Hello friends. Today, I’d like to share something really exciting with you all!! This week I finished the course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing and I am so excited to share some of my thoughts about the course. If you are anything like me, you have a billion questions about affiliate marketing. So I thought I’d try to answer some of those today.
I know this is a little different than my traditional posts of home decor and DIY, but I’ve had so many of my readers ask me about starting a blog. In these last 2 months of blogging, I have learned so much. I’m trying to document everything that I learn and the questions that I’ve had along the way so that I can share it with those of you who may be new to blogging or thinking about starting a blog.
I started this blog to share home decor styles and products that I love with my readers. Honestly, in the beginning, I never even considered the fact that I could get paid to do this. As I started reading other blogs and learning more about how to become a successful blogger, the term affiliate marketing kept coming up over and over again. Truthfully, I didn’t really know what it was and I was so consumed with getting my blog kicked off in the first month, that I just kind of overlooked it. Big mistake. Nobody likes to leave money on the table, including me.
So let me share some of the questions about affiliate marketing that I’ve had and the answers that I’ve found.
What is affiliate marketing?
Affiliate marketing is an easy way to earn income for something that you are probably already doing. It is a marketing arrangement where an online retailer pays a commission for traffic or sales generated from referrals. Basically, you earn money by sharing products that you love. And the bonus is that it doesn’t cost anything extra for your readers. That’s it. Easy peasy.
Is affiliate marketing worth the effort?
I was a little overwhelmed when I first decided to start monetizing my blog. I must have read a bazillion blogs about how to be a successful blogger. At first, I thought it was just too much trouble to bother with affiliate marketing. That is, until I found Michelle’s course, Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing, and she simplified it step-by-step for this simple girl. Seriously, if you are not monetizing your blog, you are leaving money on the table!
How many followers should I have before I start affiliate marketing?
One of the concerns that I had before deciding to monetize was that I didn’t have enough followers. I thought it wouldn’t really be worth my time. However, Michelle points out very quickly that you don’t need a huge audience or an insane amount of page views in order to make money with affiliate marketing. With this course, you can succeed at affiliate marketing even if you are a brand new blogger, as I am.
What will I get with the course?
- An online course, including 6 modules, over 30 lessons, over 20 worksheets, as well as many bonuses.
- Exclusive access to an extremely helpful Facebook Mastermind group. This group is only for members of the course. The members in the group are extremely knowledgeable and share a wealth of information.
- Access to the expert, Michelle. She is a blogging and affiliate marketing expert who is more than willing to share her expertise. Michelle earns over $50,000 a month through affiliate marketing, and she shares all of her best tips in this course.
What will I learn?
- What affiliate marketing is and how it works
- Why affiliate marketing is great
- The exact steps Michelle has taken to earn over $300,000 from a single blog post
- How to pick the right affiliate products to promote
- The best way to increase conversions
- How to build trust and not lose followers
- Required disclosures that you need to know about
- The one major tool you need for affiliate marketing
- Different strategies to use to promote your affiliate products
- How to use Pinterest to succeed at affiliate marketing (yes, this includes the newest Pinterest affiliate rules!)
How much does it cost and is it worth it?
I was a little nervous about the initial investment of $197, but I read enough reviews to trust that I would make this back in no time using Michelle’s strategy. It has been one of the best investments I’ve made so far. Hands down, Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing, is the best course out there. I’ve looked at all of them. I’ve read the reviews and studied the results. Michelle will teach you everything you need to know about affiliate marketing to be successful. And it’s all in one convenient location and in a very easy to read and implement format. You don’t have to spend hours browsing the web and clicking through different articles.
Affiliate marketing is not as easy as just slapping affiliate links on your website and calling it a day. There are many different ways to promote an affiliate product, and Michelle teaches each of those and how to apply them to your affiliate marketing strategy. So, if you want to learn from the best of the best on affiliate marketing, you will not want to miss Michelle’s course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing!
Head on over to Michelle’s page and read through a complete list of all of the topics she covers in the course, as well as her FAQs.
If there are any other questions that you have about the course that I haven’t answered, please send me an email or ask in the comments below. I have come to love blogging and would love to chit-chat with you about the struggles and triumphs that I’ve had along the way. If you are considering a blog, you can also check out my posts 7 Reasons Why I Started a Blog and 10 Things to do Before Starting a Blog.
Be blessed, my friends. xo