How to monetize a blog – “Cash In” As an Affiliate for a BIG company!
by Patrick Sanders | on March 15, 2012
So, you want to know how to monetize a blog?
Guest Written By Sean Sanders www.seaniswinning.com (site under construction) Sean@SeanIsWinning.com
These days, the internet has opened up a SLEW of opportunities to turn your blog, into a gold mine!
Affiliate marketing has pioneered a whole new work from home industry while still working with reputable companies like Amazon, Walmart, Target, and Clickbank! Better yet, people are making more money than would have otherwise been available within the constraints of a normal ‘nine-to-five’ job.
Let’s start with, what are affiliates?
- Affiliates, help other companies promote their products or services
- Affiliates, get paid based off of customers they send to their product(s)
- Most companies have no limit to how many affiliates they can have
Learning “how to monetize a blog” is easier than you’d think!
Most sites you can navigate to their ‘affiliate program’ page and sign up for free, though some affiliate programs do have a fee upon signing up.
My favorite company is a GREAT source for beginner affiliates and veteran affiliates alike, it’s called ClickBank. ClickBank is a free affiliate program, that allows affiliates to pick their products they promote from a broad spectrum of categories, such as :
- Computers /Internet
- Health and Fitness
- And more!
Here’s an example of a few products :
- Online ClickBank Training – How to make more than $400 / day with ClickBank
- SatelliteDirect - online TV technology allows you to watch over 3500 HD channels right on your PC. There are No subscriptions/monthly fees
- The Truth About Abs – How to get the fit stomach you want, easier than you think!
Now that you have seen some of the products you might sell, let me show you the meat and potatoes of ‘how to monetize a blog.’
So, you’ve signed up at ClickBank, and chosen what to sell, but can how you blog help you sell it? I know what you are probably thinking “that’s the hard part,” well good news, it’s not!!
“As a ClickBank affiliate, the number of ways you can promote ClickBank products is nearly unlimited. However to help get you started, here are some of the most common ways that ClickBank affiliates choose to promote products, as well as the pros and cons of each.” From ClickBank – Common Ways to Promote Products
If you read the complete article above, the first three ways they talk about promoting products are ‘articles, niche sites, and blogs.’ So, let’s say you’re selling Paleo Diet Recipe Cookbooks, because you blog about dieting and nutrition, where do you think a good place would be to post your blog / article?
Well, I would start on fitness and weight loss forums. When you write on the forum, let the readers know that you just wrote a helpful article (blog) about a new diet that they should check out!
The second way, is to promote your blog through videos! Make a video testimonial, and upload it to youtube!
And if you can’t or don’t want to do the video thing yourself, check out http://www.fiverr.com, its a great website where you can pay people $5 to do just about anything… including making your product sound ‘grrrrreat’ by making testimonial videos for you!
Finally, utilize social media! Tweet it, Like it on Facebook, get it out there! Grow a facebook / twitter account made for selling products too, be interesting, and occasionally plug one of your products!
So, now you know how to monetize a blog!
Congratulations! But what’s next? Sign up for free at ClickBank, choose your product(s) and start selling today! Also, check out this system if you want to know how to boost your affiliate sales through the roof!
QuickClick – A great utility thoroughly teaching you how to make gobs of cash with ClickBank.
Guest Blogged by – Sean Sanders
Hope I helped you figure out how to be an affiliate!
P.S. – This is the other site that we blog on, check it out! Has a bunch on GREAT info on how to monetize a blog and more!