The almost complete guide to affiliate marketing

angelinajolie makes money onlineI wrote a pretty popular post about paid posting. Now i wanted to extend that with affiliate marketing. I think it’s a natural progression because paid posting can only go take your blog monetization so far. After a certain point, it makes more sense to push affiliate links as opposed to taking a flat fee for writing a post. In the long run, you will make more money online by pushing affiliate links. I will try to keep this post up to date. If i spot new affiliate networks, i will be sure to add them into this post.

There are some blogs that try to make you believe that it is easy to be a successful affiliate marketer. Well let me break the news to you. It’s not. It’s actually really hard to make your visitors click and purchase something. I hate adsense, but i think you might end up making more with your blog via adsense then with affiliate links. With that said, let me try to write some positive words.

Although it is difficult, it can be done. I was fortunate enough to hit some affiliate pay dirt early on in my blogging career. I was able to push some hosting deals and i got lucky. I’ve learned that make money online blogs are not the best places to push affiliate links. It’s because most MMO blog readers are already signed up for such programs. Also, most MMO blog readers are cheap.

Affiliate programs work better on high traffic sites. I’m talking about sites that get thousands of hits a day. An idea site would be a “Deal” site that gets around 3 thousand hits a day. It’s a difficult niche to tap into, but if you do, you’ve hit pay dirt.

You can also try to set up review sites. If you constantly review new products, you are bound to get some action clicks. As your audience grows in trust, you can profit from your reviews. So get in the habit of including your affiliate links into all of your posts. With that said, let me list all of the affiliate programs i use.

Commission Junction

Amazon Associates















22 thoughts on “The almost complete guide to affiliate marketing

  1. InfiniteWebProfit

    Pass by to take a drop.
    Just noticed your almost complete list of affiliate programs.
    Great list. I’m also looking for affiliate programs to join. I will look at these programs one by one to see where I am interested to.

  2. Catherine

    Great list of affiliate programs. I’ll have to check all of them out while I work towards getting 3,000 hits a day.

    It was also cool looking at Angie too!

  3. Jared Stenzel

    I believe something is wrong with your feed. Your posts are showing up very very late. Like this post still isn’t on my feed and it wasn’t even posted today…

  4. the noob Post author

    infinitewebprofit- thanks. affiliate links are the way to go. when ur site gets properly indexed, you’ll make some nice passive income if you start putting up affiliate links now. build for the future i say.

    desmond- thanks desmond.

    mohamed- ur welcome

    catherine- yeah angie is pretty sweet. i need to work to get 3k hits a day too. 😉

    did you know- blasphemy. how do u now know angie jolie? yes she is tomb raider. 😉

    maria- thanks

    jack- nice contest jack. i won!

    jared stenzel- hmm. is the problem still occuring?

    billywarhol- if angie was a blogger, she’d have more subscribers then techcrunch or gizmodo or engadget combined.

    imdavidlee- thanks david. checked out your site, sure i’ll exchange links with ya. leave me a comment here. when u put mine up. then i’ll put urs up. cheers!

  5. the noob Post author

    m4stono- good point. how could i have forgotten. I don’t make money with them on this blog, but i’ve monetize with amazon on my other sites. 😉 thanks for reminding me.

  6. the noob Post author

    recruitment nick- thanks for the input. i’m going to check it out and see. If i like the program, i’ll be sure to add it to the list. thanks for the heads up. 😉

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