A while back, I wrote a post on the ways you can monetize your WordPress photo blog. Now, I realize that not everyone is going to want to include advertising or include links for products or services on their blogs. However, I’ve noticed even some of the most accomplished photographers include affiliate links or some other type of ads on their websites.
If you do decide that you’d like to try and make some extra money from your photo blog, just keep in mind that affiliate marketing is not a get rich quick method. You can definitely make money, but it does take time and effort to properly implement an effective affiliate marketing strategy. And before you dive in, it’s always best to get as much knowledge as you can to achieve your goals.
On that note, I’d strongly suggest that those looking to make money from their website through affiliate sales attend a conference such as Affiliate Summit West—which will be held in Las Vegas in January. Attending a conference like Affiliate Summit West (ASW) allows you to attend educational session where you can pick up great tips on search engine optimization, how to best utilize social media, and how to design your site for better sales conversions. But maybe even more importantly, it gives you the opportunity to network with affiliate reps and other marketers. Making the right contacts can really help affiliate marketing beginners and veterans alike in their online pursuits.
In looking at the agenda for ASW 2014, topics covered in the educational sessions include WordPress, Secrets of Six Figure Bloggers, Facebook Pages, Affiliate Tools and Strategies, and Video Marketing. There is also a great first timer’s orientation session for those attending their first Affiliate Summit.
To see the complete agenda and learn more about Affiliate Summit West, see their website at http://www.affiliatesummit.com.