4 alternative ways to make money with affiliate marketing instead of blogging

If you’re looking for other ways to make money with affiliate marketing instead of blogging, then this post is for you.

There are multiple ways to do affiliate marketing besides just blogging.

Blogging is the most popular because it’s the least expensive way to get started. All you need is a simple $5 a month hosting account and WordPress and you can start earning money as an affiliate marketer.

However, because it’s so easy, there are millions of people doing it and competition in your niche is important to analyze and pay attention to.

If you don’t want to start a blog, there are other ways that you can be successful at affiliate marketing.

Here are a couple of other approaches to affiliate marketing.

1) Youtube channel

Create a YouTube channel, build an audience and monetize the audience with affiliate products. You can put links below your videos or in the videos to the products or services that you are reviewing, recommending and talking about.

The videos that work the best are when you are teaching someone something and the product you are promoting helps the viewer solve the problem.

2) Email Newsletter

Build an email newsletter. A friend of mine built an executive brief email list call YouExec. They provide information to help people with their career by interviewing Fortune 100 executives, reading 100s of editorials and then only sending resources that will help develop peoples careers.

They have a simple web page with a form to collect email addresses and deliver a very compelling newsletter that has excellent content for their target audience of professionals. They’ve now built up the list to the point where it’s over a hundred thousand emails now and they monetize with affiliate marketing products.

3) Sales funnel & paid ads

You can build sales funnels and fill the funnel with traffic through paid ads. In this scenario, you’re paying for traffic to hit a landing page that squeezes visitors to give you their email. You then redirect them to the product that you’re promoting. You can also remarket to these people who have given you their email address to sell the same product or different products.

4) Sponsor a niche email newsletter

You can buy sponsorship in existing niche email newsletters and add an advertisement to your affiliate product. You can also buy email lists and send your own email copy too. A platform like Paved can help you find publishing partners that match your affiliate products audience.

In Closing

Affiliate marketing is no different than marketing any other product. When you find the product-market fit you will generate profit.

To do that you have to have the right audience, the right message, the right sales funnel and the right product for it all to work.

The one tip I tend to give most new affiliate marketers is, focus on the strategy more than you focus on the tactics.

Before you can do all the tactics you really have to know your audience and the messaging you’re going to use in your copy.

Get this part right and all the tactics are easy.

Have a question or another way to make money with affiliate marketing instead of blogging?

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  1. Annie Lin on August 28, 2018 at 6:03 am

    craig i jave been doing some research in regards to affiliate marketing and i looked clickfunnels with sucha great review so i want to know if you tell me the difference between bootcamp affiliate marketing vs funnel hack. i noticed they are all about clickfunnel. i am a newbie in affiliate marketing and i got burned and scammed 4 months ago by people onlineand yoonla. so i am hoping for your advice.

    • Craig on August 28, 2018 at 6:31 am

      The Clickfunnels Bootcamp teaches you about affiliate marketing. It also teaches you a lot about the sales funnels. Funnel hacking is about building and tweaking sales funnels.

  2. Hales Smith on September 24, 2018 at 2:29 am

    Thanks Craig for your brilliant words,When you join an affiliate program, you will get a link or set of links with a unique identification code for you. This unique link should be used as provided on your site, or in your promotional materials so that clicks that can be located can be traced back to you as a source. If a sale is made based on one of these clicks, that sale is eligible for a commission payment..so that’s why Im thinking I am thinking to design and develop a mobile comparison website but you know, it’s not an easy job to collect mobiles data. A lot of time and cost is required to build such a website and I don’t want to spend a lot of money as I am new in this field. My colleague has recommended me RevGlue for this purpose as this a UK based registered company and are providing mobiles and its deals data for the UK only with the name of RevEmbed technology as I have read its blog revglue.com/blog-detail/13-setup-free-uk-mobile-comparison-website but I am the little bit confused as its a newborn company. have You experienced RevGlue? Guide me in this respect. Waiting for your kind response. Thanks in advance.

  3. emilyquirq on November 19, 2018 at 6:09 am

    Well written Craig!
    I love this ideas.
    Recently I started to be contacted by many cosmetic companies selling their goods on Instagram.
    They suggest me to make a few posts with their products.
    I think I can start to monetize my account because it has really great engagement.
    Honestly, I just grow it using ingramer.com, that’s why I have so big awareness now.
    But in the end I put some money in follower growth and now I can even earn some.

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