Today we are going to discuss my favourite source of passive income, Affiliate Marketing.
Affiliate income is when you place an affiliate link in a blog post and try to earn money from people buying the product through your link.
This can be a good way to make money because if there is a product out there that you love, all you have to do is review the product and hopefully, others will be interested in buying it as well.
Affiliate income is great because you can create a post, review, etc., and that post may earn you money years down the line with minimal work needed to maintain the article. It can be somewhat passive, which is what I love about it.
Yes, this means that you may be able to earn money while you are sleeping, on vacation and more.
What could be better than that?
Here are some of my tips for increasing your affiliate income:
Use the Pretty Link plugin. I use this for all of my affiliate links. It makes them look cleaner when it looks like “https://www.techiegen.com/student-community” instead of the long links that affiliate programs usually provide.
Provide real reviews. You should always be honest with your reviews. If there is something you don’t like about a product either don’t review the product at all or mention the negatives in your review.
Ask for raises. If you are doing well with a particular affiliate program, ask for a raise. The worst thing that can happen is that your affiliate manager says no. The best is that they say yes!
Form a good relationship with your affiliate manager. Your affiliate manager can supply your readers with valuable coupons, deals, and more.
Publish tutorials. Readers want to know how they can use a product. Showing them how to use it and how it can benefit them can be very helpful.
Have a recommendations page. I always like checking out recommendation pages on blogs. It can be a great way to list valuable products and services that readers may need or want.
Join affiliate programs. There are many different affiliate programs to check out. These include Shareasale, Flex Offers, Commission Junction, Amazon’s Affiliate Program, and so on. If you enjoy a product, there is probably some sort of affiliate out there for it.
Don’t go overboard. There is no need to include an affiliate link 1,000 times in a blog post. Include them at the beginning, middle, and the end, and readers will notice it.