Do you wish you could make money by blogging but not sure how?
When I started blogging I had no idea how you could make money. I started watching what other bloggers did and began following their steps. Soon I was able to get to my first month of $1k in passive income.
Note: This page contains affiliate links which means I make a commission if you purchase using one of the links at no cost to you. Thank you for supporting my writing.
What is affiliate marketing?
Affiliate marketing is the process of referring readers to a product or service you recommend and getting a commission. You know how your tell your friends to go watch that awesome movie or read the latest must-read book? It’s like that. Accept better because you get paid a percentage for the referral.
One course that helped me increase my pinterest traffic was Paul’s Billionaire Blog Club. In January he made over $29k from his blogs.
How to get started
First you need a blog. If you don’t have one yet I created a simple, easy to follow, step-by-step how to start your blog with screen shots and everything.
How to join an affiliate marketing program
There are a couple ways to find affiliate programs. Some affiliates use a service like Shareasale
You sign up through Shareasale and apply to the programs that fit your audience.
Also you can look at products you use and scroll to the bottom of the page and many will have a link to their affiliate program and how to apply.
Don’t worry if some affiliates deny you. Sometimes your content just might not be a good fit for them. It happens to me – just move on and apply to another.
How do I get paid?
Most affiliates pay out on a weekly or monthy basis. Payments are usually sent my paypal.
What do I do after I’m approved?
After you are approved. Start writing content around a problem that a reader would have that leads them to needing the product or service. Here is one I created for someone who wants to organize their home. Or this one for someone who wants to move over their blog to a new host.
You can also put banner images on the top of your blog posts on in the sidebar.
Affiliate program with high payouts
Coach Glue – 30-50% commission They create content bloggers and coaches can rebrand and use on their blogs to create email list optins and training programs.
Siteground – Earn $50 to $125 a sale
Elegant Themes – 50% per sale. My favorite WordPress theme.
Ecamm – 15% per sales. Software to go live on Facebook or to record a skype call for podcasting. I use this to record my podcast
Ultimate Bundles – Multiple bundle packs including
- HEALTHY MEAL PLANNING BUNDLE | DEC 29-JAN 5
- ULTIMATE PHOTOGRAPHY BUNDLE | FEB 26-MAR 6
- ULTIMATE HOMEMAKING BUNDLE | APR 4-9
- GARDENING SUPER BUNDLE | APR 25-MAY 1
- ULTIMATE HEALTHY LIVING BUNDLE | SEPT 17-24
- GENIUS BLOGGER’S TOOLKIT | OCT 8-15
- GENIUS WRITER’S TOOLKIT | NOV 7-12
Freshbooks – $55 per sale. Easy way to send out invoices for your freelancing business.
ActiveCampaign – 30% payout – my favorite autoresponder that allows you to do some awesome user tracking
Namecheap – 30% commission – where I buy my domains from.
ThriveCart – what I use to track my affiliate sales for my products.
Ebates – earn $15 for everyone that signs up and spends $25
Supersmile – 20% of sales – Teeth whitening
Microbiomeplus – 50% of sales – probiotics
Zaycon – Zaycon Fresh is a unique way to order meats and your readers can save 30-50% off store prices by cutting out the middleman (i.e. the grocery store). earn $15 per customer.
Sales and Strategy
The greatest of all time Grant Cardone! If you have not read his Millionaire Booklet, the 10Xrule or Sell or Be Sold you should.
MentorBox – Summary courses of best selling authors – when you are short on times these courses are amazing.