Ever dabbled with the idea of making money online through 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.
Late 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. Way cool!
Imagine being able to travel more, save more and invest more because you have additional income coming in.
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 exactly what you need to get started, step-by-step.
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.
E.x. (affiliate link) or #affiliate
Although I didn’t make my first sale within 24 hours, I was able to make a few sales within my first month. I signed up to affiliate programs for some of my favorite products and courses and went through the steps outlined.
Fast forward to today, I’ve been able to make hundreds in affiliate sales and I attribute that to deciding to invest in this eBook and put in the work.
If you’re serious about creating a passive income strategy, this is a great place to start – especially if you’re on a budget, but need some direction.
OTHER RESOURCES I RECOMMEND
30 Days Of Less To Virtual Assistant Success – Learn how to build and grow your VA business so you can make money from home. This course is comprehensive and covers everything you need to really get started and feel confident offering VA services. I took this course last year and it’s one of the best investments I’ve made to date. Click here to read my full review!
Write Your Way To Your First 1K – Become a freelance writer and work from anywhere in the world. No degree or experience required. Elna has seen massive success as a freelancer writer and shows you how you can as well in her course. From finding jobs to perfecting your pitch, Elna teaches you how to become a well-paid writer in no time.
How I Went From 17K to 350K+ Monthly Page Views in 9 Months – Lena from What Mommy Does is rocking the blogging scene and was able to drive her traffic through the roof after testing and implementing some key strategies. She compiled a super effective action plan within this eBook to help you replicate her success.
Tailwind – Awesome scheduling tool that helps you save time and skyrocket your blog’s growth. You can check analytics, create board lists, join Tailwind Tribes and create an optimized pinning schedule. Click here to learn more about Tailwind and it features + pricing!