Do you know what my 4th best-performing post of this year is?
An article about affiliate marketing programs.
Clearly, there’s interest in affiliate marketing programs.
Many bloggers opt to monetize by becoming affiliates.
In all this time, this blogging tips site has only recommended one affiliate marketing program: Kingged’s affiliate program.
Guest author and e-commerce expert Gaurav Kumar is here to describe the many options when it comes to affiliate marketing programs.
Do you Know How to Make Money with Affiliate Marketing Programs?
by Gaurav Kumar
Do you want to make more money blogging?
You may be thinking: Why is he asking such a silly question?
Of course, you want. Actually, everyone wants to make money online.
Because it is easy. You need not work under a boss. You can work whenever you want and from wherever you want.
Blogging is the best way to make money online. Even I am making thousands of dollars every month.
Yet, many bloggers are not able to make even $1 in a whole month. There are many reasons why there is a huge difference between the earning of bloggers.
The main reason is the method bloggers use to make money online.
If you are the one who is thinking that just using Adsense on your blog you will make millions then you are wrong at some point.
I am not saying that Adsense is not good enough. Adsense is the best contextual ad-network, but only a blogger who is getting a million page views can make thousands of dollars from Adsense. Making money from Adsense is not easy as it was in the early era. Adsense CPC rate is dropping.
Now you may ask that what the best way to make money online is?
Without any doubt, I can say it`s Affiliate Marketing.
Ohh Wow, is affiliate marketing a new word for you? Or you haven’t tried it till now?
Lol, you are missing the serious opportunity to make huge money from even a single ad.
It`s ok I am here to help you.
Affiliate marketing is the way to make money blogging. In affiliate marketing, you will promote the products and services of other businesses by placing affiliate ads on your blog. When your efforts generate a sale, you will earn a handsome commission. The commission can be anywhere between 20%-70% in most cases.
For example: if you have generated a lead that converted into the sale for a product worth $100 and commission percentage is 20%, then you will earn $20.
So you see it is much more than Adsense CPC, where usually you get $0.03-$1 in most cases.
Now as you know what is affiliate marketing, let`s learn how you can make money with affiliate programs. You just need to follow the steps below to choose the best program according to your niche and it will convert anything.
1) Choose the right affiliate program:
Are you running a technology blog and promoting health drinks on that?
Lol, you will never make a single sale.
Always stick with your niche.
Choose the right affiliate program. Always look for what your readers want from your blog and offer similar products.
For example: If you are running a blog on iOS, then you should place affiliate ads of iOS apps and iOS devices. These will convert at a good rate as your readers have the interest in them.
2) Use right tools to find affiliate marketing programs:
There are thousands of affiliate programs available for every niche.
Now, how will you decide which is best?
I have found a really easy way to find the best affiliate program according to your niche and that is using “Affilitizer plugin”.
This is the only plugin that even helps you to find affiliate marketing programs using Google search.
3) Always stick with the popular marketplace:
When it comes to choosing an affiliate marketing program, I also recommend you using the popular affiliate marketplace.
The best thing about this marketplace is that they do not have any huge traffic requirements.
The popular affiliate marketplace is Shareasale, CJ, Clickbank, Impact Radius etc.
There are in-house affiliate programs also available, but I prefer marketplace because at one place you find all the affiliate programs. It saves a lot of time.
4) Read TOS [Terms of Service]:
I have heard from various affiliate marketers that they are not getting paid on time or they have not checked the policies of affiliate programs.
Never make such mistake.
Always read the TOS of every affiliate programs before joining such as commission, payment day, payment options, any threshold payment limit etc.
5) Test and review:
The best way to promote an affiliate product is to test first and then write a healthy review. A healthy review means that you should not only write what the product is all about but you should also talk about the pros and cons.
A good review always is neutral. You just tell everything and recommend only if you find it helpful for your readers.
Remember: You can only generate affiliate sales if you strongly offer what your readers already need.
There is no doubt that more sales mean more money. There are bloggers like me who are making 70% of total earnings from affiliate sales only.
Starting with affiliate marketing is easy and even a newbie blogger can start making money just by writing compelling content.
I have been an affiliate marketer for more than 3 years and I never regretted my decision.
So if you want to make more money blogging, then affiliate marketing is for you.
If you still have any question, feel free to ask me.
Host blogger’s comments:
Readers, please share so other bloggers wishing to monetize learn about Gaurav’s tips about how to monetize with affiliate marketing programs.
Do you have any experience with affiliate marketing programs? Are there any you can recommend?
I look forward to your views in the comments section.