3 Easy Tips You Can Use Today to Make Money with Affiliate Marketing
*This post contains affiliate links.
One of the first ways beginning bloggers can monetize their blogs is through affiliate marketing. Below I share three amazing tips with examples and additional resources how you can use affiliate marketing to make money with your blog, even if it’s small.
Tip #1: Make a collage pin and roundup post.
A collage post is a post that features 5-10 products from Amazon (or another affiliate program) that solve a central problem. And the collage pin that you create with it is super shareable on Pinterest. Since you are not allowed to take screenshots of the images from Amazon, you’ll have to be creative!
Because you’re reviewing a few products, hopefully you’ve purchased them to give an honest review. So you can take real pictures of the items and add those images to your pin image.
If you use other affiliate programs, like Nordstrom or Target for example, reach out to them to confirm you can use images from their site.
Advice: Don’t just throw a few things together, take the time to think through the items. Will the combination help your reader? Have you used the items yourself? Can you write an honest and complete review? Do they all help solve a problem for your reader? Have you included low and high priced items?
Tip #2: Write a comparative post.
If you know your audience may like multiple items but they find it hard to choose between them, why not make it easier for them to do so? For example, I know my audience loves blogging tips and tricks. So I’ve created a post comparing the top 4 blogging ebooks for them. I’ve listed the necessary information they would need to make a good comparison between the products.
I own each one of those ebooks that I’m an affiliate for and can write an honest review on them.
If you help make the purchasing decision easier for your reader, your conversions will increase. Always focus on solving a problem for your audience, and they will love you for it!
Tip #3: Paint a picture for your reader!
Megan, a fellow mommy blogger, wrote up a fantastic post and added a few affiliate links in it. This drove more than $22 to her bank account within her first week of blogging! Why was she so successful?
It’s because she showcased the item in her home and in her post. She didn’t just slap a few affiliate links in her post, she actually told a whole story. She sold the item so well and allowed her reader to ‘see’ the item in their home too. How can you display the benefits of the product you are an affiliate for? How can you make your reader see themselves using that item too?
Once you get your reader to imagine that item in their home, then your conversions will skyrocket!
You really do not need hundreds of thousands of page views to make money with affiliate marketing. It’s all about your techniques.
And in my income reports, you can see that I make half of my income (about $3,000) from affiliate marketing too. And I don’t even have over 50K page views per month.
So no, you don’t need thousands of page views. You can do this even if your blog is small.
Do you worry that affiliate marketing just doesn’t work for your niche?
That can’t be further from the truth. There are a ton of affiliate programs that can benefit your readers. If you know of a product or service your readers love, why not Google the “product name + affiliate” to see if they have a program you can sign up for?
Focus on your reader and solve a problem for them. Then find the right program or product and sign up for their affiliate program.
Amazon is one of the first stops you can explore!
- Bullet Journaling: This post on bullet journaling has made me over $320 in affiliate commissions through Amazon.
- Kids Play Mats: This post from MamaInstincts has made her thousands per month.
- LuLaRoe: This post on LuLaRoe from This Outnumbered Mama has made her over $1,000 in one month!
Above are three completely different niches and topics that are all bringing in hundreds of dollars through affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is one way you can make money with Amazon, another is actually selling products on Amazon through their FBA program.
Remember, even a small investment in your blog will pay off over and over again if you use it right!!
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- What is affiliate marketing and why use Amazon affiliates
KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE
- Using affiliate links is a win-win for bloggers and readers
- Get insight on your readers through their purchases
- How to milk the holidays and promotions
- How to use social media to create affiliate income
- How to craft the perfect product round-ups
- How to monetize your readers’ favorite posts
- Make extra affiliate income by using this one overlooked page
- The secret behind creating gift guides that sell
- More page views might mean more affiliate income but not always
- The one simple secret that brings in hundreds of dollars a month
Want to level up a bit more? Here is the course I recommend!
The Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course – this course covers all the secrets to how Michelle makes more money in one month with affiliate marketing than most people make all year! Oh wow! Five short years ago she was making $672 per month with her blog, now she hits over $100K every month. It’s insane.
If there is one person that can help you with increasing your affiliate marketing conversions, Michelle is the one! And as a bonus, she has included a great Pinterest section in her course to help you drive more traffic to your affiliate posts.
And the best part? Once you enroll in the course you have access to Michelle’s private course Facebook group. This is one of the most valuable parts! Because in the group you can ask Michelle directly for help on anything you are struggling with. And you can also learn from others who are also going through the course. The knowledge shared is invaluable.
In summary, the three tips to increase your affiliate marketing income with your blog are:
- Tip #1: Make a collage pin and roundup post.
- Tip #2: Write a comparative post.
- Tip #3: Paint a picture for your reader!