“Affiliate Marketing Was Made For Bloggers” – Missy Ward
I've been saying that since 2005. And today, with more and more bloggers capitalizing on their passion by accepting paid posts, it couldn't be more true today than it was then.
Unfortunately, whether PR agencies “hire” bloggers for product promotion and ambassadorships, in-bound links, or as a way to build Facebook and Twitter followings, they are getting absolute bottom dollar pricing on brilliant native advertising and content they don’t even need to create themselves. In addition, bloggers are constantly telling me that the “requirements” on reviews and sponsored posts are growing as marketers become even more aggressive in their outreach efforts.
The idea of bloggers offering up their creative efforts, content development, creative control and access to their readers to these agencies for mere pennies is nutty to me.
This Is Why Affiliate Marketing Is Great For Bloggers
Now, I’m not implying that bloggers should stop taking paid posts altogether. That would be silly.
I am simply pointing out another source for income — affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing links in blog posts provide bloggers with a continual revenue stream opportunity with little, if any restrictions on content or copy at all. Bloggers control the content, the context, and the choices to support the products they love – and earn money steadily in the process.
Does the World Need Another Affiliate Marketing Book?
Over the last few years, I’ve spoken extensively at conferences about affiliate marketing. Inevitably I find myself being approached by bloggers with additional questions after my presentations and while I love having the opportunity to help, I can’t always be there for every blogger that has questions.
And for the most part, although everyone's blog is different, the questions are mostly the same.
So, it’s for that reason, coupled with the not-so-subtle prodding from my business partner, Shawn Collins, that I wrote “Making Money Using Your WordPress Blog”.
I designed this book specifically for the established blogger that wants to take back the reins of product placement on their blogs and earn the money their work merits in the process.
While I realize that a book can never replace face-to-face discussions, Skype calls, emails or Facebook messages; it is my sincere hope that by collecting my knowledge into this format I can offer bloggers an essential foundation for launching their own affiliate marketing businesses – and reach many folks that haven’t had the time, money, or opportunity to attend a conference to learn this stuff first hand.
Warning Label: This Book Will Not Make Your Rich Overnight
One word of caution: this is NOT a get rich quick scheme. Make Money From Your WordPress Blog will not teach you how to quickly set up a blog and start earning a boatload of cash, instantly. (In fact, it won't even teach you how to set up a blog. There are other books out there that already do this).
Affiliate marketing is just like any other business – it takes time and effort for success. There is no secret sauce.
The truth is, integrating affiliate marketing links into your existing posts is a very achievable way of making extra passive income. For many people, it has become their full-time income.
However, it does take time AND you have to do it right. Any blogger can do this, but only a portion of them will. Those Slactivists' lack of game provides an enormous opportunity for you.
Make Money and Do Good
So, if you're going to spend money on my book, my advice is to finish reading it, follow the plan that I've laid out and just keep on trying. Because it does work!
And on top of that, if you buy this book, it's good Karma. You see, I will be donating the April's net proceeds of my book to my Affiliate Marketers Give Back, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer fundraising account.
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If you're in the market for this type of knowledge, I hope you pick up the book. If you did — and you read it, let me know what you think!.
For more information on the contents of the book please visit http://MakeMoneyWithYourWPBlog.com.