Affiliate marketing is a crazy source to generate amazing amount of revenue from your blogs. The real online business are the ones who either have their own products, promote third party products (affiliate marketing) or offer services to their clients.
Bluehost has been my first ever web hosting that I counted on Alhumdulilah! Very soon, as I trusted their service thoroughly, I become their affiliate and decided to recommend it to everyone around me.
This post goes out for all the brothers and sisters who look forward to jump into affiliate marketing and can't figure out what to promote and earning a decent amount while doing so.
To setup a self hosted website, you need a web hosting. So web hosting is one of the most common affiliate products that people promote online and making a living.
The following post is structured in the form of a FAQ which helps understands the topic better InshaAllah.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing is when you promote third party products and when you make a sale, you earn a commission out of those sales.
For example, Bluehost offers 65$ to start with, on every sale a person makes for them. That is a one time payment that they make to you, in a response to a life long customer that you gave to them.
How Do They Track The Sales You Make?
When you become their affiliate, they would give you a dedicated affiliate link, that is unique to you. When you share that with your readers on your blog or anywhere online, and when someones clicks that link, they're redirected to Bluehost's website.
Now if the visitor buy Bluehost's hosting, you would get an email that you just made a sale!
That is a great moment! <3 So all of your sales are linked to your affiliate link and you get to see all the statistics and sources that brought you sale in your Bluehost Affiliate Dashboard.
How to Become Bluehost's Affiliate?
You can simply head over to the following link and signup for their affiliate program.
You'd see the following form that you have to fill up. After that you hit 'Sign Up' button and that's all. Your application then goes into approval mode. They'd get back to you via email once your application is approved.
Make sure that you have a valid website/blog URL that you have to put in the form. This shows them that you have a serious online presence.
Meanwhile, your application is under approval, you have to fill up the Tax Form, which is required to withdraw your earnings.
How to Withdraw Bluehost Affiliate Earnings?
You can withdraw your affiliate earnings via:
- WireTransfer (For higher incomes)
PayPal will be the perfect option for getting instant payments from Bluehost.
How Much Does Bluehost Offer Per Sale?
By default, Bluehost offers 65$ per sale that you make for them. Though, there are odd cases. They often offer more amount per sign up like 100-125$ per sign up to limited amount of blogs that they feel would be able to bring back more sales initially.
Also, once you start making 5-10 sales per month, they would increase your per sale bounty to over 150-200$ +. You can request that to their customer support and they happy do that 🙂
Though they need to see the sales stats that you made for them since few last months.
What it Takes to Make 3500$ per Month With Bluehost?
Step #1 Increase per Sale Bounty (Optional/Request)
You can request their customer support to increase you initial bounty to 100$ per sale. (A simple request)
Step #2 Plan to make 35 sales per month. 35 sales = 3500$ per month. (With 100$ per sale).
To make 35 sales, you have the following options:
Use Your Blog
1 Place Banners
You can use different banners on your blog as shown below. I'll share my personal banners in the following screen shots that I use and also there are tons of free banners in Bluehost's affiliate section that you can use.
You can go to Dashboard >> Banner Or Widgets and find out various banner designs you of various dimensions that you feel would be suitable for your blog.
2 Write Bluehost Reviews
You can write high quality Bluehost reviews on your blog and use your affiliate links with in the post. The more visitors would read your blog, the more sign up would you get. Generally on average you need 100-150 readers to your blog post (that talks about Bluehost) to make a sale.
Now you can do that maths. Though these numbers are not a surety. If you're into a relevant niche where people would like to sign up for the new web hosting, you'd be surprised to see how many sales you can make easily. InshaAllah.
3 Write Instant Reviews On Sales
Bluehost often sends the affiliates emails on various holiday occasions for massive discounts that you can offer to your readers. On moments like Christmas, Black Friday, 4th June etc Bluehost sales are amazing!
Even like more than 60-70% off. 🙂
SO by making the most out of these sales, you can get a huge spike on your affiliate sales by writing a quick blog post on these moments by offering your readers massive discounts 🙂
4 Use Google AdWord Ads To Drive to Your Landing Page
I've seen so many people making the most out of Adwords ads to drive traffic to their blogs, that are actually meant to convert that traffic into the sales.
Though this can take quite some iterations to find out the best ad banner that you could use that would convert into your sales.
You can easily lose quite some money on this one, as Google Adwords is pretty expensive and you can easily lose quite some on that if you don't have the most converting banners.
Hope these insights helped you out. Even if you aim to make 1000$ with Bluehost, I would recommend you to first set a goal. When you'd have a clear goal in mind, you can work upon it and create more blog posts, more video content to market.
A Handy Tip
Never go out of the way to promote any affiliate product you promote. Only soft market it. It's in fact not marketing. It's like helping others. When you take that approach, your blog posts would show the tone you'd take.
Just go out to help your readers with setting up WordPress, offer them services etc, and you'll see sales coming by InshaAllah.
Hope that helped 🙂