Some people are uneasy or even defensive about making money—as if doing so is an imposition on others, or worse. Because of that many are hesitant to monetize their platforms. When I first started blogging, monetization didn’t even occur to me. But I had expenses that began growing as my reach expanded. I joined the […]
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If there is one frustration that I hear more than any other from people working on their platform, it’s that they’re not going far enough fast enough. They get stuck on being stuck and discouraged whenever someone goes flying by. If you’re one of these people, you’re in luck. My grandson Jonah has the answer. […]
One of the easiest and most lucrative ways to monetize your blog is through affiliate marketing. For example, you review a book and include an affiliate link to the appropriate product page on Amazon. If you readers click on the link and buy the book, Amazon pays you a commission.
This is how I get started back in 2008. I didn’t make much money initially, but it was enough to cover my blog hosting fees. Fast forward to today. Affiliate marketing is my single biggest source of income.
In this video excerpt, I interview Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income. We discuss how to do affiliate marketing with integrity and generate more revenue than you ever thought possible.
We launched Platform University back in January. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. I didn’t have any experience launching a membership site. Fortunately, I had some really smart people helping me. As a result, we exceeded my 90-day membership goal by more than three hundred percent—the first week! (Oh me of little faith.)
I am frequently asked, “How can I begin to monetize my platform.” Of course, we deal with this at Platform University, but I thought I would tell you how I started. In 2008, my friend John Saddington convinced me to convert my blog from TypePad to WordPress. It was one of the best decision I […]