Well today I received a check to my apartment for $104.34 from Aweber’s Affiliate Marketing system. It has taken me a good 24 months to start earning anything really in this program so I figured I’d write a post on it now that things are working. I hope this post contains some affiliate marketing tips you can use too!
Aweber Email Marketing
Aweber email marketing is a premium software that let’s you easily collect and analyze subscribers on a blog or any form of website. The main advantages in my mind are the beautiful forms and form designer, the auto-responders you can use to send an eBook, and the auto notifications. It really is possible to gather 1000s of emails onto a list and use it for your business:
Of course speaking of advantages, one reason I did sign-up for Aweber is I was aware of the affiliate program. Aweber costs at least $19.99 per month after the $1 month trial so I wanted to earn a bit of that back.
Aweber’s Affilate Marketing Program
The affiliate program is extremely simple to setup and a bit more difficult to earn from. Of course, you need to sign-up for their basic email marketing software (yes, this is an affiliate link) first and setup an actual list. If you’re interested just click thru and then click the green “Order” button. With any affiliate concept you had better use and enjoy the software before marketing it.
You then get a unique six digit Affiliate ID which attaches to your affiliate link and you’ll be emailed every time you earn a new commission. These emails really are few and far between but silver lining here is commissions with Aweber are recurring. You’ll usually earn 30c upon sign-up and $5.70 each month there-after in which your affiliate customer remains signed up!
How To Actually Make Money Email (Affiliate) Marketing
So how do you actually get affiliate commissions, aka how do you get people to sign-up via your Aweber link?
Well first off email marketing by itself is decent for earning money – you can promote products you’ve made or affiliate market other people’s products.
But in order to make money as an Aweber Affiliate your best options are IMHO:
- Writing articles about aweber.
- Delivering eBooks which describe Aweber-ish processes (like “how to create an eBook” or “how to build an email list of over 1000 subs”). There are two good examples of this method at Smart Passive Income and Blog Tyrant.
- Creating YouTube videos which feature Aweber.
The idea here – like with any affiliate marketing campaign – is to show beginners how to better use a software and offer real help/value in the process with hopes someone will use your link.
Lastly, here’s an iPhone pic of my latest check for proof that this sort of earning is really possible:
The really cool bonus here is that (for me at least) receiving payments in blogging is quite rare, however if this continues that will make a few times per month on which I earn (the first two being HostGator and Adsense payment days).
Are you ready to start affiliate marketing for Aweber? Think you have the content and SEO to make any money? Please share your experiences or questions in the comments.