Every Blogger running a blog comes to the point that he wants to monetize his work. Of course, there are exceptions, so if you belong to this group of Bloggers who write for themselves and do not want to make money on the blog - you can at this point go to another post on our blog. However, if monetization on the blog is interesting for you, I invite you to continue reading.
Earning on the blog - ways to earn
There are several ways to earn money on the blog. Here are a few of them:
- barter cooperation (in fact, it is also a form of income)
- Sponsored posts
- product tests
- advertising campaigns using the image of bloggers
- affiliate links
Today we will deal with affiliate links. I'll tell you how to use them to make money on the blog, and also from what platform we use to make money on the blog in this way.
Affiliation - what is it?
Affiliate links are links to online stores through which the customer has the option of 'exploring' through which affiliate link the product has been purchased. When you buy a product through an affiliate link on your blog, you get a commission. The percentage of sales is determined by the company or online store. You usually receive a commission when someone buys a product. It is very rare that a company accounts in the form of CPC (Cost per click). In this form of settlement, you would get a commission if someone clicks on the link or banner ad. This form of settlement is not beneficial for the company, so they are unlikely to account in this way with Bloggers (I have never encountered this form of settlement).
Convertiser - the world's simplest affiliation
For almost 2 years, we have been using the Convertiser platform, through which we generate affiliate links. Most often they appear in the form of sliders with products or simply affiliate links such as here
. We also shorten the generated links. An example link looks like this: https://goo.gl/9pjQXx
. You can still generate a grille. Often this form of affiliation appears on Pudelek or other portals, where star stylizations are shown. Note that a similar stylization appears under these posts. When you click on pants or a dress - it takes you to the store.
Pros and cons of using the Convertiser platform
is very simple and this is probably its biggest plus. After only a few hours I lost my way to creating sliders for older blog posts. Our readers often read older posts, which is why I posted affiliate links there. Interestingly, they are clicked and used for shopping. Service is also a plus - every Blogger has a mentor to whom he directs all questions. My babysitter is kindly Mr. Paulina.
I noticed some disadvantages. One of them is the automatic generation of withdrawals after exceeding PLN 50. I would rather decide for myself when I want to withdraw funds. The second downside is the lack of preview of what product you bought. We only see the name of the store from which someone made the purchase through the affiliate link. This is not enough for us. It would be nice to know what products are most often sold through our blog. This is valuable statistics, which unfortunately we do not receive. In addition, the product search engine is not very intuitive, which sometimes means you have to work hard to find a product.
In my opinion, the Convertiser platform is the easiest way to make money on a blog. Of course, this is not a lot of money, because commissions are usually low, but as they say - a better sparrow in hand, than a pigeon on the roof.