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How to Benefit from Affiliate Marketing (Without Having a Huge Audience)

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below, but these are for products that I highly recommend. I only share things that I love and use regularly. Thank you so much for your support!

Have you heard that you can use affiliate marketing for your online business?

I used to think that all you needed to do with affiliate marketing was place your affiliate link or banner up on your blog and then you would just start making money. While that method does work for some, that is not how I made it work for me.

Even though I don't have THOUSANDS of people on my email list, I have made over $2K via affiliate marketing in the past couple of months.  

Here's the thing, instead of throwing up links on my site, I share WHY I love these products and HOW to use them too! With affiliate marketing, I am able to get paid for this, so it's a win-win situation! YOU can do this too!

 

Now all affiliate relationships are not equal, for some companies you will have a referral link, a promo code, an affiliate link or etc. 

You can benefit from affiliate marketing in a lot of different ways:

How to Create a Collaboration/Roundup Blog Post

A few months ago I was included in this roundup post, 22 Awesome Blogs to Help Creative Entrepreneurs Grow Their Business from Melanie at CopyRefresh.

I remember that I was leaving the gym and my notifications were going off like crazy… and then I had this email:

7 Tailwind Tribes for Creative Bloggers to Boost Their Traffic

Have you heard of Tailwind Tribes? I LOVE using Tailwind Tribes.  

Tailwind Tribes are similar to a group board on Pinterest but better. It's more exclusive, you have to be invited or have a special link invitation to join and you're able to connect with other marketers, bloggers, etc. within your niche.

If you're interested in learning about Tailwind, check out my Ultimate Guide to Using Tailwind for Pinterest here

Tailwind Tribes are great because they are more niched down than a Pinterest group board and you can get the statistics from the tribes that you're in. Here's an example of the reach and repins that I received from one of my tribes. 

How to Increase Engagement on All of Your Posts

Sometimes it is really hard to be true to who you are online.. I reaaaalllly used to struggle with this. I would find myself saying "but me and my online brand wouldn't say that..." or etc. but here's ONE thing that has really helped me. When I get overwhelmed or I'm not quite sure what to say in a post...

I think of ONE person.

I keep that one person in mind that I know needs to hear what I'm going to tell them. I write / speak to them and talk like I'm talking to a friend.

This makes things easier for me for a few reasons:⠀

How to Comment With a gif on Facebook

A gif stands for graphics interchange format and is a bitmap image format file. It’s not a video file, think of it as a moving picture file. Gifs are a great way to respond to people and can often be confused with a meme.

I use gifs ALL THE TIME and figured it was about time to do a quick tutorial on how you can use gifs too

Previously on Facebook to display a gif in a comment you had to go to a site like giphy or tenor, search for your gif or create one, copy the link or save it to your computer as a .gif file and then upload it to Facebook. 

A gif stands for graphics interchange format and is a bitmap image format file. It’s not a video file, think of it as a moving picture file. Gifs are a great way to respond to people and can often be confused with a meme.

I use gifs ALL THE TIME and figured it was about time to do a quick tutorial on how you can use gifs too. 

Previously on Facebook to display a gif in a comment you had to go to a site like giphy or tenor, search for your gif or create one, copy the link or save it to your computer as a .gif file and then upload it to Facebook. 

How to Deliver an Opt-in with ConvertKit

Once you have created your opt-in, you need to decide how you are going to deliver it. One of my favorite ways to deliver an opt-in is with ConvertKit. ConvertKit makes delivering opt-ins, freebies, lead magnets, pdfs and files super simple. 

To learn how to deliver your own opt-in with ConvertKit and how to save time the next time , watch the video training below!

3 Mistakes People Make When Creating Opt-ins (+ How to Avoid Them)

When you start to create opt-ins for your blog or creative business, it's easy to make a few mistakes. Let's be honest, everyone says that you NEED an opt-in but no one really explains why, how, and where to create one.

These are 3 mistakes that I made when I first started creating opt-ins for my website and I want to help you learn how to avoid them. 

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