3 Affiliate Marketing Tips for Boosting Your Blogging Earnings

  March 26, 2017 blogging tips 🕑 4 minutes read

 

The following is a guest post by Enstine Muki…..

 

If you are a blogger who recommends products/services on your blog to earn commissions from sales, these affiliate marketing tactics are certainly going to help you earn money.

 

Generally, you are going to be told to do product reviews, place banners on your blog, build a list to recommend products, etc. These are all beautiful methods and I do heavily endorse them.

 

Note however that a lot has changed in recent times. Most of these methods nowadays require a little more push to be effective. Whether you are doing product reviews or building a list to recommend targeted products, here are three things I recommend that will step up your conversions and sales.

 

Boost your commissions with these affiliate marketing methods.

 

Before we get into these result-driven methods, I want to shout big-ups to buddy Ryan for giving me this opportunity to share with you what works for me.

 

1: Get a Co-Branded Sales Page

 

If there is something I do in affiliate marketing that has boosted my conversion, it is getting branded sales pages for the products I promote.

 

Co-branded sales pages are personalized landing pages you can get from some affiliate program managers. The most exciting thing about this method is that most program managers are beginning to see increase in sales from these pages. So it often becomes easy to get them create such pages for affiliates.

 

For instance, Lisa Irby of 2createawebsite promotes AWeber on her co-branded page and she calls it one of her “Credibility Boosting Tactics”. Here is how her page looks:

 

 

Recently, I was contacted by the awesome affiliate managers of Smartmockups and we ended up setting my branded sales copy. This is what it looks like: 

 

     

 

This is a personal recommendation and my readers who trust me and find this product useful won’t hesitate to grab a copy – and that gives me a commission.

 

Now, I can then go ahead to promote the product with traditional methods and drive traffic to this page. After this page was setup, I did a Smartmockups review posts and linked from the article straight to my personalized page.

 

If I place a banner on my blog or send a message to my list or do promotion on social media, I have two options:

 

  • drive traffic to my private sales copy
  • drive traffic to my review post

 

My experience with co-branded pages tells me this is fail-safe method. You too should try it out.

 

2: Get Unique Discount or Coupon Codes

 

Now, this is closely related to the point above and it works like charm. Once you are able to hit a special deal that helps your readers save, chances are that sales will go up.

To make this method more effective, give your readers the kind of offer that can only be gotten from you. Get a unique coupon from the affiliate manager that’s not available to other affiliates.

     

Let your affiliate manager display your code on your private page or directly apply the discount on your affiliate link.

 

Some affiliate marketing programs allow your discount code to be tagged to your affiliate account. In this case, no matter the affiliate link used by the buyer, any sale made will finally be credited to the account whose discount code was used.

 

3: Focus on Recurring Commissions

 

This is one thing I keep telling bloggers – put more of your energy on promoting affiliate products that pay you over and over again from a single sale.

 

The customer buys once and you get paid from that first sale. Then each time there is a rebill, you earn money.

 

These are of course subscription platforms where members pay monthly, quarterly or yearly fee. You get paid each time a member you brought in renews his/her membership. And as long as they don’t cancel the service, you will be paid.

 

For instance…

 

If you are promoting a product that pays you $33 commissions per sale, 100 sales will guarantee $3300 monthly earnings from a single product – all things being equal.

 

Ok we’re done…

 

These are some of the points in my ebook Affiliate Marketing For bloggers I wanted to share with you. Earning through affiliate marketing is not a big deal if you have targeted traffic and the right products to promote intelligently.

 

Please drop a comment let me know what you think.

 

Author Bio: Enstine Muki helps you make money through affiliate marketing and blogging at Enstine Muki Dot Com.

  1. Ryan Biddulph says:
    at 12:32 am

    Hi Enstine,

    Thanks so much for sharing these smart tips with us 🙂

    Ryan

  2. Enstine Muki says:
    at 1:32 am

    Hey Ryan,
    Thanks for the opportunity to share with your readers. There are better days ahead so let’s keep giving…

    Happy weekend buddy.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 10:48 pm

      Hi Enstine,

      Happy weekend, I mean, week, now 😉

      Ryan

  3. Susan Velez says:
    at 5:16 am

    Hi Enstine,

    Great tips for anyone who wants to profit from their blogs using Affiliate marketing. I actually, just started implementing affiliate marketing on my own blog. So these tips came at the right time. I’ll be sure to use some of them.

    I never heard about using a Co-branded sales page for affiliate programs. Is it hard to get these? Can anyone who is just starting out with the program get them?

    They look pretty cool though. I can see how they would increase your commissions. If your followers see a picture of you on the page, I am sure they are more likely to pick up the product.

    I am always looking for recurring commissions. After all why not do the work once and get paid over and over. This is definitely a smart blogger’s tip. I just need to start finding some recurring affiliate commission networks.

    Thanks for sharing these tips Enstine. I have definitely learned a lot and will start implementing some of these tips on my blog.

    Have a great Sunday!

    – Susan

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 10:47 pm

      Hi Susan,

      Agreed on that; co-branded sales pages are eye-catching and it is a cool idea to partner on these affiliate ventures too. I do a little affiliate stuff these days but going the co-branded route may cause me to expand my energy in this area.

      Recurring commissions are sweet. Easy way to boost blogging income over time.

      Thanks for your awesome comment 🙂

      Ryan

  4. empowee says:
    at 8:46 am

    Hi Ryan,

    I love this tip – Focus on Recurring Commissions.

    I guess it’s the 80 – 20 rule.

    I am starting to see that it’s important to work on your business and not in your business.

    Sometimes blogging can be overwhelming, which is why it’s always good to read articles on other blogs and mastermind.

    I heard about you through Reddit.

    Take care empowee

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 10:45 pm

      Hi E,

      Glad I honored that nudge to share this on Reddit 😉

      80-20 is one idea behind it, for sure. And being an entrepreneur means leveraging, not trading time for money. All I do is geared toward not so much following an exit strategy but leveraging my presence online through each act. I have fun blogging but also love traveling and seeing the world, so to increase my time spent offline I must needs leverage my presence online through effective action.

      Thanks much 🙂

      Ryan

  5. Jan Limark says:
    at 8:36 pm

    This is wonderful! When building an affiliate income, you should focus on recurring revenue so that your monthly income will be stable 🙂

    All the Best,
    Jan Limark

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 10:42 pm

      Hi Jan,

      Definitely doesn’t hurt to build passive, recurring income through your blog. Put out a bunch of lines. Folks will bite again and again and again if you build recurring revenue streams. Think abundance. Act abundantly.

      Ryan

  6. Anthony Manzolillo says:
    at 6:32 pm

    Hey Enstine, I have to tell you, everyday I learn something new. It’s crazy how much I’ve learned and how much more there is to learn in this ever evolving business of affiliate marketing. I wasn’t aware of co-branding, so thank you for sharing and thanks Ryan for letting Enstine guest post.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:58 am

      Hi Anthony,

      Ditto on learning something daily. Picking up fab affiliate advice and this co-branding tip is smart.

      Thank you for commenting 🙂

      Ryan

  7. Suresha B says:
    at 8:41 am

    Hey Enstine Muki

    Great to See Here!. and I also started affiliate marketing for my blog channel. But didn’t understand techniques. So I tell you frankly.this post give some great insights.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:57 pm

      Hi Suresha,

      So happy Enstine dropped the affiliate 411 for ya 😉

      Thanks for commenting.

      Ryan

  8. Patrick says:
    at 3:20 am

    Great read, and the co-branding was new to me, and it’s actually pretty clever, so thank you for sharing this 🙂

  9. Prateek says:
    at 4:53 am

    Discount and Coupon codes are the best way to boost affiliate marketing earnings as a lot of people want to buy anything at discounted price.

  10. vinutha jadhav says:
    at 12:34 pm

    This post will help for all the Affiliate marketers and helped me a lot as i am newbie i need to learn lots of stuffs like this thank you for sharing this articles

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 1:11 am

      Hi Vinutha,

      I’m happy to see a new affiliate vibing with this advice.

      Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

      Ryan

  11. Prosper Noah says:
    at 5:17 am

    Oh Ryan,

    I missed this post by Enstine.

    Great to have come across it, for sure affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make money both online or via your blog.

    As said in the post, affiliates should focus really on offers with recurring commission.
    However it’s all about recommending products you personally have tested working!

    Have a great time

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 10:54 am

      Personally testing and vetting products is a biggie buddy. Gotta have that trust factor in place by simply putting the products through their paces. Then you can promote with clarity which leads to great service rendered and increased affiliate sales too. Thanks Prosper 🙂