Building An Affiliate Income - Profitable Newsletters
by Kevin Bidwell
There are thousands of email newsletters online, spanning almost
every conceivable interest.
But very few of them make any significant money. In fact, most
of them don't even make their publishers a "minimum wage" income.
If you are going to build a profitable affiliate income, one
of the key components is creating and running a profitable newsletter.
That's where the real dollars will come from.
Here are some keys to starting and running your newsletter profitably:
1. Stick to your niche.
In another article (the URL is above) I covered choosing a niche
for your affiliate target audience. If you want to have a profitable
newsletter, make sure the articles are of interest to that particular
niche. If your niche is scuba divers, don't publish articles on
2. Write articles yourself.
The real goal of the affiliate site is to build your own reputation
and expertise. If all you do is run other people's articles, you
are building THEIR reputation, not yours. Sure, you can occaisionally
run an article by someone else, but you need to write the introduction
to that article yourself, explaining why you chose to run someone
What if you can't write?
There are people who will "ghost" write for you--meaning they
do the writing but you get to take the credit. If you set up an
ongoing relationship with one of these writers they will often
write a weekly 200-300 word article for you for $20-60. Here is
a list of places where you can recruit writers for your articles:
3. Publish AT LEAST Bi-Weekly, but NO MORE than weekly.
People WANT to hear from you--but not more than about once per
week! If they don't hear from you a couple times a month, they
will forget you.
4. Make most of your articles short.
A good length for articles is 150-750 words. Longer ones can
be broken up into a series of 2 or 3 articles.
5. Focus on one product/offer per month.
Each month choose an affiliate product you wish to promote for
that month. Focus that month's articles on topics related to that
particular product. Then...
5. One week send out a personal recommendation to your list.
Once you have focused your reader's attention, send out a personal
recommendation for the product. Try to give them an incentive
to visit the site--either pique their curiosity or reward them
with a special bonus just for visiting.
Following these five steps can create a growing affiliate income
from your newsletter. If you would like to see a list of places
where you can gather free and low-cost subscribers for your own
newsletter, go to:
For a 100+ page report on building an affiliate income, go to:
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