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Using Affiliate Sales to Make Money Blogging

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Being a new blogger is tough.  You spend all of your time trying to continuously come up with great content while you’re simultaneously trying to drive traffic to your blog.  But with all of this work, how do you actually make money!?  The best way to start is through affiliate sales.

When I started my blog, I had two failed attempts before I finally got things off the ground.  The game changer for me was when I found Alex and Lauren at createandgo.co

They are two bloggers who have created awesome courses that get your blog up, running, and profitable.  I learned from their courses, Build and Launch Your Blog, and Make Money Blogging for Beginners.  That until you have your own products to sell, one of the best ways to make money blogging is through affiliate sales.

What are affiliate sales?

Affiliate sales are when you are paid a small commission for promoting other company’s products.

Share a Sale

One easy way to find companies that are willing to work with you as an affiliate is on shareasale.com.

Share a sale connects you with companies and you can contact the companies seeking permission to work with them.  Once the company accepts your request, Shareasale.com keeps track of your sales and clicks.  They also provide you with the images and logos to use for sales.

Amazon

Amazon Affiliates is another very popular site for affiliate sales.  Through Amazon, once approved you will make a small commission for everything someone purchases within 24 hours of clicking your link.  As long as in that 24 hours they don’t click another affiliate link or end the connection in another way.

Amazon tends to be a smaller source of income because you are only pulling in a small percentage of the sale, but I feel like every little bit counts!

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