Blogging today is one of the best and effective ways to do business online. Blogging evolve a lot in recent years. Blogging has really changed the way of doing business online and making money from it.
Affiliate marketing is one of the best and lucrative ways to make huge and residual income online. Many pro bloggers like Harsh Agarwal, Darren Rowse, Pat Flynn, Zac Johnson etc are making thousands of dollars from affiliate marketing.
There is no upper limit of making money from affiliate marketing. Today there are hundreds of affiliate programs and affiliate networks available online, which helps you to make plenty of money online. I personally have made thousands of dollars through affiliate marketing from starting of my blog.
In this article, I am going to tell you how blogging can help you with affiliate program. I will also share some tips with you all which help you to make most out of your affiliate marketing.
I remember the days when I have started this blog and within 3 months of starting my blog, I am able to earned $300 affiliate commission by promoting affiliate programs. The combination of blogging and affiliate marketing is the best and very effective.
I really don’t want to waste your time. So, let’s check out how blogging can help you with affiliate marketing
A glimpse of Blogging
Blogging is an art and you have to learn it. The more you do, the more you learn. If you are new to blogging, learn how to start a blog.
Blogging is a great way to connect with your audience and share your knowledge and experience with them. Blogging is all about to helping others with your knowledge. Blogging helps you to connect with peoples worldwide which will increase your networking and also help you to build authority online.
Today blogging is a great way to brand yourself. Major companies are using blogging as one of their promotion strategies. Blogging has really changed the marketing strategies.
Ways to monetize your blog
We bloggers love to do blogging and want to monetize our blog in different ways like monetizing it with Google AdSense and other PPC programs. Some of them did not have good luck to get approval from AdSense and some of them get their AdSense account banned.
Blogging does not end with AdSense. There are hundreds of ways you can monetize your blog. Affiliate Marketing is one of them.
Affiliate marketing is one of my primary ways to monetize my blog. As I have stated earlier that my first income is from affiliate marketing.
How to use affiliate marketing with blogging?
Blogging helps you to make most out of your affiliate marketing. Blogging helps you to promote affiliate products easily and effective. Here are some of reasons that blog helps you to make money from affiliate marketing:
- Blogging helps you to connect with your audience and build trust. Thus it helps products to convert very well.
- With blogging affiliate marketing is very easy. You can promote products that help to solve your user’s problem and hence help you to make commission from it.
- Blogging helps you to understand your users need and give them relevant product which is a win-win situation for both of you.
I usually write product reviews on my blog because it will help me provide in-depth details and insights about the products and services which I am promoting.
Writing a killer review copy always converts very well. Mention everything about the products and services including its pros and cons. Some of the newbie bloggers think that mentioning the cons about the product will harm their commission but in reality it helps you to build trust and thus increase your sales and conversions.
I highly recommend bloggers to give relevant products and also try the product and services before writing the review as it will help you to test out the product and give detailed information about it. This will make your reviews more genuine and professional.
You can use bullets to point out some of the key features of the products and services. Thoroughly give the every information about the products and services which you are promoting.
I always recommend my users to cloak their affiliate link. Naked affiliate links looks very ugly and not SEO friendly. You can use plugins like thirsty affiliate and pretty links lite to cloak your affiliate links. This will not only make your affiliate links looks professional and user-friendly but also protect your affiliate links as well.
Over to you
Affiliate Marketing is not a rocket science not as hard you think. With blogging affiliate marketing is never easy again. I always prefer blogging as one of the best way to do affiliate marketing and make good sales and conversion by providing relevant products and services.
Let me know how blogging and affiliate marketing works for you. If you have any thoughts and questions feel free to share in comments.