181 Five Ways To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing

By Leslie Samuel | Business Building

Sep 17

What do you think about when you think about Affiliate Marketing?

Do you think about those cheap, low value sites smattered across the internet with the only goal being to make a sale?

Or do you think about a great way to provide value for your audience while making money with your blog?

Listen to This Episode

Today, we're tackling Five Ways To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing.

Inside This Episode

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Five Ways To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing

Simply put, affiliate marketing is Selling Someone else’s product/service in exchange for a commission.

It's a great way (if not the best way) to get started when it comes to monetizing you blog.

Why? Because you don't have to worry about creating the product, providing the service or providing the customer support.

However, many bloggers get it wrong.

They slap their affiliate link all over the place and hope to make money. Don't be that guy. Use one (or more) of these five ways.

  • The Unboxing
  • Teach how to use the product/service
  • Do detailed case studies
  • Use videos
  • Create comparison posts

I know what you're thinking – Leslie, how do I do that effectively.

Fortunately, I cover all of that (and more) in the episode, so go ahead and have a listen.

Today's Question: Which one of these ways will you be using with your next affiliate marketing campaign?

Resources Mentioned

My WP Curve Video Review

Transcript

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I share tips and strategies that I’ve learnt building blogs since 2008 and interview experts who are knowledgable about various aspects of blogging so that we can learn from their experiences.

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  • Great ideas Leslie. Thanks for sharing with us. I listened to you this morning while getting ready for work. Hope you have an awesome day….

  • Laura says:

    Leslie, these tactics really work. Thank you for the insight. After all, it was you who showed me WPCurve, and I have been a loyal member! I have been doing some affiliate type writing on my personal blog (linked) which has been paying off in dividends.

  • Mary says:

    I loved the podcast but This comment is actually on the video on WP curve.

    WOW! When my blogs make me some money that will be the first thing I will sign up for. It sounds like a no brainer.

    It actually seems impossible, especially for the price. With a review like yours, we cant go wrong.

    Thanks for checking it out so thoroughly.

    It is easy to just keep kissing the service frogs and never finding the Prince!

    Can you connect with specific service workers that you like and request them?

    Thanks Leslie.

    • Yeah, they really do offer a great service. In terms of connecting with a specific worker, I don’t think they do that, but I honestly haven’t had the need to do it. They have done a great job at finding WordPress experts. So I no longer worry about that stuff.

  • Thanks for yet another great episode Leslie! These are indeed 5 unique ways of monetizing your blog…very clever!

  • I just love all this information. I wanted to tell you – I implemented tip #2 earlier in the year when it came to selling my e-book. I have a whole series written on Reaching Your Goals which in turn guides readers to my book. Unfortunately, it didn’t gain a whole lot of traction, but I do still see one or two sales trickle in each month. I need to come up with other affiliate products where I can pull in 7 or 8 posts/videos for a series. The problem for me has always been WHICH product. I just don’t know. I am a firm believer that you don’t need any products to get healthy because you have the power in yourself to make changes on your own. I want people to see that a healthy lifestyle is in their reach no matter their lifestyle/budget/etc. So with this underlying desire, I have a hard time really knowing what type of product I’d push.
    BUT – I’m actually attending a 3-hour course tomorrow morning on how to make money with affiliates and I hope to come up with some new knowledge.
    Thanks again for this Leslie – You ROCK!

    • Yep – just doing it won’t guarantee that it’ll be successful. That’s why we try different things until we find something that works for us. Hope you get lots of value from the course.

  • Karan Bhagat says:

    ” They slap their affiliate link all over the place and hope to make money ” these wording of yours made me remind of the days when I was new to affiliate marketing. Yeah, I was that kind of guy but not now especially after learning so much from here today.
    Thanks 🙂

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