Affiliate marketing can be a powerful way to make money blogging, but it won’t work unless you experiment with your affiliate links.
When I got approved to my first affiliate program, I used my affiliate links in a couple different ways and made a whopping zero dollars. I considered walking away right then and there – and sadly many bloggers do just that.
But I kept at it. Within a few months of trying new tactics using my affiliate links, I earned 5 figures. Nearly a decade later, I continue to use this experimental approach with my own content and recommend it to the lovely affiliates I interact with as affiliate manager for companies like FreshBooks and Gusto.
Now if experimenting with affiliate links sounds daunting, don’t worry – I’m going to make things simple.