Create an Affiliate Shop using WordPress
One of the reasons why I started a blog was to increase my monthly passive income.
I mean, who doesn’t love making money while they sleep, right?
Safe to say it is one of the best ways to grow your monthly income on your own terms. Writing about what you love, sharing experiences and stories with your followers.
But like any blogger out there, you’re looking for new and fresh ways to monetize your blog.
I recently wrote about 5 different ways you can monetize your blog. One of which being affiliate income.
Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to grow your passive income month after month.
Your readers and followers trust you! They read your blog posts, follow you on Facebook, and open your emails because they want to hear what you have to say.
Consider your affiliate relationships.
When you have an affiliate relationship with a product or service, you will be given a unique link to recommend to your readers.
When a reader clicks on that link and completes a purchase, you receive a commission.
Think of the commission as the monetary value on the time you invest in researching the best of the best products, tools, and services for your readers.
Here’s where I challenge you to take your affiliate links one step further.
Stick with me, it may result in an increase in your monthly affiliate income.
Consider your ideal reader.
What kinds of tools, products, and services are they looking for?
Is it a stay at home mom desperate for sleep looking for the best alarm clock for their toddler?
Maybe it’s a home gardener who is desperate for some magic products to help keep their plants alive.
Or even a teacher who is looking to transform their classroom into the ultimate learning space.
Now think about who YOU write for.
Begin to brainstorm an idea for an affiliate shop on your WordPress blog.
Affiliate Shop vs. Blog Post with Affiliate Links
Using affiliate links in blog posts are a great way to serve your ideal reader and grow your affiliate income as well.
But sometimes, you will find your affiliate links are not getting the clicks they deserve.
Packaging your affiliate links in a new way will sure get your readers attention. (And it is a great piece of content to share with your subscribers!)
This is where my idea of the affiliate shop comes in.
Curating and creating an online shop full of your most recommended products. All linking to your affiliate links.
But now you’re probably wondering HOW to put it all together.
I have the perfect tool for you to use to create your own unique affiliate shop.
It’s called Essential Grid.
Essential Grid is a pretty simple and easy to use plugin for your WordPress blog.
Essential Grid allows you to create galleries of images, videos, products, or affiliate links. Completely customizable, you choose how many rows and columns you want to have shown on your page or post.
To see a little bit of what Essential Grid looks like in action, follow me HERE.
Consider all the ways you can use Essential Grid for your WordPress blog content.
Essential Grid Ideas
Blog Post Roundup
Want to share your top 10 blog posts easily? Create a custom grid showcasing your top 10 posts. Use the grid in a blog post or even a stand alone page.
Digital Tools Affiliate Shop
If you routinely recommend online digital tools and resources to your followers, create your own digital tools affiliate shop. This way, you have a direct link to ALL of the resources you recommend for easy sharing.
Tutorial and Training Shop (Your Own Training and/or Affiliate Recommendations)
Do you have a collection of tutorials or courses your readers can purchase? Maybe you want all of your most watched videos in one spot. Use Essential Grid to create your very own tutorial or training shop right on your WordPress blog.
Products (Amazon, Etsy, your own)
An affiliate shop on your website is a great idea for any blogger. Create a gallery of products and when the seasons change or you have some new products to highlight, easily update the products within Essential Grid.
If you are a home-based business owner and have categories of products, Essential Grid is an easy way to create collections which you can highlight in a blog post or even their own page on your website.
To recap, a simple low-cost plugin like Essential Grid makes it easy to create an affiliate shop using WordPress.
What affiliate shop ideas will your readers enjoy? Share your ideas with me below!