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3 Best Affiliate Programs for Bloggers in Niche Markets for 2019

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Blogging is not just about putting your thoughts into words. It’s a lot more than that as your words can give you an income; some even have earned thousands of dollars just by blogging. One way to monetize your blogging is getting into affiliate marketing. With the right product or services to promote, you can earn as much as six digits. To do this, you need to find the affiliate program that will suit your niche.

Here are some affiliate programs you can choose according to your blogging niche:

1 – Web Hosting

Aside from learning web marketing strategies from online sites such as WebMarketing123-courses, bloggers also need to determine the best web hosting and tech tools they need to have a successful blogging career. Blogging requires the right web host, tools, and resources to run a traffic-induced website.

As a blogger, you know what tools and resources are great as you may have used it once or more. But instead of just promoting it on your blog posts, join their affiliate programs. Or if you’re new to blogging and you want some extra income, here are some web hosting and tech affiliate programs you can promote and use:

  • Bluehost good for WordPress hosting services and one of the most favored affiliate programs. It offers a free registration to receive a unique tracking code that ensures affiliates of getting credit for each referral. The commission you can get per referral is 65% upon registration.
  • GoDaddy – it’s best for an audience who wants to buy a domain name or host their site for their online businesses. It has no minimum or cost purchase and has its banners and text ads you can use. You can earn as much as 45 USD when your referral made a qualified purchase.
  • HostGator – also a WordPress hosting site that offers as much as 2,625 USD a month when you have 21 signups. They even have various banners you can utilize for free.
  • WP Engine another WordPress hosting provider and considered popular among business owners and bloggers. It has links and banners you can use for your promotions. You can earn as much as 200 USD and another 50 USD for every sub-affiliate your customer refers.

When promoting any of these types of affiliate marketing programs, it’s best to have detailed reviews and articles on your site. If the commission is high enough, you may want to consider creating a simple affiliate sales funnel like the one below.

2 – Courses and Learning

Learning never gets old. Instead, the older you are, the more you want to learn. Take advantage of it and promote courses online on your blogs. Online courses or e-learning is growing each year while giving convenience and cheaper costs for various learners such as online business creators. Therefore, you can surely hit big when promoting education and skill-teaching courses from these affiliate programs:

  • Udemy one of the most favored learning platforms that have more than 65,000 online courses. Its classes are from pet care training to web development that drives 75 million visitors each month.  For every referral, you can earn as much as 20% commission.
  • Wealthy Affiliate – site for aspiring online business starters. Its courses cover marketing necessary for running a successful online business. If you want to join their program, you can sign up for free or have full access to membership when you have a Premium account. Its commission is a recurring sales that you can earn for up to 48%.
  • Podia – software that offers people in building a teaching business with an in-house email marketing to help customers in their email list. They offer a 30-day free trial for both creators and affiliates. You can earn as much as 30% commission monthly for as long as your referral continue using their software.

3 – Beauty Affiliate Programs

Another niche that’s booming in the affiliate programs is the beauty industry due to the availability it offers worldwide. If you’re a beauty or makeup blogger, or just starting a blog, you can choose this niche and join beauty affiliate programs to earn more. You can select any or all of the following programs for your affiliate marketing:

  • Amazon – since Amazon has all the beauty products around the world, you can have a lot of choices to promote. As an affiliate, you can earn 5 USD for every sale. Its brand power provides high traffic from different parts of the world.
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty – a brand that has many fans worldwide and offers various makeups, toners, eyeliners, and everything that’s on their site. As an affiliate, you need to meet their specific requirements before you can join. However, their commission rates are 8% for every sale.
  • Forever21 – offers not only fashion products but also beauty kits. Aside from its trusted brand from all over the world, its audience has a higher number of young people. Its makeup is mineral-based which makes it unique from other makeup industry. As an affiliate, you can earn as much as 4% commission.

How to Find the Most Success with Affiliate Marketing

Every blogger must incorporate affiliate marketing on their blogs to help them finance their endeavors. The more affiliate programs you join, the more earnings are generated. However, choosing the right niche must be considered so as not to damage your site’s theme. Always remember to put quality over quantity.

My passion is with SEO and finding new markets that are gaining traction, while also building business models around them. This is what we are currently focusing on with HempireSEO.com.

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What Should You Write about for Your Blogging eBook?

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I have written and self-published over 100 eBooks.

About 40% focus on blogging tips.

As I promote my eBook for writing and publishing eBooks, I want to answer a common question. What should you write about? Why cover that topic?

Many of you run blogging tips blogs so you would write blogging tips themed eBooks. Since I wrote a high volume of similarly themed eBooks I have an idea of what vibes with folks. On a deeper level, we all know what works. Does a blog post sell? Does a blog post seem popular compared to other blog posts? If yes, write a 6000 word eBook on the same topic. Literally flesh out the title and topic into 6000 words. Save your time and energy. People told you what to write about via blogging. Be smart. Be wise. Cover the same exact topic via eBook. But write new, evergreen, unique content to ensure authenticity.

Popular Topics

I know this beats a dead horse, but you cannot go wrong dissecting blogging profits and traffic themed eBooks because most bloggers struggle to generate profits and traffic. We know this. Now the common mental block: bloggers fear somebody covered the topic already. Welcome to life. Over centuries, billions of humans did long ago what you do today, in some way, shape or form. I did something today in writing this specific post you may do 6 months down the road. Count on it. Well into 2020, you may write a blog post discussing what eBook topics resonate with your blogging tips audience. But hey! I already covered the topic. So did 1,001 other bloggers. But people seek abundance and will read your blog post.

Write about how to increase blog traffic. Write about how to increase blog profits. Build your tribe. Generously befriend bloggers by helping them and asking for nothing. Blogging buddies buy your profits or traffic eBook over the thousands of similar eBooks on Amazon because buddies trust you and your advice over anybody online. Do you see why tribe-building matters? Loyal people choose you over all else, dissolving the fear of competition in your mind. Fear dies, and you write another eBook.

Listen to Your Readers

Readers asked how I wrote and published a successful eBook a few times before I pondered writing an eBook on the topic. Someone even nudged me to do it by asking if I wrote and published such an eBook. I recorded the idea, wrote the eBook and now you see it above. But blogging themed eBook ideas are as easy to spot. What do readers complain about? What do readers struggle with? How do readers tackle problems? Can you improve the process by writing an eBook. Scores of bloggers spam blogs daily with 3 word comments. I wrote an eBook to help bloggers see 3 paragraph, genuine comments work better than 3 words for grabbing people’s attention.

Tune into reader needs. Scan comments. Read emails. Folks genuinely bring eBook ideas to you, to your blogging door step, if you willingly open your eyes, open your ears, be quiet and listen to their needs. Traffic and profits posts rock but ideas for blog commenting, networking on social media with bloggers and how to choose blog post titles also rock for eBook topics.

Do no sweat word length fears. Anybody can write a 6,000 word eBook if you practice your writing daily for 3-6 months. 6K fits perfectly into the Amazon short reads category.

Get writing, bloggers.

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Advertising Revenue: Yes or No?

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Are you a new blogger ready to hop on the Adsense train?

Pump your breaks a few times. Slow down and think this through.

Advertising revenue can prove to be a lucrative income stream for bloggers over the long term. Build a large, loyal following. Be generous. Be patient. Success will be yours, as will Adsense ad clicks and increased blogging revenue. New bloggers have a different Adsense experience though. I see excited newbies ready to cash their first Adsense check on receiving approval. 6 months later, after making $.02 per month, the enthusiasm dies and the blogger removes Adsense from their blog. Why? Bloggers learn a harsh lesson about advertising revenue: you need a huge, loyal following to generate significant income through advertising channels.

Example

Most new bloggers get 5, 10 or 50 people to visit their blog daily. Imagine if 20 people visit your blog daily. How many of those 20 people click on your Adsense ad, or any ad? 99.99% of the time, none. Tomorrow sees 14 blog visitors. None click your ads. After 1 month, 240 people visit your blog. 2 people click your ad. This sounds about right. At the end of the month, you made $0.04 USD. Of course this is common because you are a new blogger with little traffic. Low traffic blogs generate low profit ad revenue.

Do you know who makes hundreds to thousands of dollars in Adsense revenue monthly? Bloggers who blog effectively and generously for 2-3-5 or more years generate this type of sweet income. Advertising revenue takes SERIOUS work! Maybe 1% of bloggers – or less – put in the work that drives the thousands of people daily to blogs which nets a steady, solid Adsense income. But most new bloggers mistakenly believe their 30 visitor a day blog will yield $100 to $500 per month or more. Never gonna happen guys. Sorry to burst your bubble.

Advertising Revenue: Yes or No?

I share profitable income streams in my eBook:

15 Ways to Make Money Blogging

Buy it to explore different ways and means of profiting, to beef up your multiple streams of income.

Newbie bloggers should never open ad revenue streams because they do not have a large, loyal, targeted readership needed to generate substantial ad revenue. Write and self-publish an eBook. Toss that widget on your sidebar, replacing the ad widget. Brand yourself. Make more money.

Experienced bloggers with large, loyal tribes should consider ad revenue if the ads:

  • feel like a match for the blog and brand
  • are highly targeted for your readership
  • add value for your readers

Think targeting. Sites like the Huffington Post can post any ad and completely disregard relevance because millions upon millions of humans visiting the blog monthly have millions and millions of interests. When advertisers pay a million dollars for a short Super Bowl ad they understand not every one of the 1 billion people watching the Super Bowl is highly interested in their ad, but many folks out of the billion plus people will be interested, and net advertiser revenue, through the commercial.

For you, even if your tribe is large and loyal, you likely do not attract millions of blog visitors monthly. Target advertisements to ensure most if not all of your readers seem highly interested in the ad. Even if a small percentage clicks through you will generates steadily increasing ad revenue by this approach because you intelligently match your ad with your reader.

As a new blogger go with non-ad income streams. Experienced veterans can lay out ads but make sure your ads align with your readers.

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The Ultimate Checklist To Grow Your Blog in 2019

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Perhaps you’re here because you’ve had a blog for a long time now, but you feel like it’s just not growing as you hoped it would. The good news, however, is that you aren’t alone. Even blogs that you think are “famous” may have also gone through this same challenge. Fortunately, there are many tricks you can apply to help your blog reach its fullest potential. These are doable, and with a little help from experts, you’re sure to achieve the growth you’ve been dreaming of.

Here’s a checklist you can follow:

  1. Venture Into Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is one of the most effective strategies in digital marketing, which you can also apply on your blogs. Affiliate marketing refers to the act of partnering with companies and businesses that are looking for bloggers who are willing to try out and promote their products and services. In the beginning, you might not be able to reach more prominent brands and companies, but if you keep going, affiliate marketing can also be very effective in helping your blog grow in terms of audience reach. The more you network with affiliates, the more traffic comes to your site.To provide you more insights on digital and affiliate marketing, read through this digital marketing checklist.

  1. Link With Other Bloggers

In the blogging industry, success isn’t so much about competing with each other. In fact, there’s a lot you can achieve by simply linking with other bloggers as well. This means that, from time to time, you create posts that allow you to connect with others in the industry, or you create collaboration posts with other bloggers. That way, you’re both doing each other a favor by expanding each other’s blogs to the current networks that you both have, much like exchanging gifts.

Here are other ways for you to also link or engage with other bloggers:

  • Comment on the posts of other bloggers
  • Mention other bloggers in your posts
  • Engage in the social media pages of other bloggers

 

  1. Create Detailed Content

Especially if you’re writing about solutions to common problems of your viewers, be very detailed about it. Readers want to have answers as soon as they visit your website. Without clear, actionable content, you’re not only going to lose one reader, but you’re going to lose others as well.

Some of the best strategies you can employ to ensure detailed content are the following:

  • If you’re talking about technical or serious matters, include statistics and case studies
  • Stay away from broad statements that are going to leave your readers guessing
  • Whenever you can, include actionable and real data. (e.g. Climate change is expected to hit a _____ mark by 2020. To combat this, one of the things you can do is…)

While the optimum length of every blog post should still be around 500 to 2,000 words, this doesn’t mean that you cannot put in detail. Never write and post anything haphazardly. Be sure to do your fair share in researching beforehand.

 

  1. Enable Social Media Sharing

If you’re a blogger, you’d know it’s inevitable to also have social media accounts. If you can, go for the three major social media pages, such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. The more active you are on social media, the more effective you become as well. Keep in mind the following techniques in terms of social media posting:

  • Keep a fixed schedule of when you usually post new content. This will make it easier for your visitors to expect new posts. Through this, you can also build anticipation among your readers.
  • As you schedule your content posting, also factor in the usual available time of your target market. For instance, if your blog is about parenting, you might want to post at night, when all mommy duties have been done for the day, and they can check their social media.
  • Refrain from posting every hour. Keep your posts within a healthy interval so that your followers won’t become bored or even annoyed. At least every other day is enough to keep your followers excited.

What you can do is post an update on each social media account when you also have a new blog. Link your blog post to your social media post so you can draw traffic to your website. With social media, it’s also easier for your followers to share and spread the word about your content. By simply clicking the share button, they’re able to post this on their social media sites as well.

Conclusion

When you strive to make your blog perform better, it shouldn’t end only with the growth per se. You also have a more significant task to fulfill, which is to apply the necessary strategies that are going to motivate your readers to keep coming back. These above-mentioned tips can help you achieve these two goals. Now you can be on your way towards running your blog to its fullest potential.

 

 

 

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