Can You Create an Income Blog With Affiliate Marketing?


Blogs have become a hot way to share information. They are not only a great way to communicate with your audience but to create income. Affiliate marketing is a very effective and popular way to monetize your blog. When you are an affiliate marketer, you make money by promoting products.

How do I affiliate market on my blog?

First you need to join affiliate programs by looking on websites with products you enjoy. Then you can begin promoting the products offered by that affiliate program. While you probably have visited a website that only promotes products, it is not something people like to visit.

Are you providing information?

Your blog needs to provide information to the readers. From there you can work in products to earn affiliate commissions. There are a wide variety of ways to add information and affiliate blog to more income.

How can I add products to my blog?

Some of the ways to work in product promotion is with a product review. Another way is a comparison of products. There are sites that only share information, yet at the end suggest products that could help. Since many affiliate programs offer banners, some blogs simply use banners somewhere in their blog posts. Banners come in a variety of sizes and shapes to fit your particular needs.

What product should I promote?

One of the largest secrets to making money on your affiliate blog is choosing the right products to promote. The product needs to match the niche or topic your blog covers. If your blog is about fine china then having ads about televisions is not going to be a good fit. However if your blog is about home theater systems, then televisions, sound systems and DVDs are a great things to comment about, and review.

Where can I find affiliate programs?

You can look on your favorite websites for the word "affiliates." Sites, like Amazon, Overstock, eBay, and many others, have great affiliate programs. They require information from you so they can pay you. These sites also offer banners, logos and more ways to share your affiliate link on your blog. You want to use these special codes that they offer because they have tracking information.

Why do I want tracking?

The tracking information allows you to know how many people click on your link. You also can know how many sales you make. Also since each link code you get has a different code you can track your sales to see which products people prefer.

Is there anything else I need to know?

There have been some changes to rules. You are required to mention when you are being paid by an affiliate program. This means if you review a product the government wants you to state that you earn a commission on sales. You can check the FTC website to see the latest regulations. While this sounds scary many people realize that there are affiliates out there and they earn money this way. Just remember to treat both the affiliate company and your readers with respect. Good luck!