and creative is not only a good source for placing your affiliate links, but there are also some great ways to backlink to it very naturally.
Consider this the next time that you are struggling to write a blog post. Perhaps sitting at your desk trying hard to come up with something is actually the worst thing that you can do. Step away from the computer, do something fun for 30 minutes, and come back with a fresh perspective and new writing ideas.
What do you do to relax? How can you turn it into interesting content?