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How You Can Make Money on Your Blog From Being an Affiliate

Today’s episode is part 7 of the new ‘Today, Not Someday’ podcast series. The focus is actioning your ‘someday’ list, the things you’ve always wanted to do to improve your blog but have struggled to make happen. For details about how the series works, check out episode one here. I’ve included a full list of episodes below.

The focus of today’s episode is how to make money as an affiliate by creating a best seller list. I’ve earned over half a million dollars from the Amazon affiliate program during my blogging career. I share tips about how you can make money as an affiliate on your blog.

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In This Episode

You can listen to today’s episode above or in iTunes or Stitcher (where we’d also LOVE to get your reviews on those platforms if you have a moment). In today’s episode:

  • Why best seller lists work
  • 4 different types of best seller lists you can use on your blog
  • Examples of effective best seller lists
  • Examples of effective Facebook posts I have used to promote best seller list blog posts
  • A challenge for you to create a best seller list on your blog (and an opportunity to share it)

Further Reading and Resources for How You Can Make Money on Your Blog From Being an Affiliate

How to Dramatically Increase Amazon Affiliate Sales with Bestseller Lists

Examples of best seller lists:

Examples of the Facebook updates for these posts that did well:

Other episodes in the Today, Not Someday Series:

Meet my new friend, Edgar (and a SPECIAL OFFER)

I’d like to welcome a new sponsor to the ProBlogger podcast for the duration of this 10 part series, my friend ‘Edgar‘.

Edgar is a tool I’ve been using since January of this year that does exactly what this series is about. It enables you to make the work you do on social media keep paying off for the long term. You put a little work into Edgar today by adding social media updates highlighting the great content in your blog’s archives and Edgar goes to work to share them to your followers not just once but by queuing your updates to keep delivering to into the future.

The team at Edgar have put together a special deal for ProBlogger readers which gives you a free one month trial. Sign up for your free one month trial at Here’s a video of how I use Edgar:

If watching videos isn’t your thing – here’s a blog post I wrote on how I use Edgar.

How did you go with today’s episode?

What will you include in your best seller list? I’d love to see your new blog affiliate best seller list in the comments below.

The hashtag I’ll be using to talk about this journey on social media is #TodayNotSomeday and I encourage you to share your journey too, using the same hashtag.

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