“ HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM AFFILIATE MARKETING THROUGH BLOG, WEBSITE “ GUIDE
Currently, one of the most effective affiliate marketing is using blog, website.
– How to make money from affiliate marketing ? Is it effective ?
– Why you should use blog to make affiliate money ?
– How to create blog to make affiliate money ?
Read my article below to know more about it
In addition, you also need to refer to some more articles to know about the benefits of blog, website in MMO :
+ The 6 most popular affiliate marketing website structures
+ 8 methods to make money online from blog
A. What is affiliate blog ?
Affiliate blog or affiliate site is a blog, website that publisher ( affiliate ) uses to make affiliate money.
Affiliate blog develops in the form of Content Marketing with content marketing strategies related to products and services to attract potential customers to buy through blog.
It has all the features of a regular blog, but on these blogs/websites, they will place an affiliate link to make money.
At this time, publisher is also the blogger, the one who builds and develops the blog’s content.
The process of making money of an affiliate blog has 3 steps :
- Step 1 : Readers find your blog, your website through search engines ( Google, Bing,..) or through social media ( Facebook, Instagram,..), advertisements,..
- Step 2 : Readers read your blog, find out the information about the product/service and feel like believe in the writers
- Step 3 : Readers become the customers by clicking affiliate link on blog through insert positions : banners, buttons, invitations.. Then, if customers buy immediately or after a period of time, you will receive commissions.
Due to the effectiveness of product marketing, affiliate blogs are designed and installed specially : optimization of interface, layout, banner, menu, article presentation..
What are contained inside the content of affiliate blog ?
Mostly the content is related to the products and services, in which the affiliate link is cleverly inserted into the content, the layout of blog.
You can implement many kinds of content such as :
- News about products
- Review and evaluate product, service
- Comparison of product, service
- Shopping guide (where to choose product, price,.. )
- Tips, instructions on how to use the product
- Report poor-quality product
- Share discount codes, promotion when buying product
Affiliate marketing by blog, website is a popular method that issued by many publishers to promote the product effectively.
This is also the MMO model that helps many bloggers earn high income if they do it well.
Affiliate marketing is a form of promoting products and services of partners. They earn commissions when users buy, sign up for services, fill out the information,..
Affiliate marketing has been known for the first time from the middle 90s.
Until 1996, Amazon officially operated Affiliate program and succeeded to this day with the name Amazon Associates.
Affiliate develops well all over the world, this money-making method has flourished from 2014-2015 to now with many big affiliate background such as : Access Trade, MasOffer, Lazada,.
Many marketing blogs are invested with money on design, interface and content, which have been born and developed rapidly, reaching a large number of customers.
There are also many more blogs which are making money industriously.
If you are doubtful about the success possibility of affiliate blog, scroll down to the end of the article to see many more famous sites in the international market.
Of course there are also many ways of making affiliate money without blog, website, as long as you reach the potential customers.
For example : email list, fanpage/group Facebook, running ads or through YouTube video channel.
You need to distinguish between blog and website. In this article, I will use the definition of blog, website to figure out affiliate blog, affiliate website.
B/ Why does blog bring out high effectiveness when making affiliate money ?
“how can I make money online even though I don’t have any product or service to sell ? “
Affiliate marketing is currently the most sustainable money-making online model though the affiliate doesn’t own any products.
By connecting the people who have products and services need to sell and the one who has the demand to use that products and services, you can earn high income.
This is what the theories say, but how to implement so you can take part in making affiliate money ?
Create a blog, website right away. And you will see how big effectiveness it brings for you is.
Why I advise you like that ?
The answers is on these points.
1/ Blog helps you reach the targeted customer :
Affiliate marketing is the perfect combination of 3 party relationships :
- Producer ( advertiser/ vendor / partner )
- Affiliate/ publisher
- Targeted customer ( customer )
Customer is the buyer through your affiliate link and then you will get commissions.
Your mission when you are an affiliate is to find that targeted customer
How can you find potential customers ?
Blog helps you do it well.
This is the most reasonable reason why you should create a blog if you want to sell product, run your business and do affiliate marketing.
Let me explain:
You can’t bring affiliate links recommend directly to relatives, friends or anyone you meet daily.
You need to use digital marketing tool
One of them is content marketing
Content marketing is the long-term marketing method of a business, organisation or a particular one by focusing on creating and delivering useful, valuable content that relate to their need-to-promote product/service
Content must be useful, promoting the behavior and converting reader into customers, bringing profits from customers such as: purchases, product and service registration,..
What is called effective content marketing ?
Content marketing is effective when it brings benefit to customer and navigates customer’s behavior into profit of the content maker
Some popular forms of content marketing are:
- social media
- landing page
- email marketing
Of all them, blog is an effective medium for you to search and reach customer when making affiliate money.
The statistic said that in B2B model ( Business to Business ), using blog accounts for 80% of content marketing.
Don’t mention trust from customers, if your blog do SEO well and rank top in the search engine, customers are easy to find your content.
There is one way that is faster than SEO is running ads, however, this way is probably used for the wealth and experienced people, if you don’t have enough budget, it’s not for you.
The access rate through buyer keyword changes through time and you can absolutely know that and adjust the content towards the most appropriate product.
In sum : blog helps customer easily find out your promoting product.
2/ Blog creates high sales conversion rate :
Conversion rate is the rate between the number of access to page and the number of purchases ( success purchases )
With the aim of the highest conversion rate, blog is the effective and optimal method.
By meeting finder’s demand : what is the good points of this product, where to buy it, comparison the good and bad points,.. Blog can lead to a higher access rate, higher purchase conversion.
Instead of buying product at website, users are tend to go to blog to find out more information, review and using experience and from people who used to buy and use the product.
Blogs are displayed from the perspective of an individual ( reviewer ), sharing the experience, reviews, will help readers feel more reliable when exploring the product.
Psychology said that, readers usually prefer that kinds of blog rather than websites that contain common information.
A statistic about the power of blog in USA:
It means that in USA, there are 81% users who believe in reviews, evaluation of experts, influencers before they decide to purchase.
Another research shows that:
- Averagely, a customer spends 79 days on finding, exploring product before deciding to buy it.
Content on blogs are written based on knowledge, a long process of learning, exploring as well as author’s interest and passion.
Customer can get closer to the product based on the writer’s senses.
Gradually, they will change their thought into what the writer wants
It is the important action to convert affiliate product such as:
- Click to purchase
- Filling in the form
- Clicking ads link
The fact that the website that have the most successful affiliate method is when the writer supplies customer with many values.
One more important reason is blog have the ability to get high interact with customer by comments.
Reader can give their opinion, ask question to writer right at the comment section of blog.
This enhances the friendliness, boosts the customer experience, also helps them see many other questions which they are also considering.
This is what many news websites, purchasing websites rarely have.
Nowadays, many big websites has integrated blog features into website to attract more customers.
In order to succeed with blog, you have to focus on creating content to provide values for customer instead of posting bunch of poor quality posts.
Let the arrow turn to the money-making source, it is customer.
Of course, traffic is important too, but with affiliate marketing, blog with few people get access to can sell more products than a high access rate website.
The importance when making affiliate through blog is you need to have strategy to navigate customer into the purchase decision, create valuable content that helps increase conversion rates.
Currently, the tendency of blog writer to make money is they are trying to make blog into a personal brand that users can trust.
Pat Flynn, the owner of blog Smartpassiveincome.com, is an expert in passive income industry
Especially, once the blog writers develop their blog into a famous blog, a reliable brand, readers are easily to get access to that page to find the information they want.
When you are a blogger that makes reader believe, if customer get access to your page, it is sure that percentage of marketing purchases or actions you want ( sharing, clicking ads,.. ) will be very high.
As long as you introduce, promote good and high quality product to readers.
There are many bloggers become “reliable experts” with in-depth knowledge in some areas that create a reliable source of information trusted by readers.
There are many blog models that writers can become experts : Travel Blog, Food Blog, Beauty Blog,..
In the next 2-3 years, maybe you are the typical example about successful affiliate marketing, share your valuable experience for the next generations.
What i like in blog is when your brand succeeds, you can build a list of potential customer through email list building tool.
This is the integral element of anyone who works in online marketing. It helps them reach customers in a faster way whenever they launch a new marketing campaign.
For example: one successful affiliate blog can build email list to 10,000-20,000 email customers.
Besides, the benefits of developing your own blog brand not only make profit from affiliate :
- Increased brand, customer trust, high blog ranking on Google => increased traffic
- You can widen your money-making fields => increased profits
3/ Blog ensures the affiliate marketing criteria :
Blog has enough the advantages of MMO that i have explained clearly in the past articles.
This is the most effective tool to make money online, especially with affiliate marketing – a money-making method that participants can reach rapidly.
Below are the advantages of blog, websites in the affiliate method in comparison with other methods :
a. Verifying to join affiliate network/affiliate program :
The potential of eCommerce is growing fast, accompanied by a lot of platforms, a large affiliate marketing program has created a large publisher community of affiliate publishers.
Many affiliate programs require publisher to have website/blog with good content in order to accept.
When joining affiliate marketing, some usually have website, some do check clearly about rank, traffic as well as whether the content is good or not.
The reason is because so many people sign up, they need to check the reliability and marketing experience of the partners, avoid the widespread registration without any effectiveness.
b. You can take part in many affiliate programs with one blog :
In term of diversifying marketing products, websites have advantages over other models such as advertising, video, email marketing..
You can select and register many affiliate programs, many products ( advantages of affiliate in comparison with Google Adsense ) that you want.
The, you can post it on the blog and start to promote affiliate link.
This helps your customers once visit your blog, they can search for many products instead of 1,2 products.
In the meantime, due to having many products to select based on different niches, it is the source of ideas for articles on blog.
With blog, you can affiliate for many eCommerce pages: Shoppee, Lazada, Amazon, eBay, ….
c/ The passive and sustainable income possibility :
Basically, affiliate is the business method that relies on publishers, ads runners need publishers to promote products.
The demand of products is growing rapidly with the rate of online-buying of Internet users.
Blog, website is the base which attract traffic to help publishers easily operate ads strategies.
Therefore, once customers reach and purchase through Internet, blog is still an effective method.
Many blogs choose Affiliate to be the “corebone” or the “money printer” in order to increase passive income effectively.
From the money-making perspective, blog/website is an online shop which helps to earn passive income sustainably even though you don’t have any products to sell.
Passive income comes from affiliate blog wherever and whenever, you can sleep but still make money.
As long as your blog updates content and attracts readers.
Furthermore, the advantage of massive income that blog can bring out for the writer is huge.
One authority site joins Clickbank money-making can absolutely gain 3-5K USD/month.
In sum, the chance to make money that blog brings out is not only in today but also for the future.
d/ Investing expense for blog, website is low :
Building a blog doesn’t cost much to invest and operate.
In the present, owning a personal blog is not difficult at all. You don’t need to know about programming, but can still create a blogger page, WordPress in a very short time.
Especially, when earning high income from affiliate, you can use that money to start re-invest to develop blog professionally.
Even in the future, you don’t want to develop that blog, you can sell it with a high price for business who wants.
4/ Quality blog gets high rank on search engine :
Blog can get good SEO in the top of search engine : Google, Bing,.. through optimization tools.
According to statistics, the first rank in search list on Google attracts successful converted click more than 33% in comparison with other rank positions.
The battle for top ranking on Google is extremely fierce.
Ignoring your use of Google Ads ( paid traffic ) to rank top, the current sites are using all SEO techniques to get to the top position.
With the new smart algorithms today, Google knows that you are doing with your blog and will rank well-interacting, good content blog sites higher than normal websites.
So what is a good content blog ?
It is blog that bring useful and valuable knowledge for readers.
Don’t pay too much attention on money-making purpose as you can not obtain it if your blog hasn’t been highly evaluated by Google.
This requires affiliate to build SEO standard blog and optimize content more effectively.
One you SEO your blog successfully, your website is on top, you will earn a massive traffic that has conversion rate into targeted customers.
SEO ( Search Engine Optimization ) are essential skills that help blog, website have higher rank on search engine. This is the popular tool of Free Traffic ( reach customer freely ) that many publishers use, they focus mainly on keyword SEO.
How to know your website is on top Google ?
You just need to search buyer keyword that relates to your article anonymous browser and see the results returned.
Buyer keyword ( conversion keyword ) is the core of affiliate marketing.
When you write blog to make affiliate money, it is a must for you to take advantage of buyer keyword.
This is the keywords that people who have demand to buy products use to search for information of products they want to buy.
Take advantage and know clearly about that navigated keyword, you can know what users are going to buy ? what products they are pay attention to ?
From that point, keyword research appears
Some buyer keywords :
- Which type of vacuum is good ?
- Where to buy induction stove ?
- The latest discount code of Tiki
- Evaluation of Kangaroo water filter
- Where to buy cheap hosting
- Lazada discount code
Results come from many articles from niche site, authority site.
With blog, you can freely transform the content in the direction of SEO of how to flexibly combine buyer keyword, push it to the top of Google.
Once the blog is on top, you don’t need to spend too much money maintaining it, blog becomes “ the automatic and sustainably money printer “.
In sum: affiliate blog helps you to rank first position on Google.
5/ Blog increases the online marketing skill :
The final point that i realize that you should create a blog making money by affiliate marketing is that you gain a lot of experience and knowledge about digital marketing.
Digital marketing is the combination of many marketing skills such as :
- Search engine optimization (SEO)
- Search engine marketing (SEM)
- Content marketing Social media marketing (SMM)
- Pay-per-click advertising (PPC)
- Affiliate marketing
- Email marketing
Once you are competent in affiliate site, i think that you absolutely can apply this way to make money with different MMO methods.
There are a lot of experience you can gain from blog :
- Website knowledge : domain, hosting, VPS, theme, plugin, code CSS, HTML,.
- SEO knowledge : keyword research, backlink, SEO on-page, off-page,.
- Content marketing knowledge : content, idea,..
- Advertising knowledge : Google Ads, Facebook Ads, Zalo Ads,..
- Marketing knowledge : selecting product, build sales funnel, automation marketing process,..
Above all, writing affiliate blog regularly helps you obtain more knowledge, practice your study, plan-set up, discipline.
Once the blog goes well with affiliate, you can turn it into sustainable ATM through many money-making methods that i had shared:
- Making money by Google Adsense
- Advertising cooperation
- Making money from Youtube
- Online selling
C/ Is it easy to create blog, website to make affiliate money
If you are still confused, let me tell you :
Creating website to make money by affiliate marketing is quite easy.
You can totally do it yourself, in 1-2 hours, you can create a basic blog.
But you need to know that, blog is regarded as a machine that helps you make money
Owning a blog is easy but how to operate it to make affiliate money, not everyone can do it right away.
Based on my experience from making affiliate money, you ca refer to the process below :
1/ Create blog from WordPress source or blogger :
There are many sources for you to use to create money-making online blog such as : WordPress, blogger, Joomla, Weebly,..
However, most of the Internet marketers in the world use WordPress to make blog.
The reason is because WordPress has sufficient features : SEO optimization, themes + plugin, .. that are suitable for making money from blog, it helps you have professional blog in a fast way.
Regarding investment costs, i recommend that you do not confuse as affiliate will give you 5, 10 times the amount of money that you had spent if you go on the right track.
Owning a professional blog includes the money spent on buying domain + hosting + copyright theme, it costs about 1,5-2 million.
2/ Decide the market, whether it is international or particular market :
There are two popular markets that people are joining : the national and international one.
About international market, it would be more difficult as it requires you to have English ability, good marketing skills because the competition is very high.
Products and potential customers directed to the whole world.
Some big affiliate markets that many people are joining are : ClickBank, Amazon, Jvzoo, CJ,
The transparency of payment, high commissions, large number of customers, diversified products are the advantages of the international market.
If you are worried about your English, you can rent English writing service.
As a result, i recommend you to join affiliate money-making in the national market, when you are competent with affiliate and have marketing skills, you can fight with the international and do both things betters.
3/ Decide the product and research market :
with affiliate marketing, research on the product and its potential is very essential.
Normally, affiliate usually has 2 ways to create blog to reach customers :
+ Niche site : niche market, targeting a small group of key products. For example :night lights, water filters, bedding, lipsticks, shaving machines, etc..
+ Authority site : large market with many products relating to a topic. For example : health, sport, fashion, beauty,..
Nowadays, mostly people are tend to develop the authority site, they reach a large market with many products, i rarely see niche site.
Based on that approach, you will have a strategy to implement such as:
- Research promoting product
- Research the demand of product
- The potential of customer
- Find the affiliate network, register, select products.
For example : instead of starting with big market such as kitchen appliances, i will target on smaller products such as : cooking stoves, infrared cookers, induction cookers, electric cookers,..
A house that can brings for you many niches:
- Living room furniture
- Kitchen furniture
- Bedroom furniture
From that niche, i cam find many more products to promote in affiliate network.
You can start making money with Access Trade – the biggest affiliate network in Vietnam so far.
Another affiliate tendency is health related product affiliate : lose weight, physical, nutritions,.. on Civi network or CPO Adfex network.
If you want to start, i advise you to build a niche site about a small niche first, then develop it into authority site.
4/ Optimization website, setting up content :
In this step, you have to optimize you website into SEO standards to make it friendly with Google,
At the same time, always focus on building quality content, towards customers as we have analyzed and maintained regularly.
Note: content is the number one, affiliate link is number two. Don’t pay too much attention on inserting affiliate link.
If you can’t take over, i would recommend you to rent content service.
There are many quality writing content service with SEO standards, you can rent them online with reasonable price.
Do not regret money as affiliate is a long-term game.
5/ Promoting blog :
Promoting product is the last step that you need to do to give content to your targeted customer in a fastest way.
Based on the factors such as product demand, investment expense,.. you can SEO, run ads, make marketing funnel or integrate many promoting techniques.
In the meantime, you should optimize your website, build landing page, collect email list to make email marketing.
Lastly, regularly repeat the step d,e every week/month, expand the scale of finance and human resources to optimize income.
Most of the experts who follow SEO will have an income after 2-3 months, if they want to have higher one, they need at least 6 months.
Therefore, you need to be patient, don’t be hasty.
D/ Successful affiliate blogs in other countries :
There are too many successful affiliate blog that i find it hard to share to you guys.
Below are some successful affiliate blogs in the international market that i really like, they go toward their own navigation or just affiliate product,.
You should refer to and gain experience to apply to your own blog.
- Nerdwallet : review finance products
- Moneysavingexpert : educate personal finance
- The Wire Cutter : review electronic products and house appliances
- Making sense of cents : consult personal and family finance
- Smart passive income : provide automatic income-making skill
- Compare accounting : review accounting software
- Money saving mom : mange personal finance
- Jon Lommer : Facebook Marketing ads skill
E/ Advices on making money from affiliate marketing with blog :
Affiliate marketing is mainly about making money online, it has basic requirements to participants such as : have to have computer that connected with internet, must have an online payment account, must have time,..
Affiliate is the road full of risks.
in order to make money from affiliate marketing with blog effectively, i recommend you to :
+ don’t do affiliate when you are worrying about creating blog expense :
Buying domain, hosting or even theme, copyright plugin is what help you reach success.
Is it worth it if you think you spend a few pennies then and regret about it, even many of you take care to create a free blog and thinking about saving money.
Moreover, there are other expense, if you can, you should invest. For example : design and marketing expense, run ads, SEO course,..
+ long-term developing blog goal :
It means that you need to think, you have not made money from thus blog yet, you want it in 6 months, 1 year to surely have this revenue range, this amount of traffic.
This is the right strategy to make money from blog.
+ don’t procrastinate development blog :
Do it carelessly today, then tomorrow you feels tired, you don’t do anything.
If you don’t maintain a serious working vibe : writing content, SEO, updating content and product,.. i advise you to stop doing affiliate because after a period of time, you will don’t find it serious in doing blog.
SEO is a long route and is full of “rose thorns.”
I do see many cases like that.
Regularly write and update articles.
However, it is difficult to say, but it is best to try to have at least one first sale, it will bring great motivation to you.
+ the main core is the content towards customer :
Let’s remember : “content is King” – it shows clearly the decisive role of content in selling, business, if your blog achieves these things, it is not only beautiful in Google’s eye but also helps customers trust you more.
One of the factors that you can apply to writing blog is, try to answer questions :
“ what readers are trying to find in my blog ? “
“ how’s their feeling after reading my articles ? “
“ are customers ready to spend money buying products through affiliate link ? “
+ blog needs to rank top, having traffic means having money :
The goal of affiliate is commissions, if you choose blog not with the aim of making money, you must SEO keyword to rank top.
If you do not archive this and find it too difficult to complete, make the blog reach the 9,10 page of Google, you should also pause.
Don’t wait for luck that everytime you post a post users will find it.
Therefore, learn about SEO, marketing knowledge to optimize blog.
SEO materials a lot, you can refer to Backlinko or Agrefs Blog.
+ provide yourself with knowledge :
In order to become an expert about field that you are consulting, you need to know clearly about market, the purpose and benefits of every each products.
Once you have solid background knowledge, you can consult carefully for customer and make them trust what you wrote, they will re-visit your website many more times.
So what ? Spending time on researching, learning about what relate to field that you are marketing.
+ collect email list :
One of the biggest advantages of blog is you can build your customer’s belief.
Use opt-in tool to collect customer emails and take advantage of sending email marketing to promote product.
- Bloom is an effective opt-in plugin, you should combine with a power email marketing service – GetResponse
+ cooperate to develop blog :
Writing blog to make money sometimes will be done only by your own, it is quite hard to develop it yourself and make profit.
If it is possible, i recommend you to find a partner or a mentor in order to share and give out the best developing strategy for affiliate blog.
this partner can be friends, relatives or those one who have the same point in making money but they must have passion on making money online, have skills and marketing knowledge.
In order to get on this MMO further, motivate yourself to make more money.
Once you start it soon, you will have more advantages and chances.
Why don’t you join affiliate and create your own blog right now ?
Basically, this article is just one of many ways help you make MMO – more specific is making affiliate money.
I know that, although there are bunch of money-making online ways, many of you are still struggle to select out ways for yourselves.
- You are confused with buying domain, hosting, write some posts, place banners,..
- In the next week, you make money from running ads. Then you start to set up fanpage, share products,..
- You see good points inside CPO affiliate, then you go explore Facebook Ads, Google Ads,..
- When you are broke, you come back to blog, SEO and then fail.
The sequence of MMO is over and over but you still make no money.
The decision to make affiliate money by blog is up to you.
I sincerely listen to all your sharing in the way of making money from blog, leave comment or send me emails and direct me.
Good luck !
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