After you have figured out as much as you can about the content you will be putting on your blog, it’s time to monetize it! There is nothing quite as fulfilling as knowing that when you put your words to paper, you can make some excellent money with those words. Whether you’ve ever sold products as an affiliate or not, there are certain strategies than can help you become more successful as a blogger.
The first step is to understand exactly what the people in your niche want to buy. You can visit other blogs in your niche to see what products they are an affiliate for. If your niche is well-suited to selling physical products or books, you may want to turn to Amazon.com/associates to sign up asan affiliate. It is very easy to add Amazon affiliate links within your blog posts. If you blog about specific products or very tight topics, your conversions can really skyrocket!
That point bears repeating — you want to blog about a variety of things, but you will occasionally want to blog about specific products. That’s because you have a good chance of ranking highly in the search engines for specific products. People who find your link in the search engines are more likely to be buyers. That means that if they are looking to buy and your review or post convinces them, they are highly likely to purchase through your link. You can earn some excellent referral income this way.
If you are dealing with a niche where there is a big problem that people are desperately trying to solve, the chances are very good that you can find a digital product to become an affiliate for. ClickBank.com and PayDotCom.com are excellent places to look for these products.
For example, if you are running a blog about how men should approach women, you’ll be happy to know that there are a wealth of products on this topic. You can include your affiliate link in highly targeted blog posts, and all throughout your blogs. Since this is such a targeted affiliate product for your topic, the chances are that you can make some great sales.
You definitely have to pay attention to where you place your affiliate links. You may want to include graphics that have your affiliate link as well as text links in strategic places. You may also want to include a few banners on your blog for products that convert especially well for you. Do not overdo this, because many people have found that there is “banner blindness.” You do not want to overload people because it can make your blog look spammy.
Monetizing your blog as an affiliate is definitely not difficult! You may have to tweak and test things here and there before you find the sweet spot — but once you get the traffic and the interest in your blog going, you will likely see the income start to roll in.
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