This is a guest blog post by Karon Thackson. I’ve known her for a long time through my coach’s membership/workshops. She’s an expert on copywriting and blogging. You can read more about her at the end of the post.
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For many online entrepreneurs, blogging often starts as a hobby or a way to drive traffic to the primary pages on their site. Granted, blogging offers tremendous help with:
Expanding your reach
Attracting new followers
Gaining traction in the search engines
Building a community
But blogging doesn’t have to be remanded to a support role. When you think of blogging this way, it falls into the category of a money pit. Do you realize that your blog can — and should — be a moneymaker?
#1 Amazon Affiliate Links
Becoming an Amazon affiliate is quick and easy. Once you’re in, sharing your links is as simple as finding a product on Amazon, copying your affiliate link (text or image), and adding it to your post.
Because Amazon offers billions of products on their site, you have a gigantic selection to choose from. It takes only a few minutes to find the right item that fits with your topic and insert the affiliate link.
It shows your expertise and that can translate into sales
People can find your posts by searching and that brings new people to your website
The more valuable content you have, the more the search engines and other websites will send people to you
But you shouldn’t just blog and leave it at that because you won’t reach enough people that way, at least in the short run. It takes a long time to build up points with the search engines and other websites.