Can You Make Money Blogging?- Become An Affiliate (Commission Example)
Can you make money blogging?
Well if you’ve been following this blog for any amount of time now, you will notice that every once in a while I will update my readers with the exact strategies I use to make money from my blog.
The method I will be sharing with you today is one of the most common and in my opinion easiest ways to get started with making money from your blog and online in general.
Of course I recommend monetizing your blog in various other ways as well, but affiliate marketing should absolutely be one of your approaches if you already have a blog or are looking to start a blog.
The reason being is that you do not have to go through the hassle of creating your own product (however, at some point you should consider doing this), which can be time consuming, confusing and overwhelming.
The wonderful thing about affiliate marketing is that all you really need to do is sign up with an affiliate company (generally free) like ClickBank and create your affiliate link(s) to sell products where you’d earn a certain percentage of each commission you make.
You can literally start sending traffic to your affiliate link as soon as it’s ready.
However, I wanted to give you a specific real-life example of how I did this a few days ago to make a recurring commission as an Aweber affiliate.
Hopefully this will motivate some of you to go out there and try this for yourself.
Don’t be afraid to experiment!
Affiliate Commission Method Using Blogging (Real Example)
Okay so if you notice that to the upper right hand side of my blog (depending on the time you’re reading this), there is a squeeze page where people can enter their email address to gain access to my free private training videos (see screenshot).
Upon entering their email address, they are taken to a thank you page which prompts them to check their email and follow the link embedded in there to access the training videos.
Once they click the link they are taken to my free training (highly recommended) which then takes them through a series of videos.
On video #6 I go over setting up an Aweber email autoresponder account and how important it is to any online business whether you’re blogging or not.
Below the video I have a link (my affiliate link) that takes people over to the Aweber website to sign up for a free trial (see screenshot below).
Now that my blog is getting more traffic and more people are signing up to my email list, I am noticing more clicks to my links and also more commissions 🙂
And in this specific case, someone went all the way through my Aweber training video and signed up for an account using my affiliate link.
The result…a 30% recurring commission, which isn’t much to start if someone signs up for a $19.99 account. However, the more sales that come in, the higher my monthly Aweber income becomes…it’s really just a numbers game.
If I sign up 100 people at that level, i’ll be earning $570 per month (not too shabby) and extremely possible to accomplish.
In fact, my goal is to sign up 1,000 people in the next 12-24 months, which would generate me $5,700 in monthly Aweber affiliate income.
I also didn’t mention that the bigger people’s email lists get within Aweber, the higher their monthly fee is, which means the bigger commission I would earn.
So this could ultimately be much much higher.
You see the potential that blogging has when you crunch some numbers?
And that’s just one source of income.
Imagine when you combine all of the different marketing strategies to utilize on your blog.-
A big motivation of mine is to write articles like this one here that will 1.) Open up your mind to see what is possible from a simple online blog and 2.) Be completely transparent and provide you with the exact strategies I use to earn money from my blog.
Please try something like the above affiliate marketing strategy and let me know how it goes.
Can you make money blogging?
Oh Yes! and in many different ways!
Have you started your blog yet?