I have an admission to make: when I wrote The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Passive Income, I thought about making it longer. A lot longer, as a matter of fact, because I really wanted to provide a lot of information on affiliate marketing. It was a tough decision, but I eventually came to the conclusion that it wasn’t the best option. Not only would it have driven the price of the ebook up, but — according to a couple of people who helped me by reading through outlines and drafts — a lot of readers would have wound up with a bad case of information overload.
I didn’t leave out affiliate marketing, by any means, but I reduced the amount of information that I was planning to include. If you’re focused on affiliate marketing as the key strategy by which you plan to make money from your writing, though, you’re going to need something more.
Affiliate Marketing as an Income Source
As a writer, affiliate marketing can be a great way to earn money without having to hand over everything you write to someone else. You don’t have to worry about the hassle of finding advertisers, you can focus on topics that interest you and you can focus on products that you genuinely believe in. It can be as simple a matter as starting a blog and writing on a regular basis — provided that you have a good grounding in affiliate marketing. That can include:
- Where to find good affiliate programs
- How to promote affiliate products effectively and actually make sales
- How to bring traffic into your site
While I gave an overview of that material in my ebook — more than enough to get you started with affiliate marketing on the side if you’re freelancing as well — I didn’t go into the sort of depth you’ll need if you want to turn affiliate marketing into a full-time income.
If that is indeed the case, though, you’re not high and dry. There are a number of sites that you can collect that information from or — assuming you’d like to dive into the information and actually get down to business — Corbett Barr is relaunching Affiliate Marketing for Beginners today. I consider this course complementary to my ebook: where I offer a broad set of resources, Corbett gets down deep into affiliate marketing techniques that can actually benefit writers.
It’s incredibly realistic as a program in ways that many affiliate marketing training courses aren’t. Corbett gets into how the numbers break down and the sorts of income you can expect in given situations, rather than waving around big numbers like so many internet marketers are prone to. That’s on top of the five modules of the course, the opportunity to ask Corbett questions, example sites to study (which happen to actually make money) and, if you choose the deluxe version, a lot more.
Affiliate Marketing and Passive Income
Because I think that my ebook and Corbett’s course go so well together, I’m offering a special deal today only: If you purchase Affiliate Marketing for Beginners through the link below, I’ll give you a copy of The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Passive Income for free. If you’ve already got my ebook, I’ll give you a sneak peek (a free copy as soon as it’s ready) at the ebook I’m planning to offer next. All you have to do is forward your email receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, for the record, the link is an affiliate link.