When you are starting a new blog and trying to make your first dollar, it can seem pretty difficult. Truth is, it really is.

There are literally many ways to go about when it comes to making money online. So much so, you often see yourself trying out everything but to no avail.

I’ve been asked a lot on what I did to make over $10,000 a month blogging online. Fact is, my monthly earning comes from just a few focus methods I personally find have had given me the best results.

The thing when it comes to starting a new blog and trying to make money online with it is that it tends to be so easy for a new blogger to be stuck in a certain way of doing things even though it’s not giving you the best results.

I’ve been through that period of time when starting Great Big Minds. There, I’m seeing others making over a thousand in their first few months but nothing’s been working for me in terms of productivity and income.

So, I’m here giving you your much-needed wake-up call. If you’re feeling stuck and lost, I’m just saying it’s going to be tough trying to get out of your comfort zone, your rhythm and how you’ve been working in a certain specific way that’s giving you no results.

But when you start pushing yourself out of that and move on with trying on new things, you can potentially start getting results and subsequently, make money online.

Here’s a simple method I’ve implemented that has given me great outcome when it comes to increasing my blogging income passively.

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Affiliate Earnings

If you’ve never heard of affiliate income or affiliate marketing, it’s a revenue generating method I personally favor.

I’m going to share with you a simple technique that I’ve been applying in to my blog that has increase my monthly earnings exponentially.

Affiliate earnings are commission incomes you get when you promote other people’s products or services.

Through a unique link you’ll be provided with, for each successful sale you obtained, you get to make money at no extra cost.

The thing I love a lot when it comes to affiliate marketing is that I don’t have to own any of the said products, the marketing campaigns are often all set up and you don’t need to worry about providing any support to the customers because it’s all being handled by the merchant themselves.

It’s really a great way to make money. Just make sure that the products or services that you promote is something that you know can help others, or that you’ve used yourself.


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Step 1:

Look through some of the top bloggers you admire and go through their posts where they share their income reports. These reports are often where they talked and give a breakdown of how they earn their income.  

Some great bloggers I personally watch on for are Michelle @ Making Sense of Cents and Alex & Lauren @ Create and Go.

I enjoy reading through their income reports because often, they share breakdowns about how much they made in a month, expenses incurred, their source of income derived from and some valuable nuggets they might include in-line with it. It’s super informative and it’s where I get most of my inspiration from.

I might just consider putting up my own income report some time soon. You can do the same thing too.

Go through their affiliate list and find out what it is they are promoting. Some top bloggers may be promoting well over 20 products or more and that is okay. You’ll want to only look at their best performing ones. These are often affiliate products that have a good commission payout for every sale made.  


Step 2:

Now that you have some of their top performing affiliate products or services listed, look into its specific affiliate programs. See if their payout, value and marketing collateral is something you feel can help you promote and sell.

If it is, sign up for it.

The signing up process is usually easy to do. Most of the time, you will be accepted immediately although some may require manual approvals. If so, wait for their confirmation.


Step 3:

After you’ve been successfully accepted, grab your unique affiliate link and put up a post about the product.

Before writing, I usually do a round of research online to understand what the products I’m promoting is all about.

Below are some tips to ensure your affiliate posts are unique:

  • Be transparent. That includes keeping your readers informed that you have affiliate links in the post. Share with them the reason why are there affiliate links and what is it that you have had plans on making with the money you made with it; could be anywhere from supporting the costs of your blog to funding your next awesome venture.
  • Share your honest opinion about the product. That includes the bad and good. It’s essential that you first build trust and give value by providing helpful information, valuable engagement and content.
  • Write products that make sense for your audience. That generally means promoting products that are consistent or relative with your blog’s niche.
  • There may be hundreds of features included in your chosen affiliate products or services. Don’t just list them all in one, long post. Instead, break it down into specific integrations or relevant features and have a different set of posts for it. That way, it wouldn’t look as if it’s too overwhelming and as a result being overlooked.
  • Another awesome method of writing an affiliate content is through a compare and contrast post. You can compare other similar products with your selected affiliate one. It shows you’ve done your research within the available range and how you’ve looked at all options and finally presenting them with a recommended, unbiased view.

For example, at Great Big Minds, I’ve been using GetResponse for a while but never really signed up for their affiliate program. Once I applied and was accepted, I start creating sections in related blog posts and share about GetResponse and its benefits.

I just simply placed the affiliate link into the post and published it.

Quick note: Check out GetResponse and the tools I use to make my blog successful.


Here's Why I Think It's Great!

Affiliate marketing takes effort the first time around. After which you get to make money down the line with minimal or no effort needed – making it passive!

The thing I like about making money online with affiliate marketing is that your income continues to grow as you work on it too.

So long there’s constant traffic coming into your blog, you get to make a commission out of other people’s product or services.

Personally, I find this to be the easiest way to grow and increase your earnings online. All you have to do is recommend, review and promote things that’ll help others and you’re well on your way to making good money online.


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