This method has been used by many people worldwide to create a monthly passive income using the internet. It involves creating a blog and monetizing the content using affiliate links. I will outline the exact process in this blog post.
You can use these 4 steps to start your journey towards creating financial freedom using the internet.
Step 1: Select A Profitable Niche
It all starts with you making a decision to earn money online using affiliate marketing. Once you have decided that you want to make it your reality, you will need to take action to make it happen.
You will need to select a niche that you are knowledgeable and passionate about. Even if you don’t currently have much knowledge related to the niche, you will still need to be passionate about it. The knowledge can be picked up, but the passion has to be there from the start.
Affiliate marketing via blogging takes a long time to establish. I would suggest that you give it at least 24 months to establish a substantial monthly passive income from your blog.
You will be blogging about your chosen niche for a minimum of 24 months to build up enough traffic to make it worth while. You will need to be passionate about your chosen niche, otherwise you will most likely give up before you see any substantial monetary gains.
Make sure that there are buyer of products and services within your chosen niche. There should also be affiliate programs that you can join to promote products and services that are useful to people within your niche and also priced reasonably. The affiliate commissions should also be reasonable to enable you to earn a substantial income.
If there is nothing being sold online within your selected niche, and it does not have any affiliate programs related to it, you will not be able to monetize a blog within that niche.
Choose a niche that will enable you to easily monetize your blog content using affiliate marketing.
Step 2: Create Your Own Blog
Once you have selected your niche you will be in a position to set up your blog. You will need to register a domain name that reflects what you will be blogging about.
Once you have registered your domain name, you will need to create a blog linked to it. You can do this by creating a self-hosted wordpress blog.
You will need to get web hosting that supports wordpress. Once your raw blog has been set up, you can customize it using a theme and plugins. You can also create a customized header to brand your blog.
Make sure that you select a theme that gives your blog a professional look and also loads fast. Don’t overload the blog with too many plug-ins. Only use a plug-in if it is really necessary, as too many plug-ins can slow down your blog.
Step 3: Create Content For Your Blog
Post are the content that you will be writing on a regular basis. This is the information that you want to pass onto the visitors of your blog.
You will need to carry out keyword research to work out what you should write about and the keywords and key phrases to include in your posts.
Your goal is to get your posts ranked highly on google for the keywords and key phrases you have selected. Once they are ranked highly on google, your post snippets will be displayed when people search for the keywords and phrases you ranked for.
When people click on your snippet listed on the google search result they will be sent to your blog post. This is how you will be getting visitors to your blog from google.
The best traffic for blog monetization is the traffic that you receive for free from google searches. In fact it is not really free as you will have to put in a lot of time and effort in writing the posts and optimizing them to get them ranked highly in google searches.
Once you have ranked for a large number of keywords, the traffic to your blog will become relatively passive. You will just need to maintain some of the posts and add a few more from time to time.
You should set a goal of reaching 100 blog posts as soon as possible. Don’t post more than one article per day. Just drip freed the content slowly and regularly until you reach 100 posts.
After reaching 100 posts, you can start adding posts every other day, or 2 to 3 posts per week until you have reached 200 posts. After that, you can just maintain your posts and add posts whenever it is necessary.
Step 4: Monetize Your Blog Posts With Affiliate Links
Once your blog is getting around 10,000 page views months, you can start to monetize it using affiliate links.
The content posted on your blog has to make your visitors trust you and your recommendations.
You should only use reputable affiliate programs that offer products and services that are actually beneficial to people within your selected niche.
Make sure that your chosen affiliate programs are well established and actually paying out commissions to affiliates.
Don’t post too many banners and links within your posts. Use your judgement to add affiliate links in a subtle way, without seeming like a pushy salesperson. Let your content do the selling, if the post is well written and informative it will be sticky. It will keep visitors on the post for long enough to actually notice and click the affiliate links.
Keep your affiliate links relevant to the content of your blog post. This will get you higher clicks, resulting in more sales. A person reading your blog post as a result of searching for content related to your niche will most likely be interested in the products and services you are recommending as an affiliate.
Once your blog is earning you a substantial monthly income, you can look at outsourcing the content creation to free up your time.
The income generated via affiliate marketing using blogging is a slow process and will build up over time. Once the income builds up to a substantial level, it will be almost passive, requiring just a little maintenance.