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What persuaded me to monetize my blog was the idea that I could make money without a product to sell. That is good news, right? There is more to it, however, and you can earn a living, but it will take a lot of time effort and patience.
I recently bought an e-book from Missy Ward called: Make Money with your WordPress Blog: How to Monetize Your Blog With Affiliate Marketing. She explains it well, but it is complicated. My experience with blogging is discouraging in a way I do not get many visitors. I realize I need to step up my game if I want more followers and subscribers. At any rate, I can type words on the screen and write. Whether or not it is good or not is debatable.
What do advertisers want from me?
- To write good content and advertise the products they sell, whether you use it yourself or like it or not.
- Find a sponsor for your web site. Get paid for your great content.
Web merchants hire advertising companies (sponsors) like Shareasale, CJ Affiliate (formerly Commission Junction), Pepperjam, Affiliate Window who in turn offer publishers the right to join their programs. I am still unsure exactly what being an affiliate means because I simply have not had time to read all the rules and agreements = long novels.
Regardless, members earn a percent of the cost if a product is clicked and a sale is made from a tracking link on your site. To accomplish this task, I use a new, secure, and innovative software called MagicLinks for all my ready-to-shop product links.
It costs nothing to join an affiliate program. It is free.Take thebookdepository.com for example. If you like a product, why not become a member so that you can sell it and earn a bit of money? That is the basic premise and all I know