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?
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?
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.
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.
#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.
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.
- Ling Tran of Finsavvy Panda made$5,674 in February 2019.
- Harsh Agrawal of Shout Me Loud made $34,165 in February 2018.
- Tom Dupuis of Online Media Masters made $150k in 2018.
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.