Welcome to Day 22 of How To Make Money Blogging with Purpose.
Let’s learn How to Write Research, Case Study and Motivational Articles.
Yesterday you discovered more about How to Write “Top Ten” and “Q & A” Posts [Day 21]
In fact, I enjoy them so much that I’ve dedicated an entire website to motivate people in personal growth and real life success.
My goal for this website is to help others but I do monetize this website by placing ads on the sidebar and I also have affiliate links to Amazon.com for books that I recommend.
Let’s continue with our discussion of how to use different types of articles to promote your affiliate links.
How to Write a Research Article
Very few people create these sorts of articles. And that means if you create a real research article – complete with citations to academic and scientific journals – your article will stand out from the crowd.
“Does Caffeine Boost Your Metabolism?”
Remember, this isn’t an opinion article. Rather, you provide scientific evidence that answers the question. You can then promote a weight-loss product at the end of the article (or caffeine pills or even coffee, if caffeine does indeed boost metabolism).
Two more examples:
- Are Border Collies Smarter Than Poodles?
- The Truth About Creatine and Its Effects On Your Kidneys
How To Write Case Study Articles
A case study article is a bit of a scientific article, since you’re researching to see if a particular product or theory really works.
You can do the case study using yourself, or you can track someone else’s results.
Either way, you need to keep careful notes, do measurements where applicable and in general keep careful track of the progress (or lack thereof).
You’re wondering if a George Foreman grill produces hamburgers that taste as good as a regular outdoor Weber grill.
You cook hamburgers on both grills and then do a blind taste test to see which burgers your tasters like best. Then you can promote the product that works best.
You wonder if creatine really does help with muscle-building and recovery.
You start taking creatine and track your results for eight weeks. Or you split up your friends into two blind groups, where one group gets creatine for eight weeks and the other group gets a placebo. Then you write an article about the results of your experiment or case study. If creatine works, then you can promote it using your affiliate link.
Point is, a case study or experiment is fairly scientific.
How To Write Motivational Articles
Now contrast a case study with a motivational article, which is less about the data and more about inspiration.
Let me explain with a few examples…
“How Jane Lost 100 Pounds and Changed Her Life.”
Here you write a motivational article that talks about Jane’s frustrations with being overweight, which the targeted reader (prospect) will identify with. Then you share how Jane felt after she lost the weight. You also offer tips on how she did it, including what dieting products she used to get great results.
“How a Former Small-Town Farmer Now Generates $103,999 a Year Online.”
Here you share a motivational story of how an average person went on to earn a comfortable living online. Again, you use your affiliate link to promote the product(s) that helped the farmer achieve success.
Write a research or a motivational article and load it up on your blog.
Tomorrow you’ll learn about two kinds of articles that tend to create a lot of sales!