For those of you with the ‘gift of gab’, or just an insane ability to write a lot, then affiliate marketing is one of the primo ways to go when it comes to making money online.
But, the only way you are going to see money rolling into your bank account from your affiliate marketing blog, is if you set it up correctly and you do it consistently. Basically, if you mess up the set up, you could be setting yourself up for failure. Luckily, it isn’t too hard. Just very tedious.
You have go to do your research before diving head first into an affiliate marketing endeavor. Research will be what keeps you in the green, and keeps your future audience happy.
You need to figure out EXACTLY what YOU want to sell. No, these will not be your products, but you are going to be the one promoting them. Do it wisely. You want to make a good name for yourself, and the best way to do that is to not promote crappy, junky products.
Figure out what you are passionate about and start there. If you like something, you’re going to want to write about it much more often than you would if you hated the products. One of my advisers just did this with his new blog at: TheWPMillionaire.com. He loves him some WordPress! So it’s natural and easy for him to blog about the hosting plan he uses, the most SEO-friendly WordPress theme and so on.