Affiliate blogging is just one of the many business models out there.
It is a business model that anyone, provided they have the right knowledge, can implement in order to make money on the Internet.
So, exactly what does it entail?
What kind of knowledge do you need to become an affiliate blogger?
That’s what we’re going to cover in this little tutorial!
By the time we’re done here you’ll know exactly what to do to start making money online as an affiliate blogger.
Let's Get Started...
As the name suggests, an affiliate blogger is someone who writes articles on their blog about a particular topic, recommends certain products or services, and gets paid when people purchase those products or services by clicking on the links in the articles.
No matter what niche you’re in or have an interest in there are probably products in that niche that you can become an affiliate for.
When you become an affiliate, you get a special link for the product and when someone clicks on that link and buys you make a percentage of the sale as your “commission”.
Search Google or your favorite search engine for “your topic/niche + affiliate program” and you’ll probably be presented with a lot of options. If not, then you may want to rethink following the affiliate blogger business model.
If you don’t have a blog yet or have any idea what niche you want to start in then that’s where your affiliate blogging journey will begin.
You first must decide on your niche/topic, and then (as I said above) search for products that you can promote as an affiliate that are related to your niche/topic.
If you find a lot of products you can be an affiliate for then you’ve probably picked a good niche.
Take note of these products and where you can become an affiliate for them, and then move on to the next step.
Then You'll Have to Create a Blog
There are many different ways you can blog. My recommendation would be to buy a domain name, some hosting, and then set up your blog with WordPress.
WordPress is today the most used blog platform in the world, and you can add graphic themes to have a more professional rendering, as well as many plugins which, in a way, will add “functions” to your blog .
Once you have your blog created then it’s time to add content! Your blog posts…
Find one product that you can recommend to people interested in your topic/niche and then start creating content (to use as blog posts for your blog) that directs people to your affiliate link for the product.
You could write a post educating people about the topic of the product and then point them to the product.
You could write a blog post reviewing the product and pointing people to it.
Your options are unlimited when it comes to creating content, but just make sure that the blog post is in some way related to the product and points people to the product through your affiliate link, so that they click and buy it, and you make money.
Your next step will be posting the content to your blog.
But Then What?
Then it will be time to bring traffic to your blog. This is because if no one reads your articles, no one will click on your affiliate links and buy the product, and you will not earn any money from all your laudable efforts.
Now this tutorial isn’t related to getting traffic, but I recommend you start doing some research on how to get traffic to your blog.
Find one tactic and start using it to get traffic.
Analyze your results. Are you getting traffic? Are you making sales? If yes keep doing what you’re doing. If not then maybe you need a new traffic tactic.
So there you go! That’s what being an affiliate blogger is all about. Creating content your audience wants and monetizing that content with your affiliate links for related products.
You create content related to a niche/topic, post it to your blog as a blog post, insert your affiliate links, drive traffic, and when people buy products through your links you make money.
Now although I have summed this up quickly each step of this takes skills, know how, and time. If we break this down into steps it would look like this…
Step 1: Find a Niche
You can do this with a simple Google search or use one of the many software programs available that will help you find good profitable niches.
Step 2: Find Products to Promote
Again, you can search Google for these.
Step 3: Create Content Related to the Product You're Promoting
Step 4: Post the Content to Your Blog
Don’t forget to insert your affiliate links! These links will be generated when you join the affiliate program that interests you.
You can also direct people to your affiliate links through images and videos.
Step 5: Drive Some Traffic
There are so many ways to do this, but the important thing is to start with one tactic and get it working.
Or, if you can’t get it to work bringing in a different traffic strategy.
If you take each of these steps, research the best way to do them (there are tons of online courses you can learn from and even mentors and coaches that can help you accomplish all of this), and implement them step-by-step you will find yourself as a very successful affiliate blogger.
If the affiliate blogger business model sounds like something you would like to implement to create an online business, I’ve laid everything out here for you to begin.
All that’s left for you to do is go get started!
Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Hi! I’m the proud owner of this blog. I started to take an interest in affiliate marketing in 2012, and over the past few years I have decided to take it seriously. My knowledge is not yet infinite, but I learn a little every day and I hope to be able to share with you my passion for this art: to earn money by writing about the things that we love!