Content Comes First
Above all else, your content must be your highest priority.
Your content is your foundation, the life blood on which the site exists. Without valuable and helpful content, readers won’t come. Focus on providing excellent content, and the monetizing strategies will work out.
Google gives more respect to unique content and if that comes first on your website then you are the king. The moment people start searching on Google, Google will present your article in first page as there is no other or fewer articles.
You must have unique content that’s added regularly, but don’t be discouraged. Finding unique content may not be as mind boggling as you might think. Picking topics you are passionate about is the first and most important step. Your ability to come up with things to write about will be a lot easier if they are things you are interested in. Ever notice how easy it is to go on and on when someone starts a conversation about your favorite movie or restaurant? It’s pretty simple. Just focus on your passions and you’ll never run short of unique content for your blogs or website. Creativity is nothing but inspiration from the things you’re passionate about.
Reading, watching TV or movies or even listening to the radio can all prove to be great tools for generating unique content. Ideas will come into your head as you engage in these activities and all you have to do is capture your thoughts as seed content for you to elaborate on later in an article. An article laced with a tinge of humor or a hint of controversy will make it an even more interesting draw to your audience. Combining your passion for the subject along with a diversity of seed content from sources like magazines, newsletters, books or even other blogs all serve to provide food for your creative mind.
Once you start compromising your content to cater to the affiliate programs or any other money making venture, you will lose your readers. Once that happens, you will lose the opportunity to receive any earnings from any of your ads, be they CPM, CPC, or referral based.