Monetising your blog with Affiliate Marketing is one of the steps you need to take to make money with your blog. Including affiliate links in your blog posts and other parts of your website is an easy (and passive) income stream you can set up to complement the money you make with your own products or services.
And if you still haven't created your own products, it's also a good way for you to start learning how to sell stuff to your readers.
Here are some resources and tools that will help you.
With these you will be able to create an Affiliate Marketing strategy for your niche, learn the tips and tricks of seasoned affiliate marketers and save time promoting your affiliate links.
[Disclaimer: Some links in this post contain affiliate links. This means I get a commission if you purchase the product through my link at no extra cost to you. As an Amazon Affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases.]
READY TO GET STARTED WITH AFFILIATE MARKETING?
Learn everything you need to know to get started as an affiliate marketer.
(Even if you don't have a website)
Using the right tools can make a huge difference to how much time you save. And, when it comes to Affiliate Marketing in particular, they can also make a difference to the amount of money you make.
SocialBee is one of the newer social media schedulers on the market. I had tried Smarterqueue before and love it. But I needed more categories and longer queues so I could fit all my "content" posts and my "affiliate marketing" posts. It's not as sophisticated but they regularly make improvements and have great customer service.
Tasty Links is an Affiliate Marketing Plugin that saves you time by autolinking keywords you usually include in your affiliate marketing posts to products you love. Once you have added a new keyword and link, it will AUTOMAGICALLY add it to ALL your blog posts. Best for cooking and crafting bloggers.
Thirstly Links is also an Affiliate Marketing Plugin that can save you a lot of time and help you remember all your links. So you don't have to have your files in front of you. You can use the free version but with the paid version it will also autolink. This one has a lot more features if you use the paid version.
Amazon Affiliates WordPress Plugin
AAWP is another Affiliate Marketing Plugin specifically built for Amazon. If you're planning to use the Amazon Associates Program, I'd recommend you get a plugin specific to it.
It makes inserting links and images a lot easier and will allow you to create tables, best seller lists and boxes to boost your conversions.
Affiliate Marketing Tracker and Planner
This Affiliate Marketing Tracker and Planner keeps everything organised for you, so you always have all the information at your fingertips. It also helps you keep track of your income and plan your affiliate campaigns and saves you time.
The way Thrive Architect helps me with my Affiliate Marketing in this blog and others is by allowing me to create resource pages easily and quickly. I create symbols with it so I can add CTAs in my blog posts in a couple of clicks.
BUT there's a big BUT: You can not use affiliate link plugins when you're using it to edit your posts. So you'll need to decide which is going to save you the most time and make things easier for you: An Affiliate Plugin or the landing page builder.
Elementor is a superb choice if you want to start out with a FREE plugin, though I do think it's worth it to get the PRO plan because you get access to more features and you can do more with it.
It's quite easy to work with it, and you can use it to create beautiful landing pages.
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One of the first things you need to do is learn how to do Affiliate Marketing the right way. If you want to save yourself hours and hours of work trying to figure out how to do things the right way, here are some courses and books that will help you.
Pin to Profits: Affiliate Marketing
Learn how to earn money with affiliate marketing with Pinterest even if you don't have a blog. It's got some great advice on the boards you need to create and how to design your Affiliate Marketing Pins. This is the course that helped me make my first Pinterest sale.
Affiliate Marketing For Bloggers
Great course for beginner bloggers and affiliate marketers. With lots of tips on how to improve your content and increase conversions. There are also useful examples from real blog posts that you can use to compare to your own content and learn how to do it better.
Affiliate Marketing Superstars
Affiliate Marketing Superstars is a course made by my friend Leanne from Passive Income Superstars.
I've just been working through it and it has a lot of useful information you need to check out.
If you want to create high converting affiliate posts, this course will teach you how to set up your blog posts and what sections you need to include so you make more sales and it explores some advanced techniques for bloggers that are already familiar with affiliate marketing but want to increase their affiliate marketing earnings.
SEO FOR AFFILIATE MARKETING success
One of the most important parts of an affiliate marketing strategy is SEO.
Using SEO the right way for affiliate marketing will help you send quality traffic to your website. And by quality, I mean traffic that will convert and buy the products you're promoting.
If you're fed up of creating blog post after blog post but you're not getting many sales, and you want an easy to follow and actionable guide, I can't recommend this book enough.
Affiliate Marketing Books on Amazon
If you want to learn about Affiliate Marketing, you can also find books in Amazon books. They tend to be more general, though.
Here are some books have selected. Some you can access for free with an Audible FREE trial, by the way. It's one of the ways you can save time when you need to read a book. 😉
Relevant Affiliate Marketing Blog Posts
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