Amalia Rae

My 4 Favorite Ebooks To Boost Blog Traffic and Affiliate Sales

Have you recently started a blog?  Are you wondering what your next step should be in regards to running your own online business?

You’re not alone. We’ve all been there. In fact, I commonly refer to myself as a lifelong learner.

When I first started my blog, I learned there were lots of way to turn my posts into cash through ads, affiliate marketing, and selling actual products, but I wasn’t sure HOW to actually increase my blog traffic and affiliate sales. 

Investing in quality ebooks is a sure fire way to gain actionable knowledge on all the foundation topics about blogging.

I found a few ebooks that really turned things around for me as a blogger. These books not only helped me build up my list and my traffic, they ultimately increased my income!

 

4 Amazing Ebooks to Help You Increase Blog Traffic and Affiliate Sales 

 

Ready, Set Blog For Traffic from Twins Mommy

 

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One of the biggest challenges for new bloggers is getting traffic! This book will teach you tactics and strategies for not only boosting your daily pageviews, but for gaining an engaged audience that loves your work, signs up for your mailing list, and shares your stuff on social media. What does that mean for you? More clicks, more affiliate sales, and more income!

Price: $45

 

First Affiliate Sale in 24 Hours from House of Brazen

 

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Affiliate marketing has huge money making potential for online entrepreneurs, but how do you get started and build it up as a reliable source of income? This book shows you how to start getting sales fast using Pinterest, without having to build up a huge blog audience first.

I mean, come on. Who doesn’t want to get paid to play on Pinterest?!

Price: $25

 

Related: Top Reasons To Build An Email List Today

Pinterest Ninja from Love. Family. Health.

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For bloggers whose target audience is women from about 25-35, Pinterest is a MASSIVE source of traffic!

This book covers everything you need to know about building blog traffic with Pinterest. You’ll start by setting up your account and creating gorgeous pins, then you’ll get to move to advanced strategies that harness the power of Pinterest to skyrocket your site’s traffic, make more sales, and build a loyal audience who can’t wait for your next piece of content!

Price: $14.99

 

Pinteresting Strategies from Mommy on Purpose

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If you want to rock Pinterest without paying for Tailwind or Boardbooster, this is the strategy for you. Learn how to boost page views and build your list without automated pinning in this no-nonsense guide.

Be warned, manual pinning isn’t for faint of heart, but’s it’s an awesome (and affordable) way for new bloggers to gain some serious traction with Pinterest, even if they don’t have the money to invest in automated pinning.

Price: $32

 

Blogging for money can be super overwhelming at first because there’s a lot that goes into it: traffic, ads, affiliate programs, actually writing posts, etc.

It might be tempting to try to learn everything for free—you know the drill, signing up for a million free downloads, reading dozens and dozens of blog posts every day that all say the same thing—but the secret to saving tons of time (and therefore money) while learning new strategies is to actually invest in quality information, one ebook or ecourse at a time.

I love these ebooks because they’re affordable and insanely valuable for new bloggers. If you’re wondering where to start, start with these!

Top Reasons To Build An Email List Today

Imagine for a second what would happen if Pinterest and Facebook changed their algorithm and suddenly people no longer saw your pins or Pinterest or your posts on your business Facebook page. How would you communicate with them?

You wouldn’t be able to.

 

Just last month, Google threw Pinterest a curve ball.

A forceful curveball to be specific.

You see, Google released a massive update that affected Pinterest in a big way.  Before the update when people would search for things like “teacher appreciation gifts” or “top baby gifts” users would be able to click on the image from Pinterest and it would take them directly to the blog.

Not anymore.

The update forces users to either sign up for an account with Pinterest or log in before proceeding.

Having hundreds or even thousands of followers on social media means nothing if you can’t reach out to them outside of the social networks. It’s imperative you build your email list today.

Related Note: How I Make Money With Affiliate Marketing

Building relationships

As bloggers, our main goal with list building should be to build a meaningful relationship with our audience. We want to be able to connect with them on a deeper level than their Pinterest or Instagram handle.

Last week I received an email from someone named Rae. Rae has been a subscriber since my early blogger days and I’ve enjoyed having her over the years. She’s one of the few people that has seen this blog grown from its budding stages.

Rae reached out to me to tell me that she appreciated two things from me: honesty and consistency.

She went on the tell me that she went on an email binge and removed herself from about a dozen email lists. Ouch!

Come to find out, Rae had been added to a few lists after meeting bloggers at conventions or local “meet ups”. She had also be added to lists and the email greetings would have to wrong name or even worse…an HTML code where her first name should be.

What?!?
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No, it’s not a joke that there’s an opt in bar after telling you a horror story about email lists! You won’t be disappointed in the value I provide my audience.

When building your lists with ConvertKit, MailerLite or any email marketing software, be honest. Ensure people know they’re signing up for your email list by sending a double opt in email.

Be consistent. After people sign up for a content upgrade or webinar, follow up with them. Create a workflow that adds them to your welcome sequence.

Take Action

Get in the habit providing valuable content weekly to your audience.

Increase Sales Revenue

When you build an email subscriber list, you own it. You have the email addresses for people that are actually interested in what you have to say. They signed up to listen to you! You can target your messages to speak directly to your subscribers. The bigger your list, the greater the opportunity to increase your income.

When I started blogging back in 2013, I didn’t realize how important an email list was. I also thought an email list was for retailers. Wonk. Wonk.

After a year and a half of blogging I decided to start building my list. I still cringe at the thought of leaving money on the table.

You may be thinking that a year and a half couldn’t have made that much of a difference right? Wrong.

You don’t need a huge list to create revenue. I started emailing my list product reviews when I had less than 100 subscribers.

Believe it or not, I still made money. I made enough money to put the myth about needing a huge list to rest.

Take Action

If you haven’t already, sign up for an account with ConvertKit or MailerLite.

Both email marketing programs were created for bloggers and have pretty much the same features. The difference is in the price.

ConvertKit comes with a FREE trial followed by a monthly subscription.

What do you struggle with when building your email list?  Comment below.