To begin your travel career in travel writing, start a blog. You can monetize your blog through affiliate marketing. Beware! Do not “surf the internet” and sign up with every affiliate that you find on the internet!
The popular affiliate sites are Commission Junction, LinkShare, and Google Affiliates. However, did you know that there is another affiliate marketing site that has been around for quite some time? Would you like to know the name of the company? Of course you would, otherwise you would not be reading this blog! So — keep reading to find out more.
ClickBank “was founded in 1998, and is the online retail outlet for over 10,000 digital product publishers and their 100,000 active affiliates. We make a sale somewhere in the world every three seconds. We serve over 200 countries, and are consistently ranked as one of the most highly trafficked sites on the web.”
It’s free and easy to sign up with ClickBank. You can earn as much as 75% per sale! Here’s an excerpt from ClickBank’s FAQ page for affiliates:
How much can I earn? Commissions range from 1% to 75% and are determined by the publisher of the product. The minimum commission for a single sale is $0.25, and the maximum is $100.00. If you are selling a recurring billing product as a subscription or as an installment, affiliates will earn commission for each rebill. The commission rate offered at the time of the initial payment remains the same for all rebills. If a recurring billing product is canceled, no future commissions will be awarded.
Affiliate marketing can be a great way to get readers and earn extra cash. Remember, do not sign up with every single affiliate that is listed on the internet! The key is to promote products and or services that will appeal to your readers (target audience) and to make sure the advertisements are well presented. Consider being an affiliate of SiteSell. As Ken says “why just build a site or blog, when you can build a business?”
The nice thing about ClickBank is that you have many “sorting options” when it comes to finding the affiliates that are right for your blog. You can sort by: popularity, high gravity, low gravity, future $, total $/sale, $ earned/sale, and much more!
You’ll find travel opportunities by “selecting Society and Culture” from the category drop-down menu and then select “travel” from the sub-category menu. It’s very streamlined. Choose affiliates that are targeted to your readers. For example, if you have a travel writing blog about travel and technology, choose the the “technology affiliates” that would interest your readers. It’s that simple!
ClickBank is yet another affiliate marketing site that you can utilize to earn cash from your blog. Choose the right affiliates for your blog and start earning cash today. Good luck!
Do you “dabble” in affiliate marketing? Have you made any cash from affiliate marketing?