Same here, this post kind of fell from the sky at such a great time. Been building a great community of readers over the years but reached a point where I’m losing money maintaining the site and newsletter. As you said, the ads don’t bring much ironically I use Adblocks too but affiliate marketing always seemed like a weird and opaque subject. I’ve read many of Chris Guillebeau’s books in the last few months this is how I discovered your site actually!and I didn’t realize he had affiliate links for instance.
Your post opened up a new window of possibility for me. Still need to process everything and do the work behind but a big thank you to you Sean!That’s a great tip Sean, thanks!I was thinking about what you said in your post about some companies not putting that they have affiliate links and you having to do some digging and there are couple of companies/authors who made products I love and keep using, but I’m not sure how to go ahead and ask about the affiliate link. I read the post you linked below about asking for guest blogging, which I thought was a must read, and so, if you think of doing a follow up on this one, would love to read some of your tips and do’s and don’t about this. Thanks again, Sean, you’re doing some very inspiring work here!Hi Sean, great written steps and for me you have covered up all I wanted to know. Reading this article I thought , wow thats still a lotta work and realised if you maried me, I wouldnt have to do all the work!.
Then looking at your picture I can tell I could almost be your mom, so if you dont have one, let me know!I’ve done this with a lot of bands before!some here are good , compared to you tho, they are just ok. And thats really not enough… Thanks for all the info and that you freely give away a lot of advice. Cheers!Thanks for the great article!People often ask me, “Do any of these affiliate programs that you hear so much about really work?” Yes, they can work if you keep a few things in mind: 1. Associate only with good affiliate programs that offer products your visitors will actually want to buy. 2.
Look for affiliate programs that not only pay high commissions but that also provide actual value to their customers. 3. Don’t link to affiliate websites that are scams. Word will get out and you will lose credibility with your visitors. 4. Write content that is related to the affiliate program you are offering.