Ways in Making More Money with Affiliate Marketing With a Blog
There are many bloggers who are making good part-time and full-time income with affiliate marketing, and with these tips, you can too!
You could learn to make hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars a month with a blog, using a good affiliate marketing training program, provided you follow all the steps and tips in the order they recommend.
The affiliate marketing training program should show you how to create a good blog, which can set you on the right path to making good income every month. Most good affiliate marketing training courses will tell you, focus on just one or two blogs, rather than developing several websites in your niche area, or in several niches.
If you do not follow the steps of the program in order, or cut corners to finish the course sooner, or jump from one program to another without completing one, you are bound to fail at affiliate marketing.
The following article offers tips to make money with affiliate marketing from blogs.
Build Trust with Your Audience
Once you start writing articles and product reviews on your blog, you need to build trust among your target audience if you hope to convert readers into buyers. It is important that you create valuable content for your audience, or more importantly, write to address their problem or issue, whether this is in response to a question or your observation about this issue by your own personal experience or by educating yourself on the issue.
That’s the reason they came to your blog in the first place. If you write with the intent of making money rather than solving their problem, your readers will know it, because your content will be written for you and not for them, and they will click away never to return
People love to buy from bloggers (or marketers), whom they trust. You build trust by understanding their issue, writing content your readers want or need, and are glad to share; and recommending a product or service that addresses that issue.
In order to build trust among your blog followers, your content is supposed to render them real value. There is no hidden agenda to build trust; you cannot manipulate people to build trust with them. Trust is not begged, borrowed or stolen, it has to be earned, which comes through promoting your products honestly, ethically and with the right amount of transparency.
Develop a Resource Page
One of the best ways to build your reputation in your specific niche, and to boost your income is to create a blog resource page. A blog resource page should include your best content on your blog’s niche, and even great articles or tools from other blogs on the same topic.
If you create a good resource page over your blog, you could end up converting your readers into buyers and regular readers and commentators.
A Resource Page is basically an area on your blog, where you could put a couple of affiliate recommendations to different products or services, which could be a great help or guide for your readers. This area should include a blend of both free and paid products. Always prefer including the products or services, which you have already used in the past, and the ones having good track record.
What Are you Promoting on Your Blog?
There are many bloggers and affiliate marketers, who promoting all kind of unrelated products on their blog, simply to make commissions. This is the worst way to get started in affiliate marketing, and a sure recipe for your failure.
One of the most important mantras to be a competent affiliate marketer is to only promote the best time tested products that are in your niche.
So, you should avoid any products which you have never used in the past, or can’t find enough information to create a thorough product review, and ones that are not related to your niche and make no sense to your readers coming to your blog.
For instance, if your blog is about dog training or some other animal related topic, it wouldn’t make any sense to promote the latest video game or electronic gadget on your animal blog. This will only serve to confuse your readers and make them question if you are an authority on the topic of your blog, and make your readers feel your only goal is to sell them something.
The bottom line, to be successful in affiliate marketing your content must be high quality, well researched and 100% related to your niche and relevant to the topic of your blog. Anything less and your readers will click away and never to return as they will not view you as an expert in your niche, and rather see you as just trying to make a buck from them.
The Key to Success on the Web is Quality Traffic
In order to crack your first sales conversion, you simply need to have quality visitors at your blog, called traffic. If you want to make money with any affiliate marketing program, your blog must have a large number of consistent quality visitors ready to buy.
The best way to attract a large amount of high quality traffic is to publish quality posts on your blog that is related to the topic of your blog. You must consistently produce high quality content, in the form of articles and product reviews, which is not only interesting to your readers, but is also useful for your readers, by providing solutions to your readers problems. When you add quality affiliate links, you direct your blog readers to relevant high quality and time tested offers related to your article title. When the person buys the product in your offer, you earn a commission from the sale.
Use Relevant Keywords in Your Article Title and in Your Articles
It isn’t enough to write good articles to make money with a blog, you have to get people to find your blog and the content first. The best method to achieve this is through keyword analysis. Keywords are words or phrases people type into the search engine (Google, Bing or Yahoo) when searching for content that helps solve their problem, such as “how to lose weight” or “learn how to play guitar.”.
The search engines return articles and websites related to the keywords you enter, so it is important you use high ranking keywords in the title and body of your article, so they will find your content and your blog.
The best keyword search tool is Google Keyword Planner, which shows the variations of your keyword that people are typing in, average monthly searches for that keyword and related keywords, competition, meaning how competitive your keyword is to other related keywords and bid price for pay per click(PPC) marketing.
If you want to make money with your blog, you will want to add a link in the primary keyword to your offer, called an anchor text link. This is a keyword you want to rank for in the search engines, so that when people key in this keyword in the search engine, your page or article will come up at the top of the SERPs (search engine results page).
Utilize Some Underutilized Spaces
Some of the other ways of making money via affiliate marketing with your blog is to network with different blogs belonging to your niche area.
In fact, this could also help you in getting quality traffic back to your blogs, which helps a great deal in converting readers into customers. Also, you could think of guest bloggng or submitting your different blog posts to reputed social blogging communities, along with joining a number of forums relevant to your niche area to gain authority and attract readers.
To make money with affiliate marketing programs, you don’t need to be a seasoned blogger. With simple blogging skills and doing things the right way, you could certainly end up making a good amount of money for sure.
All you need to do is follow the above tips and tricks discussed in the article and follow the instructions step-by-step in a good affiliate marketing training program, and in time you can end up making good money via affiliate marketing.
About The Author:
Margaret Jules is a writer/blogger. She loves writing travelling and reading books. Her contribution can be also found play euromillions. These days she is busy to write an article on software development.
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