Trying to Understand How to Best Use Affiliate Programs

There are so many bloggers who bank on affiliate programs and I just want to know how to get the hang of them. I am an affiliate with so many programs that I think I did over kill, meaning there are so many that it’s difficult to focus on a few and sell those to try to earn some extra revenue on my site.

In my opinion, if I may think out loud for a moment; I believe that in order to make good money with affiliate programs it’s not about the number of programs you are part of, it’s the quality in which you can promote a few that you love. You see, almost every store you shop at has “become an affiliate” link at the very bottom of their website. Look next time you visit your favorite brand’s website, most have it down there.

It’s easy to become an affiliate for your favorite brand or place you shop often and if you are blogging about that place often, such as including it in your day to day life posts then it should be easy to promote and in turn you may earn some commissions – but how do I do it? How do I get started? I really need some tips and help on this topic because I keep researching it, I get the research but then I do a total fail. End of year I see revenue from everything except affiliate programs.

Earning Revenue Online With Affiliate Programs

Most of you know that I make income from my blog, but most don’t really know what are some of the best ways to make money blogging. A lot of people contact me looking for ways to make some extra cash for their family, as most know times are tough and honestly the fastest way to earn a bit of revenue is through affiliate programs.

Just about every business you can think of has an affiliate program where you can sign up to earn commissions on sales and sometimes you can earn when someone simply clicks to visit that business website. Earning money from blogging is as simple as picking some keywords to link to within your blog post or maybe posting a banner on your sidebar.

To be honest, I think the best way to make money with blogging is through affiliate links used within a blog post. I have practiced different methods of earning money with affiliate links and the end result has been either a banner in my newsletter or at bottom of blog posts and at least one affiliate link within each blog post.

I am not sitting here telling you that you are going to get rich quick, because we all know it takes work to make money but what I am saying is that you can make money blogging if you start using affiliate programs!

Do you use affiliate programs? How have they paid off for you?

Multiple Forms of Revenue

A really interesting question comes to mind all too often, is there such a thing as too many forms of revenue? I have to answer my own question with a no, however, when you start blogging and realize you can earn a little bit of revenue with multiple affiliate programs and sponsored tweets you can get into more programs than you are ready to promote.

I am currently an affiliate for multiple websites including but not limited to Amazon Associates, Logical Media, Sponsored Tweets, MyLikes and Blogvertise. I have some favorites that I like to go visit daily to see if there are any new sponsored posts or tweets and today I wanted to share with you places that have allowed me to start earning a revenue from my blog by including keywords within topics I would already be writing about.

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