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How to Make Passive Income While You Sleep: (Hint) The Strategy Involves Affiliate Links

If you have ever wondered if it is possible to make money online with a blog I am here to tell you that yes, it is possible. It is very possible!

Imagine waking up in the morning, you roll over in bed, reach for the nightstand and grab your phone. You open up your email to see this:

While you were sleeping you literally made money. Earning income this way is part of a passive income strategy that anyone can implement and I will show you how. Because if I can do it with a blog that is less than two years old, than by gosh you can do it too!

This site contains affiliate links. This means when you make a purchase from one of those links I will receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

How to Start?

First things first. To start earning income with a blog, you need to purchase a domain name and set up hosting. If you don’t have a blog yet, no worries, I have you covered.

Below is my blog post all about how to start a blog in less than 10 minutes:

Step-by-step Guide to Starting a Blog

But if you prefer to watch instead of read, just follow along with the three videos in order below that I have created.

  1. How to set up hosting and purchase a domain name
  2. How to install WordPress on Siteground
  3. How to install a blog theme (Make it look pretty)

Why Are Domain Hosting Affiliate Links So Effective?

Affiliate Links, specifically the affiliate links associated with a blogging domain hosting company that a blogger uses for their website tend to be the biggest sources of revenue by a long shot.

If you don’t believe me, just check out a few snapshots from some blogger income reports below:

Blogger Chelsea Clarke of the blog Her Paper Route consistently brings in significant income through her domain affiliate links alone. Just take a look at her April 2018 report:

Michelle Schroder Gardner from one of the most popular finance blogs out there, Making Scents of Cents hits it out of the ballpark with her domain affiliate income. In one month alone she brought in over $30K, thats right $30,000 from her blogging domain Blue Host.

Once you have your blog up and running you can now apply to be an affiliate with your blog’s hosting company. Each website hosting company has a way for its users to be an affiliate. In fact, they would love it if you would help promote their service.

Hosting companies also offer some of the highest commissions. For example, remember that screenshot I shared with you at the beginning of this post? I made $50 from Siteground because one person decided to use my affiliate link. That is a really good commission if you ask me.

Just imagine, if 10 people used YOUR individual affiliate link to start a blog, you would make $500!

It is Never Too Early to Start Generating Income From Your Blog

Although some people will advise newbie bloggers that they shouldn’t start trying to monetize immediately after starting their blogs I disagree. I feel that you should put in place passive income strategies that will grow with you as your blog grows.

Do not get discouraged in the beginning if you are not making income right away. This is not a get rich quick strategy. It takes time to start generating income because you need to build an audience, build quality content, gain a trusted following and an email list.

Some build their audience and blogs quicker than others and it is not unheard of for some bloggers to start generating income relatively quickly.

From my personal experience, as I am a part-time blogger that writes only a few posts a month, sometimes more, I have been successful at achieving affiliate income, so I know that it is possible, especially if you have a full-time job.

I hope this post has helped give you more information about how to make money online through domain affiliate links! If you have any questions please always feel free to leave a comment or send an email to jane@plainjanelifestyle.com

Happy Blogging!!

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