How to outline content for amazon affiliate niche sites – FAQ Method


In this video I’m going to tell you how to
write content when you don’t know anything about the topic using the FAQ Method. my name is Doug cunnington the founder of
Niche site project. I talk about Amazon affiliate sites, productivity,
and project management take a look around and if you like my videos please subscribe. All right confession time… I’m a nerd. And in high school and college I was pretty
good at math and like a lot of people I kind of suck at writing I’m not good at words. Not all math nerds are bad at english, but
quite a few are. In fact I struggled with this for years and,
well, I still do. Look it’s not easy to write content that’s
interesting and it’s not easy when you’re just getting started with your first blog
or your first Niche site. In fact, it’s stressful. A little scary and if you’re like me you probably
have stared at blank document, a blinking cursor, and you don’t know what to write. Let me know in the comments if you’ve been
in that same situation. Back in 2013, I launched my first niche site. It was an AdSense site and I thought I found
a great keyword. as an aside it actually wasn’t a good keyword it was a terrible keyword but
I didn’t know it until later. So I tried to write but I didn’t know what
to write at all. so I struggled and I sat at my computer and
wasted time, I wasted a lot of time. Eventually I got some contents down I broke
the post but it didn’t do well and I know that it was pretty bad. Thinking back to writing essays in high school
I basically followed the old standard 5 paragraph Style essay. in other words it was super boring. fast forward a couple months I started my
first Amazon affiliate site. that’s I did pretty good within 6 months and
made about $10,000. Which absolutely blew my mind. This is exactly how I created the content
for my first Amazon Affiliate Niche site that did so well. it worked out great and I didn’t know anything
about the product or the niche. Before I share the steps, if you want to see
a live demo of the FAQ method, check out the link in the description. There’s no better way to see it than watching
over my shoulder. Here’s how I deal with writing about something
that I don’t know anything about using the FAQ Method. And I’ll give a bonus tip at the end…like
FAQ 2.0. Write out questions that you have about the
niche, product line, or topic in general. If you don’t know anything about it, then
it’s really easy to ask questions. The questions serve as an outline for you
and help you keep from getting overwhelmed. If you need help getting ideas, you can check
on what other people ask about. Check out forums on the topic. Forums are filled with questions and usually
have “sticky posts” with general questions. Example: Home Brew Talk’s Beginners Beer
Brewing Forum Read user’s manuals for the products. Most manuals are free to download and have
a FAQ or troubleshooting section. Skim Books on the Topic. It’s good to get away from the laptop sometimes,
so head out to your local bookstore or library. There are books on everything, and you can
get some great ideas from the smart people that wrote books. If you can’t get out, here’s a great hack:
Go do dummies.com (publishers of the “Dummies” guides) and see what they have to say. Here is the Homebrewing Beer page. Go look up the answers to the questions. The questions are usually great long tail
keywords so you should format the questions as subheadings in your post. That’s H2 or H3 in html. You can always add more Q&A to the post
and add more. You can give the Q&A Outline to a writer to
go research and answer the questions. If you found this helpful, be sure to like! If you like what I’m doing, check out some
other videos and subscribe! Here is the bonus idea:
Continuous Improvement A lot of people are perfectionists. They might hold off publishing content because
they don’t think it’s good enough yet. They might be scared of making grammatical
errors and being called out on it. (People call me out all the time because I
make mistakes often, like most people.) Here’s the thing perfectionists don’t
realize (not yet anyway): You can improve your content over time. That means you can (and should), for example,
develop an outline for a post using the FAQ method with just five questions. Answer those five questions and publish it. Then, add five more questions and their answers
in two weeks. Then, add five more questions and their answers
in another two weeks. Or one week. Whatever works for you. There’s no rule that says you have to publish
it all at once. And looking at your content as a work in progress
is freeing — less stressful. That’s exactly why Five Figure Niche Site
students launch their sites with 10 pieces of content, not 100 pieces of content like
other courses teach. Don’t forget you can download my templates,
the same ones I used at nichesiteproject.com/XXX Question of the day: How do you deal with
topics you don’t know? Tell me in the comments below. Remember to check out the comments! Some of the best ideas come from YOU the Niche
Site Project community. If you found this helpful, be sure to like! If you like what I’m doing, check out some
other videos and subscribe!

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