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Let’s talk about that holy grail of bloggers everywhere —
Making money while you sleep.
This is how you imagine it’ll work…
You’ll launch a blog, get some readers, and sell them stuff.
People will snatch up your cool offers, and before you know it you’ll be retiring to an island retreat somewhere.
Because that’s how blogging works, right? Well, maybe.
But if you’ve ever tried to monetize your blog, you’ll know it can be more difficult than you expected.
It takes time to build an audience, discover what they want and then create products they’ll crave.
Even then, you can invest time and money to create something amazing, and launch what you think is a sure thing — only to have it flop. Not pretty.
But the thing is, once you have the beginnings of an audience, every day that goes by that you’re not offering something for sale that will make their lives better is a missed opportunity.
It’s not benefiting them, and it’s not putting money in your pocket, either.
Fortunately there’s a solution:
It’s one of the most effective ways to help your readers and start monetizing your blog at the same time.
And it’s an engine that can power your blog’s earnings for years to come.
Ready to find out more?
As you’ll know by now, bloggers make money by building an audience that trusts them, and then offering products or services that will genuinely help that audience.
Affiliate marketing is really just a quicker way to offer products and services without creating them yourself.
In practice, it’s a modern interpretation of a very old idea — getting a commission on a sale. You introduce your readers to products or services from trusted companies or individuals and get a commission on any sales to customers you send their way.
For bloggers, that means you find a product or service that you like, promote it to your readers, and earn part of the profit on each sale that you make.
Simple idea, right?
Let’s see an example.
Blogger Gardening Jones is upfront about how she has partnered with several companies as an affiliate. She lets her readers know that if they purchase any of the products she recommends using her links, she’ll make a little money from the sale. And you….
Then, throughout her site, you see links like this:
These particular graphics look like ads, but they aren’t.
They’re affiliate links.
Average readers might not be aware of the difference, but as a savvy blogger, you should be.
You see, when you put ads on your site, you get paid when someone clicks on them, whether your visitors end up buying or not. The advertiser is essentially renting space on your blog, like they’d rent a billboard along a highway.
But the problem is that you usually earn only fractions of pennies for clicks. You have to have an incredibly high-traffic site to see any real income at all from advertising.
On the other hand, when you’re an affiliate, you only get paid when someone clicks the link and actually purchases.
However, commissions on the sales that you refer are usually much higher.
It’s a slight difference, but one that can make a big impact on your income.
In addition to graphical links and banners, text links can also be slipped into blog posts, often followed by an indicator that it is an affiliate sale — like this:
You’ve probably seen both types of affiliate links. Bloggers can include links in emails, sales pages, and much more as well. We’ll get into all the possibilities in this post.
For now, though, it’s important that you know exactly what affiliate marketing means — as well as its potential for you as a blogger.
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At Smart Blogger, we’re big fans of selling affiliate products and services.
Here are three compelling reasons why we think you should look into it, too:
All pretty significant advantages to you as a growing blogger.
But that’s not all. There are additional benefits to affiliate marketing as well.
Sounds pretty good in theory, right? Let’s see if affiliate marketing is right for you. (learn more from links above)
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