Blogging can be a profitable business but to monetize your blog, you must understand how to incorporate affiliate links into your posts. The first step in affiliate marketing, even before you start any marketing, is to decide the topic or theme of your blog. Maybe you have just been writing about your experiences, or showing pictures of your vacations and other things that you are interested for. To get people coming to your blog, also known as increasing traffic, you must provide important or entertaining information to keep build a loyal audience. To find affiliate programs that will fit with your theme or subject matter. The easiest to use is Google AdSense or look into the Google Affiliate program. Once you have found and been approved for several affiliate programs, start incorporating them into your blog. One place to start is in a helpful link section on the sidebar. Be sure to incorporate a mix of affiliate links, free sites, and informational sites here. Include affiliate links in your posts as text links and another effective way to get your affiliate links noticed is to make a resource list post.