A website or blog is not required to be a Joy Organics affiliate. However, it is recommended. Below are reasons why having an website or blog would benefit your affiliate initiatives.
First, lets start with the basics. What is the difference between a blog and website. Websites are typically static pages of content organized by topic through navigation options. Blogs are typically dynamic with frequent updates in the form of new blog posts.
This resource center is an example of both a blog and website. If you click Blog in the top navigation, you will find posts that are time sensitive. The Getting Started section and FAQ provide static, evergreen pages.
Pros Of A Website and/or Blog
You Own It
Social media is fun, easy and has a great reach. However, you do not own your social media channel. Instead your information is owned by the social media corporate organization such as Facebook or Google. These companies can reject or remove your content as well as decide who sees your content
With a website/blog, you own the content with minimal restrictions. You have creative control.
Websites and blogs have tools to allow you to collect email addresses. Contrary to what my teen may say, email is not dead. In fact, email remains the top converting marketing tool for Joy Organics affiliates.
Passive Income Opportunity
Content reigns in the world of search engines. With quality, targeted content, your post and/or website will optimize in the search engines based on the topics you discuss. This means when someone types in your topic, your website will appear in search engines such as Google and Yahoo. This optimization creates new followers, visitors and ultimately a passive income stream.
A passive income stream means you are not actively promoting Joy Organics but still generating commissions based on previous efforts.
Are you ready to build your site?
Here are tools and blogs to get you started. The following are two of the most popular tools but there are several options online.
WordPress remains the most popular website tool. WordPress offers the most flexibility for future growth. It is also the most popular so there are plenty of educational sites and tutorials. Here is a great resource on how to get started with WordPress.
Wix offers a easy to use interface and free websites. This tool has a gentle learning curve if you are less comfortable with technology.
SquareSpace is similar to Wix but has more polished and modern templates.
Once you get your site up and running, be sure to check out the Getting Started section of this resource center for marketing and technical tips.