7 Proven Ways to Earn Money with Affiliate Blogging

By David

Maybe you are wondering how to make money when you are an affiliate blogger? And how do we get people to click on our affiliate links, and most importantly, buy?

So read carefully these 7 tactics that will allow you to make money with the affiliation method:

1. Write Reviews

It’s not a very new tactic, but it is very effective … If you do it right of course.

You’ve got to learn the formula for writing a review that makes people want to buy.

Just telling people what you like or didn’t like about the product won’t cut it.

You need to put other components in there like who the product is and isn’t for, images/videos, proof, negatives, and most importantly a call to action!

You always need to tell your reader what to do to get the sale!

As I said, if you do your research and learn to write a good review then this could be a huge money-making tactic for you.

2. Use High-Paying Affiliate Programs to Make More Money

Most people who get started with affiliate use Amazon, which pays ridiculous commissions that range from 1% to 5% on low-priced products.

So you are going to have to make a lot of sales to earn a comfortable income.

While they’re great to have, if you want to make more money in your affiliate blogging business you’re going to need to go and find affiliate programs that pay higher commissions and/or have higher priced products and services.

If your blog is currently bringing in a couple hundred dollars a month you can give yourself an instant pay raise by finding affiliate programs that pay more.

If you don’t know where to start, have a look at this site: High Paying Affiliate Programs.

Finance affiliate programs usually pay high commissions - Image by MichaelWuensch from Pixabay

3. Make Money by Creating Tutorials

If there is anything you can teach in your niche, you should be teaching it either via written tutorials and/or video tutorials.

This is a great type of content to create because it’s engaging and if you find things you can promote within your tutorial as an affiliate, you’ll make more sales because the tutorial actually helps your audience by showing them what to do.

Do a search on Google for “how to + your niche” and you’ll probably find all kinds of things you could create tutorials around.

Once you have your ideas then seek out affiliate products you can promote within your tutorials, and get those tutorials created.

This is one of those great tactics that has many marketing components all wrapped into one.

4. Make Money Monthly with Recurring Affiliate Payments

Earlier we talked about making more money by finding affiliate programs that have higher priced products and/or pay higher commissions, but you can also make more by finding affiliate programs that pay you on a monthly on-going basis.

Things like hosting, membership sites, services, etc. are all things that charge people monthly.

When you join their affiliate programs (sometimes) you get paid each month that your reader pays. That means you make the sale once and continue to get paid month after month.

This is a great passive income tactic because you don’t have to do any other work to keep getting paid.

Search Google for recurring affiliate programs in your niche or check out any affiliate marketplace that you belong to.

Depending on your niche you should be able to find at least one, but if you can find a couple then you can promote multiples of these kind of affiliate programs.

Build those multiple streams of recurring income!

5. Make Deals

This is surely the best tactic to make someone want to buy a product: give them a discount!

How many times have you bought something because it was on sale or you had a coupon for it? For me it’s a constant battle to not buy something when I can get a discount or a coupon, and it’s the same for many others.

Contact the programs that you’re an affiliate for and see if they can offer any kind of discount, additional bonuses, coupons, etc for what you’re promoting.

Generally, even though you’re going to make less commissions you’ll get more buyers which will have you making more money when you use this tactic!

Why pay full when you can have a discount? - Image by kalhh from Pixabay

6. Invest Your Profits to Make Even More Money

As soon as you start to make some money with your site, the best thing to do is to invest some of that money in your affiliate business.

There are a few ways you can do this.

  • You can buy courses and/or coaching to help you get better at your marketing.
  • You can pay someone to create different types of content (or higher quality content) for you. Things like infographics, videos, tutorials, etc.
  • You can also invest your money into paid advertising. If your blog is already making money, getting more traffic will allow you to make even more money!

The more you enrich your blog and become good at your marketing, the more traffic you will get, and reinvesting your profits will only speed up this process.

7. Go Live

Many platforms allow you to go Live now: YouTube, Facebook, Instagram… There is even software allowing you to go Live on all these platforms simultaneously.

But how do this make you more money from going Live?

Well, if you’re providing valuable information it’s going to make your audience love you!

By you appearing live you’re also going to become more real to your readers which is going to get them to know who you are.

People buy from people they know, and this is a great way for your audience to get to know you.

And when you add that special sauce, i.e. a promotion for a product you’re promoting as an affiliate you can turn your live into a multifaceted piece of marketing.

Plus, don’t forget to save those Lives and use them for ongoing content!

You can get started with Lives by just doing a simple Q&A (Questions and Answers) session or an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session and then start doing lives on topics your readers and followers want to know about based on the feedback you get from them!

This is a killer tactic that if you can put just a bit of effort into will pay off over and over again.

So, there we go! That’s 7 different tactics I just gave you that will allow you to make money as an affiliate blogger.

If you’re already making money use these strategies in addition to what you’re already doing to make even more money.

Start with one, and keeping adding tactics as you have time, and watch your income grow!

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