ALCS - Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox - Game SixYou saw it, right?

That one, amazing keyword that gets 127,000 searches per month.

If you could just get 10% of that…a paltry 10% of that traffic, you’d be golden.

So you do it: you write that post. You make it incredible, Hands down, undeniably awesome, with videos and pictures and way more than 500 words of content.

And then you wait.

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Will that strategy work?

It might, but I doubt it. The process I described above is akin to playing the internet marketing lottery.

Sure, you might get lucky from time to time, but it’s not really a strategy you want to build a business off of. If you’re going to build a real business, you need a strategy that’s reliable.

An Affiliate Marketing Strategy That Works

Now, let’s look at an affiliate marketing strategy I know will work.

I know because I’ve used it, time and time again. This site is a perfect example: in just a little over six months I built it from nothing to a site ranking on more than 1,200 keywords, more than 4 times the number of keywords I’d even considered.

And I’m not the only one.

So, what is this approach?

Consistent, reliable base hits.

What’s In A Base Hit?

A base hit strategy is the idea of ranking for a large number of keywords by having a consistent method for digging up low-competition terms and writing content that fills that need.

Not every post will rank well. Some content you write might never get a single organic search result. And that’s ok.

You’re building your business by aggregating little successes over time. It doesn’t matter if you strike out a few times (eg: have posts that don’t rank well) because as long as you keep hitting base hits, you’re far more likely to succeed than your competitor who only swings for the fences.

And guess what: it’s easier to score runs by stacking up doubles than it is by hitting one out of the park.

How To Do It

I’m not going to lie: following this strategy is going to take some work. Unless you win the internet lottery, you’re going to need a couple of months to see the results start to come in.

But, I know that if you’re willing to do that work, you will see results.

It really is that simple.

If you want to learn how to build a site using this strategy, click here.