Affiliate marketing for beginners

21 Jun

Undoubtably affiliate marketing is one of the most scalable ways to make money with your travel blog. There’s only so many banner ads you can fit on your site, but there’s almost limitless potential for text links leading to CPA (or cost-per-action) deals.

Companies like Commission Junction, Doubletrader and Google’s affiliate marketplace all have big, trusted travel companies that are willing to pay you a tiny percentage of their booking fees. Then there’s products that will be useful for your readers, like language learning software (high margins, tend to pay well), guide books (low margins, tend to pay poorly), and electronic guides (medium to high margins, tend to pay well).

How do you get in on this?

I have to admit it’s an area I’ve played in, but I’m just starting to get serious about. Last month, my combined sites made around US$225, this month is looking like more. Corbett Barr from Free Persuits, on the other hand, is clearing more than $3,000 a month.

I want to learn from him.

Luckily, he’s put together the first draft of a membership course called Affiliate Marketing for Beginners, which launches tomorrow, June 22, 9am PDT, but only for 24 hours.

As it’s the first version, he’s discounting it for people who are willing to give him feedback; I think it’ll be a good time to get in and learn what you can.

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