BLOGGING FOR PROFIT AIN’T EASY
It seems like an easy enough thing to do… start a blog, write some dope content and make some coins. The reality is that it doesn’t happen over night and there is a lot of work involved to turn your passion project into a business. When you are ready to monetize your site… which I recommend starting on day one, there are a few different avenues you can take.
*Disclosure* This post contains affiliate links. I will be paid a commission for purchases made through the links below
- Ad networks : Ad Networks like Google Adsense or Gourmet Ads help you earn some coin based on how often your site is viewed. It’s pretty easy to get started with ads, I personally use Gourmet Ads because Adsense can reject you without a valid reason, so when I heard about Gourmet Ads I tried them instead and have been really happy with them.
- Affiliate Marketing: Affiliate Marketing is pretty easy – You like a product or service, share your thoughts about it, and add an affiliate link ( a link that is unique to your account and tracks when your readers make purchases) and you make some extra coins.
- Sponsored Posts: A sponsored post is content that a brand pays you to write.
For the sake of this post we’re going to focus on number 2 – affiliate marketing, specifically affiliate marketing with my new favorite network – Magic Links. You see when I when I started my journey into making some money on my blog I joined all thhe big bad networks, which still have value in my opinion, but Magic Links I feel was crafted for Beauty Bloggers to be able to make some decent money on.
WHY MAGIC LINKS?
Magic Links is an Affiliate Marketing Network that puts influencers first. Why? Well Magic Links was actually created by influencers. One of the things I love about them as a beauty blogger is the higher percentages you earn on the same product, same retailer as other networks. Let’s use Ulta Beauty for example, using one of the bigger networks I only made a 1% commission on purchases made using my link, but with Magic Links I am earning 10%, as I grow my blog and social media influence I can also apply to be a Majestic Level Creator which has perks like sponsorship, unique landing page for social media, and even higher pay outs.
Another really cool advantage to Magic Links is there is a nice blend of Pay Per Sale and Pay Per Click opportunities which for me is pretty sweet.
MAGIC LINKS IS TAILWIND FRIENDLY
Every blog post you read about making money blogging via affiliate marketing suggest you make cool images like the one above and share them on Pinterest Group Boards and Tailwind Tribes. Problem is that many affiliate programs links get blocked on tailwind. I have done a little experimenting and have never had a Magic Links , well link, blocked by Tailwind. So basically, Magic Links is my go to for monetizing my Pinterest Account. You should totally be following me!
Signing up for Magic Links is an easy process. You simply fill out a quick form, I was approved the same day. I don’t think they focus solely on numbers, because I am not ballin’ in followers just yet and they took me. Soooo… give it a try!