A blog is a great way to write about what is going on in your life. You select a topic you are familiar with, and then you write about it in terms of your day to day existence.
I drove from Beverly Hills, Florida to Quebec, Canada on Tuesday morning with my mom and dad. Well, we stopped in Statesville, North Carolina on Tuesday night, then drove to Binghamton, New York on Wednesday and finally drove to Quebec, Canada on Thursday. Boy was I glad to stand up at my aunt Micheline’s place when we finally arrived.
Everyone kept asking me to sit down and make myself at home, but I told everyone that when you make your living writing on the Internet, then you drive for 8 to 10 hours a day for three days, you really do not want to put any weight on your backside.
When I finally sat at my computer last night, I found that I had made some commissions on Amazon and on Commission Junction. I had also made some sales from some other affiliate programs that paid me directly to my Paypal.
Because I have spent my last couple years developing income streams online, it has rewarded me with being able to earn money without being at my computer. Heck, without being at home…
One of the ways I make commissions when I am not home or at my computer is to set up blogs on some topics that I am interested in, like computer games, golf, coffee, and many more. Not the least of which is Blogging. In fact, I do a weekly Blog Talk Radio show called Blogging With Micheal, where I talk about blogging, social media and Internet Marketing. On Tuesday, I did my show from the van, with my parents sitting in there with me (I love a captive audience) as I navigated through the highway system of Florida. My dad couldn’t believe that I could talk for a solid hour each week, and after my show, he said “I take my hat off to you, I would never be able to do that!”
Obviously, I never would have believed I could do that, either. But after two years of broadcasting steadily an hour a week, it now comes much easier. But that is another topic I love doing, and the fact that I can do it with my cell phone, wherever there is a signal, is a bonus!
But by setting up blogs, I have traffic coming to my affiliate links pretty consistently. I don’t make hundreds of thousands like some will claim to you, but I do make enough to cover my expenses. Even while I am traveling.
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When you need to make your blog pay off for you, you need to be part of some affiliate networks like Commissions Junction, where you can grab hundreds of products to sell and make commissions.
Your blog can become a home for these products, and you can make it look just like a regular ecommerce site, without you having to manage the shipping and delivery of the products, all you do is collect the commissions each month!
Well, it used to be a real pain to set something like this up.
You’d have to research the products, then get the code for each one, and then publish a post for each one.
Now we have the Commission Junction plugin!
I just tested it out on my Electronic Gaming Site and it is rocking!
Check it out for yourself, while the price is so low!