Would you like to start your own business and have you read about affiliate marketing? With affiliate marketing, you can earn a lot of money and you can work towards a free life in which you have complete control over how you plan your days. In this blog post, I am going to tell you how to make your first affiliate blog a success and what it takes to achieve that.
What is an Affiliate Blog
An affiliate blog is a website where you write blog articles about a specific topic. You do this to provide as much free information as possible to the target group that is looking for it.
Because you also want to earn from your affiliate blog, you place special affiliate links in the text that link to a product you are promoting. These can be online courses but also physical products.
Every time a visitor clicks on the link via your website and purchases the product, you will receive an agreed commission.
An affiliate blog costs next to nothing to start, but it generally takes a while before you start making money. So you have to have a lot of motivation and perseverance to make it a success.
Why is it a good idea to start an affiliate blog?
Many people don’t like the work they do at all and often work 5 days a week. This leaves little time for fun things. With affiliate marketing, you don’t have to work 5 days a week to be successful with it. With a few hours a week, you can ensure that your affiliate blog is updated and thus ensure that you get more and more visitors to your website.
In the beginning, you will notice that hardly anyone comes to your website, but if you regularly write a new blog about the subject of your website, more visitors will soon arrive.
You may not be able to write texts well yourself and therefore think that you cannot start affiliate marketing. But did you know that you can also have your texts written?
All these visitors are interested in what you have to say because they are looking for it via Google. Chances are then that if you offer products that fit well with the subject of your website, you can easily sell them.
How I made it a success
When I first started with affiliate marketing I didn’t believe in it yet. I thought that if you want to make money you should take a job and work in a company. But because I was curious about whether it would work, I took a gamble and got to work.
For months hardly anyone came to my website and motivation continued to decline. But since Jacko of the affiliate marketing revolution told you to keep going until you hit the first sale, I persisted.
Eventually, the first committee arrived there and there was no turning back from that point on. I believed it worked and soon I was increasingly scoring a commission with my affiliate blog.
Now a year and a half later I have several websites that I maintain and earn money with. These are not all affiliate marketing blogs, but also webshops.
Now I can decide for myself how much I work and where I work and I am no longer dependent on the income of an employer.
The great thing about this is that I don’t have to work from 9 to 5 from Monday to Friday and I can just take time off on a nice summer day if I feel like it.
That’s why I started this website to help you achieve that. I know many people like me would like to get more out of life than work every Monday to Friday and have to live for the weekend.
Affiliate blog tips
To help you on your way to your first success, I give you several tips. These tips have also helped me achieve success faster.
Always think long term
I learned this tip when investing. Most people only watch short term so they don’t see the big picture. A good example of this time is Bitcoin. If you are zoomed in you can see that Bitcoin has fallen very hard. But if you zoom out you can see that Bitcoin is still in a growing line.
This is the same as affiliate marketing. If you look short term, you don’t see much success.
But if you zoom out and look far ahead, you look back on all the steps you have taken to grow. Even if there are no immediate results, you know that if you continue like this your website will grow and therefore attract more and more visitors.
Do not give up
A good addition to the first tips is that you should not give up. I often see that starting affiliates are a lot of motivation in the beginning and then stop after a few months because they see no results.
What’s important to know is that you should never stop because the success you’ve been waiting for all along is right around the corner. It may well be that you get almost no visitors to your website for months and that suddenly an upward trend develops. If you stop prematurely, you will not experience that increase.
Focus is super important
A little while ago I did a little bit of everything and quickly lost my focus. As a result, no project went well. That’s because I did everything. I worked for an employer, had my own company, was an investor, and also did affiliate marketing.
But it is important to know that if you want to be successful you have to go for one thing or two things at the most. Make sure you keep the focus and that you don’t make things too difficult for yourself.
Start with an affiliate marketing project until you understand how to become successful with it before starting a new project. After that, it is a matter of scaling up.
Don’t be influenced by people who don’t understand what you are doing
When you start with affiliate marketing you are going to do something that is strange for many people and is not possible. These people will do everything they can to talk you down and make sure you take a regular job like everyone else.
Don’t get influenced by these people. Yes, they may mean well, but they have no idea. That’s why I’m telling you that starting affiliate marketing is a good choice and that you get freedom with it and can live on your terms.
After all, you do not ask someone who has never been in a relationship whether it is okay to have a relationship.
Think carefully about who you ask for advice from and who you take advice from. You are best off asking advice from people who have already done what you want.
Ultimately, the reward will come
Especially in the beginning, it is very difficult to abandon the idea of seeing immediate results for your work. We all learn that when we work we immediately get money for it. But it doesn’t work that way with affiliate marketing.
But once you get the reward, that reward is many times greater than if you were to work for an employer.