I’ve been traveling and living abroad with my daughter since 2010. I’m a single mom and the sole financial provider, and it’s often confusing for people to understand how we live a nomadic lifestyle. The number one question I get is
How do you afford to travel?
Although I’ve worn many hats, I currently earn most of my income through blogging and social media, in which I include affiliate links.
You may ask What does this mean?
Within my blog or social media platform, when I recommend a product or service that I’m passionate about, I attach a link to it, making it convenient for the reader to view.
In turn, with no additional cost to the reader, I earn commission for my word-of-mouth referral. In a sense, I’m getting paid to get the reader interested in learning more and possibly making a purchase.
Sometimes, the reader doesn’t even have to make a purchase. Yep – that’s right, they just need to simply click on the link, and I get a small amount of change in my pocket. There are quite a few pay-per-click affiliate programs out there.
However, some affiliate programs do require that the reader makes a purchase or sign up for a service before you receive the commission.
No big deal – as long as you’re blogging about things you’re truly passionate about and would recommend to your readers regardless, why not monetize them!
Affiliate programs can pay high in commission, and are well worth the 5 minutes it takes to sign up to be a member.
Here are the affiliate programs I’m currently a member of. Everyone will have their own unique preference.
Furthermore,the key is to create quality content about things you are truly passionate about so that you can create a trustworthy relationship with your readers. This brings value to your reader’s lives and generates a genuine, best-fit clientele for your affiliates.
It’s a win-win situation for all – the circle of online love.
You can do the same!
…if you’re into that kinda thing.
You see, affiliates are free to sign up with, so there’s no up-front cost. In fact, there’s never a fee to apply to an affiliate program, and just about every company out there has one.
We don’t live in a world where we have to work a 9 to 5 job anymore.
With the internet being such a powerful tool these days, we can easily work from the comforts of our own home or, if we prefer, while traveling.
So, you may be wondering How do I get started?