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For years, we dreamed of starting a travel blog. We wanted to share our travels and offer readers our tips, itinerary suggestions, advice, etc. But, we didn’t have the extra time to invest in something that we were convinced would never make a considerable amount of money. We had a lot of misconceptions about whether it was possible to make money from blogging.
Here is what we used to believe about making money from blogging:
- Only blogs with large amounts of followers and traffic could make money.
- It would take years and years to start making money from a blog.
- It’s too late. We missed the “prime time” to start a blog and now the internet is over saturated with them.
- The only way to make money from a blog is to create products to sell or have an annoying amount of ads on your site.
Then we heard about Michelle Shroeder-Gardner and her blog, Making Sense of Cents and all of our opinions about how to make money from blogging changed.
Let me tell you a little more about Michelle and her blog.
Michelle has her Finance MBA and worked as a financial analyst. She is now 100% self employed, earns six figures a month from her website (and publishes exactly how she earns it here) and travels full-time in an RV with her husband and their 2 dogs. She first started her blog in 2011 with the intentions of improving her own finances (she paid off $38,000 in student loans in 7 months), keeping track of her financial progress, and along the way, helping her readers improve their finances.
Her hard work and dedication has definitely “paid” off (pun intended). Michelle has been recognized, honored, and interviewed by many well-known publications, including Forbes, Huffington Post, Elite Daily, Time, Business Insider, Yahoo! Finance…the list goes on and on! You can read all about her site on her “about me” section.
What Michelle’s blog may not tell you is what a down to earth person she is. We had the honor of meeting up with her and her husband Wes while we were both RVing through Glacier National Park. They are incredibly kind and fun people and you can tell Michelle’s true passion is helping other’s achieve the same success that she has.
After having dinner with Michelle and Wes, I was extremely excited to take her course, Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. She encouraged us that it is 100% possible to make money blogging, regardless of how much traffic you are receiving. In fact, she helped us understand that by not using the affiliate marketing strategies her course suggests, we were leaving money on the table.
Her course completely changed our blogging game and after only a few months we’ve already started to make money from blogging by applying her affiliate marketing strategies.
Here is what we learned from Michelle’s Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course.
We mainly learned that we were doing a lot wrong when it comes to trying to make money from blogging. We loved that this course also covers “how not to affiliate market” to avoid wasting your time and effort.
You get SO much in the course! There are 6 modules, over 30 lessons, useful worksheets to help you apply your learning, bonuses, access to an exclusive Facebook group, and more!
Here’s what’s covered in the course:
- What affiliate marketing is and how it works
- Why affiliate marketing is great
- Michelle’s exact steps for earning over $300,000 from a single blog post
- How to pick the right affiliate products to promote
- How to increase conversions
- Tips for building trust and not losing followers
- Required disclosures that you need to know about
- The one major tool you need for affiliate marketing
- Different strategies to use to promote your affiliate products
- How to use Pinterest to succeed at affiliate marketing (yes, this includes the newest Pinterest affiliate rules!)
At first, I was overwhelmed by the amount of content in the course. But, once I got started, I couldn’t stop!! It got me SO excited. I had so many new ideas for our site and couldn’t wait to get to work on them! We shared about our dream of location independence, and we know that affiliate marketing will be one of the biggest factors in helping us achieve that dream.
Are YOU Ready to Start Making Money Through Affiliate Marketing?
If you’re a blogger or considering starting a blog, we HIGHLY recommend you check out Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing TODAY! It’s the perfect place to start in your research on how to make money from blogging!
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