Monetizing Your Blog


Can you believe it? We've made it to Lesson 7. By now you know how to choose a niche, pick some good keywords, register a domain, set up hosting, install Wordpress to manage your new affiliate website, get content posted to it regularly and most importantly go out there and market the site.

There's only one thing left to discuss - monetizing your website.

Banners and Buttons

One of the easiest things you can do is simply look for some graphics of the product you are promoting and then plugging them into the sidebar of your blog. This is easily done via the sidebar widgets in wordpress.

Unfortunately it's also one of the least effective ways to make affiliate sales. With that said, it only takes a few minutes to add a button or banner to your site so it'll be worth the effort even if you only make a handful of sales from it.

Go do that now, then get back to this email.

Product Reviews

Another great way to promote affiliate products (both physical products and information products) is to review them. You can start out with the features and benefits of the product, and then move into sharing your personal experience. What did you like about the product? What did you love? What did you hate? Don't be afraid to include some drawbacks. Your readers will appreciate your honesty, feel that they can trust you and will thus be more likely to buy.

Personal Recommendations

My  favorite way to promote affiliate products is as a personal recommendation in some good content. I like to write an informative blog post or article and then include a recommendation at the end to learn more.

With that said, I would like to invite you to take another look at the Affiliate Niche Packs to find some awesome affiliate products to promote in your niche and get keyword rich content ideas. Each pack also includes 30 day marketing plans with simple action items you can do to grow your site and get more traffic to it.

The next step I recommend you take is to start building a list on your niche site. That will allow you to stay in touch with your readers, get them back to your blog and send them additional affiliate offers.

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Until then, get more content on your site, go out and market it and of course feel free to stop by my blog at any time.

Susanne Myers  - Affiliate Fast Track  &