BlogReloaded is a place where I will share what I have done to make over $2,000 per month from affiliate marketing to those who have just started working with affiliate networks. My guides and tutorials are always understandable and easy to follow as I think that we are here to learn from each other, not teaching or coaching.
Affiliate marketing has been mentioned a lot of time here and most of you who are with BlogReloaded knew that it is not easy to make huge amount of commissions from the beginning. Super affiliate marketers spent years building up their brand and relationships with their fellow readers. Therefore, you should never think that you can get rich overnight and never trust anyone who tell you that you can make thousands of USD by doing nothing. That is a fool!
From my own experiences work with affiliate networks so far, I must say that each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages that you should explore yourself to maximize your revenue. You can not expect the same results from every affiliate network you participate in.
Here are some tutorials that worked very well with me and I hope it would work with you too:
1. Skill to choose products to promote:
You are not a master of everything on the Internet and your readers are coming to your blog for a purpose then choosing the right products to promote is a key to success. You can not advertise fashion clothes on a hitech niche blog.
2. Skill to choose right banners from your selected products:
For every products and services of your choice, try to get the best banners and you should never use text link as it is not attractive and you can not drive your readers attention to click on it too. How to do this? Most of vendors have a series of promotional banners for their affiliates and you should choose what you think can be well converted. The bigger, the better from my point of views. The animated banners usually perform better than static ones.
3. Skill to convince your readers to click on your affiliate links:
This seems to be the most challenging skill and even professional bloggers sometimes get stuck with CTR. However, it can easily be improved with some supporting tools and I would recommend you all to get Ninja Affiliate which can tag your keywords with your affiliate link to increase CTR automatically. You can get it today for just $37 (the regular price is $97 and you save $60). See my review on this plugin to see how it works.
4. Skill to choose positions to place banners:
When you have selected your banners of your favorite products, now it is time to think about where to place these banners to get most exposed to your readers and earn big commissions. The above-the-fold theory seems always right but sometimes, you should try to put at place where your readers can read your contents and banners catch their eyes like within single posts.
5. Skill to choose affiliate networks to join:
Not all affiliate networks works well with your blog. Each of theme serves different kinds of clients and they has variety of products too. Shareasale is my suggestion with a lot of vendors with advanced tracking tool. CJ is also a good one but it does not have wordpress theme products there. You can still monetize both of them. See my article regarding top 5 affiliate networks or top 11 secrets to boost CJ commissions.
6. Your own creativities and approaches that can make a difference.
Do you think that success from high profile bloggers has some lucks? Yes, I think so but it contributes very small percent to their success and the majority comes from their creativities and approaches they have applied to climb higher ahead of others.
With that said, I think you will definitely get your first sales in a short time and it will be doubled or tripled or even much higher in the near future. Nothing is impossible and I must repeat that you should learn from others to get your own formula, there is no one-size-fit-all out there.