Continuing our discussion of things you should be doing right now to improve your blog, today’s tip is:
11. Link to your hosting or blog theme provider with an affiliate link
I spoke with one craft blogger recently who has a medium-sized blog and told me that her third-strongest income stream came from two links in her sidebar that simply pointed people to her blog host, and to the WordPress theme she uses. Each was an affiliate link.
Around the links she displays a short blurb on why she uses the services, along with a no-pressure call to action for other bloggers in her niche who are looking for such services. She also includes a note saying that the links are affiliate links, and that sales helped her run her site.
She saw weekly sales from each link and, over a year, they added up to a five-figure income (particularly as the hosting commissions were recurring).
Do you link to your blog’s host or theme provider with affiliate links?