What good is a blog that’s not monetized?
Far gone are the days when people claim they blog for fun without any thought of earning from their blogs when pro bloggers are making millions from their blogs.
Founder of Creative design firm Studio JWALL LLC, Josh Waldron said “If an individual is looking to monetize their blog, I would make a strong case for affiliate marketing as the best avenue for doing so, “
Bloggers today have become so engrossed with AdSense as their best bet at monetizing their blogs that they do not want to consider any other means.
Josh Waldron maintains an unwavering stand on Affiliate Marketing being the best avenue for blog monetization.
With Affiliate Marketing, a blog with a decent amount of traffic from at least 10,000 monthly visitors and above can yield a considerable amount of income.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing can be defined as the process of getting paid by promoting other people’s or company’s products.
You earn a percentage of sales you bring in for the company.
Logically, the best place to promote relevant products and services without any compromise of integrity of the content is via an author’s blog posts.
Quickly, here’s how to monetize your blog through affiliate marketing.
1. Choose an Affiliate Program that’s Relevant to Your Blog Content.
The affiliate program you should choose must be relevant to the kind of content you provide.
Your blog readers are characterized by the kind of content you provide hence it is easy for you to get loyal readers.
When this readers see your affiliate program and it is inline with what they come to your site to get they won’t waste time in clicking.
Imagine having built a platform where you give readers contents based on sports and you place an affiliate program like Nairabet or Bet9ja.
Of surety you’d get loads of clicks as the affiliate program works inline with tbd content you provide your readers.
So, when choosing an affiliate program make sure it is relevant to your site.
2. Balance the Use of Affiliate Links
In placing Affiliate links strike a balance between giving your user contents and bogging them with ads.
Place your affiliate links in a way that your site can be tagged “ad-free” yet you have got ads.
3. Create Marketable Content
This works with having contents relevant to the affiliate program you are to choose.
Create contents that point users to your affiliate links.
Do not put up a post on how to earn money with Bet9ja just so people get to click on your Bet9ja affiliate link.
Write detailed reviews, share fact, present cogent reasons and use your affiliate links to show your readers what to do, more like it becomes your CTA.
As against the popular belief of AdSense being the surest and most dependable way of making money online I’d like to say that Affiliate Marketing serves as a substitute.
Not everyone can get approved by Google even with contents and traffic but it’s a different ball game with Affiliate Marketing.
Try it out today.