Affiliate Marketing for Dummies: A New Way to Make Money From Your Blog!

March 31, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Earning Online

Have you ever felt like you might need to find a book titled Affiliate Marketing for Dummies? With so much information online about affiliate marketing and how to make money with your blog, knowing where and how to get started can be incredibly overwhelming. But in this article, we will explore a new program that makes affiliate marketing SUPER SIMPLE, and helps you get started in affiliate marketing, without all the fuss!

Affiliate Marketing for Dummies – Why is it so hard?

For many taking their first step into the blogging world, the idea of creating an amazing site and make money online is very inviting. But while that is certainly possible, it doesn’t take long for new bloggers to realize that generating an income requires some seriously hard work, a whole lot of technical knowledge, great content and plenty of traffic. And for a newbie that can be incredibly overwhelming.

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Does trying to earn money online make you feel like this? You’re not alone!


Building a blog is not a fast process and involves a huge learning curve. It takes time, dedication and consistency (which I so need to get better at) before you can even dream of earning money. And while there is a wealth of information online about different ways to make money from blogging, it is very easy to become completely overwhelmed. What is the best way of making money online?  What are PPC, Clickbank, and email marketing? Is the affiliate marketing approach right for you and what affiliate marketing programs should you join? Beyond that, new bloggers are faced with learning about keywords, SEO and backlinks, joining affiliate programs, inserting links and tracking results. And then, of course, your content MUST be incredible! You MUST become a master of the gazillion different forms of social media available, and if you truly want your blog to get traffic, you should naturally be an expert in online marketing and have an amazing marketing strategy! OMG!! How on earth does any sane person have time for all of this!

But what if there was a simpler way to get started? Does it HAVE to be this hard? What if you could concentrate on writing content and driving traffic to your site, while someone else looked after your earning potential? What if you could start earning from your blog TODAY? And what if the whole system took less than 5 minutes to set up?

We are far from experts in this field, however we recently discovered an incredible system for automating affiliate links. Given how quickly it has started generating money for us, we want to share it with you too!

Introducing Viglink

To be honest, I cannot remember how I stumbled across Viglink. I’ve spent countless hours online learning how to make money from our blog (and have suffered extensively from overwhelm), and during one of these many hours, I found myself on yet another site that claimed to have all of the answers to helping me make money from my blog. But, this one felt different, so after careful consideration, I decided to sign up and get started.

Jump forward a few months, and I had completely forgotten about Viglink. While reading one of my older posts, I discovered a link in my content that I didn’t remember inserting. Looking into it, I found that the link had been created by something called Viglink. I had no idea what Viglink was, and initially worried that my site had been hacked! When I logged into their site to find out more, I quickly remembered setting it up, and I was thrilled to discover that without any input from me, I had $USD10 sitting in my account; earnings from my blog! WOW!

Now $10 might not sound like a whole lot, but I don’t have a huge amount of traffic… yet! What impressed me the most was that I had set it up and then completely forgotten about it. They did all the hard work for me, and I earned money from it!

What is Viglink?

VigLink is a way to monetise your blog posts without having to manually generate your affiliate link directly from many affiliate marketing programs and eliminates the need to manage multiple affiliate accounts. Now, if you are a real beginner and that sounds like a foreign language, don’t despair, Viglink is not a super complicated, programmer level system. It is super easy, and all the information you need to get started is included below! And once you get through the initial setup, there is nothing else to do!

By installing just a few lines of code onto your site, installing a plugin for WordPress or following excellent step by step instructions for various other platforms, Viglink begins assessing your content and tracking down text that has commercial value, that is, text that could link to products or services that readers could purchase. For example, if you’ve blogged about your favorite suitcase, your recommendations for hotels, your latest purchase, or anything in between, Viglink will find the text and automatically set up an outbound link to a high paying affiliate program to help with promoting this product. When your reader clicks on that link, a new tab will open with further information and, depending on the type of affiliate agreement used (all handled by Viglink), you will earn a small commission. Some affiliates even pay per click, so you receive payment when your reader does nothing more than click on the link – no purchase necessary!

What Does it Cost to Join Viglink?

Absolutely nothing! You pay nothing unless they generate income for you. Of every dollar earned they take a commission of $0.25, or 25%. Sure you could do it on your own if you want to keep the other 25%, however for the time and energy that Viglink could save, and the extra commission it could generate for you, the 25% could be well worth it. And if you are still learning the basics of blogging, it’s a way to start generating cash while you focus your attentions elsewhere!

Which Affiliate Programs Does Viglink Connect With?

Viglink works with over 70,000 companies to offer you an exceptional opportunity to generate income. Including most of the biggest and most popular affiliate programs, including Amazon, eBay, Walmart and more, your blog is undoubtedly in a position to benefit from a collaboration with Viglink.



Will Viglink Overwrite Existing Links?

This is entirely up to you. If you already have some links set up, you can instruct Viglink to keep those links. However, given that the Viglink system automatically searches for the highest paying affiliate program, including Amazon, eBay and more, if you select full automation, you have the potential of earning higher commissions.

How Much Will I Earn?

Naturally, this is entirely dependent on your site, your content, your traffic and many other factors. However, full commission rates are displayed on the Viglink site –  remember, by setting up Viglink, it is connecting your readers to affiliate programs that you may not have otherwise used. Essentially this is cash in your pocket that you may have missed out on! Something is better than nothing!

How Do I Set It Up?

Set up is super easy and Viglink includes full instructions on their site. To make life even easier, here is the process I went through to install Viglink on WordPress. Other installation instructions are available on their site.

  • Register with Viglink – If you haven’t registered with Viglink already, click here to get started.

  • From your Dashboard, click on Manage and Install

  • Click on the WordPress Link for access to the WordPress Plugin – you can also access installation information here for Blogger, phpBB, Tumblr, Typepad, and vBulletin.

  • Click on the link to download the Plugin

  • Follow this video to install the plugin and get started!

  • Confirm your setup has worked correctly by following steps in this video


Viglink is an incredible new player in the affiliate marketing game – no matter what the products or services you discuss on your blog, and no matter the niche you are in, Viglink can have you up and running and on your way to earning in very little time. Viglink is one of many ways to earn money online. However, the big difference with Viglink is that they do the grunt work for you, and you only pay IF and when you start earning!

If you’ve been searching for how to make money online and wish you could make money from home or while you travel the world, there is a much quicker and easier approach than what most experts suggest. Of course, this isn’t to say that you won’t have to work hard, or that learning more about affiliate marketing isn’t necessary, but it certainly makes one element much simpler while you perfect all of the others. Viglink isn’t a way to make money fast – it’s not a get rich quick scheme – but it will turn your current content into an opportunity that you may not have been taking advantage of.

We make no promises in this post about how much you could earn – that really is up to the effort you put in, but from my real world example, Viglink has made affiliate marketing extremely easy, and with this tool in your arsenal, you are one step closer to earning real money online and perhaps living the life of your dreams!


Want Viglink to earn you more, at a faster rate? Check out this awesome FREE online course to help you get started!



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