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How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing

As a content creator/blogger, there are so many ways to earn money and one of them is through affiliate links. Before we get started, you’ve to understand there are so many things to take into consideration when it comes to affiliate marketing so do your research beforehand.

I don’t consider to be successful in terms of affiliate marketing, so far I’ve only earned £2.88 and I’ve been using affiliate links for over a year now. However, I’ve learnt so many things and I wanted to share them with you!

En tant que blogueur, il y a tellement de façons de gagner de l’argent et l’un d’eux est à travers les liens d’affiliation. Avant de commencer, vous devez comprendre qu’il y a tellement de choses à prendre en considération quand il s’agit de marketing d’affiliation, alors faites votre recherche à l’avance.

Je ne considère pas avoir réussi en termes de marketing d’affiliation, jusqu’à présent, je n’ai gagné que 2,88£ et j’utilise des liens d’affiliation depuis plus d’un an maintenant. Cependant, j’ai appris tellement de choses et je voulais les partager avec vous!

Related: How to monetise your blog

 

WEBSITE

Needless to say, the first thing you need to have to earn money from affiliate marketing is a website. You can still use affiliate links even if your website is under a hosting service such as Blogger or WordPress.com but I’d recommend to buy your domain name or go self-hosted for more opportunities.

There are a number of affiliate programs that will allow you to use affiliate links even if you don’t have a self-hosted website but the majority of them requires you to have a self-hosted which is quite unfair in my opinion.

Make sure your blog design looks clean and professional because you want your readers to read your content and click on the links you provide and your blog theme plays a huge part in that.

Inutile de dire que la première chose que vous devez avoir à gagner de l’argent de marketing affilié est un site Web. Vous pouvez toujours utiliser les liens d’affiliation même si votre site Web est sous un service d’hébergement tel que Blogger ou WordPress.com mais je recommanderais d’acheter votre nom de domaine ou de vous auto-héberger pour plus d’opportunités.

Il existe un certain nombre de programmes d’affiliation qui vous permettront d’utiliser des liens d’affiliation même si vous n’avez pas de site Web auto-hébergé mais la majorité d’entre eux vous oblige à avoir un auto-hébergé qui est assez injuste à mon avis.

Assurez-vous que la conception de votre blog est propre et professionnelle, car vous voulez que vos lecteurs lisent votre contenu et cliquent sur les liens que vous fournissez, et le thème de votre blog y joue un rôle important.

 

BLOG TRAFFIC

The next step to look at is your traffic, you should ask many questions yourself before you start applying to all these programs because you want to make sure you’ll at least earn a couple of bucks. I don’t believe in numbers but it’s essential to look at your analytics, here are some questions you should ask:

– How many views do I get on my blog monthly?
– What types of blog posts people read the most in my blog?
– Where does my blog get the most traffic from? eg. social media, search engine, etc.
– Do people click on the links I include in my blog posts?
– Which platform gets the most engagement? My blog or other social media platforms?

La prochaine étape à regarder est votre trafic, vous devriez poser beaucoup de questions vous-même avant de commencer à appliquer à tous ces programmes, car vous voulez vous assurer que vous gagnerez au moins quelques dollars. Je ne crois pas aux chiffres, mais il est essentiel de regarder vos statistiques de blog, voici quelques questions que vous devriez poser:

– Combien de vues est-ce que je reçois sur mon blog chaque mois?
– Quels types de blogs les gens lisent le plus dans mon blog?
– D’où mon blog obtient-il le plus de trafic? par exemple. médias sociaux, moteur de recherche, etc.
– Est-ce que les gens cliquent sur les liens que j’inclus dans mes articles de blog?
– Quelle plateforme obtient le plus d’engagement? Mon blog ou d’autres plateformes de médias sociaux?

 

AFFILIATE SITES

As I mentioned earlier, there are so many affiliate programs/sites available when it comes to affiliate marketing. The most popular ones are:

 

Before you sign up to any of these sites, make sure your website is eligible for the application meaning some network will only accept if your blog is self-hosted. Note that some affiliate sites like Rewardstyle might decline and reject your application the first time around so don’t be put off by it. Work on your website, blog content and traffic then try again!

Another important thing when it comes to these affiliate networks is your niche. ShopStyle and RewardStyle are mainly used for beauty and fashion niches whereas Amazon is more focused towards the lifestyle niche. You can find all types of products on all these affiliate programs mentioned so there isn’t any restriction from that aspect.

In addition, you can join multiple affiliate networks and aren’t restricted to only one. Each network has its pros and cons, the commission rates for some programs are better than others so do your research and check it yourself! Note that the commission rates will differ from each affiliate network and merchants.

Avant de vous inscrire à l’un de ces sites, assurez-vous que votre site Web est éligible pour l’application, ce qui signifie que certains réseaux n’accepteront que si votre blog est auto-hébergé. Notez que certains sites affiliés comme Rewardstyle pourraient refuser et rejeter votre application la première fois, alors ne soyez pas rebutés par cela. Travaillez sur votre site Web, le contenu de votre blog et le trafic, puis réessayez!

Une autre chose importante quand il s’agit de ces réseaux d’affiliation est votre créneau. ShopStyle et RewardStyle sont principalement utilisés pour les niches de beauté et de mode alors qu’Amazon se concentre davantage sur la niche de style de vie. Vous pouvez trouver tous les types de produits sur tous ces programmes d’affiliation mentionnés, donc il n’y a aucune restriction de cet aspect.

En outre, vous pouvez rejoindre plusieurs réseaux d’affiliation et n’etes pas limités à un seul. Chaque réseau a ses avantages et ses inconvénients, les taux de commission pour certains programmes sont meilleurs que d’autres alors faites vos recherches et vérifiez-le vous-même! Notez que les taux de commission différeront de chaque réseau affilié et des commerçants.

 

TYPES OF AFFILIATE LINKS

There are 3 types of affiliate links: pay-per-click, pay-per-sale and pay-per-lead.

For the pay-per-click links, you’ll get paid each time a visitor clicks on your affiliate links based on the commission rates.

For the pay-per-sale links, you’ll get paid for the number of sales you’ve made through your links based on the commission rates.

For the pay-per-lead links, you’ll get paid each time a visitor signs up to a website you’ve linked which will requires them to enter their full name & address and perhaps other personal information.

Il existe 3 types de liens d’affiliation: paiement par clique, paiement par vente et pay-per-lead.

Pour les liens de paiement par clique, vous serez payé chaque fois qu’un visiteur clique sur vos liens d’affiliation en fonction des taux de commission.

Pour les liens de paiement par vente, vous serez payé pour le nombre de ventes que vous avez faites via vos liens en fonction des taux de commission.

Pour les liens pay-per-lead, vous serez payé chaque fois qu’un visiteur s’inscrit sur un site Web que vous avez lié, ce qui nécessite d’entrer son nom complet et son adresse et peut-être d’autres informations personnelles.

 

STRATEGY

This is one of the things that people don’t often talk about but it’s crucial if you want to earn from affiliate marketing, you need to have a strategy.

A strategy includes how you’ll incorporate the affiliated links in your blog and social media platforms and how to make use of them to get the best result as possible which in this case is to get people to click on your links and probably make them buy a product from one of your links.

Remember that you can use affiliated links on your social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram Stories (if you’ve over 10k followers) and Pinterest. Also, you can create widgets in your blog theme to add your favourite products whether it’s on your sidebar, a specific page, etc.

C’est l’une des choses que les gens ne parlent pas souvent, mais il est essentiel si vous voulez gagner du marketing d’affiliation, vous devez avoir une stratégie.

Une stratégie inclut comment vous incorporerez les liens affiliés dans votre blog et les plateformes de médias sociaux et comment les utiliser pour obtenir le meilleur résultat possible, dans ce cas, pour amener les gens à cliquer sur vos liens et à les faire probablement acheter un produit de l’un de vos liens.

Rappelez-vous que vous pouvez utiliser des liens affiliés sur vos plateformes de médias sociaux tels que Twitter, Instagram Stories (si vous avez plus de 10k followers) et Pinterest. De plus, vous pouvez créer des widgets dans votre thème de blog pour ajouter vos produits favoris, que ce soit sur votre barre latérale, une page spécifique, etc.

 

HONESTY

It’s very easy to get lost and mainly focus about the numbers when using affiliated links but be genuine when using them. If you want to make money using affiliate marketing for a long period of time then you’ve to establish trust and openness with your readers and followers.

Your readers have to know that whether or not you’re using affiliated links, your opinions will not differ and you’ll always tell the truth.

Il est très facile de se perdre et se concentrer principalement sur les chiffres lors de l’utilisation de liens affiliés, mais soyez authentique lors de leur utilisation. Si vous voulez faire de l’argent en utilisant le marketing d’affiliation pour une longue période de temps, alors vous devez établir la confiance et l’ouverture avec vos lecteurs et adeptes.

Vos lecteurs doivent savoir que si vous utilisez des liens affiliés, vos opinions ne seront pas différentes et vous direz toujours la vérité.

 

THE HIDDEN TRUTH

Finally, there is the hidden truth in affiliate marketing that most people don’t talk about. Most people might buy the products you rave about and recommend but they will not buy the products using your affiliated links.

You can use as many affiliated links as you want but if you don’t write quality content then people won’t even read your blog posts that’s one of the reasons why you should concentrate on your content first before starting with affiliate marketing.

I think in my opinion, a good mixture of affiliated and not affiliated links are the perfect balance. You don’t want your readers to think you’re money oriented and at the same time there’s nothing wrong using affiliated links if you’re talking about products you love.

Enfin, il y a la vérité cachée dans le marketing d’affiliation que la plupart des gens ne parlent pas. La plupart des gens pourraient acheter les produits que vous recommanderez, mais ils n’achèteront pas les produits en utilisant vos liens affiliés. 

Vous pouvez utiliser autant de liens affiliés que vous le souhaitez, mais si vous n’écrivez pas de contenu de qualité, les gens ne liront même pas vos articles, c’est l’une des raisons pour lesquelles vous devriez vous concentrer sur votre contenu avant de commencer le marketing d’affiliation.

Je pense qu’à mon avis, un bon mélange de liens affiliés et non affiliés est l’équilibre parfait. Vous ne voulez pas que vos lecteurs pensent que vous êtes orienté sur l’argent et en même temps il n’y a rien de mal à utiliser des liens affiliés si vous parlez de produits que vous aimez.

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING!

xo N

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36 Comments

    1. My pleasure! You don’t need a specific number, it all depends on the affiliate network. Some will accept without checking how much traffic you receive whilst others might have a minimum requirement. But I’d recommend to have at least more than a thousand page views per month on an average if you want to see a difference x

  1. Hey, once again, super interesting post. I have a bunch of questions:
    – how do they (affiliate programs) check your traffic? Do they ask for a Google Analytics report?
    – what sort of traffic would you recommend having before applying for programs?
    – out of the 3 types of affiliate links, which one is the most sought after and why?

    Thanks :)))

    1. Thank you lovely! 1. It all depends on the affiliate programs, some won’t ask you anything when signing up whilst others will – they’ll ask you to enter how many page views you get monthly on your blog + how many followers you’ve on your social media platforms and that will determine whether or not you get accepted through their programs. 2. I’d recommend to have organic traffic from search engines and social media on your blog + to have a strong social media presence (especially on Instagram) 3. I think it all differs depending on each blog and the traffic they get, some blogs get a lot of traffic but the readers don’t click on any of the affiliate links whereas for other blogs, they might only have a few readers but they might click and buy the products through their links. So I think it all depends on how engaged your readers are x

  2. Love reading your posts! They’re always informative. I’ve researching and doing my due diligence before even buying my domain. As you said, content and traffic is key. Where I struggle is not so much content & traffic (or perhaps it is), but much more in engagement. Any tips for this? Until I find a solution to this issue, I feel like I can’t move forward to buying my domain and start using affiliated links.

    1. Thank you so much love! I’d say to post consistently and to interact with other blogs, it took me 2 years to see a difference in my engagement so it might take some time so be patient and don’t be discouraged. You don’t have to buy your domain to use affiliate links, even if you don’t see any engagement, use affiliate links – who knows, people might click on your links! x

    2. That I did not know! I thought that you needed to have your own domain (and not a free one) in order to be apart of the program. Good know! I’ve been posting 2-3 times a week (depending on the topics and time) and I do chat with other bloggers, which I love! Before hand I was getting less viewership and more comments/likes. Now its the opposite. But I guess thats the nature of blogging! Either way, your tips have been helpful! ❤

    3. You don’t even need to have a website for some programs, that’s how Instagram influencers use affiliated links! Yes, it’s the same with me as well and I do agree with you, that’s the nature of blogging. Aw thank you babe, so glad you find them helpful ❤️

    4. I’m guessing for Instagram you need a certain amount of followers in order to use the links on their platform. For now, I’m content to just be able to use the links on my blog. I love learning new ways to improve my blog! Thanks for everything ! ❤

    5. Yes, you’re right! You need more than 10k followers to use the links on your Instagram stories but I’ve seen some bloggers use them on their bios. Also, you can use them on Pinterest and Twitter as well! My pleasure lovely 😊

  3. Really inspiring content! What approach do you think is better for someone getting into this earn online drift!
    Building your own system or leveraging on other systems built by others?💡

  4. Loved this post! I use shopstyle widgets and links but literally earnerd £11.70 in the last year, saying that, I have had two purchases! But it’s very slow. Thanks for the tips lovely lady.

    Samantha x

    Thebeautyspyglass.com

    1. Thank you my lovely! Wow that’s amazing, well done! I don’t have a self hosted website yet so I don’t have any widgets but I do use the links here and there, I should try to incorporate them more often x

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