Affiliate marketing is a tough nut to crack, and I would know.
Two years ago, in my 9th year of blogging, I was barely making $100 per month on affiliate marketing, despite having over 150,000 monthly page views on my two sites combined ($0.66 on a CPM, cost-per-1000, basis).
After many months of testing, optimizing, re-optimizing, and learning about best practices, I've overhauled my process to consistently make $1,500 to $2,000 per month in affiliate marketing on 225,000 monthly page views ($6.66 to $8.88 on a CPM basis- over a 10x increase!).
During this process, I learned the reason why my affiliate marketing sucks, and realized it is the reason why most travel blogger's affiliate marketing sucks. So today, I wanted to share more about this, and give the three biggest lessons learned in the entire process- whether you're a beginner looking for how to start affiliate marketing or are a bit more advanced and want to increase your earnings.
Read moreThe Reason Your Affiliate Marketing Game Stinks (And 3 Ways to Fix It)