Blogging online has taken off, and with good reason. What other career offers you the ability to work doing something you are passionate about and make great money doing it?
How to make money with online blogging? Affiliate Marketing!! You’re coming into this business at the perfect time. Everyone is online looking up, well, everything! You can find out exactly what people are searching for and draw them to your website.
In this article, I am going to go over the key elements you need in order to make money with online blogging. I will also reference other articles on this site to give you a more in-depth look at some of the various aspects of Affiliate Marketing.
Here is where you must learn a few things to get started with your online blog. Get out of your mind that you are going to make a lot of money very quickly. You can make a lot of money, but building your blog website takes quite a bit of time and effort, and you must go into this like a business and realize you have to work to build it.
If you build it, they will come. Who will come? The visitors – your readers – your customers! Building your website is where your mindset must be correct to be successful.
Building an affiliate blog is hard work, but in my opinion, it is so much fun! I love it! You must come up with content for your blog on a regular basis, very intensely at first. I write a post on each of my two websites once a week now, but in the beginning I was writing at least one – sometimes two posts each day. Now, I have five days to write one blog post for each of my sites per the schedule I comfortably set for myself. Depending on the topic, I very often use all five days. Now, keep in mind, there are a lot of other moving parts to this business besides writing the posts. I will get more into that later in this article.
You cannot expect to start a brand new business, or even to grow your existing business, without education. I am a firm believer in continuing education, especially when it comes to online marketing because it is moving so fast, and new programs are coming out all the time. I always want to keep abreast of what is new in the affiliate marketing business, and I pride myself in working hard at learning all the tools out there to bring to you the best of the best!
Whether you are new to Affiliate Marketing, or a seasoned pro, there is a platform that I found that I highly recommend for teaching you in detail how to set up and maintain your blog affiliate business! It’s called Wealthy Affiliate, and it’s 100% free to join. You will be taught step-by-step how to set up your two free websites (that’s right, the free membership gives you two free websites for as long as you like), and how to start your affiliate business.
Pretty amazing. It’s free to join and $49/month for the Premium membership if you want to get further training and benefits of Premium. (You can maintain your free membership and two free websites as long as you like – there is no requirement to upgrade ever!)
Here is a list of all the training modules you get for free with the Wealthy Affiliate platform. Pretty impressive for 100% free:
Dedication, Patience and Persistence
This is critical, that you have a lot of dedication, patience and persistence. You will never be successful at making money at online blogging if you don’t have all three of these components. Building a website takes time, plain and simple. No brand new website is going to get ranked in the search engines immediately. It is only by following certain SEO steps that it is possible to develop the necessary traffic and comments to get ranked.
Persistence is required because you must write blog post after blog post, using optimized keyword-rich titles and content, making it interesting and relevant to your reader base. That’s a mouthful, but what it means is that I always say to choose a niche that you love so that you will enjoy researching and relaying information to your readers. You must create a large amount of content on your site. This takes dedication, persistence, and patience!
The great news is that with the Wealthy Affiliate program, you are not alone. You have all the other members inside the platform to bounce ideas off of, ask questions of, get help from, get training from, and receive traffic and website comments from! It’s a team effort!
Plan and Schedule
If you are going to treat this like a business, then work it like a business. You are the owner and operator, and without you the business shuts down. You don’t want that. Look, the goal is to get this built so that you can attain freedom, both financial freedom and freedom to spend your time doing things you enjoy.
Once you build your sites, you can simply maintain your sites and let them bring you wealth. However, building them takes a plan and a schedule.
You may be working full-time or part-time at a job. Plan around your work hours, and schedule the blocks of time you will be working on your business and what you will be doing.
Types of Activities
You can read a full description of exactly what Affiliate Marketing is and how it operates here:
Here are some of the activities you must plan in your schedule:
- – Research and testing of products and services for reviews
- – Writing blog posts about your findings
- – Writing educational blog posts about your niche
- – Sharing your blog posts on all social media platforms
- – Commenting on Wealthy Affiliate Platform to gain comments on your blog posts
- – Keeping records of all posts and pages
- – Obtaining and maintaining affiliate agreements with various merchants to sell their products on your website
- – Keeping records of all affiliate links and location for each product
- – Training and Continuing Education through Wealthy Affiliate
I would love to hear from you. Do you have any questions about this or any other article on this site? If you prefer to email me personally, you can do so at Babs@CoachingforInternetMarketers.com. I also welcome any suggestions on future articles or reviews of any programs you are interested in. Let me know! Leave your comments below!
I also want to thank you for supporting the research and development of this website. If you buy anything through my affiliate links, the merchants pay me a commission which does not change the price you pay. There is no cost to you, but I truly appreciate your support! Thanks!
Starting out can be tough, I know, so I will also be sharing lots of free resources to get you going.I am dedicated to providing this information to my readers, and I hope you always feel free to reach out to me.
Thanks for visiting my page!
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