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How to Make Money from Your Blog in 30 Days!

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Sounds far-fetched, right?

Downright deceitful even.

But it’s doable.

Monetizing a blog is not as tough as you think. You can make money from your blog fast… within the next 30 days. Even if you’ve never earned a penny online before.

How you are asking?

Easy.

Affiliate marketing.

Yes, affiliate marketing is the answer to your blog monetization headache. You can make good money by selling other people’s products and getting a commission from the profits.

In this post, I will show you exactly how to monetize your blog within a month.

Ready to jump in?

Without These 3 Essentials Forget About Making Money Off Your Blog

To make money through your blog, you need to have 3 pillars in place.

#1. An audience that trusts you unreservedly

I’m sure you’ve heard this powerful marketing mantra before:

People buy from people they know, like, and trust.

Without trust, you can’t transact.

It’s that simple.

People won’t respond to your offers if you haven’t won their trust. Even if your products and offers are epic.

But how do you develop trust?

I’m glad you asked…

#2. A constant gushing stream of content that rocks

Building trust takes time.

There’s no way around this.

No hacks. No shortcuts. No magic tricks.

You must put in the hard yards.

Producing helpful content for your audience day in and day out is the only way to build trust with your audience.

It’s not enough to come up with great content once in a while.

You’ve got to do it repeatedly, over the long haul.

#3. An engaged and responsive email list

Sorry to burst your bubble, my friend.

The money’s not in the list. It’s in an engaged list. Big difference.

Only a list that loves to hear from you always and clicks on your links regularly will buy from you.

Having a list alone isn’t enough.

With the foundation set, let’s get into the intricacies of earning online income.

6 Easy Steps To Make Money From Your Blog In 720 Hours

Let’s get into the concrete steps you should take to monetize your blog in record time.

#1. Identify stellar products you are already using

To make money you need good products.

But where do you get them?

Let me first tell you what you shouldn’t do:

1. Jump on the first affiliate marketing network you find online and start trading.

Here’s why this is a big mistake. Affiliate networks are not created equal. Some are hard to join. Others are teeming with junk products nobody cares about. And, some have rock-bottom commissions you can’t live on. Some have great products but that aren’t a good fit for your audience. Do your homework before joining. ClickBank, for example, is easy to join but be prepared to dig through a mountain of crap products to find the good ones.

2. Look for the products with the biggest commissions.

There are two problems with this approach. First, it’s rooted in greed. It’s all about you and how much you can make. Second, this tactic may fail as your audience may not like the products you are selling. To succeed, have an audience-first approach. Dig deep into your analytics, FAQ, surveys, and blog comments. Identify burning problems your audience needs help with. Look for products that answer your audience’s biggest questions and fill their deepest longing.

Besides, products with the highest cut have fierce competition.

So how do you get around this?

Where can you get quality products without breaking a sweat?

The answer is much closer than you imagine. It’s in your digital backyard. Sell products you believe in. Products and services you use daily.

Marketing becomes thrilling and less scary when you promote products you know and love.

Which products or services do you use often?

From hosting to email marketing software, from email software to landing pages, from landing pages to webinar solutions, from webinars to child themes, you have plenty of options.

Pick your favorites and register as an affiliate so they allow you to promote the products in question. Once you have 5+ products you are ready for the next step.

#2. Add affiliate links to your best-performing posts

With products on hand, the next step is to write an in-depth review of the product, right?

Wrong.

You can do that later if you like. But if you want quick sales, that’s not the answer.

Writing good content is time-consuming.

There’s a quicker and easier way.

Simply insert affiliate links into posts that are doing well on your blog. Because the posts are popular and proven they’re likely to convert better.

Here’s a case study from Smart Blogger.

The above excerpt is from a popular WordPress hosting post. It’s will get click-throughs.

Adding links to popular posts will take you an hour or two at most. You can land your first sale within a few days.

That’d be nice, wouldn’t it? 🙂

#3. Create a ‘products/resources we use’ page

Another easy way to make a quick buck through your blog is to create a ‘products we use/love’ page.

Include links to your affiliate products on the list.

That’s it.

A few quick tips on how to nail this:

  • Put the page in a prominent place in your main menu.
  • Provide context instead of merely listing the products/services.
  • Point out how the product will improve readers’ lives.
  • Secure a special deal tailormade for your readers.

Here’s a good example from Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income.

He highlights the product’s benefits, makes the link pronounced, and woos his readers with a special deal.

Impressive.

#4. Watch out for special deals and pounce on them

Specials are a regular feature of online marketing.

From time to time some brands whose products you are selling run sales.

Be on the lookout for them.

Once you spot one, email your list and alert them about the offer. Encourage them to buy through your affiliate link.

Nobody passes up a good deal.

Not only will they buy the product, but they’ll also appreciate you for caring for them.

#5. Come up with a video sales page (it’s not as difficult as you think!)

On average, only 1-5% of people click on affiliate links.

You can boost this conversion rate by using video instead of text.

Video sales pages convert better than written sales pages. A study of online fashion retailers showed that those using video on product pages saw a 134% boost in conversions.

Yes, I know you are not a video whizz.

But you can still do it. It’s easy. Just record a simple short video on your smartphone showcasing the benefits of the product. Stress the pressing problems the product solves.

It doesn’t have to be long- 5 to 10 minutes is enough. Use an online video editing tool to edit and polish it up. It’ll give your video that professional feel.

Email your list and link to your video sales page.

Sit back and watch the sales come in.

#6. Optimize the winners and scale

After a while, you’ll notice one or two money making products from the bunch you’ve tried.

Drop the duds.

Focus on dynamite products.

How can you maximize earnings from the hot sellers?

  • Write more content around the topic connected to the product. You’ll rank for product-related keywords that send you a steady flow of people to click on your affiliate links.
  • Write a series of emails showing your readers all the best ways to use the product. You’ll close more sales.
  • Write a massively detailed review of the product. One that’s better than everything out there. A skyscraper. You’ll get a lot of organic traffic, and by extension, sales.
  • Consider paid ads. Remember, only buy traffic after you’ve discovered tried and tested winners not before otherwise you’ll lose money.

There you have it.

A step-by-step guide to making money through your blog in 30 days. Maybe you are still a bit skeptical. You are asking yourself this valid question…

Can You Really Make Money Through Affiliate Marketing As A Blogger?

The answer is a resounding yes!

As a blogger, you are strategically positioned to profit handsomely from promoting other people’s products.

Why?

You already have red-hot traffic and an eager audience.

All you have to do is find good products that match the needs of your audience.

Many bloggers like you enjoy a good living through affiliate marketing.

You can do it too.

In this short article, I’ve only scratched the surface.

Grab this complete affiliate marketing guide for bloggers if you want exhaustive guidance. The ebook is choke-full of secret tactics you won’t find anywhere.

Affiliate Marketing: It’s Easy Money With A Receptive Audience and The Right Tactics

Monetizing your blog through affiliate marketing is easy.

But only if you’ve done the hard work upfront. With a solid foundation of an audience that feeds from your hand daily, the potential is huge.

You can make passive income while relaxing on a hammock and sipping Pina Coladas in an exquisite exotic island.

It’s there for the taking.

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Qhubekani Nyathi
 

Qhubekani Nyathi aka The Click Guy is an irresistibly handsome (wife’s baseless claims!) website copywriter and long-form content strategist. He helps SMBs rapidly grow their income through actionable long-form content that ranks high, builds authority, and generates tons of leads. He is a contributor to top blogs like Search Engine Watch, Crazy Egg, Smart Blogger, Get Response, Business 2 Community and Clickz.

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 28 comments
Vishwajeet Kumar

Hello Qhubekani ,

Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make money online from your blog. I personally monetize my blog with affiliate marketing and it helps me to make money from my blog. It is a great way to make money by recommending relevant products or services to your users. Thanks for sharing this awesome post.

Regards,
Vishwajeet

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Qhubekani Nyathi

Hi Vishwajeet,
Thanks for weighing in.

Good to hear affiliate marketing is working for you.

See you around!

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Moss Clement

Hi Qhubekani,

The three points mentioned above are sure-fire if you want to make money from your blog. It is essential to have a loyal readership who are willing to buy what you offer. And to get such an audience, you need to feet them properly at the right time. It is more like they’re saying “what isin it for me?” Give them what they want, that is consistent value and they will bye what you present to them.

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Qhubekani Nyathi

Hi Moss,
Yes, a loyal well-fed readership is the foundation of it all.

And, if you give them what they want, how can they not buy?

Thanks for stopping by!

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Liton Biswas

Hey Qhubekani,

Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest and lucrative ways to make money blogging.

But as you said, you have to gain readers’ trust first before getting any click. And it takes time.

The quickest way to gain readers’ trust is to create really helpful content for readers. We first need to invest time in it.

Another thing, before promoting any affiliate product, you should use the product first. At least the product should be reputed.

However, thanks for sharing these nice thoughts.

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SLEEP ZONE

Hey Qhubekani,

Nice sharing. Thanks.
Ive been through affiliate program and other related stuff recently, your thoughts really help.

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    Qhubekani Nyathi

    Hey,
    Glad you got value from the post.

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Qhubekani Nyathi

Hi Liton,
Thanks for your contribution.

Indeed, first-hand experience with the product is a must to ensure the product is authentic.

Enjoy your day! 😀

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Ryan Biddulph

Qhubekani this is a sensational post buddy. You break it down skillfully, because prospering fast is definitely a science, requiring you to follow specific steps. Going the affiliate route is the best way to profit fast because ready-made products sell freely, when you find offers resonating with your audience.
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    Qhubekani Nyathi

    Hey Ryan,
    Thanks for the kind words. You are an inspiration on how to make money from blogging.

    Stay awesome!

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niraj

Hello Qhubekani,
I wanna say affiliate marketing is still a good way to earn money. It is the easiest and strong way to make money online. My website is for 12 months old. My future goal is to make money with affiliate marketing as well as Google Adsense. But, my first priority is affiliate marketing.

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    Qhubekani Nyathi

    Hi Niraj,
    Keep building your audience and feeding them with helpful information.

    I wish you all the best with your blog!

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Nikola Roza

Hi Qhubekani
great post! I like your style of writing. So direct and to the point.
Anyway, good tip on not picking the most expensive product to promote, but first doing research into what problems your audience face, and what product would help them the most.
I can see how that’d be more effective.
Cheers!

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Shrayan

Hey, Nyathi

I learn a lot from here the tips to make money from a blog. The exact point you explained that work currently in the market… Great job

Thanks.

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    Qhubekani Nyathi

    Hi Shrayan,
    Happy you loved the tips. I guess what’s left now is for you to try them. 😀

    Thanks!

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Qhubekani Nyathi

Hi Nikola,
Glad you liked the post.
See you around!

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Allan

Hi Nyathi,
This is very intriguing. Now I’m considering to create my own blogging site. Thanks for the tips

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    Qhubekani Nyathi

    Hi Allan,
    Glad the post resonated. Do set up that blog and go for it.

    You can do this!

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Eric W.

I`m starting a new blog today because my previous blog is removed. Your post is just the lead I wanted. Thanks for sharing such good content.

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    Qhubekani Nyathi

    Hi Eric,
    Happy you picked some useful nuggets.

    I wish you all the best with the new blog!

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Neeraj Sharma

I have read many article before come to this blog and all they articles are saying that new blogs take at least 3 months to get first income from blog.
I have been planning to making a blog but couldn’t create one yet but after this article I will make a blog soon because I have to earn money in next 30 days.

thanks blogger

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    Qhubekani Nyathi

    Hi Neeraj,
    Yes, you have to develop trust with your audience first before selling anything to them.

    These tips are for bloggers who have established audiences.

    You can’t sell straightaway when you are starting out.

    Good luck with your upcoming blog!

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Rosie

As a beginner, I feel so confused about how to make money from my blog in the fastest way. Your guide is straightforward and helps me a lot to find the right direction to develop my blog. Many thanks

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    Qhubekani Nyathi

    Hi Rosie,
    You are welcome! Happy you found the post useful.

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Anil Agarwal

Hi Qhubekani,

Excellent tips on making money blogging. I’ve been making a living from blogging for more than a decade now and most of my income comes from affiliate marketing.

I know that earning money from affiliate product is NOT at all easy and it takes time to understand your target audience, build trust, promote the right products using the right channels to increase your sales.

So if you’re someone who is looking to earn money from blogs quickly, I highly recommend you to give a try to services such as writing, web design, SEO and so on as they help you find clients and freelance gigs through your blog really quickly.

That being said, if you’re looking to build a career in blogging, you should consider long term passive income sources like affiliate marketing, selling courses, selling your own products such as plugins, tools, eBooks and so on.

My 2 cents to those who want to make money from affiliate marketing is don’t rely too much on SEO as Google is coming up with weird algorithm updates every now and then. It’s better to build an email list or you should find ways to create a sales funnel through paid channels such as FB ads, twitter ads, Google PPC and so on.

Thanks for sharing your tips, keep up the great work!
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    Qhubekani Nyathi

    Hi Anil,
    Happy to hear you’ve been making a living through affiliate marketing income for 10+ years. If that’s not inspirational, then I don’t what is! Your story shows us that this affiliate marketing thing is doable.

    And, yes, building an engaged email list is crucial.

    I appreciate your kind words.

    Keep rocking 🙂

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Keiran Potter

Thanks for this! I am not at the point of monetising my blog yet. I do want to start a side project though, maybe offering services. It just seems like such an unachievable endeavour at this point in time. Perhaps I will just stick to your tips and start off with affiliate links. The way you describe it seems much more manageable
Thanks,
Keiran

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    Qhubekani Nyathi

    Hi Keiran,
    You’re welcome 🙂 I’m glad you got value from the post. Yes, affiliate marketing is doable. Try the tips and see how things pan out. You’ve got this!

    See you around.

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