Everyone seems to be making money these days and it just looks so easy. How can you know what’s the right way for YOU? It’s difficult to know where to start.
It’s all about the mindset! Most beginners simply can’t figure it out. You want someone to show you step-by-step how to earn a sustainable side income with affiliate marketing without having to repeat the same mistakes everyone else is making.
Email courses, webinars, masterclasses… Everyone tells you something different! How should you know where to start? What’s the best way for you to start earning an online side income?
Yes, you need to show real effort to build online income streams. And you’re busy, so you need an actionable plan to follow at your own pace. You don’t want to waste your time on outdated and poor strategies. So many people do – don’t be one of them.
If you have been blogging for a while, it’s not uncommon to feel stuck with affiliate marketing. You just don’t understand how some bloggers make so much on autopilot while you work your butt off and barely make anything. You feel like you’re doing everything right, but where are the results?
You want to earn real side income and grow it to gain financial freedom and flexibility. You want to spend more time with family and friends, and you’re serious about finally learning a system that actually works.
Yes, I started slow with my blog monetization back in the day. I made $0 for over 12 months until I realized I could turn my blog into a side hustle.
I started learning everything I could about blog monetization and affiliate marketing. That’s just how I roll. I get all in, gather all the information I can, and try every strategy I can to weed out the ones that don’t work.
So I bought every course… 🖥
Watched every YouTube video… 👀
Read every blog post I could find… 🔍
Listened to every podcast… 👂
For a while, I thought nothing would work. I just wanted to see my first affiliate commission roll in!
And eventually it happened:
I made my first $4 in January 2018.
That felt absolutely amazing! I had finally proven it was possible to make money promoting other people’s products to my own audience.
So I wasn’t a total failure, eh?
Now, how could I grow it?
$4 wasn’t exactly going to cover my rent or my grocery bills…
I started paying attention to the things that did work, even though I was making peanuts.
The next month, I made $117.14 – looking better!
I turned that into $225.59 the next month.
And then $241.45, then $318.85 the month after that.
But at this point, I felt a little stuck.
I was making some money through affiliate marketing, but I saw tons of bloggers make a full-time income with it.
I wanted to be one of them!
Back to the drawing board – back to work 👇
What I found were...
I didn’t have the right information from the get-go, so I made the wrong choices at the beginning. My mistakes still slow me down even though I’ve solved them to achieve better results.
Making money through affiliate marketing is like building a house. You can’t just start building and hope for the best. Instead, you need a careful plan, and you have to start by setting a solid foundation – otherwise your house will collapse.
Affiliate marketing can be broken down into clear, consecutive steps you need to take. If you don’t know the right steps, how could you ever achieve your goal?
Your audience is out there searching for helpful information and the perfect products to make their lives easier right now.
The longer you wait, the more money you are leaving on the table. It’s all about starting today if you don’t want to miss out on your earnings.
After 4 months of hard work (and some tears) I had a new strategy in place.
First, $749/month. 💵
Then $990 the next month.
Then $1,253, then $1,984. 💵 💵
When I made $2,101 a month later, I knew my strategy was working.
From there, I started making $2,500–$5,000 monthly from affiliate marketing alone. 💰
I kept listening to my audience and improving what I was doing.
The best part?
I’m a part-time blogger.
I don’t have a team of VAs, SEO consultants, ghost writers, and marketing experts to help me out. This is a one-man show that I manage when I have a few hours to spare.
Why do I mention this? Because it means that you can earn good money even if you’re super busy.
If you’re trying to grow your earnings and break out of the $100–$1,000 per month range, here’s the truth:
The only thing that’s holding you back are your strategy and mindset.
You just need to take the right steps at the right time.
This step-by-step e-book for bloggers teaches you how to make money through affiliate marketing.
I show you how to become a successful affiliate from scratch, and you don’t need thousands of followers or tons of page views to start earning money.
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The ultimate guide for turning your blog into a profitable affiliate marketing business that brings in consistent, sustainable, and scalable income!
...and much more!
Use the glossary as a quick reference for all the new terminology around affiliate marketing and blog monetization. A huge time-saver!
Discover popular, high-paying affiliate programs and networks in your niche. The list contains 180+ programs in profitable niches like finance, food, e-commerce, frugal living, fashion, beauty, travel, and more.
Your content is your most powerful tool! Use these 30+ fun and interesting content ideas for inspiration to grow your affiliate sales easily.
Maintain a clear overview and track your progress step-by-step and feel confident in what you are doing at all times.
Blog traffic = affiliate sales. You don’t need millions of visitors to make money blogging, but you need some traffic. Pinterest is one of the fastest traffic channels and this Pinterest marketing guide helps you steal my traffic strategy and increase your earnings faster.
You are wearing enough hats as it is. I don’t want you to waste your time designing your Pinterest graphics from scratch. These stunning Pinterest templates allow you to get started within minutes with a free Canva account!
Honestly, 95% of the “gurus” out there are teaching the same stuff. They don’t dive deeper into detail, but rather just state the obvious and expect their students to figure out the rest.
I wasted thousands of bucks on outdated courses that lacked depth. Big words. Big promises. Little substance.
What you need is a step-by-step system that you can follow at your own pace. A system that is practical and hands-on.
Yes, most courses and guides are packed with information. But they don’t start at the very beginning where you must begin if you want to build a solid foundation.
My approach is different: I walk you through the absolute basics and the most fundamental strategies first. Each chapter walks you one step closer to your affiliate income goal.
First of all, affiliate marketing is evolving. Lots of bloggers and experts who have been doing it for 10+ years share techniques that worked back then. And hey, that’s great.
But those strategies just don’t cut it anymore.
You need to learn from someone who’s still growing and improving, just like you will be.
When you dive into affiliate marketing, the truth is that there are no shortcuts. You need to put in the work to grow your earnings. That’s what every successful affiliate marketer has done.
Yes, some bloggers can make $10,000/month and more through affiliate marketing. But that’s not what you should expect to make anytime soon.
I created this guide based on what I’ve learned and experienced as a part-time blogger. I’ve built everything from the ground up without hiring a VA, an SEO expert, or a copywriter. I know it’s possible to earn a full-time income working part-time as an affiliate marketer and blogger.
Finding dozens of cool affiliate products is great. Linking to them is even more exciting. You may even see a few commissions roll in.
But the truth is: you can do so much more.
While tons of bloggers make some money from affiliate marketing, they mostly neglect the most important secret to generating commissions.
That secret is: you don’t need tons of visitors to earn decent money. What you need is the right mindset – which I will share throughout the guide.
Hey you! 👋
Hey there! I’m Mikke, the creator of Blogging Explorer and your personal guide for building a sustainable affiliate income stream step-by-step.
I’m the mastermind behind the blogging success I’ve achieved by relentlessly learning, testing, and perfecting the techniques I share with people just like you on how to turn your passion into a profitable side hustle and online business you love.
I 100% love what I do and couldn’t be more excited to share what I’ve learned with you. My goal is to help you avoid the mistakes I have made along my blogging journey so that you can achieve the same results more easily and quickly.
I know it’s a lot of work to launch a blog and turn it into an income source. But we’re in this together, and I’m here to show you where to start and what to do next!
You can totally do this! 💪 I can’t wait to see you inside the guide!
Not necessarily. You can get started without a website or a blog. However, I do recommend starting a blog so that you can publish the right type of content for your audience. Also, many companies will not approve you as an affiliate partner without a website.
No. The strategy I teach works for absolute beginners and brand new blogs with zero email subscribers.
Absolutely. I designed this guide to work for any blogging niche. You will get access to my master list of 180+ popular affiliate programs in fashion, beauty, food, finance, travel, and more.
Yes. If you’re not seeing the results you expect, this guide can help you audit your strategy and improve your content, workflow, traffic, and income.
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Yes. You get a 60-day money-back-guarantee in case you don’t see real results. If you go through my guide, implement my strategies, and don’t see any results, then you can email me within 60 days from your purchase for a full refund. All I ask is that you provide evidence that you’ve put these techniques into place and that they have not worked for you.
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