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Make Real Money Online with This AWESOME Affiliate Program

You want to make real money online…that actually makes it into your pocket. Who doesn’t? Did you know that there are 12 ways that you could diversify your income to make a steady living? Check out this post for all the info:

 

The Best Way To Make Real Money Online?

 

By far, affiliate marketing is one of my favourite ways to monetize my blog. Since I around 2007, when I discovered that people could earn a living by blogging, it turned into my ultimate goal.

 

Earlier this year I took Michelle’s course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing and x10 my affiliate income in the space of a month. Seriously. I made my initial investment of the course, back.. and then some.

 

In March I earned £45ish in Affiliate Income and in April, I had accumulated £490 over different affiliate platforms (payout wasn’t issued until the end of May/early June). See the affiliate programs that pay the most amount of money: 7 Super High Paying Affiliate Programs You Need To Start Using

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Do Bloggers Actually Make Money Blogging?

Today we answer the magical question “Do bloggers actually make money blogging?”If you want to make money online a blog is a great way to do it. The ugly side that a lot of bloggers don’t share, is that there’s actually quite a lot of learning and groundwork to be done. My advice is to learn as much as you possibly can before you put yourself out there. So here we ask again,

 

Can You Make Money Blogging?

 

Back Story: I’ve had a craft blog since 2010 that was really a hobby and something to keep me occupied when I didn’t have the energy to do anything else. I suffer from chronic medical conditions and disabilities which you can read about here. I set about to learn absolutely everything I could learn about blogging in that time and over the years blogging has changed completely. When I was told that I had a misdiagnosis and I would never be cured of my illnesses, I decided that it was high time I made a real go of it. I’ve always been a type A personality and confident that I could do anything if I put my mind to it. So, in February 2017 I decided to make a strategic effort to earn income from my blog.

 

Why do bloggers share income reports?

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7 High Paying Affiliate Programs To Earn Lots Of Money

Everyone wants to make more money, right? Do you think you need to be in the ‘blogging about blogging niche’? It’s simply not true. Promote high paying affiliate programs enough and it’s entirely possible to earn a lot of money using affiliate links, as long as you know who your ideal reader is. That is so important, and something I could not wrap my head around for years. Something that helps, is having an affiliate program who are a trusted brand and one who has a high payout rate.

 

7 High Paying affiliate programs you should be promoting

 

Before you start promoting affiliate programs there are a few things you need to know:

 

You Need To Gain Your Readers Trust

 

I NEVER recommend anything I don’t love and use myself. It’s so tempting to start promoting affiliate programs because of the high payouts but if your readers don’t connect with you or trust you because you’ve never actually USED the product, they won’t want to purchase.

 

The Best Piece Of Advice I Have About Making Money Blogging:

 

GO SELF-HOSTED! I’m so serious. If you are NOT WILLING to invest in yourself and your blog, how can you expect your readers or brands to invest in you and WANT to purchase through your affiliate links?!

 

The first steps to going self-hosted is getting a host and domain. I’ve been like Goldilocks and tried out FOUR different web hosts, FINALLY, I found one that I love to death. SiteGround is AMAZING!
I’m on their cloud hosting platform which is expensive BUT you can start a blog for £2.95 a month, although I would recommend you go with the £3.95 program.

 

Not only is the price amazing, they are super fast, their customer service is AMAZING and they will set up your WordPress.org site for FREE. Or, they will transfer your blog from a free platform for FREE!

 

You get a free website builder and you can choose from a WordPress site or Joomla. I use WordPress since it’s super easy and user friendly. And thats all for £2.95 a month! Click HERE to learn more about SiteGround!

So, no matter the niche your blog is in, these affiliate programs offer high payouts. The high payouts are for different reasons, but they’re still excellent programs:

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5 Unbelievable Blogger Salary Transformations + My First Income Report

5 Unbelievable Blogger Salary Transformations

+ My First Income Report

 

When it comes to a blogger salary and income reports, the first question that comes to mind is “what is an income report?”. A blog income report is a breakdown of any income that a blogger has made in the space of a month. It’s part of a growing trend of the super influential bloggers and those of us who only recently started monetizing and trying to become a business.

 

My Income Report for February 2017
Back Story:

I’ve had a craft blog since 2010 that was a hobby and something to keep me occupied when I didn’t have the energy to do anything else. I suffer from chronic medical conditions and disabilities which you can read about here. I set about to learn absolutely everything I could learn about blogging in that time and over the years blogging has changed completely. When I was told that I had a misdiagnosis and I would never be cured, I decided that it was high time I made a real go of it and attempted to get my own blogger salary. I’ve always been a type A personality and confident that I could do anything if I put my mind to it. So, in February 2017 I decided to make a strategic effort to earn income from my blog.

 

Why publish income reports:

There are several reasons why I want to share my income reports with you:

  •  I want to show you that it is possible to make money from your blog, first and foremost.
  •  Public accountability will be an excellent motivator for both of us (you and me)
  •  I want to be as open and honest as I possibly can be about blogging, as it’s May and there has been a dip in income this month due to a week off in April. It’s not all plain sailing. But if you have the energy and motivation, starting a blog is absolutely worth it.

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Apply These 5 Secret Techniques To Improve Affiliate Marketing

Apply These 5 Secret Techniques To Improve Affiliate Marketing

If you’re here, it’s quite likely that you’re a beginner to affiliate marketing, or that you’re familiar with affiliate marketing but your earnings are less than impressive.

Affiliate marketing is so much more than just link dropping (adding links to text within posts). Trust me, I know. It was a hard learning curve. People don’t just randomly click on links anymore. Some do, but they’re not compelled to buy.

 

Apply These 5 Secret Techniques To Improve Affiliate Marketing earnings with these 5 secret tips if you are interested in affiliate marketing for beginners. Not only that, get access to 30 great affiliate programs for crafters to join!1. You Need To Have A Strategy In Place

 

That was a tough one for me to get my head around. Ever since I started blogging, I knew that I wanted to earn big money through affiliate marketing but in my best month ever, I received £400ish. I remember the day I checked my account! My heart was going crazy, and I was so excited. Replicating that has been tough.
That was until I decided to invest in learning all that I possibly could about affiliate marketing. Through books like Carolina King & Suzy Whitford’s Amazon book that teaches you how to earn through the Amazon Associates program and How To Earn Your First Affiliate Sale via Pinterest in 24 Hours (which worked a treat!). Trust me when I tell you, that you will not be disappointed with your investment.

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