The following companies, websites, and blogs are using the model to make money online.
We’ve found many affiliate marketers making their money this way, and their success stories are inspiring to us.
If you think it’s possible, you can do it too.
That’s why I’m going to share what I learned from my own experiment.
I wrote this article in case you want to make money online without investing a lot of time, money, or effort into it.
You don’t have to know any coding or have a lot of patience. It’s all about understanding how your affiliate marketing skills work.
In this article, I’ll show you how I got to my first $1,000 per day (we’re talking about real money here) in a short period of time, which is how I made money even though I’m a beginner.
This is how I learned the most important lessons and hacks during our journey.
Here’s my affiliate marketing journey from scratch.
2. Blogging and affiliate marketing are not a one-size-fits-all business model
There are many ways to make money online.
For example, you can run a blog, a youtube channel, or a podcast. In fact, you can even try to make money from affiliate marketing.
I’ve tried all of those.
But none of them worked for me.
Blogging wasn’t doing well in terms of affiliate revenue at all.
The reason why it was not working for me wasn’t because of the quality of the content or the quality of the writing.
In fact, it was the opposite. I tried blogging for a long time.
I didn’t know how to make money from it.
To be honest, I used blogging as a way to generate passive income. I did it because I wanted to build a website without doing work.
I wanted to build a website with no maintenance or upkeep.
And I started working on that goal.
But it didn’t work.
For one, I didn’t have much traffic coming to my blog.
And the traffic I did have was not very valuable.
In fact, my blog traffic from a few years ago was only around 50 visits per month (not a lot).
The traffic was just enough to keep me busy enough, but not much.
When I started with affiliate marketing, I didn’t have a blog. I just wanted to build an online business, and I wanted to be able to work from anywhere.
But I didn’t have much traffic.
I had only a few small affiliate links.
So, I decided to make money from blogging simply to build some passive revenue.
And it worked for me. I made a few hundred dollars per month from blogging.
But that was just a hobby. It didn’t mean that I was making $1,000 per day.
So, I decided to test whether affiliate marketing could be a sustainable business model.
And the results were crazy.
In fact, it was so successful for me that it’s now actually what I earn money from regularly.
I still have enough passive revenue to earn a decent living, even though I do not have a blog.
So, if you still want to do blogging for the sake of building an affiliate income, you’re going to have to put in the effort.
Even if you’re doing blogging as a hobby, you’ll need to put in some effort.
It may take time.
It may take a lot of effort.
But you’ll get there.
If you think you can do blogging and affiliate marketing and make money at the same time, you’re just wasting your time.
It’s not possible.
If you’re not willing to put in the effort and do the hard work, you’re not going to be able to make money from both blogging and affiliate marketing.
You can’t make money from blogging and affiliate marketing at the same time. It makes no sense.
If you’re going to make money from both affiliate marketing and blogging, you need to put in a lot of effort. It takes time.
This is how I started making money from affiliate marketing.
3. Do your homework before you start affiliate marketing
If you’re just starting affiliate marketing, you need to know what you’re getting yourself into.
You need to know what you’re going to do, and how you’re going to do it.
Don’t just do what the affiliate marketing platforms give you instructions to do.
If you’re just starting out with affiliate marketing, you should have a clear plan.
For example, when we started out, it was all about promoting The Simple Dollar’s ebooks.
I wanted to make money with the blogs I was already using for my passive income.
But I didn’t know what I was going to do.
I didn’t know what the blog posts would look like or what kind of content I would write.
So, I was just writing random blog posts.
I didn’t know what I was going to write about or how I was going to promote them.
When I posted the first blog post, I just started with the same content. I didn’t know what to write about.
I was just randomly writing blog posts.
I didn’t know what information would have the most value for my audience.
That’s why I didn’t make much money.
4. Don’t make the mistake of trying to be all things to all people
Before you start affiliate marketing, you need to figure out what’s going to make you money.
There are certain affiliate marketing niches that are more profitable than others.
For example, the affiliate marketing niche where I’m working at the moment is mostly about helping people with their money.
So, there’s a lot of content about money in this niche.
This is why I’m making a lot of money from affiliate marketing, because I don’t have a ton of competitors.
I have a lot of customers that are happy with my product.
So, my product is the best one for their money, and I’m the best at helping them with their money. That’s why I’ve been able to make a lot of money from affiliate marketing.
But if you’re going to be successful in affiliate marketing, I don’t think you need to be in every niche.
You need to diversify.
If you’re just going to be in one niche, you’re going to be stuck.
You need to diversify because most of the people in your niche are not in business for themselves.
They’re really just trying to make money.
They’re not in it for the long-term benefit.
So, if you stick with one niche and you’re not diversifying, then you’re going to fail.
5. Don’t think that you can rank for every keyword
You probably heard about this one before.
It’s called keyword stuffing.
It’s when you write a post, and you try to rank it for every keyword that you can think of.
But if you do that, then you’re going to waste all your time and all your money.
This is why I don’t think you need to rank for every keyword.
I’ll give you a few examples of the worst keywords in the world to rank for.
Let’s take a look at this blog post, which ranks for the keyword “how to lose weight”.
That’s a terrible keyword to rank for because it’s not relevant to my current audience.
I can’t write a blog post about losing weight and expect to rank for it.
It’s so generic that if I write a blog post like that, it’s going to be pointless.
I don’t need to rank for “how to lose weight” because nobody is talking about it.
You can’t rank for non-relevant words because the competition is too high for those keywords.
So, don’t go out there and rank for every keyword just because you think it’s valuable.
If you want to rank well, write posts that are specific. They’re going to be profitable.
If you want to rank on the first page, you need to write posts with long-form content.
People are always going to read long content.
If you don’t have the time to write long-form content, you need to hire someone to do it for you.
6. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
If you’re going to be successful in affiliate marketing, you’re going to need to diversify your income.
If you’re just going to be working at one site and making the same income, you’re going to be miserable.
You need to diversify your income.
If you go out there and just promote one product, then you’re going to be unhappy if you don’t make a lot of money.
But if you diversify your income, you’re going to be more successful.
For example, when I started out, I was making the same amount of money from one blog post and one product.
But because I diversified my income, I was able to make a lot more money.
For example, I was able to make more than $100,000 from a single product.
7. Don’t forget about social media
Social media is a great way to diversify your income. It’s a great way to create word-of-mouth marketing and get other people to promote your product.
That’s what makes affiliate marketing so successful.
People trust other people, and that’s how you make money.
If you’re going to have success with affiliate marketing, you need a social media presence to promote your content.
And I highly recommend you use social media for affiliate marketing.
You’ll get promoted by influencers and other people, and you’ll get more customers.
But first, you need a social media presence.
If you don’t have a social media presence, then there will be no one to promote your blog posts.
So, you need a social media presence before you can start affiliate marketing.
8. Don’t forget about guest posting
Another way to diversify your income is by guest posting.
If you guest post on other people’s websites, you’re going to make money.
It’s a great way to get the word out about your product.
Guest posting isn’t just for affiliate marketing.
Some people who are starting out with affiliate marketing have never even guest posted.
But if you’re going to start a blog, I highly recommend you get a guest post on other people’s blogs.
If you do that, you’ll be able to make money from people that don’t even know you.
It’s a great way to start making money from affiliate marketing.
9. Start a blog and don’t expect it to make you money
Another thing that I want you to change is to start a blog.
If you don’t have a blog, then you’re going to fail.
It’s so important to have a blog.
You need a blog to make money.
If you don’t start a blog and you don’t expect it to make you money, then you’ll never start a blog.
So, I want you to focus on getting a blog and making it successful.
Over to you
I hope you enjoyed these nine things that I want you to change.
If you did, then you’ve got the perfect blog to start with.
But remember, the most important thing is that you’re going to make money.
Focus on taking action, and you’ll start making money in no time.
And remember, you don’t need a huge website to make affiliate marketing work.
You can start small, and you can make money with affiliate marketing.
I hope you found this post helpful.
If you have any questions about affiliate marketing, then let me know in the comment section below.
And if you want to start affiliate marketing, then I highly recommend you check out my affiliate marketing training course.
It’s completely free and it gives you step-by-step instructions on how to get started with affiliate marketing.
After you’ve finished the course, I’ll also give you a free 1month trial so you can see how affiliate marketing can help you get more traffic and make money online.
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