Confession. I’ve been blogging for more than five years but it’s only been in the last year or two that I’ve just really started learning about monetization. I started with selling ads on my sidebar. Then I moved on to ad platforms like Google Adsense and The Blogger Network, to name a few. But one money making opportunity I was completely missing out on was product link placement through Amazon Associates on my WordPress blog. The beauty of placing product links in your blog posts is that you can hand pick items that will be useful and of interest to your readers – and that completely make sense with your subject matter. Even better? It’s really simple. Think of it as an extra step you take while writing. You create, you do a product placement, you edit, you publish. Do you want to learn how? OF COURSE YOU DO! Okay. Before you even think about placing product links into your posts, you’ll need to create an Amazon Associates account. To do this, sign in to your regular Amazon account. From there, apply for an account. It’ll take about 24 or so hours for approval…hang tight. Once you’ve been approved, you can go ahead and start embedding products into your blog posts. For instance, if
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