Are you a newbie who want to start a blog for money? Or Do you already have a blog but you are not making any money?
There is no doubt that we all work for me. So if you are not making money from blogging that means sooner or later you will quit the blogging. I have seen many bloggers complaining that they are not making money with blogging, but do you know whose fault is this?
My Blunt answer, “it`s your FAULT.”
If you cannot make money through blogging, that means either you are sticking with single monetization opportunity, or you are not aware of how to grow you are earning with different monetization strategies.
But don`t worry, I am here to help you. Let`s dig deep into the money making opportunity for a newbie blogger.
Here comes the “Affiliate Marketing.”
What is Affiliate Marketing:
Affiliate marketing is the form of marketing, where you promote products and services of other companies on your blog via reviews, lists articles or banner ads. When your efforts generate sales, you will earn a commission.
Affiliate marketing is better than Adsense:
Adsense is the love of the life of every newbie blogger. In the beginning of blogging career, you always fall for AdSense. There is no doubt that Adsense is the biggest contextual ad network. If you are already using Adsense, then you may have seen that the earning falls between $0.03 to $3 in most of the cases. If the big part of your traffic is coming from Asian countries, then you may always fall for cents only. This is not a big amount if you do not have massive traffic.
In affiliate marketing, there is no limit on how much money you can make. Usually, an affiliate marketer can make between $1-$1000 per sale. Which is much more than the earning from Adsense.
The best thing is that even when there is Adsense Vs Affiliate marketing, still you can use both monetization factors together.
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How newbie Bloggers can make money through affiliate marketing:
1) Search affiliate program According to your niche:
The very first thing which will help you to generate sales and make money is that you should choose the affiliate program which is according to your own niche.
If you have a blog that means you also know that what kind of people visit your blog and why they like your blog. Offer them the same products or services in which they are interested. In this way, you will offer them what they want to buy and increase your sales conversion.
For example: If you are running a Smartphone review blog and promoting a health product, the chances are that you hardly generate a single sale in a whole month, but if you are promoting the Smartphones, then you will undoubtedly generate leads and convert them into sales.
Important Tip: You can use the very helpful affilitizer plugin for chrome, to find the affiliate programs using Google search related to your niche.
2) Join Popular Affiliate Networks:
Many newbie bloggers do mistakes joining tons of affiliate networks or jump from one affiliate network to other thinking that other network can help you make money.
It is good that you should only join the popular affiliate network marketplace such as CJ, Shareasale, ClickBank, Amazon Affiliates, etc.
Joining a popular affiliate network allows you to find so many products and services at one place easily and also there are no payment issues with these networks.
3) Build Strong Email list:
Every newbie blogger should have a good email marketing strategy from day one. You should install an email subscription service such as Mailchimp, Getresponse or Aweber Email Marketing, etc. This will not only help you to boost email subscribers but also help you to promote your affiliate products, and affiliate offers using email services.
You can send the offer to all your subscribers in one click, and some of them will buy if it is according to what they are looking for.
4) Strong Social Media Presence:
Strong Social Media Presence is the key to boost subscribers, traffic and make money. From the very first day you should create social media profiles such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Linkedin, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, etc. and start promoting your content.
You can also promote your affiliate product reviews or offers on these social networks and boost the chances of making more sales.
5) Word of Mouth:
Word of mouth is always the best type of advertising. If you are promoting a service and you know that people around you may need that service, then you should redirect them to your blog where you have placed the affiliate ad. If they click and buy some product and service from there, you will make money. This will also help you to gain more traffic.
If you are serious about blogging and you want to make blogging your full-time career, then you should take affiliate marketing very seriously. You should choose products and services wisely. Affiliate marketing will help you to make huge money.
Follow above tips and start your journey as an affiliate marketer. If you still have any question, feel free to ask via comments.
Author bio: Gaurav Kumar, professional Blogger, writer and motivational speaker. He is the founder of Devilcoded.com and many others. He is well known for his creation eAskme and guides about blogging.