My favorite way of monetizing my blog is by using affiliate marketing. Welcome to our 5 Part Affiliate Series! We will show you how to boost your affiliate sales. Once you know how to effectively use Affiliate marketing, you can grow your income monthly easily. So many amazing bloggers such as Michelle from Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing are making hundreds of thousands of dollars per month just in affiliate sales. I am by no means close to making that kind of money, but I am seeing the potential. If you would like to start seeing results with your affiliate sales, consider getting this e-book: How to make money in affiliate marketing in 24 hours using Pinterest. Learn how to boost your affiliate income today!
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This is part one of our Boosting your Affiliate Sales Blogging series.
Want to catch up on the Affiliate Marketing Series?:
- Part 2: 5 of the best Affiliate Programs for bloggers
- Part 3: How to make consistent sales with your Affiliate Blog posts
- Part 4: 6 Professional Bloggers give you tips on how to Boost Affiliate Sales
How to Boost your Affiliate Income and Make Money Online
Step 1: Always recommend products that you love using
The first step of succeeding with affiliate sales is by recommending and working with products that you have used and tried out. If you blindly recommend a product for the sake of making money, you won’t make much. You should be able to demonstrate how the product has helped you, why you love it so much and how it will solve your reader’s problems. This will make for an easy sale.
Here is a list of Affiliate Programs to sign up for!
Step 2: Promote your affiliate links with your blog
They are so many amazing ways you can promote your affiliate links via your blog. But they are a few ways that we highly recommend as they will get you more of a return. The best way is to write a review on why someone should purchase a certain product or service. As we mentioned, try to solve a problem that most people are facing. Describe in great detail how a particular product has helped you or is still helping you.
Here is a review I wrote about Swagbucks and how I am able to earn about $500 per month from it!
Be honest with your review, show examples if you can and really aim to solve an issue that most of your readers may have. So aim at writing reviews, tutorials on how to use something, and interviewing your affiliate manager for their perspective on the product.
Step 3: Promote your Affiliate links with Social Media
Use social media to promote your affiliate link. I recommend using Pinterest to boost your sale and one of our blogger friends created this amazing e-Book about getting the most out of affiliate marketing with Pinterest. I wrote a whole review on it right here: How to make money in affiliate marketing in 24 hours using Pinterest! Great e-book and I make sales every day now using Pinterest. When posting on Social media or your blog and pretty every else, do not forget to disclose that it is an affiliate link and that you will be making a commission. If you have a large following on Twitter and Facebook, these are also good places to directly promote your links!
Consider joining Maven, the new Pinterest to promote products you love. It’s free to join and easy to share on all social media platforms with one click. This means more exposure. If you do join Maven, please complete your profile and include your blog link for the traffic to work!
Step 4: Promote your Affiliate links with your email list
Your email list is your bread and butter. It is guaranteed that at least 40% of your list will see your email, open it up and read what you recommend. The bigger and engaged your email list is, the better. If you have an email list of 1000 people and 40% read your email, that is about 400 people. That’s amazing! I know bloggers with over 10,000 email subscribers. Work on growing your email list. This list should be filled with people that will engage with your work.
Read this now: Grow your email list with Pinterest!
Step 5: Create Sales Funnels to boost your affiliate income
In order to convert your website visitors into sales, you need a great sales funnel. A sale funnel is a perfect way to get your client into a buying mood. Create awareness for your product by promoting your blog, build a connection by getting them to sign up for an email list preferably a FREE course and then recommend your product. Never force, just give your opinion on why it’s great. And let the cash flow in.
Now promote your sales funnel over and over again (ideally on autopilot, using Pinterest) and watch your income grow.
Step 6: Create great visuals/ graphics for your affiliate
Most affiliate managers offer you amazing images that you can use to promote your work. This is great. The only thing with this is that if they have a lot of affiliate associates, you are all using the same images. This does not make you stand out. So try to create some of your own equally as attractive graphics that match your brand. Stand out from the crowd and watch your sales improve.
Step 7: Increase your sales by taking advantage of specials
Once in a while, my affiliate managers will email me with promos on affiliates. It could be bonuses, it could be discounts or bundles. But they make for great sales. Stay up to date with your managers in order to get these specials sent to you. You be amazed on how much more sales you will make if a product is discounted by a percentage.
I love special holiday promos such as Cyber Monday’s, Black Fridays and the such because sales are awesome. Your homework is to increase your email list to 1000 by Christmas. More if you can.
Step 8: Increase your affiliate sales by creating trust with your readers
No one will purchase from you if they do not trust you. You should be creating and building trust with your readers with every information you put out. The best way of doing that is by showing testimonials from real people that have bought from you, proof of how a product has worked for you and offering lots of FREE information on your blog and newsletter.
You can also show that you are an expert by Guest Blogging on popular sites.
Step 9: Increase your affiliate sales by signing up for the best affiliate programs
You want to ensure that you are getting the most for what you are putting into it. Some bloggers spend days crafting out the perfect blog. If you are going to earn, you do not want to earn as little as $1.00. You won’t get anywhere. You want affiliates that have a great return on investment. Don’t be afraid to ask for an increase. That’s why I came up with a list of affiliate programs you can join that will help you get started. Get your list now:
Step 10: Sign up for “Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing” course
This is hands down the best course out there. It teaches you about the rules involved with affiliate marketing, how to promote it, how to get started and a lot of other amazing things. Hands down the best investment I have ever made. Michelle is currently making over a $100,000 per month with affiliate marketing and I will get there some day. As with everything, if you want the best, educate yourself with the best in the industry. We highly recommend you taking the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course with Michelle!
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