Affiliate Marketing – Are you leaving money on the table?
I know a lot of you guys reading my blog are travel bloggers or have a (side) business of some sort to support your travel addiction. As a blogger or website owner, you are probably always looking for ways to monetize and diversify your income stream. If you are just starting out, read this this step by step guide to setting up your blog. I mean, who wants to leave money on the table, right?
Affiliate Marketing can be a great way to generate income from your site, whether you are running a personal blogger or a blog on your company website (yes, you can implement Affiliate Marketing on company blogs).
Here is how it works: You find a product that you genuinely love and that fits in with your niche, write a blog post about it or mention it in an existing post and add an affiliate link. When people click the link and purchase the product, you will receive a small (or sometimes large) commission.
Some affiliate links even let you promote them on Social Media, so you can send out a quick tweet or Facebook update to earn money.
That is it. You create the content once and potentially earn money over and over again. Ah, I just love passive income, don’t you?
But how does it all work? I have to admit that I dabbled in Affiliate Marketing for a long time without ever seeing more than a Dollar or two per month. I always thought it is something you needed hundreds of thousands of page views to be successful.
But then I stumbled on something on a course that changed my perspective! There is a lady that claims to make over 100k per MONTH with Affiliate Marketing and she offers a course to teach you the ins and outs of Affiliate Marketing (affiliate link). It definitely sounded like one of those get rich quick schemes. But it caught my attention and caused me to daydream of what I would do with that kind of money, haha. And in a spur of the moment kind of decision, I signed up. She offered a 30-Day-Money-Back-Guarantee, so I figured that if I didn’t learn anything, I could always return the money.
And here is what happened next:
I completed the course and loved it. I made a few hundred dollars by recommending it to some of my blogger and website owner friends, so it actually paid for itself from that. That was awesome!
The problem? I never actually implemented the tips and tricks on my blog. You know. Life. It happens. So for the following months, I made a whopping: $ 0
I know! A shame.
However, over the Holidays I had a bit of extra time and decided to implement those strategies on a new website I was working on. This website was already making about $ 450 per month through Affiliate Marketing but didn’t apply any of the tips the course suggests.
I spent a few sleepless nights tweaking and optimizing the existing content and guess what?
I’ve already earned over $ 1,175.00 since January 1, 2017.
Yes, that is almost TRIPLE what this website made before. If the trend continues, I will break $1,500.00 of passive Affiliate income for January. It is not 100k a month, but I feel like I can push this even further in the next few months!
Here is a screenshot of my Affiliate Earnings of my main affiliate income source on this website:
Since I published this post, I increased my website income even more and here are my current numbers:
January: Total Income: $ 2047.65 Affiliate Income: $ 1693.06
February: Total Income: $ 3744.71 Affiliate Income: $ 2126.42
Goal for March: Total Income: $ 4200.00 Affiliate Income: $ 3000.00
March: Total Income $ 4521.73 Affiliate Income 2622.87
Goal for April: Total Income: $ 5000.00 Affiliate Income: $ 3000.00
Do you know how much I kick myself that I didn’t implement these strategies sooner?
Now the question is? How much money are YOU leaving on the table each month?
To make a point: I highly recommend taking the course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing!
Here is a screenshot of my January Amazon Affiliate Income. Guess when I started implementing the things I learned in the course?
Again, Amazon is most likely not going to make me a millionaire, but it is not a bad start either.
You can try it risk-free (30 Day Money Back Guarantee) and to make it even better, the course is on Sale right now! Use my affiliate link and the Coupon Code DISCOUNT28OFF to buy the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing Course today (Sale ends January 29, 2017).
What does that mean for you? Well, it is an opportunity for you to not leave money on the table. Is it going to make you a millionaire overnight? No. But it all adds up, right?
Do you have questions? Feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d be happy to answer your questions or see if your blog or website is a good fit for Affiliate Marketing.
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Life definitely does happen. I’ve been bad about getting into affiliate marketing, but I’m inspired by this! Thanks for the tips 🙂
I’ve been focusing on adding more affiliates to my site as well and it’s really paying off.
Maria, that is awesome how affiliate marketing is working for you. Yay for passive income! I’ve just started to add affiliate marketing on my blog. I’m sure there is a lot to learn to make it really work for you.
I must admit as a blogger with a full time job (that I actually like) I’ve never really thought too much about how to make money from the blog but it might be something to consider doing. I’m freelance so I only earn money the days I work so it could be a good way to get a little something the days I don’t work. Something to think about. Thanks
Super article, I too am always seeking ways to monetize the blog. Thanks for the info