Many people today are asking questions to know how bloggers make money. The truth is that there are many different ways bloggers make money online today. I wrote a post on 15 different ways bloggers generate income. One of the methods they turn to is affiliate Marketing. The reason is that starting Affiliate Marketing does not require any huge investments and the money can start coming in really quick.
But it’s not easy to bank big with Affiliate Marketing especially these days when competition in some niches is fierce. That means you’ll have to learn to do it correctly. Pasting affiliate banners on sidebars or post content area may not put smiles on your face.
Some few bloggers have cracked the code. They know how to do the right things and now, their blogs keep generating income for them even when they are on the move or somewhere partying.
What have they done that generates income for them on autopilot with Affiliate Marketing?
Here are some three things they have done. If you want to see more results with your blog, I recommend you consider following their path.
How bloggers make money with Affiliate Marketing – things they do/have done.
1 – They spent on courses!
The truth is, there are lots of free materials on the subject online today. To find out yourself, type the keyword ‘Affiliate Marketing’ on Google and you’ll get thousands of pages popping up.
Though we have a plethora of free information online today, that doesn’t replace premium, paid materials with actionable tips.
The most successful affiliate marketers have undergone some paid training or coaching at one point. Most of them have signed to paid training platforms or bought some paid ebook or video course.
What’s the point? Everything is almost free online today!
Paid courses are backed by value. Though there are some valueless paid courses out there, a cross section of them will match your investment with acceptable value. One of the things you get when you buy a course is the support from course author.
From my experience, most of those who have succeeded in publishing a training program on Affiliate Marketing are successful affiliates themselves. So it makes sense to buy from them because their courses are backed by examples and actionable steps.
I started off by paying for affiliate marketing programs and buying video and ebook courses. I have seen my share of losses and gains. But in a nutshell, I got more results in what I spent money on.
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I generate income on my blog through affiliate marketing. So I wrote an ebook called Affiliate Marketing for bloggers showing bloggers how I make money.
Not only that…
Some other top bloggers (including Zac Johnson) make a lot of money with Affiliate Marketing. They do a lot of juicy things most of us don’t know about. In my course, you’ll discover some of these things.
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2 – They use their blogs carefully wisely
Any successful blogger that makes money with Affiliate Marketing has at least one active blog that generates real income. One of the things you’ll find out is that they promote the products they use. That’s a strong sales point.
When you use something that works for you, it will be easy to sell it to your readers. The reason is that you have backings and proofs that you are not promoting trash.
One of the things successful affiliate bloggers do is that they write how-to posts, focusing on the products they use and promote. They also do in-depth tutorials and review posts (based on uses not just features)
These post types (How-tos, Tutorials and in-depth reviews) generate a lot of income for the writers. With proper keyword research and SEO, they get targeted traffic months and years after and that keeps generating sales even while they are not there.
3 – They focus on recurring earnings
That’s the power of earning on autopilot. You promote a product and generate a sale once but get paid month after month.
Most products that pay recurring commissions are membership sites where the client signs up and pays monthly fees. Each time his account is billed, you are paid your commissions.
This is the biggest way affiliate bloggers make money automatically. They create more reviews, how-tos and tutorial blog posts on membership or subscription products.
Once they generate a few sales on different platforms, the monthly commissions build up to thousands of dollars.
One of the affiliate review posts I wrote a few months back got some of my readers to signup to the platform I reviewed.
Since publishing this post, I have not done anything else on it but it keeps generating income through a few signups. Now, the more signups I can promote this post and get, the more money I’ll make from this single platform.
3 ways to earning big monthly income
As an affiliate blogger, it’s possible to earn big income from your blog. While this may take time, it is highly possible.
Some bloggers come on board today and think the’ll start earning enough money tomorrow to drive big cars and live in mentions. That’s a broken short term dream.
But you can earn big income in a long run. How is that possible?
- Focus on building a popular blog by publishing content that attracts readers
- Create SEO friendly articles to constantly get traffic from search engines
- Monetize by promoting products that pay recurring income.
Now, these are some 3 things top bloggers do to generating income on autopilot with Affiliate Marketing. Like I mentioned above, there are many ways bloggers generating income online and Affiliate Marketing is one of them.
When you do this rightly, you will be seeing awesome passive earnings
How to Get Over the Fear Nobody Will Buy Your Product
Promote the heck out of the product. Unearth fears. Feel fears. See fears come true. Release fears. Sell your product. More and more folks buy your product only if you face, feel and release fears aligned with the product. If you hold the fears ya ain’t selling the product. Even if you publish a blogging product – like my blogging course – and sell it for a little bit you will not generate big sales until you fail enough to finally feel fears triggered by failure. Feeling fears clears fears which clears resistance which helps you inspire more people to buy the product.
Getting over this fear is messy. Do you enjoy feeling like a complete loser? Nope. Do you enjoy feeling like a complete fraud, or huckster, or embarrassed or ashamed? Nope. You hate trying so hard and then, no freaking people buy the course you promoted 10,000 times but doing so and feeling fears triggered simply makes it easy to promote the product, because feeling and getting over the fear makes you promote the product like you breathe. Being in that space, plenty of people see the product and more folks buy the product.
I promoted my blogging course to the tune of 8,000 page views before someone bought it. 8000 page views was nothing. I had to clear fear-resistance during the 8,000 page views to show the world how fun, freeing and inspired this course was. Fear cleared, more people bought it at 10 times the initial price versus the initial cheapy price. Raising the price ten fold? Yep; another fear for me to conquer. But I did it, and far more people bought it at $350 than at $36. See how funny fear works? You fear something, refuse to feel the fear, and struggle. But feeling the fear and doing it anyway leads to increasing success. Buy the course for a fun, entertaining, inspired blogging guide. Tis the season for celebration and joy and love and fun, helpful blogging courses.
I have no tips for nudging into fear save meditating and doing yoga frequently. Following each habit expands your awareness which helps you become intimately aware of your fears, so you can feel fears and release fears. Feels rough but this is part of the blogging journey if you want to get over the fear of selling your stuff. Hey; do you want to hurt people, mislead people or lie to people with your blogging product? No? Then just sell the thing already. Ship it. Publish it. Fear is so insidious. Fear makes you do what you do not want to do, if you trust fear. Fear causes you to tune into an alternate, illusory universe, where nothing is true and everything is lies, smoke and mirrors. Do you really want to take that road? I did not think so.
All I can do is be a cheerleader. You need to be the athlete on the court, not the fan on the sidelines. Get on the court. Publish your product. Promote your product. You will eventually face, feel and release all the fears you need to release to become a successful blogger and to sell your product successfully, too. Get in the game. People will buy your product when you get clear on it.
Pro Blogging Tip: Release Expectations
Am I asking you to be a Blogging Buddha? Nope. Not really. No one save enlightened beings completely releases expectations but us mere mortals clinging some to a worldly life can largely release expectations, to become successful and to enjoy the blogging journey. 10 minutes ago, I checked my email. I received a few. I clearly make it difficult to get in touch with me through email because I want to give most attention and energy to building a passive income empire. Every second I spend in email, I could be spending creating content and building connections. Knowing this, it feels good to receive few emails because it helps me scale and move forward from an abundant energy.
Unfortunately, most bloggers have heavy expectations when it comes to receiving email. Bloggers expect a chock filled inbox, with all types of clients, Paypal payments and sponsored post deals. What happens if you get 3 emails daily, all responses to comments? Your expectations not being met levels you, depressing you, making you sad, sapping your energy. If you expect some sweet outcome and reality is not delivering you the outcome to fulfill the expectation, you eventually lose your blogging motivation and quit. Or you make the massive mistake of quitting after seeing your expectations fall short, then, you begin blogging again, quit again after expectations are unfulfilled, and you suffer through this vicious cycle until you fail and quit for good.
Release expectations. Begin blogging with an intent to live your dreams but let go the anchor of expectation because either you feel hopeless after not getting what you expected or you feel average when expectations line up or you feel super high and excited after exceeding expectations, leading to an imminent crash after your emotions settle down. Expectations are anchors, pulling you down, holding you back, preventing meteoric blogging growth. I expect little to nothing blogging-wise because my day is about having fun helping people to blog successfully. I cannot go wrong whether I sell a copy of my blogging course or not because I have no expectations; I just promote the course in a seeming billion places (coming soon) and leave things at that.
If anything, allow a little part of yourself to desire some expectation but make it tiny. Why? If the expectation does not come true quickly, you will keep blogging from an energetic, relaxed, abundant vibe, positioning yourself to succeed. Harboring wee expectations means you remain unstirred if the expectations do not manifest; no crushed, hopeless feeling. Meanwhile, most bloggers with grand, wild expectations often slam into tons of resistance because no spectacular dream comes through and manifest overnight. Living your dream life through blogging requires years and thousands upon thousands of hours of generous service.
Blog for an absolute love of blogging. Be passionate about the blogging process. Release largely on outcomes because weighing yourself down with expectations slows you down. Imagine desiring big blogging bucks only to see an empty inbox for the next 3 months? 90 plus days, zero dollars. After the 90th day, most bloggers quit blogging for good, because they came up so short on their expectations, being frustrated, disgusted, and tired of wasting their time.
Fall in love with the process – not outcomes – to fuel yourself for your blogging journey.
Are You Trying to Rank or Help People?
Check the intent behind your blogging actions. What are your drivers? Some bloggers desperately want to rank, to place articles on page 1 of Google, to drive sweet, passive search engine traffic. Good luck with that. Nobody succeeds ranking until you give virtually all of your attention and energy to helping people with your blogging efforts. The rank comes after the generous help and that generous help often spans years of your life because developing page 1 Google skills is no joke. If it were easy, everybody would rank on page 1, right?
But you would be surprised by how many folks struggle blogging because the focus on rank over help dominates their minds. I never fell afflicted to this common limiting belief because I give scant attention to ranking on Google. Most of me could care less. I help people through my guest posts, blog posts, course and eBooks. My intent is to help people not to try to get traffic and money through manipulating things. Be honest about the big difference between the two because making this shift will improve your life tremendously, along with positioning you to experience increasing blogging success.
Focus heavily on people and little on things to discover the secret of blogging success. Bloggers succeed by generously helping human beings for sustained periods of time. Imagine some blogger who appears to be all over their blogging niche. Study this individual. Guaranteed, this bloggers generously helped people for years, hours daily, through multiple methods of helping people. Imagine guest posting, blogging, broadcasting live on Facebook and podcasting. See how the top bloggers always seem to be assisting people from a generous, genuine energy? Be that person. The tops never obsess over ranking because doing so attaches you to outcomes. Attach to outcomes. Feel fear. Attachment is fear. Any time you blog from a vibe of fear, you will struggle, fail and quit eventually. Top bloggers feel fears but release the energies versus panicking and bailing on generously helping readers. Everybody else panics, bails and tries to manipulate things to get traffic and money, failing horribly over the long haul.
Nobody gets ahead trying to manipulate things because money flows through humans mainly, then, through things which act as receiving channels. Imagine if I sell a copy of my blogging course. Generously helping human beings instills trust in the person who bought my course. Money flows from them to me through Selz, and my bank account, from their credit card or bank account. The things – Selz, bank accounts – are receiving channels, facilitating the sending and receiving of money, but generous service and trust put the financial transaction into action.
Stop trying to rank before all else because dealing with things solely – SEO and Google – moves you out of the realm of reality, into thing-ality. Bloggers who succeed keep helping folks generously and keep promoting themselves, realizing the things are just tools humans use to connect with each other, to help each other and to prosper each other. Focus on helping humans, not trying to rank on page 1 of Google, to uncover the secret to successful blogging….and to uncover the secret of ranking on page 1 of Google.
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