11 Reasons Why Affiliate Blogging Is Great

By David

If you are reading this article, surely you have already considered becoming an affiliate blogger.

If you were already an affiliate blogger, then you’d already know all the benefits.

So, if you’re new to the game, let me get you really excited and tell you the benefits of being a money making affiliate blogger.

Let’s dive in…

1. It Cost (Almost) Nothing to Start

Usually, when you start a business, you have to invest a lot of money up front.

You have to buy things to sell, you have to rent a place to sell them, and lots of other things.

Even if you’re starting an online business, sometimes you need to put a lot of money into development and a ton of time into creation.

That’s what makes being an affiliate blogger so attractive.

If you have $10 for a domain name and $10 a month for hosting, then you can get started right now.

Later on, once you’re making money you can invest some of it into a better design for your blog, advertising, or content, but to get started (and maybe for your entire career) you can keep costs under $20 a month!

2. You Can Make Money on What You Love

If you’re smart you’ll start your blog around a topic or niche that you love so that you can get paid to create content about something that you actually love.

Yes, sometimes what we love isn’t profitable, but you can at least find something profitable to create an affiliate blog around that you want to learn about and then you’re getting paid for learning! How cool is that?

3. Create Multiple Streams of Income

You are not just going to promote one product. If you choose a large enough niche, you will find multiple products to promote, and therefore create multiple sources of income.

Some affiliates only promote a few different products, but there are affiliates who promote hundreds of different products.

It’s always going to depend on your niche, but most niches will have several different products you can promote as an affiliate so that you can create multiple streams of income.

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Build multiple streams of income and watch as your money grows! - Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay

4. Income Is Good... Passive Income Is Better

The term “passive income” gets thrown around a lot and as an affiliate blogger it’s hard to run your business passively, so creating passive income really isn’t an option.

You’ve always got to be creating content and promoting that content.

However, there are some things you can do to work for an income and then have it keep coming in passively.

Two examples:

  • You could put a lot of work and effort in and get your site getting organic traffic via SEO. If you’re not in too competitive of a niche that traffic will flow without much effort from you.
  • If you can find affiliate programs that pay you a recurring commission (they charge the customer a monthly fee) then you work to make that first sale, but after that you get paid automatically by the same customer.

5. It's All About Helping Others

If you do your job right, the content you create will help, or at least entertain, your audience.

Better yet if you can do both. Wouldn’t it be great to get paid to help/entertain others?

As an affiliate blogger you have that opportunity!

6. You Don't Have to Be an Expert

Many people who make a lot of money online create and sell their own products.

That requires being an expert on a topic and let’s face it, even when we know a lot about a topic or niche we’re usually not quite experts.

You can get started with being an affiliate blogger by doing other things rather than providing expert content.

You can do journal style posts where you’re creating content about your experiences on a journey you’re on.

You could create reviews and/or tutorials.

You could even pay an expert to create your content for you and take content creation totally out of the equation.

The bottom line is you don’t have to be an expert by any means to get started!

7. You Could Be Famous

Many affiliate bloggers are little celebrities in their field. After all, they’re just normal people like you and me. And yet, they did!

8. You Can Fund Other Dreams

Being an affiliate blogger is a great place to start when you want to start an online business.

You can learn a lot while making money, and if you do it right you can make a lot of money that you can take and invest in (or live off of) the businesses of your dreams.

I know an affiliate blogger who started making a lot of money and then started investing in real estate. He doesn’t blog much now because he’s made so much money from his investing.

I know another affiliate blogger who sold his blog for millions and went on to start a different blog in a totally different niche. I wonder if he’ll do that again?

9. Almost Anyone Can Do It

If you stay focused, it’s not that hard to make money with affiliate blogging.

You don’t need any special skills or training or even higher education. This allows just about anyone to be able to start and profit from their own affiliate blog.

10. You Don't Have to Create or Support Your Own Products

Creating your own products can save a lot of money, but it takes a lot of work and time, not to mention all the headaches that come with it!

As an affiliate blogger the only thing you’ll have to do is create content that your audience wants and answer questions about that content.

And that’s not hard because you know your topic.

You won’t need a support staff or even a help desk.

Put a simple form on your blog that people can contact you through and you can manage everything via email if you keep things simple.

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You don't have to create your own products... Just to write about other people's products - Image by expresswriters from Pixabay

11. The Boss Is YOU

Frankly, wouldn’t that be the biggest benefit of being an Affiliate Blogger? You do what you want, when you want.

You get to decide what content gets created, how it’s presented, the hours you work, and everything in between.

So... Ready to Start Your Affiliate Blogging Journey?

If you weren’t already super excited about starting your own affiliate blog you should be at this point.

I just provided you with 11 benefits of being an affiliate blogger, but believe me, there are many more.

I’ll let you discover them!

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