Make Money from Your Blog: Become an Affiliate Marketer

If you're new to blogging or even just interested in making a bit of extra income there are plenty of opportunities to sell other people's products, as well as your own.  It all depends on how much much time and effort you're willing to spend to make it so.

This isn't a get rich quick plan!  You start from scratch building your name and gaining customers who will then turn into a profit later on.

Step 1  

Start Your Own Blog

This is your foundation and platform for selling, and why so many people fail when they try to build an online business.

The above quote kind of sums it up.  You need to create a website with great content and slowly build your audience.

Warning:  This doesn't mean create a website and fill it full of affiliate links.

You only need to allow a few affiliate links per blog post.

3 helpful blog posts on Starting Your Own Blog:
  1. How to Start a Blogger Blog in 10 Mins
  2. The Simple and Quick Guide to Starting Your Own Website
  3. Blog Your Way to Success: Best 7 Udemy Blogging Courses
Step 2

Drive Traffic to Your Blog

Once you've started your blog and started writing blog posts, the next step is to drive traffic to your website.  Without traffic your blog will be dead in the water.

The two main ways to do this are:
  1. SEO - Search Engine Optimisation - Organic Traffic.
  2. Pay-Per-Click (PPC)/Ads - Paid Traffic
If like me you're on a shoe string budget, organic traffic is the best option.

There are many ways to drive traffic organically.

Some helpful blog posts on SEO:
The more you write and the older your website gets, it will gain authority over time with search engines, helping to boost your search ranking.

If you have a budget to work with then opting for paid traffic through Google Adwords, Facebook and Twitter Ads can definitely help you gain more traffic.
Create Your Own Affiliate Program

If you're selling your own eBooks or products you can start your own affiliate program.

Read: How to Sell Your eBook Directly with Payhip

Read the full series: Become an Amazon AffiliateBecome a Hostgator AffiliateBecome a PicMonkey AffiliateBecome an Udemy AffiliateBecome a SEMrush Affiliate

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