Welcome to Day 5!

Get Started Blogging Day 5: Tips for generating passive income. 

Passive income is a great way (maybe the best way) to make income. You put in the work and overtime as your content gets discovered, you earn commission even on older posts. You essentially promote someone else’s product and gain a commission when clicks on the link and makes a purchase.

You can create a post or review that will need minimal work in the future to earn money.

Yes, this means that you may be able to earn money while you are sleeping, living the dream.

What could be better than that?

If you are interested in starting a blog of your own, I created a tutorial that will help you, How to Start a Blog. If you are asking yourself “Can you seriously make money blogging?” My main tip is to be self-hosted. This is essential if you want to monetize your blog. It also makes you look more professional to companies you will partner with. Blogging income won’t happen unless you are self-hosted. You can pick from any of these links: Bluehost, HostGator,  or SiteGround.

Here are some of my tips for increasing your affiliate income:

  • Provide real reviews. You should always be honest with your reviews. If there is something you don’t like about a product either don’t review the product at all or mention the negatives in your review.

  • Have a recommendations page. I always like checking out recommendation pages on blogs. It can be a great way to list valuable products and services that readers may need or want. Here’s mine as an example.

  • Don’t go overboard. There is no need to include an affiliate link 1,000 times in a blog post. Include them at the beginning, middle, and the end, and readers will notice it.

Join affiliate programs, here are some to consider:

Just need income on the side?

More for the bloggers:

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Stay tuned for tomorrow’s lesson on how to gain more traffic and a loyal fan base.

Jessie Tyler of www.jessietyler.com