A couple of months back, I was asked by another member whether he should try to promote Wealthy Affiliate on his niche site.
Without hesitation, I told him “Why not?” It was the obvious thing to do since he, like many others, had benefitted from Wealthy Affiliate (WA) and to promote it seems most natural.
Essentially, his hesitation came because he is running a niche site that has nothing to do with the MMO (Make Money Online) niche. When he told me that, it all made sense. After all, how do you slide in something that’s out of context? This is pretty much the same concern some of us have or had. Putting good content at the wrong places can lead to confusion for your visitors.
Therefore, I like to share this idea of creating a subdomain for your current niche site.
Just in case you have no idea what I am talking about, here’s an example.
Say your website is about baby products and the domain is babynhome.com. Essentially, anyone who visits this url will see a website dedicated to baby product reviews and perhaps some parenting tips. And say you want to include a link to Wealthy Affiliate because you want to introduce this awesome platform to parents or anyone who visits your website.
After all, you may be a parent yourself and if you are currently working from home running this online business, you want to get the word out and help others to do the same. In return, you get a recurring affiliate commission for every successful referral that stays on the program.
Inserting the WA affiliate link or banner obtrusively in your baby product reviews may backfire as visitors generally do not like irrelevant content lumped together. I, for one, could not stand a website with many disconnected banners that bear no relevance to the website’s content. It makes the whole surfing experience unpleasant but I know this is what most websites are going through now especially if they are adopters of Google Adsense.
Coming back to our discussion. What you can do is to create a subdomain under babynhome.com. For example, if your intent is to promote WA, you can call it wealthyaffiliate.babynhome.com and have it linked to one of your main pages. For a demo of how this works, check out babynhome.com and click on the #FullTimeDadnMom link at the header menu.
Immediately, you are led to a page that gives a clear proposition. That if you too desire to be a work-from-home full time dad or mom, there is a recommendation on how you can get started for less than a dollar per day. From there, you can either link it to your affiliate link for WA or have it link to the subdomain site you have created. Over at the subdomain site, you can furnish additional details about WA such as what it is, its value to you, pricing etc. Essentially, your subdomain is acting as the perfect landing page for you to promote WA or any other affiliate training programs out there.
Do you see the massive difference this subdomain creates?
First of all, it allows you to branch out tastefully to Wealthy Affiliate without messing up your original core content. Your content is still on the baby products or whatever niche you are on and if any of the visitors is interested to learn how you build your online business, the subdomain website nicely leads them to that information that without cutting in abruptly across your other content.
I find this method to be highly effective and it gives you an avenue to share without disrupting your visitors’ original intent.
Babynhome.com is another affiliate site run by Jude and his wife. Together with other international families, they review baby essential products and help parents-to-be shortcut their purchasing decisions.