Ever wanted to make money online with affiliate marketing? It’s definitely a more passive method once you get it set up and can be an awesome way to increase your income.
Last December I decided to invest in the eBook, How To Make Your First Affiliate Sale In Less Than 24 Hours by Elise McDowell.
Elise shared that she was making over $500+ in passive income every month from affiliate marketing at the time of writing the book. And if you check out her more recent income reports, you can see that she makes well over that amount now.
With the method and resources outlined in the eBook, I’ve been able to make over 1000% my original investment. Like many others, before buying an online product I try to weigh out the cost to the potential ROI. As well as look for other’s reviews of the product.
There are testimonials on the sales page, but I haven’t come across a deeper review of it yet, so here I am! Through this review, I hope you can get a better idea of its contents and see if it’s something you’d like to invest in too and try out for yourself.
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At 21 pages, this eBook touches the surface to getting started with affiliate marketing and making your first sale on Pinterest. (Yep. You don’t even really need a blog – although having one can be extra helpful for additional promotion.)
Here are the key topics covered:
- Introduction to affiliate marketing
- Picking an affiliate product to promote
- How to create a promo image in Canva
- Crafting the perfect pin for Pinterest
- How you can find group boards
- Promoting your affiliate links on Pinterest
From what to include on your pin, to creating beautiful images and promoting them on social media. You’ll get the exact strategy Elise used to make her first affiliate sale.
CRAFTING YOUR PIN
Elise goes over the importance of writing an attention-grabbing description that makes your readers want to click through and learn more. Also, she gives you two description ideas that have worked for her.
Another piece to the puzzle is making sure you’re promotional images look awesome. She recommends using Canva to create your pins and provides a few pointers to keep in mind while designing.
Essentially, your graphic should stand out to your ideal reader, and your description should be the pulling factor that gives your reader that push to want to read more.
Side note: Don’t forget about SEO rich descriptions to help you get found through Pinterest’s search engine. 🙂
Elise also covers how you can promote your affiliate links on Pinterest. She mentions her step-by-step process of scheduling pins through BoardBooster and details the ‘why’ behind each action.
I personally used Tailwind instead because I was more comfortable with the platform, so it took a minute to translate the key steps. But it’s awesome to know that no matter which scheduling tool you use, the principles work!
Side note: When promoting affiliate links on Pinterest, be sure to include a disclaimer in your pin description like #affiliatelink or #ad.
Needs updating: It’s been over a year since I first read through Elise’s ebook on Pinterest affiliate marketing and I’ve noticed that it’s not as up to date as it could be. Pinterest is always changing and I really wish this ebook would come with bi-yearly updates as well. Currently, an area that needs a lot of updating would be affiliate disclosures. Right now Elise doesn’t cover it in her ebook and it’s super important to follow the FTC’s rules so you don’t run into any trouble. So if you already have the ebook or are planning on getting it, definitely check out this post on Pinterest affiliate disclosures for more info.
Pricing: I don’t really think the price of Elise’s ebook is unreasonable since she teaches you how to make a lot more than your initial investment. However, I think there are more up to date ebooks on the topic of Pinterest affiliate marketing that are more affordable and that provide more value. For example, I recently read through: Get Paid to Pin by Dale from Blog Darling and think she has an awesome updated ebook that covers how to use affiliate links on Pinterest in 2018. If you’re interested in learning more about what that ebook includes, be sure to check out my honest review of it here.
When I was first getting into Pinterest affiliate marketing, Elise’s ebook was a game changer for me and taught me how to make my first affiliate sale online. Today though there are more detailed resources on the topic like Pin to Profits: Affiliate Marketing, and Get Paid to Pin, that are more up to date and contain helpful bonus material for beginners.
One thing I loved about this ebook when I first went through it was how brief and to the point it was. I’ve noticed that it’s really hard for me to stay focused when reading long books about blogging or business (no trouble with long fiction books though haha), so I really liked how this ebook taught you what you needed to know in just 21 pages.
If you have any questions about the book or my review, be sure to leave them in the comments below!