Ever wonder how bloggers actually make money? Heard of affiliate marketing, but not sure how to get started? Kind of already do affiliate marketing, but the money isn’t coming in fast enough? Or maybe you’re sick and tired of writing blog posts without a solid plan of attack?
Affiliate Marketing For Bloggers: Everything You’re Missing is the answer to all these questions!
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Carly Campbell of Mommy on Purpose has created a wonderful course suitable for beginner and intermediate bloggers. If you’re a COMPLETE newbie, you may want to wait until you have your blog set up and a few posts written, as the course does assume you already know how to do that stuff. Newbies who’re comfortable with the basics of blogging, and intermediate bloggers, would do well with this course. If you’re an advanced blogger, you probably already know about affiliate marketing!
I consider myself an intermediate blogger: I know the basics of blogging, I’ve written lots of blog posts (on my other blog), I know all the technical stuff and can navigate through most blogging situations, I’m an Amazon affiliate and had done some linking on my old book blog.
However, I’d never really tackled affiliate marketing with any kind of strategy before. I knew I needed to link to stuff, but I didn’t have any purpose behind those links. I didn’t know about non-Amazon affiliates, and I also didn’t know how to structure my posts to get the most clicks.
When I decided to start treating blogging as a business, I went looking for courses that could help me figure stuff out. Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers seemed like a good place to start, as I needed a good intro to the topic. But!! Carly’s course really went above and beyond in covering how exactly bloggers should be utilizing affiliate marketing techniques.
What’s in it?
Just some of the topics covered:
- Understanding how blogs actually make money, and how affiliate marketing plays a part.
- Niches that make money, niches that COULD make money, niches that won’t make money—and how to pick a good niche.
- How affiliate links work—cookies, tracking, codes, etc.
- Technical stuff like how to actually make the link in your blog post.
- How to write and structure your blog post to get the most clicks/views. Keyword/SEO research!
- Case studies! Examples of actual successful posts!
- Email newsletter marketing tips and tricks, centered around including affiliate links.
- Resources for continuing your education.
It’s easy to get sucked into bad blogging habits. Linking willy-nilly to every affiliate item under the sun is tempting, as a wide range of topics has a (presumably) better chance of catching some clicks. But Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers showcases different ways that bloggers can utilize affiliate links to their best advantage.
Wanna write better?
One of the really great parts of this course is that it goes into the best ways to format and write your blog post. I am completely unused to writing FOR an audience instead of for myself, so I liked having some guidance on how I should tweak my natural writing style to best format things for readers.
Carly also talks about how to write for your newsletter readers! Learning how to write email newsletters can be nerve-wracking, but Carly goes over how to format a basic email newsletter, including how and where to put affiliate links. WITH CASE STUDIES AND EXAMPLES!
How often do you see a successful blogger really dig deep into HOW they blog and make money? Beyond just income reports? This is really useful stuff!
Is it worth buying?
It’s important to think deeply about what you want to spend your time on in your blogging life, and how to maximize the time you have. If you’re a naturally frugal person (like me!) then spending money on any blogging course seems kinda weird. The nice thing about Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers, though, is that it cuts down on SO much time you’d be spending trying to DIY an affiliate marketing education.
Believe me, I’ve done the DIY thing. I got sucked into hours and hours of reading blog posts, watching videos, and trying to figure out the “affiliate marketing thing.” Eventually, I got tired of only getting half of the info I needed and wasting so much time– SO MUCH TIME– and so I tried a paid course.
If you’re a blogger who’s looking for a well-written, detailed course on how to get into affiliate marketing, I definitely recommend checking out Affiliate Marketing For Bloggers. Both newbie bloggers and more experienced bloggers would benefit from taking this course!
Not sure you if you want plunk down cash for this course just yet? Carly has a great series of HOW TO START BLOGGING topics on her blog, for FREE, including this great post about affiliate marketing.
Ready to go? Get access to Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers right now.0