Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing by Michelle Schroeder-Gardner
How to build a six figure blog without millions of visitors or selling your soul.
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Learn how I went from $0 in affiliate income to over $50,000 per month.
Are you a blogger but unsure of how to make money online? Or, maybe you’ve been blogging for awhile but haven’t had much luck with affiliate marketing.
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing is a step-by-step guide to creating and making money from your own successful affiliate marketing strategy. This course explains all of the ins and outs, so you are never left wondering where to go next when creating and implementing your affiliate marketing strategy.
This course makes affiliate marketing achievable. You can see your blogging income grow from the beginning, and the information in this course will help you well into the future.
If you’re not earning money through affiliate marketing, then you are leaving money on the table.
Bloggers and online influencers can all successfully promote products to their audience and earn an income, while being genuine and trustworthy.
I started my blog in August of 2011, at the age of 22, without any hopes of ever earning an income from it. I started it as a hobby – just a way to journal life and talk about my personal finance situation.
I decided to look into affiliate marketing after a few years of blogging. I had always skipped over it, because I thought my blog was too small to make any real money from affiliate marketing. Plus, I just didn’t think it was possible to earn a living from affiliate marketing.
Me, being able to make money while I’m sleeping or on vacation?
I surely did not think that would be possible.
Then, I started applying different affiliate marketing strategies to my blog, and they were working. I saw my blogging income increase dramatically every single month.
Now, I wake up and cannot believe the amount of income I am earning through affiliate marketing, all while living a great life and being able to help my audience.
I now travel full-time with my husband and our two dogs, and I earn over $100,000 a month regularly from blogging.
Whether you are a brand new blogger or if you’ve been blogging for years, this course will help you with your affiliate marketing strategies.
I have talked to several bloggers about how much money they earn through affiliate income, and the answers still surprise me. There are bloggers out there with millions of visitors who aren’t making affiliate income.
That doesn’t have to be the case, though.
This step-by-step online course for bloggers teaches you how to make money through affiliate marketing.
I show you how to succeed at affiliate marketing, and you don’t even need millions of page views or tons of followers to start making money.
And, even better, it actually works!
Bloggers NEED this course!
Many bloggers and online influencers skip over affiliate marketing. They either think it’s too hard, that it’s a waste of time, that they will turn followers away, or that their followers just won’t be interested.
I recently asked various bloggers how much they were earning from affiliate marketing. The most common answer was somewhere around $500 or less.
Some even said $0.
This included several bloggers who receive 1,000,000 page views or more every month.
These bloggers all have the same problem. It’s that they don’t realize how much money they are leaving on the table, and many don’t know how to approach affiliate marketing the correct way.
Perhaps you’ve tried affiliate marketing in the past, but nothing seemed to work.
Trust me, I know how you feel. When I started out blogging, I knew NOTHING about it.
I was afraid to try new things, and I was definitely afraid of affiliate marketing. I didn’t want to scare my readers away or waste my time.
Now, I earn over $50,000 a month through affiliate marketing, and I’m sharing all of my best tips. I did the hard part and personally tested all of my methods, so I know they work.
Now, all you have to do is apply them to your blog!
“I started my blog in March 2015 and didn’t even know what affiliate marketing meant. And….I didn’t do much about it. I think my largest month was around $500 last year and then died down to sometimes only a few bucks per month. It wasn’t my focus, but I didn’t realize I was leaving money on the table, meaning I was losing money every month! I decided to enroll in Michelle’s course, and I quickly noticed I didn’t know a thing when it came to true Affiliate Marketing! No wonder it just ‘wasn’t working for me’…
Results from the first 60 days of taking the course:
I am still nowhere close to implementing everything I’ve learned [from the course], but….My August affiliate income was $1,792.26.
That’s a $1,705 increase since I became a student of Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. So, my investment in the class was worth it!”
– Chris Peach, Blogger, MoneyPeach.com
This course will show you how to build a successful money-making blog, without millions of visitors or selling your soul.
In this course there are 6 modules, over 30 lessons, several worksheets, bonuses, an extremely helpful and exclusive Facebook group, and more. I go through everything that you need to know about affiliate marketing, such as:
- What affiliate marketing is and how it works
- Why affiliate marketing is great
- The exact steps I’ve taken to earn over $300,000 from a single blog post
- How to pick the right affiliate products to promote
- How 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!)
And much, much more!
This course is anything and everything about affiliate marketing.
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing is worth much more than $197, and this is the lowest price you’ll ever see it listed for. Join now and learn how to master affiliate marketing.
“I have followed Michelle’s blog for years. Her blog posts are incredibly informative and never disappoint. Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing is no different. The detailed strategies she shares in her course can help any blogger implement affiliate marketing. Within two days I received my first ever affiliate sale! From then I was hooked. The Mastermind alone is worth the cost of the course and the immediate access to an affiliate marketing expert is priceless! I highly recommend Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing.” – McKinzie Bean, Momsmakecents.com
“I go to Michelle’s income reports every month because they empower me. After I read them, I feel like I can accomplish all the blogging goals I’ve ever had. The amazing thing is that these income reports are real – she’s really doing it. It’s incredible!” – Natalie Bacon, Blogger, NatalieBacon.com
My name is Michelle Schroeder-Gardner and I run the award-winning personal finance blog, Making Sense of Cents. I started blogging entirely as a hobby, and I am now currently earning over $100,000 a month blogging, with around $50,000 a month of that coming from affiliate marketing.
My writing and advice has been featured on sites such as Huffington Post, Forbes, Yahoo, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Zillow, US News, Nasdaq, MSN, and more.
When I’m not blogging, you’ll find me exploring via sailboat (we used to RV full-time!) with my husband and our two dogs. We sold our house in 2015 and have been traveling full-time since!
Introduction to the Course
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing Facebook Mastermind Group
Why Affiliate Marketing Is Great
The Basics Of Affiliate Marketing
How Affiliate Links Work
The Amount Of Traffic You Need
How To Determine What Your Readers Want
Worksheet – Brainstorm What Your Readers Want
How To Find Affiliate Programs
80+ Affiliate Program Ideas For Different Niches
Worksheet – Affiliate Programs You Are Interested In
Everyone loves bonuses, right? By purchasing Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing, you gain free access to these helpful bonuses.
Bonus #1: Access to the private Facebook Mastermind group ($250+ value!)
By purchasing this course, you will receive access to the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing Facebook Mastermind group. This exclusive group will help you connect with others who have taken the course so that you can get feedback, ask questions, learn from others in your community, and offer help of your own.
Bonus #2: Free Group Coaching Sessions ($100+ value!)
This adds, even more, value to the course. I want to help you with your blog so that you can increase traffic, your income, and so that you can help your followers, so what’s better than this? Two Saturdays a month, there will be a group coaching session in the private Mastermind group for students in the course. It will be called “Ask Michelle Saturday.” This is your time to get feedback and support from me, and you can ask any questions related to your business, course material, your affiliate strategy, blog, and so on. I will answer every question in the group coaching session.
Bonus #3: How To Drive Thousands of Visitors To Your Blog With Pinterest
Lauren McManus is a well-known Pinterest expert from Create and Go as well as other successful websites and courses. I asked her to share her best Pinterest tips as a bonus for my course because I am a huge believer in Pinterest and how it can help you to improve your affiliate income. This strategy has allowed her to receive hundreds of thousands of visitors from Pinterest, significantly improving her income.
Bonus #4: How to Always Get Approved To An Affiliate Program
Justine has managed affiliate programs for companies such as Shopify and Freshbooks. She is able to give this course a fresh prospective – from that of an affiliate manager! This is an amazing bonus that will show you how to always get approved to an affiliate program. She has assessed thousands of applications over the years and there’s a lot that goes into the yes/no.
Bonus #5: 9 Things You Must Do When Something Goes Viral
Every blogger and/or online influencer dreams that their brand, social media post, or blog post will go viral. However, your brand or post going viral doesn’t mean your work is finished. It actually means your work is just beginning! You’ll receive a PDF outlining exactly what to do and how to benefit from something going viral.
Bonus #6: How To Increase Your Page Views
You do not need millions of page views per month to make money blogging, but it is something you will want to increase if you hope to improve your income. Once you understand what your readers want, understand how to effectively reach out to companies for partnerships, and know how to charge the correct rate, you can make a good income online, regardless of the number of page views you receive. Increasing your pages view is necessary to make money blogging, but there are many different ways to grow that number. You’ll receive a PDF outlining exactly what you must do in order to increase your page views.
Bonus #7: My Affiliate Products And Services
This is a worksheet that will help you keep track of the affiliate programs you are in. This way, you can easily reference it and include affiliate links in new social media and blog posts.
Bonus #8: The Perfect Affiliate Link Checklist
Use the worksheet “The Perfect Affiliate Link Checklist” to make sure your affiliate link is perfect. A perfect affiliate link will lead to higher click-through-rates and conversions.
Bonus #9: How to Maximize Your Reach, Impact, and Revenue with Facebook Ads
This amazing bonus will show you how to maximize your reach, your impact, and your revenue with Facebook Ads by Monica Louie. This is a great bonus for ALL bloggers. I’ve personally been coached by Monica and she is very knowledgeable, especially when it comes to helping businesses succeed on Facebook. She has worked on more than 100 Facebook ad campaigns, including several traffic campaigns with cost per click as low as $0.02 and conversion campaigns with cost per result as low as $0.35. Her online journey began in 2015 when she shared how her family paid off $120,000 of debt in two years on a single, middle-class income. She is amazing and I’m so glad she shared her expertise with us.
Bonus #10: How To Legally Protect Your Blog
Liz Stapleton is a lawyer and blogger. A licensed attorney since 2012, and a blogger since 2014, she has spoken at both virtual and in-person conferences on the importance of legally protecting your blog and business. One of the most popular questions I receive about blogging is how to legally protect your blog, and Liz goes over the exact steps you need to take.
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