I’m so frequently asked how to make affiliate sales via a blog, I thought it was about time to answer this question with a proper guide for you to follow.
As a blogger I’ve made several hundred thousand dollars in affiliate commissions — and this was despite affiliate income being a secondary strategy to selling my own courses.
I’m excited to say that I finally had a chance to sit down and record this special EJ Podcast ‘solo session’ episode, where I break down my affiliate marketing process for you. Press play to listen in.
One Of The Best Ways To Make Money Blogging
Affiliate income is when you get paid a commission for selling someone else’s products or services.
I got my first taste of this experience way back in 2005 when I attempted my first ever affiliate promotion on my blog, recommending a book + audio CD package from Perry Marshall, a Google AdWords expert.
In this podcast you’re going to hear the story behind this first affiliate promotion and how it almost led me to quit blogging completely, but then in a complete turnaround I ended up making a $700 commission while playing golf with some friends.
After this initial success I went all-in on affiliate marketing for a period of time, developing a special ‘blog post review‘ technique that I found especially effective for making affiliate sales.
My 10-Step Blog Post Affiliate Review Formula (Free Handout Download)
In the middle of this podcast I dish out my 10-step formula for writing affiliate product review blog posts designed for maximum sales.
I’m very confident if you put in the time to replicate all ten steps, you could make a lot of money from your own affiliate review blog posts.
As a special bonus to go along with this episode, my team and I have produced a handout that breaks down all 10-steps. You can keep this handy when you do your own affiliate review blog posts to make sure you don’t miss a step.
You can download the free handout here:
10 Steps To Create Powerful Affiliate Product Review Blog Posts That Convert
[ PDF Handout | 9 Pages ]
10X Your Results By Adding Email To Your Promotions
As you will hear in this episode, my affiliate marketing income growth was quite slow, primarily because at the start I relied only on blog posts.
Once I learned about the power of email marketing, I combined my blog post reviews with email broadcasts, which had a dramatic impact. I started to make ten times as much money and it came a whole lot quicker too!
Suddenly I had an income stream I could tap into that was based on a very simple three step formula –
- Review something I personally used that has an affiliate program
- Write a comprehensive review blog post
- Send an email to my list directing people to the blog post
This combination meant that affiliate sales would come in immediately after sending the email, where in the past it would take weeks or even months to make money as people slowly came across my blog post.
Passive Affiliate Income And Big Launches
Make sure you listen to the end of this podcast as I talk about how through the use of affiliate blog post reviews and email autoresponders you can create passive income streams.
I also talk about some of the biggest affiliate paydays I earned — including one promotion that netted $26,000 just from a handful of emails and blog posts — thanks to a new concept that surfaced called ‘product launches’.
If you have a blog and an email list and you like the idea of focusing on affiliate income as one of your core revenue strategies, this is a must-listen to podcast.
Enjoy the episode, and make sure you get in touch with me if you use any of these techniques to earn a big payday for yourself.
Talk to you soon,