Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular ways to earn money online and that’s because its really easy to get started with.
All you need to do is refer traffic to a website and if a visitor makes a sale you will generally make some percentage of the sale (commission).
For example, I am an affiliate for Amazon Associates. Whenever someone clicks my link, buys something off Amazon within 24 hours I get a small percentage of the sale.
This is how the vast majority of affiliate programs work. Now, there’s a lot of different networks and programs you can use to get started but I’m not going to list them here.
What I am going to talk about however is 3 ways you can start earning more with affiliate marketing on your blog.
Write a Review
The first tip that I recommend that everyone starts doing is writing reviews of products that you are currently using. This way you know that the product is of good quality and naturally it will be easy for you to write a review.
Inside the review talk about the product and the company, who it is for, and the pros and cons from your own personal experience.
Reviews are by far the best way to make money with affiliate marketing. They convert very well and people regularly look for reviews before the buy a product making this an easy way to get traffic to your blog or YouTube Channel.
If you want a good example of how to do this check out my Skillshare Review I did a few weeks ago.
That post/video has already earned me 5 referrals this month at $10 each!
Add Your Review To an Email Autoresponder
The next step is to start building an email list and then adding your review into your auto-responder series so that you can set it and forget it.
I usually do around 3-4 educational or content heavy emails per every review I do. Some people would consider reviews to be good quality content and they definitely are but some people will see them as being a little bit promotional.
I do 3 -4 emails (1-2 weeks worth) and then do a promotional email. That’s what I’ve been doing lately and it’s been working out quite well for me.
As you build out your email list and get new subscribers you will slowly but surely be increasing your passive income over time every time you write an email and add it to your auto responder series.
Turn Your Review Into a YouTube Video
Video is a very underrated way of making some passive income with affiliate marketing. Some people are doing quite well with it including myself.
There is less competition on video sites like YouTube which makes it easier to rank for products and program reviews on the platform.
It’s a little bit harder to convert but sticking a link in the description of a video DOES work decently well depending on how much traffic your video gets.
In my experience my review style videos do rank decently well and have even helped me grow out my channel, earn ad revenue, provide valuable content and make me some side income with affiliate marketing as well.
After you write up your blog post, add it to your email list and then do a review and upload it to YouTube. If you do this I guarantee you will start earning passive income with affiliate marketing.
It takes time to build up these posts and for them to rank but as time goes on you will start to see trickles of referrals coming in especially when you grow your own email list at the same time.
Those are my top 3 tips for earning passive income with affiliate marketing. If you liked this article please share it on social media with your friends!