What is blog writing? a comprehensive guide

What is blog writing

In a very simple way, it can be said that blog writing is sharing your knowledge in a very informal way. Blog writing is generally performed either by an individual or a group of individuals.

Blog writing is generally done in a very informal way. As the main purpose of a blog writing is sharing knowledge, so standard of language is not a point of concern here.

Blog writing is something like writing a diary

Have you ever written a diary to record your day to day activities? In our childhood days, we often advised by our elders to maintain a diary.

It helps a person in many ways like make him disciplined, improves himself correcting mistakes earlier made by him and in every way to be a better version of himself.

One can write a blog out of passion, to publish something he/she wants to share with the world. Or one can write a blog to start his own business.

Passive source of earning

Blog writing can be a very lucrative way to earn passive income and if implemented in a correct way with proper business strategy, then one can become a full-time blogger even earn a fortune.

Before we dive deep into our main topic of blog writing, lets first discuss some basic terms.

What is blog?

In this digital age, blog writing is like writing a diary of past days. Blog or “web-log” is more or less a digital diary.

A blog is like an online journal where one or more than one person can share their views on any particular topic. In a blog, generally different posts appear starting from the most recent one.

A blog can be of various types like a food blog, fashion blog, travel blog, etc. Any topic which is close to your heart or you have experience of it or you have some special skill or knowledge that can be shared with others can be chosen to write a blog.

What is vlog?

It is also a blog that is a weblog, but the difference is it contains video clips. So it gets its name from the video log.

Here the message the person shared with the world is through web television and most often contains embedded messages, supporting texts and other metadata.

The purpose of creating vlogs is the same as writing blogs. Generally, people do it for fun or generating revenues.

As with the time video contents are getting more popularity than text-based content, vlogs are also gaining huge popularity.

Celebrities are just creating videos of their daily activities and their followers are liking it crazily.

Vloggers may create their own websites or can simply post their content on youtube.

Blog writing in Hindi

If you are a blogger from India and your target audience is mainly Indians, then you can think of writing your blog in Hindi.

As Hindi is the most popular dominant medium of communication in India, people love to read in Hindi. This language is very close to their hearts and easy to understand for billions of Indians.

So, there is a chance that you will create a large follower base of your blog very quickly.

Although there is a serious problem associated with Hindi blogs. Which is, Google search engine and bots don’t understand Hindi. So, doing SEO for a Hindi blog is a tough call.

Blog writing and make money

A blog can be a very useful instrument for generating passive income. There are many avenues for earning from a blog. You can get a detailed idea about earning from a blog here.

Many people are there doing full-time blogging and living a boss free life on their own terms. To me, this is the best life one can dream of.

If you are also interested and wish to live such a life, then start a blog of your own today. You can take the help of online resources of blog writing courses. The internet is flooded with such courses and many of them are even available free of cost.

Blog writing course

There are so many resources are available online nowadays. You can easily gain a good amount of working knowledge about blog writing simply following some good youtube videos.

For example, here is a youtube video from the famous digital marketer Neil Patel. Watch this short video to jump-start your blog writing.

Besides, there are popular blog writing courses available in Udemy both free and paid.

Follow this blog by Ryan Robinson to know about some popular blog writing courses if you are really serious about it.

You may be familiar with the name Harsh Agarwal of Shout Me Loud. He is one of the most famous blogger from India. Shout Me Loud of Harsh Agarwal can be a good online source for beginners to start.

Blog writing jobs

Blog writing of content writing is a very lucrative job nowadays. You can do freelancing and offer your writing skills to create content for your client’s blog.

Generally, depending on your skill and experience you can earn $50 to $500 US Dollar and even more per 1000 words.

As you establish yourself as an experienced and skilled content creator, you get more clients and earning also gets increased.

Blog writing sites

A blogger can choose a variety of platforms to showcase his content writing talent.

There are lots of sites where you can start your blogging journey. Some of them are completely free whereas some are not, but they provide lots of customization power to you.

Free blog writing sites

If he is a beginner and in a tight budget, then he can choose the most popular platform Blogger of Google. It is a very good blogging platform and provides a sophisticated blog publishing service free of cost!

But here you have to use the subdomain of blogspot.com which is hosted by Google.

Besides Blogger, there are other numbers of free blogging platforms are available, like Medium, Tumblr, Wix, Ghost, etc.

All of them are good and free. If you are blogging just for your hobby then these platforms are the most suitable for you.

But if you are planning to start blogging with a business plan in mind and want to scale it in the future, then I would suggest you go for building your own website.

WordPress blog

If you have a business in your mind, then better start your own website and for that setting up a WordPress blog will be the most ideal.

WordPress is the most popular content management system till date, powering almost 26.4% of the total web.

It is very easy to use and start a website. You don’t have to know anything about coding.

The best part of WordPress.com is that it is a freemium website and one of the best hosting services for not only blog but any kind of website and eCommerce.

Blog writing topics

Blog writing topics can vary from person to person. It is solely your choice which topic you like to write about.

Any niche where you have a special interest, can provide your insight and help people to solve their problem can be your blog topic.

While selecting your blog writing topic you should also keep in mind its marketing potential if your goal of blogging is to set up a business. The topic should be such one that has considerable search volume and low competition.

It is very common that people easily get out of content ideas, get bore of writing blogs. This happens when anyone selects some topic that is not of there choice.

When you are starting your blog then you should select such a topic that is close to your heart and you should have a list of 100 content ideas always ready to continue your blog posting.

For example, you can start a blog about yourself and write about any experience, struggle you did to overcome any hurdle of your life or any good experience whatever else you want to share with the world.

Blog writing format

Following a standard blog, writing format is essential to engage your audience and keep them as long as possible on your post. Here are some tips which can be followed to write a well-formatted blog post.

  • Start your blog with a proper title with H1 tag.
  • Start your content immediately after the title
  • Break your content using H1, H2, H3, H4 and other tags to display major headlines
  • Use small paragraphs (consisting only 2 to 3 lines)
  • Use multimedia contents to keep your audience engaged
  • Infographics are a very attractive and effective way to present data and statistics. It makes your content more attractive as well as make numbers and figures easy to understand for your audience.
  • If possible, make your own video or share relevant videos from youtube, Dailymotion or any other video hosting websites. As video content is gaining very fast popularity among the audience, it can significantly increase the time a visitor spends on your site.
  • Follow a defined structure while writing a blog, it should have a header, footer, title, main content, sidebar (optional) and other necessary components at the proper place.

Here is an ideal blog structure is given for your reference.

What is blog writing and an ideal blog structure


I hope that this article helped you to have a good idea about writing a blog. Writing a blog opens a whole new world to you and helps to transform your life. It boosts your creativity, makes you more productive.

Whatever age group you may belong you can start blog writing. You just need to be creative to provide unique and useful content.

Latest from WordPress: generate recurring income from blogging

Generate recurring income from blogging

Generate recurring income from blogging

As you know that almost 34% of the total website in the world has been built using WordPress; according to W3Tech, WordPress has 58.55% total market share of Content Management System (CMS). Making WordPress the most trusted and loved content management system.  And WordPress is making life easy for millions of bloggers for years. This new feature also added by WordPress to add value for its users so that they can generate recurring income from blogging from there readers, customers and fans.

Steps to generate recurring income from blogging 

There are already a hundred other ways to generate recurring income from the WordPress blog. WordPress in its blog expressed their concern for the user of their content management system that they want their content creators to be free from the worry of making money and to give their hundred percent in creating quality content. The earning part will be taken care of by this new feature by generating additional recurring income besides there regular income from different ads.

Your followers can be supportive with periodic payments for your newsletters, donations, exclusive access to different courses and books and everything about the payment will be handled by an automated system.

Basic requirements

This new feature has some prerequisites. Your WordPress site needs to be set up with the following essential components.

Jetpack plugin

To make this payment feature fully functional, your website should be a jetpack powered WordPress site. This feature of WordPress has come into existence during November of this year after the Jetpack team has completed its beta test during May 2019.

Association with Stripe account

For subscribers to make the payment seamlessly, a Stripe account needs to be configured in your WordPress account.  Stripe is an online payment account joint that has tied up with WordPress for this new feature.

Though Indian bloggers cannot use this payment system right now as the service of the stripe account payment system not yet available in this country.  You can get the list of countries here where Stripe service is already available. But we can expect that in future the service may be extended to this region also.

A paid WordPress account

Also, this feature WordPress is not providing to those users with a free account in WordPress. Which means you need to become a paid subscriber of this CMS. Below the fee structure for WordPress account is given for your reference.

  • WordPress.com eCommerce (Without Jetpack plan) – No fee
  • WordPress.com Business (With Jetpack Professional plan) – 2% per sale
  • WordPress.com Premium (With Jetpack Premium plan) – 4% per sale
  • WordPress.com Personal (With Jetpack Personal plan) – 8% per sale

From the above fees structure, you can notice that if your earnings from your blog are in a lower bracket then most of your earnings may be lost from the fee you need to pay to WordPress.  So, the scheme is only profitable to those bloggers who earn from their blog a considerable amount and they also think to choose a higher level plan to optimize their earning adjusting the fee.

How can you use this new feature of WordPress to generate recurring income from blogging

Here are four easy steps that you have to follow to implement this new feature is your website.

1.  login into your WordPress account

Log in to your WordPress account with your user id and password.

Generate recurring income from blogging

2. Configure your Stripe account

In this second step, you need to configure your Stripe account. If you are an Indian blogger, then you may not have heard its name as its network has not still spread in this country. But it is already a reputed name in Internet’s payment processors, in fact, the biggest one.

To configure Stripe account, just go to the Earn page In your WordPress account; start using the new payment feature by navigating to the Connect stripe to get started.

Generate recurring income from blogging

3.  Complete your setup

To complete the setup process, open your website or blog post and create a new block and insert the payment button.

Generate recurring income from blogging

4. Offer subscriptions

Generate recurring income from blogging

Now you can offer subscriptions for the content in your website specifying the currencies in which you need the amount, payment frequencies and other terms and conditions.

You can also check out this short video made by WordPress for step by step configuration of this payment process.

Okay, now you are all set to go.

As you have already configured the total payment process, you are good to reap the benefits of this new feature.  which are as follows:

This will generate recurring income so, kind of peace of mind of getting an income at regular intervals.

Your supporters can pay you at a predefined schedule and also can unsubscribe any service from your website at any point of time.

You can offer subscriptions of different products and content of your website, site membership to your customers and can also accept donations from them.

The total system is automated with automatic collection of membership dues. All kinds of payments are smoothly handled by stripe system easy integration.

Your target audience will be also happy with this service as they can now easily e subscribe and purchase your content, with the seamless transaction process and also all the subscriptions individual subscriber is maintained at one place.

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[BEST] 14 effective tips to boost organic traffic using Pinterest in 2020

Boost organic traffic to your blog using Pinterest

This post contains a comprehensive guide about how you can boost organic traffic using Pinterest in 2019. If you have just started your blog this year and looking for bringing organic traffic to it then this post may prove very useful to you. As no one knows about your blog at the initial stage so, naturally there is no visitor on your website. To get noticed quickly promotion of your blog plays a vital role. And, what can be a better medium than social media to promote your blog? 

All popular social network platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc. are very effective to interact with your audience and fellow bloggers. But in this article, I am going to focus on the most effective social platform amongst these which is Pinterest.

Why Pinterest?

You can use your Pinterest account as a traffic magnet. Why Pinterest is the best option and so much effective to boost organic traffic to your blog?…. 

The following infographic will give you the answer…

Boost organic traffic to your blog using Pinterest
Pinterest driving the most organic traffic among all social media platforms

So, you must be convinced that if you have to promote your blog, Pinterest is the most effective platform you have. So my suggestion will be as you work on your blog, put some time to promote it also; otherwise it will be like a shop without a signboard, no one will neither know about it nor ever visit.

Need for a comprehensive article

Now if you search in Google typing the search phrase “ How to increase traffic using Pinterest”, you will get 5,53,00,000 search results. I have also searched typing the same keyword in Google, as I have no idea about using Pinterest itself, leave alone using it for increasing traffic.

Boost organic traffic using Pinterest

I have a facebook account and this was the only social platform I have ever used. So, I was keen to gather knowledge about using Pinterest to boost traffic to my blog theblogpassion.com. So, after scouring the results from the first search page even next 2-3 pages I found really some good helpful tips. 

I searched youtube too for help. There are some really helpful videos that guided me quite well. One such video from Caffeinated Blogger with millions of views was really awesome. I could not resist myself but to share it here.

But the problem was with the tips are completely scattered on the internet. I need to visit a number of pages to get the complete picture of how can I best manage my Pinterest account to drive maximum traffic. So, I planned to compile all those tips at one place which I can refer to any time.

So here is that compilation I am sharing with you so that you get the comprehensive guide on how to boost organic traffic using Pinterest in one place and save you lots of time.

Boost organic traffic using Pinterest: Pinterest traffic strategy 

1. Research your pins in context to your niche

The first step of using Pinterest to drive organic traffic to your blog is to start creating well-researched pins that are in line with your niche. These pins must qualify the following parameters:

  • Process well described: The pins should focus on a particular keyword and contain a detailed description of the process.
  • Interesting: The pins should arise interest among the visitors. The image or texts must be eye-catching.
  • Emotion evoking: If any pin is able to touch visitors’ emotional chord then it is highly likely that they will want to read the complete post linked to the pin.
  • Informative with data and statistics: Present some very relevant and insightful statistics which will give a glimpse of the topic you are going to discuss in your post.
Boost organic traffic using Pinterest

You should visit the boards of your domain and observe minutely the highest repinned posts. From them you will get a good ides about how and ideal pin should be. See the above image; as my niche is blogging and earning from it, so I have presented here some popular pins of this niche.

2. Always go for a business account

While opening an account with Pinterest, choose the account type as a business account; or if you have already had a normal account on Pinterest, you can convert it to a business account. 

A business account has some special features helpful for business promotion and analysis which a normal account does not. For example, you can not create a rich pin without a business account and the analytics part is also exclusively for business account holders.

For a Pinterest Business account, either you can open a fresh account of business type or can change a personal account to a business account from account settings option, see the image below.

Boost organic traffic using Pinterest

This is the screenshot of my Pinterest account settings. As my account is a business account already, so it is showing the option to convert to a personal account.

3. Create pins linking valuable resources

It is very important that your pin in Pinterest directs the visitors to some engaging content resource. Any pin with only a beautiful image and without any content is less shown by Pinterest. 

You have to keep in mind that Pinterest is different than Flickr which is solely based on images without any content. After an algorithmic change during 2016 Pinterest puts priority to all those pins leading to good, useful resources.

4. Describe your pin appropriately

Your Pin’s description is very important. This description is what makes your visitors decide whether to read the complete post or not.

To create a good description, focus on four essential components of a very effective pin. These four components have been identified by Pinterest by analyzing over 10,000 pins:

  1. Your pin should contain some actionable tips, which ensure an immediate result when any user implements them. An actionable tip can improve your Pin’s viewer engagement as high as 80%.
  2. The one or two sentences (generally, only the first 50 characters of any Pin description are visible to any visitor) of the Pin description should contain a crisp but detailed purpose of your pin. This should entice the reader to click on the pin for reading the whole article.
  3. The copy description should be interesting and create positive sentiments.
  4. Must be helpful which is a factor responsible for more than 30% viewers engagement.

5. Create pins with great images

Pins with great images easily catch viewers’ attention and have a high probability that the reader will also visit your blog. To get an idea you can visit any popular digital marketer’s Pinterest account and can experience the way they organize their accounts with beautiful and informative images.

Pinterest can be imagined as a very attractive, glossy digital magazine full of great visuals. To make yourself stand out from the crowd, you have to compete for those visuals and create pins more enticing than others.

Another important fact is that usually, the long format of photos gets more attention from the readers. That to say, images like infographics which generally have more height in pixels, generally get more number of pins and helps to boost organic traffic using Pinterest.

6. Use texts in images

Use appropriate texts that will help your reader to have a quick idea about your pin and its context. 

Boost organic traffic using Pinterest

See the above pins, when you know what the pins are about, and it is of your interest then you will click on the pin and read details about it.

Now see the below pins, they have nothing mentioned about them. When a visitor has no idea what are these pins about, there is a far lesser chance that anyone will click on it.

Boost organic traffic using Pinterest

Nowadays, adding text in images is very easy. You can use online tools like PicMonkey or Canva to add beautiful and meaningful texts to your images. 

7. Put efforts in networking, increasing followers 

There is absolutely no doubt that as your network grows and followers increase, traffic to your blog also increases. But having said that, you can also find several boards in Pinterest with few thousand and with a few hundred thousand members having the same traffic to their website.

This fact made me believe that there is a threshold of traffic driven by followers on Pinterest. So, my suggestion will be beside increasing networking, you should be consistent to pin consistently linking quality content in your domain.

Reach to millions

Eventually, it will lead your pins to be labeled by Pinterest as “Picked for you”. This “picked for you” segment is generally displayed on the user’s home feed. Thus your pins set to reach now millions of Pinterest users who are not even following you.

Here the example of Etsy can be a good fit. You can learn how to keep your audience engaged and market your content through pins. Basically, it is an eCommerce site with a focus on vintage and handmade items and craft supplies. 

To boost its online marketing, Etsy uses its Pinterest platform quite remarkably. It rules the Pinterest marketing arena with its 90 boards and more than 8,600 visually eye-catching pins.

Boost organic traffic using Pinterest

8. Create board names, pin descriptions using focus and LSI keywords

As you now know that if your content qualifies to be displayed as “piked for you” or as a relevant topic on the user’s home feed, then you are already visible to millions of Pinterest users. 

But another vital point to qualify as a relevant topic, your pin title or board title and description should contain the focus keyword or related or LSI keywords. Otherwise, Pinterest will not understand if your topic is a related one.

9. Use related keyword suggestions

As you log into the Pinterest account and search for some keywords in the search box. With the search result, Pinterest also displays some related keywords at the top of the window (please see the image below.)

Boost organic traffic using Pinterest

These keywords are like Latent Semantic Keywords or LSI keywords provided by Google search console for any keyword search.

You should include these keywords also in your board title or pin description. This will help the Pinterest algorithm to understand the particular domain or niche your pins are related to.

For example, if I consider pinning this article then an ideal board name for that pin can be “blogging tips” which will clearly signal Pinterest that it is a blogging related pin. 

10. Repins are important, try to increase them

In recent times any content becomes viral depending on how many users have shared it. As you know any twit becomes popular when a huge number of other twitter users retweet it. 

Pinterest is also no exception. The quality of your pin is judged by the Pinterest algorithm using the number of repins.  Any pin which gets 1000 repins in 2 days has a higher chance of ranking higher in Pinterest search engine result than the pin which gets the same number of repins in 7 days.

11. Group board: Old, but still an effective strategy

This is an old but still an effective Pinterest traffic strategy. If you have just started any blog and wish to have maximum traffic possible from Pinterest, then joining several group boards and interacting with board members is a good idea.

Earlier I have the idea about Facebook groups only, so I can’t help but compare Pinterest board to Facebook groups. And, I found lots of similarities between these two. Here also every Pinterest board is owned and moderated by someone and has some guidelines which every board members have to abide by.

If you manage to an appropriate board to be a member of, you can exhibit your pins to thousands of like-minded Pinterest users with a common interest.

12. Use rich pins

Rich pins are a feature of Pinterest which shows much more information on each pin to provide a detailed context about any idea. Such rich pins are mainly of four types, Recipe pins, product pins, article pins, and app pins.

Boost organic traffic using Pinterest

Rich pins have several advantages over ordinary pins. Like your pins always stand out of ordinary pins by its appearance. Rich pins get a favicon when it is displayed in mobile and with a bold title when users see it on desktop. 

So, users can clearly distinguish a rich pin from ordinary pins and naturally get attracted to it. Again for reach pins, Pinterest populates the description part from the source content and users can not manipulate it anyway.

Especially if your promoting your blog, then an article pin is the best choice for you. Through article rich pin you can easily create very attractive pins with your blog title & logo, its description, bigger headline and a link to your blog post. If you have a WordPress blog with Yoast SEO plugin, then creating an article rich pin is super easy.

But you have to either create a business account in Pinterest or convert your ordinary account to a business account to avail this facility of creating rich pins.

13. Be consistent and maintain a schedule to pin

This is a very basic rule for even in blogging also. If you are a blogger and blogging seriously for sometimes, you know why it is so important to post regularly and update your content regularly.

To keep your audience engaged and signal Google that the blog is active and serving useful content to its audience at a regular interval, consistency is the key.

Same here in Pinterest too. Try to pin consistently, at least 10-15 pins daily. When Pinterest will see that you are creating a number of good pins daily, it will also ensure that the pins get visitors.

14. Fix a time to pin

Every day thousands of pins appear on any Pinterest user’s home feed. So, what is the way to make your pin stand out from the crowd? How can you make a maximum number of people see your pin and repin it as maximum as possible?

A very effective way to do that is to fix a particular time and date when your parget audience remains online in the highest numbers. A study report published in HubSpot blog disclosed a very interesting fact that Saturday morning is the best time to start Pinning. 

If you have a fashion or retail blog then you should post it on Friday after 3 PM.

During working hours generally, very less number of people remains active on Pinterest, so. You must avoid the working hours to post any of your pins.

Audience location and demography plays a role:

To fine-tune your pinning time, you should analyze the locations of your target audience and their demographics. But always remember over pinning is a very bad policy. Optimize your number of pins also.

Some more ideas to improve your pinning strategy in order to boost organic traffic to your blog using Pinterest:

  • Pinterest has several other effective features except for Rich pins which can help you to display your content to more people. To name some of them are Pin it button, Promoted pins, etc. make it super easy for any visitor to find your pins.
  • Pinterest has a dedicated marketing blog and Pinterest guide providing a comprehensive guide to gain good knowledge about marketing, pinning analytics and all latest news and updates on Pinterest.
  • Watch video tutorials from the Pinterest video library about creating effective pins and optimize them.


Since its inception, Pinterest is a very popular platform and its popularity is still increasing. Bloggers should use such a popular social platform where millions of people visit daily to create a highly targeted audience. They can sharpen their skills of marketing, networking and creating attractive images here.

Certainly, if you continue your good work and put effort consistently following all the tips of this post, you will be able to boost organic traffic using Pinterest. But you have to remember that patience is the key here. All the points mentioned here are helpful and certainly drive traffic from Pinterest to your blog but you have to give it time. You can not ask or expect an overnight jump in traffic.

As you will go on creating good pins consistently at least for the whole one year, then if you compare the traffic volume one year before that to traffic volume today, there will be a significant increase for sure.

Everything You Need to Know About Amazon Affiliate Marketing Program

Everything You Need to Know About Amazon Affiliate Programme
Everything You Need to Know About Amazon Affiliate Programme

Everything You Need to Know About Amazon Affiliate Marketing Program

Affiliate marketing is a very lucrative option to generate passive income from your blog. And, if it dome properly it can bring financial freedom to you. There are so many options available for affiliate marketing like commission junction, ShareASale affiliate program, etc. Among these Amazon Affiliate Programme is the most famous and popular.

There are several reasons behind its so much popularity. First of all the brand Amazon, has a huge reputation and trusted by people across the world. And because of this trust, people mostly choose Amazon to sell their product instead of any other marketplace.

As an associate, your choice should be Amazon Affiliate Marketing as here the conversion rate is much much higher than any other platform. Buyers simply love to buy from Amazon again and again and as a marketer you also get a very fair share as commission.

The best part is even if buyers buy any other products instead of the product mentioned on your website then too you get the credit of driving buyers to Amazon through your Amazon referral link.

So, if you have your own blog and planning to earn from affiliate marketing, you should try Amazon affiliate marketing.

What is actually an Amazon affiliate marketing program?

Amazon Affiliate Programme or Amazon Associates is one of the oldest affiliate marketing program launched way back in 1996. Since then Amazon is helping marketers, bloggers to earn by advertising Amazon products on their websites and to earn tons of money therefrom.

Anyone who has a website can monetize it and obtain an amazon referral link. If you own a blog or any website of your own and have joined the Amazon associate program (the process has been covered in details later in the article) then you will earn referral fees each time any user clicks your affiliate link.

After getting the referral link, your main task is to create a good copyrighting content that should be compelling enough to make the visitors buy the product or at least click the referral link. Through this, you can earn up to 10% as referral fees. 

Is not it great! You don’t have to have your own product or shop; you have to simply review any product available at Amazon and provide the referral link within it for your target audience. If you are writing your blog for Indian customers then you may want to get associated with the Amazon India Affiliate marketing program.

Can you earn more from the Amazon Affiliate marketing program than Google AdSense?

Is Amazon Affiliate Programme better than Google AdSense
Is Amazon Affiliate Programme better than Google AdSense

If you are an Indian and write your blog for Indian audience then from Google AdSense you will earn $0.5 to $3 US Dollar which is called Cost Per 1000 Impressions (CPM). Now if you have 60 to 70 blogs on your website and each of these blogs has 1000 page views per month then you can expect an earning around $100 per month from Google AdSense.

To know about how to earn from Google Adsense click here

On the other hand, if you have an amazon referral link and per day your blog is driving 100 potential buyers to amazon then with a very safe conversion rate of 2%, there will be 1-2 sales every day. Then depending on the product, you are using the referral link, you can expect to earn from $150 to $2000.

So you can clearly understand now that the earning potential of Amazon Affiliate Programme is much much better than that of Google AdSense.

Where Google AdSense is somewhat like income from the fixed deposit, safe and secure but less; the earning from Amazon Affiliate Programme is like stock market earning not fixed and secured but much more than AdSense.

Positive sides of Amazon Affiliate marketing program

Good sides of Amazon Affiliate Programme
Good sides of Amazon Affiliate Programme

Here are some more facts about the reasons behind the Amazon Affiliate Programme’s popularity. The program has lots of positive sides to attract bloggers and website owners to get associated with it like:

The brand value

I have already mentioned it above. The brand Amazon is already very popular and trusted by all walks of people, be it marketers, customers or website owners & bloggers who get associated with Amazon. 

People feel safe when they deal with such a large eCommerce site. People keep faith on such a big brand and even promote products that are not manufactured by Amazon itself. So, its a matter of mutual trust and highly correlated with the brand value.

The start is really smooth

To get associated with Amazon Affiliate Programme is as such is a breeze. Only the prerequisites are, you should have a well-designed website or blog with a good amount of traffic. Once you achieved this level you are good to proceed with Amazon Affiliate Programme.

There is no fee to become an associate. You have to just apply to the program Amazon Associates and get Amazon referral link.

No threshold criteria

There are no threshold criteria fixed for traffic or other metrics to be eligible for Amazon Affiliate Programme. At any stage of your blogging, you can join it. But without huge traffic, you can not make significant earning.

Not niche-specific

You search any product you use in your daily life in Google and you are highly likely to get directed to Amazon. The reason is it is an online store of almost every physical product of our daily needs you can think of.

Likewise, you can create your website on any physical product and get associated with Amazon Affiliate Marketing Program. Any physical-niche can be very profitable if planned well and content are useful.

Hassle-free payment

You will get what you earned directly to your bank registered with Amazon Associates.

Problems with Amazon Affiliate marketing program

Problems with Amazon Affiliate Programme
Problems with Amazon Affiliate Programme

Till now all the good things are discussed about  Amazon’s Affiliate Program. But there is nothing under the sun with only good sides. So do this Affiliate Program. Here now I am going to reveal some concerns about this program which you may not like but are facts.

Fierce competition 

Gone are the days when Amazon Affiliate Program was launched and even until 5-6 years back any basic site reviewing any product can expect to earn a significant amount from it. It was gold mine then and the competition was very very less. 

Today if you are just starting a blog or website then it is not that easy to start earning from Amazon Affiliate Program. Especially when popular brands and pro bloggers are ready with their articles on every profitable super niche. You have to face fierce competition.

Another big problem arises with all those blogs and websites which 100% depend on Amazon Affiliate Marketing Program. They built their sites focus only on the products which can bring referral earnings. This approach has a far greater risk as they are susceptible to any algorithmic change from Google. 

Think about the situation of Amazon suddenly revises its commission rates or removes the particular product you are bating on; your all efforts are gone in a flash. So try to build a stable business model rather than building an Amazon-specific affiliate blog.  Focus on quality content which will grow slowly but the income it will generate will be stable and sustainable.

A cookie period of 24 hours limit the revenue

Amazon has a cookie period of just 24 hours. That means if any visitor purchases anything from Amazon through your referral link 24 hours after visiting your website/blog you will earn no commission.

And it is very common if your blog or website deals with some product which is costly or complex, then usually any user does not buy the product immediately reading the review. So, in this case, this 24 hours window is pretty less. Like other affiliate programs that of Walmart, target generally offer a cookie period 3 to 7 days.

The commission is comparatively low

Generally, the starting affiliate income is just 4%, it may increase depending on the volume of the sale later. But at the start, the earning is much lower compared to other affiliate marketing programs. 

So, should you get associated with Amazon Affiliate marketing program?

The straight forward answer is YES, you should get associated with Amazon Affiliate Programme. But you should never rely completely on this single source of monetization. That is you should not make an Amazon Affiliate Programme focussed any particular product based website.

That policy will be very vulnerable and anytime any policy change by Google or Amazon can cause great loss to your hard work and huge time that you invested. So, always use a mixture of more than one monetization policies, which will greatly diversify the risk.

Finally… how to boost income from Amazon Affiliate marketing?

Boost income from Amazon Affiliate Programme
Boost income from Amazon Affiliate Programme

Now here is the main part I know you were waiting for. The million-dollar question is how can you make money from Amazon Affiliate Programme. The prerequisite of making money from any affiliate program is having a well-designed website with a good amount of traffic where you can promote the product with a referral link. 

I here assume that you already own a website. Then the steps to become an associate in Amazon Affiliate Programme are as below:

SEO optimize your blog/website

This is crucial to increase the organic traffic to your website or blog. There are several SEO plugins for WordPress and SEO tools available, make use of them.

Sign-up as an associate through Amazon website

It is a very easy step. You just have to go to the Amazon website and click on the Amazon affiliate link at the bottom of the page. But keep in mind, in this process, your website should be at the basic stage as Amazon will review your website manually before approving it.

Amazon Affiliate link
Amazon Affiliate link

Creating the referral link

Now you have to visit Amazon Associates account and look for the specific product you want to review and use for referral. As you select any product you can obtain your personalized referral link for that product from the top of the screen (in grey stripe)

Writing a useful review

Ideally, you should review any product based on your personal experience. Otherwise, it will not be of any value to your readers. Sites like best reviews employ a group of employees to test rigorously any item they are going to review. 

The testing team tests the item every single way possible and come up with a genuine product review. Such a product review presents a really helpful guideline for the customers to make their minds about whether to buy the product or not.

There are lots of blogs and websites there which are writing reviews just for the sake of affiliate earning. These reviews are generally just compiled from different other articles available online. The authors never tried the products themselves and their reviews clearly reflect that. Such reviews can not sustain for a long time. The bounce rate will go higher and gradually Google will index out your page.

So, you have to write such product reviews that can compete with the best reviews available online. Your content should be very useful with your unique insights about the product. 

Increase the number of products with referral links over time

As your site grows, try to incorporate a number of products with referral links. As you will get a commission for all the products purchased and not only the product with a referral link.

Target high valued products

It is simple mathematics. If the product you are reviewing is costly, then you will earn more money as a commission.

Target different events

Round the year there are several occasions when people tend to buy event-specific products. So, create a list targeting different occasions like Navratri, Diwali, Eid, Christmas, etc. when sales go up significantly of particular products and make use of these opportunities.

Promoting your website

Once you have created your content and prepared your affiliate site well, it’s the time to promote it. Because if no one knows about it there will be less traffic and the very purpose of becoming Amazon Associate gets defeated.

Social media is a very effective way of promotion. Use Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and other social platforms to get connected with people.

Build a strong network with other players in the field. Interact in different question-answer forums like Quora, Reddit, etc. Millions of people use these platforms to get the answer to their queries. 

Try to provide useful answers to those queries and let people know about your existence and domain knowledge. Provide a link to your website anywhere in your answer. If readers find your answer really helpful, they will certainly visit your blog and start to recognize your expertise.


Right now you must have gained a good idea about Amazon Affiliate Programme its earning potential and highly motivated to become an associate. Then good to get you encouraged. But my advice will be if you are already using Google AdSense, then continue using it too. Don’t get 100% dependent on the Amazon Affiliate Marketing Programme.

Use both of the monetizing strategies at a time in your blog and have close look at their performance. Gradually increase the proportion of the better performing strategy.

Finally, the most important thing is to keep your expectations as practical as possible. There are so many blogs and videos you will get on youtube to earn crores from the Amazon Affiliate Marketing  program within years. For getting motivated these contents are okay. But don’t get carried away by them as when you are just starting and alone, it will take time to grow in this highly competitive marketing sector.

Any business model needs initial establishment time and investment. Amazon Affiliate Marketing program is also no difference. At the initial stage, you have to focus just on providing value and wait patiently. Time will come when your hard work will start to pay.