How to Earn Money Blogging as a DropFunnels Affiliate
Despite what some new bloggers think, it's not that difficult to make money blogging, and you can do it using your own blog, a WordPress blog, or even DropFunnels.
After all, if other people are making money blogging, you can too, right?
And you don't need to use DropFunnels to do it either... although it's one of the 'cool tools' we use to run our blogging business on!
On that note, you might be wondering what DropFunnels is...
DropFunnels is an all-in-one website builder and blogging tool.
It lets you create fast loading sales funnels, sell digital products, landing pages, online courses, and everything you need to run an online business!
Setting up your blogging business
It's great to have the cool tools and all, but when it comes to making money from blogging, it's important to also have a good business model in place.
This means that you're able to monetise your blog in a way that's profitable for you, and that you're able to find ways to grow your blog traffic and readership.
One way to do this is by leveraging an affiliate program, like the one offered by DropFunnels. As an affiliate you get to promote DropFunnels and earn commissions on sales you generate.
This can be a great way to make money from your blog while providing valuable information to your readers.
Of course, it's important to make sure that you're promoting a product that you believe in and that will be helpful to your readers!
You'll need to figure out which affiliate opportunities interest you, as you have your pick (ie; ClickFunnels, ConvertKit, etc), as well as some seriously helpful blogs too.
Your blog monetization strategy
Like we mentioned, a good monetisation strategy for a new blogger is to become a DropFunnels affiliate or partner, as they pay a sweet 30% recurring commission every month.
As we use DropFunnels we thought we'd better hatch a plan to promote it too!
So far it's been a bit of a trial run (which we've probably been doing all wrong) but...
Our brilliant plan was to promote DropFunnels through our blog and social media channels, and be rewarded with commissions for every referral generated.
This is probably the ultimate way to make money blogging (if you can pull it off!)
Hone your digital marketing skills
DropFunnels is like a combination of the best website builder and landing page tool in one, simple to use, all in one WordPress platform.
It's like a WordPress funnel builder mixed with a web page builder, and includes pretty much everything but the kitchen sink.
Imagine you could deliver and sell digital products, run a profitable blog, and do it all with a visual, drag-and-drop funnel flow system...
Well you can, with DropFunnels... although it's probably not ideal for an online store, we must say.
However, it is a great tool to start earn money blogging with because it ticks all the boxes...
- High need (high demand for fast loading, search engine optimised websites)
- Simple to use and set up
- Runs on WordPress
- An all-in-one tool that helps people run their online business easily
But is using DropFunnels really that easy?
Can you really make money blogging?
Or to put it another way, can you become a DropFunnels affiliate and use DropFunnels to make money blogging?
An even better question might be...
What do you want your hotshot, DropFunnels commissions to pay for?
This of course depends on your mindset, skill set, and ability to deliver the goods!
The great thing about working for yourself is that it gives you amazing freedom… and it beats working for someone else any day.
Serious passive income
It takes a LOT of time, effort and consistent show-up days to make the whole make money blogging thing produce results.
Unless you're REALLY good at writing blog posts and search engine optimization (SEO), or pay a writer, then it'll likely take many months to hit your recurring monthly goal.
Having said that...
It's passive income so, in our books, it's still worth putting time into it!
Search engine results
With your own blog and a good little profitable niche, you may find some of your blog posts can still be found in the search engines months and years after you've written them.
Here's an example...
We wrote this review on DropFunnels in September 2020 and even though we're on page 5 we still rank in Google. Zero promotion done, btw.
The thing is though… people may read your blog post, but…
Sadly that doesn't mean they'll automatically sign up to DropFunnels through your affiliate link!
How to make money blogging using DropFunnels
The key is to produce (good) content consistently!
(As well as having a strong belief in your ability to do it!)
Getting top rankings in Google means you need to produce relevant content related to what people are searching for.
Not only do you need to write about what people search for... you also need to know what their intent is and adapt your content to match.
You may want to actually use DropFunnels too, as that'll make blogging (or video blogging) about it much easier!
So how to produce good blog content consistently?
Income producing activities...
Start by arranging your days so you make time to work on income producing activities (IPAs) every day for like 1-4 hours or so.
Go easy on yourself if you don't hit that daily goal.
The point is…
You've GOT to treat your blogging business or whatever you want to do like it's a BUSINESS, not a hobby!
So consistent content… building your brand… helping people out… having a target goal, will help you to…
Understand your target audience
Understand your audience and your people... and what makes them tick.
What makes them get out of bed in the morning? What are they desperate to change? What keeps them up at night? (Apart from Netflix?!)
Knowing these details will help you to…
- Make money from ad revenue
- Earn DropFunnels affiliate income (or other affiliate income)
- Sell your own digital products or online course
- Teach beginner bloggers how to do it
- Become a DropFunnels rockstar affiliate
- Develop unbreakable self confidence
Our target goal is 33 people signed up to DropFunnels Partner program.
Here's what that looks like...
Could you reach out to 33 (or 100) people who would benefit from using DropFunnels?
Remember back in 1903 they said the Wright brothers couldn't fly either!
Creating the blog content
So... are you creating a brand or putting out content somewhere online? And if not, why not?
You want to:
- Create content that helps someone in the field that interests you the most
- Write for humans
- Be thorough yet brief, and make sure your page and posts are value-packed
- Your page should look good and be easy to read and scan
You can also use the "people also search for" results at the bottom of the Google search results page to find inspiration for things to write about on same topic.
Or use Neil Patel's UberSuggest keyword tool (the free version is good).
Use your mental (higher) faculties (perception, imagination, reason, memory, will, intuition) to create the world you want! Never settle!
- Leland Val Van de Wall
This is what we're doing with this blog post. We...
- Use DropFunnels
- Create content about it
- Promote DropFunnels as an affiliate
Make sure your website works on mobile too and, as mentioned, your content looks good, is easily scannable and readable.
Action step: Jot down all the ways you could promote a website builder / sales funnel software tool like DropFunnels.
Setting up a successful blog
Here's some questions to stimulate online content ideas...
- How did you learn about DropFunnels?
- Challenges you had with other blogs or WordPress sites
- What made DropFunnels more attractive?
- DropFunnels vs ClickFunnels (or another funnel builder)
- What does DropFunnels cost?
- Is DropFunnels worth it?
Get your imagination flying and capture them ideas…
Affiliate marketing takes work
Just 15 minutes a day reaching out to people or businesses who could use a sales funnel or new website is doable, right?
Or you spend an hour a day penning a new blog post… (Jasper makes this MUCH easier!!)
Getting the picture here?
If you're planning to use DropFunnels then you'll need to know about…
The DropFunnels affiliate / partner program
The DropFunnels affiliate and partner program is still young but there are some good tools you can start promoting (blogging) with…
Probably the easiest are the pre-made funnel templates, but…
As an affiliate you'll need a DropFunnels account first. Here's a 14 day free trial.
There are some cool authority designs available for your blog posts too.
These authority funnels can be targeted to specific niches or occupations like real estate, dentists, chiropractors etc.
Currently there isn't a huge amount of affiliate training assets available although they're being 'dropped in' over time.
Ad networks and other options
It's pure gut wrenching agony investing your time and effort into affiliate marketing and seeing crickets (no traffic, no clicks, and no glamorous income statistics), but...
Your blog monetization strategies could also include answering questions on Quora, running Google Ads, Twitter, Youtube, and other affiliate marketing methods.
You need to keep the biochemistry firing so that eventually you become one of the 'cool kids' that everyone else looks up to!
How much can you earn from the DropFunnels partner program?
If you refer someone to the DropFunnels Partner monthly (and you're ALSO in Partner), you get 30% monthly recurring.
So let's say the person you signed up pays $297 a month for DropFunnels partner program monthly… that means you'd pocket a sweet $59.40 a month.
Unless you are in the partner program… in that case you'll pocket $89.10 a month…
Hopefully this earning potential image makes it clearer…
If they sign up for the year, it's $599.40 per year. Or $899.10 per sale if you're in the yearly partner program.
Not too bad for a bit of midnight oil and elbow grease!
Make money blogging FAQ
This post was about how to make money blogging but… we sort of transgressed a bit into why DropFunnels is a good idea...
If we can recommend anything, it'd be to just share your experience with using DropFunnels and how it's solved some of your challenges.
You could even offer a free authority build website, using one of the designs in the affiliate library.
If they love it (especially when they find out how easy it is), you know they'll stick for a long time!
Basically you want to show people how to use DropFunnels and see results.
Just know that everything takes time… consistency is key… over long periods of time, this is where the magic happens.
Everyones journey is going to be different!
Action to take right now
- Grab your 14 day free trial with DropFunnels here
- Know your blog's niche and field of interest
- Gather ideas about what subjects you want to blog about!
- Take action (even if it's imperfect!)
Now you know how to make money blogging… you have a starting point, your income producing activities and you just need to work on them everyday…
Can you use a self hosted WordPress blog?
You can make money blogging by promoting products and services as an affiliate without using DropFunnels. In fact, you can use any WordPress site (ie; Divi theme) to create relevant content.
All you need is a good understanding of how affiliate marketing works, and the willingness to put in the work necessary to succeed.
On that note, remember to:
- Choose a niche that you're passionate about or have an interest in learning. This make it easier to write quality content that your audience will appreciate
- Find products and services that offer good commissions!
- Be willing to put in the time and effort necessary to build a successful blog
Is Google Adsense still a thing?
Google Adsense allows you to place ads on your website. You get paid every time someone clicks on an ad.
This can be a great way to make money from your blog, as it doesn't require a lot of work on your part. Just add the code for the ads, and Google takes care of the rest.
However, keep in mind: You really need a high-traffic website in order to make decent money. And the ads can be somewhat intrusive and may turn away readers.
Overall though, Google Adsense is a good way to make some extra money from your blog, but it's not the only option available. There are other programs and services that can be just as lucrative, so be sure to do your research before choosing one.
What about using sponsored posts?
If you want to make money as a DropFunnels affiliate, there's a smart way to do it. You can use sponsored posts to get your content in front of the right people.
A sponsored post is paid for by companies who want to promote their product or service. In return, they'll give you money to write about them.
This is a great way to make money while also promoting products you believe in.
When you're writing a sponsored article, be honest about your opinion of the product or service. Don't promote something just because you're being paid to do so.
Your readers will see through that and it will damage your reputation. Be transparent about any relationships you have with the sponsor. If you're not comfortable doing that, then don't accept the sponsor's money.
How to understand my target audience?
It can be helpful to think of your target audience as a group of people you want to help. When you put yourself in their shoes, it becomes easier to understand what they need and how you can serve them best.
You may even find that some of your own needs overlap with those of your target audience.
What other successful bloggers can I follow?
- Spencer Mecham at Buildapreneur
- Miles Beckler's podcast and Youtube videos
- Some amazing folks on Twitter like the Niche Site Lady
How do I choose and promote affiliate products?
When promoting affiliate products as an affiliate, it's important to choose the right products to promote.
There are a few key things to look for when choosing products:
- Best if the product is related to your niche
- The product should be of high quality and something you'd recommend
- The product should offer good value for the price
- Needs to be something that will really help people!
So that's it...
You now have a good overview about how to build a profitable blog and make money blogging using DropFunnels, or any 'cool tool' of your choice.
All you need to do now is harness that laser-like focus and drive 'em insane!