So, you want to monetize your blog, and you’ve decided affiliate marketing is how you’re going to do it. That’s #awesomebabe! But here’s the thing… you need to learn how affiliate marketing really works in order to make the most money. And I have good news and bad news. The good news is that there are plenty of training courses and eBooks out there that will help you learn affiliate marketing and make money as an affiliate. The bad news is, there are lot of dodgy products out there!
Below are 7 of my favorite, 100% legit (and totally affordable – because we’re all bootstrapping it, right?) resources for learning about affiliate marketing. But please… no matter what you choose, my advice is to always do your own research first.
FREE EMAIL COURSE BY ANA @ THE SHE APPROACH
This is a FREE email course to help you craft a successful affiliate marketing strategy from the beginning, and learn how to make a passive income with your blog.
This 5-day video course covers:
- What affiliate marketing is and why this is the best way to make money blogging
- The first 3 fundamental steps that you need to take when you’re getting started with affiliate marketing
- How to find profitable affiliate programs in your niche that you can promote without feeling “salesy”
- How to implement an affiliate marketing strategy or plan from start to finish
- How to increase your clicks and boost your traffic to make your first affiliate sale
This course is perfect for you if you’re a blogger or content creator, looking to make money online, you’re new to affiliate marketing and you’re not sure how to get started, or you want to make your first affiliate sale this month and want help creating a long-term strategy.
BY LESLEY @ PAJAMA AFFILIATES
This step-by-step blogging course covers everything you need to know to get started making money online with your own blog, and includes nearly 20 modules loaded with video tutorials to teach you how to make money blogging with affiliate marketing:
- How to find a profitable niche using your passions, problems and interests
- How to do keyword research
- How to Find affiliate programs
- Learn valuable search engine optimization and keyword placement that works
- Learn how to write unique content that’s true to who you are
- How to create your own graphics using free programs
- Where to get free images for commercial use
- Learn about buyer keywords that sell
- Learn how to write a blog post that converts sales
- Create killer looking content that looks professional
- Learn how social media can drive FREE traffic to your blog
This course is perfect for you if you’re brand new to blogging, or you’re struggling to even get traffic to your blog (or what to even blog about).
BY KAYLA AIMEE @ FRUITFUL BLOGGING
This eBook + Video Course consists of 175 pages PLUS 2 hours of video content (and exclusive bonuses) dedicated to showing you how to make passive income using affiliate marketing even if you have a small audience.
Learn targeted strategies for creating high-converting content across your blog, email, and social media channels, as well as persuasive design and copywriting methods that will help you serve your audience without feeling sales-y!
This course is perfect for you if you’ve ever struggled with feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by affiliate marketing.
EBOOK BY ELISE @ HOUSE OF BRAZEN
This eBook is the no-BS, no-fluff, step-by-step guide to making affiliate sales on Pinterest.
Whether you’re brand new to affiliate marketing or starting to learn about Pinterest, this eBook will help you to speed up your sales within hours! Literally.
In her step-by-step guide, Elise shows you exactly how she made her first affiliate sale in less than 24 hours using Pinterest so that you can start making sales today rather than months from now. Her method is super simple, so this eBook is perfect if you are brand new to affiliate marketing – and you don’t even need to have set up your blog yet!
BY MICHELLE @ MAKING SENSE OF CENTS
If you haven’t heard of “Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing”, you’ve probably been living under a rock!
This is a step-by-step guide to creating and making money from your own successful affiliate marketing strategy. The author, Michelle, walks you through the exact strategies she uses to make over $50,000 a month through affiliate marketing. (Yep, a month!)
What you’ll get from this course:
- A clear understanding of what affiliate marketing is and how it works
- How to earn income through affiliate marketing without compromising your brand
- Strategies you can implement immediately to begin or increase your earnings
- Tools and technical know-how needed to maximize the strategies taught
- The process of finding the right affiliate products and programs for your brand
- Rules and disclosures necessary to be an effective and upfront affiliate marketer
This course is perfect for you if you want to learn how to build a six-figure blog… without millions of visitors or selling your soul.
BY ADDI @ ADDIGANLEY.COM
If you want to learn how to create a passive revenue stream for your business, then this is the course for you. Addi shows you exactly what she did to go from earning barely $50 per month pasting other’s links in her posts, to consistent $7k+ months of passive income, all through affiliate marketing on Pinterest.
Pinaffiliate Masterclass is system that will help you to:
- grow your business on autopilot
- leverage the work you’ve already put in
- create a system to earn money month after month without putting in more time
This course is perfect for you if you want a simple, easy-to-implement, and repeatable system you can use again and again with any aspect of your business.
NB: Pinaffiliate Masterclass is only open for enrolment a couple times a year, so make sure you put your name on the waitlist!
Even if your blog is small, you can make money with Amazon affiliates! The author of this comprehensive eBook, Carolina, made over $1,000/month from Amazon while her blog was under 10K page views! She teaches you what affiliate marketing is and why you should use Amazon affiliates, and shows you exactly how to optimize your blog and posts to make over $1000 on Amazon affiliates.
This eBook is perfect for you if you’re starting your blog and want to monetize it with Amazon affiliates, or you’ve been blogging for a while and are still only making a few dollars in affiliate income each month.
Affiliate marketing is a great way to make money online, but it does take some time to learn! And so that’s where the training comes in. Also, it’s vital that you understand that affiliate marketing is not a ‘get-rich-quick’ system. It’s a business – a real marketing business that will take some time to grow. The resources you need in order to succeed are listed above, but you can’t expect overnight success.
This quote by Theodore Roosevelt is a brilliant one and one that sums up the journey of those that are successful quite nicely:
“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”
Have you taken any of these affiliate training courses, or are there any others that you’ve tried and would recommend? I’d love to hear your thoughts… let me know in the comments below!