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Does affiliate marketing make your head spin? It used to be super confusing to me but after years of testing new things… I finally feel like I have a pretty good strategy down. I’ve outlined it all in this blog post about affiliate marketing.
Can you make money with affiliate marketing?
So far this year I have grossed $91,500 from affiliate links. Which pretty much blows my mind… because that’s almost what I made for all of last year. If things go as planned, I will net out around $110,000 in affiliate income – which is more than 3x my previous salary in corporate marketing.
Part of my success in this area comes from having strong affiliate partners that my audience really likes (like ButcherBox, Thrive Market + BeWell) – but if I had to guess – Amazon is the one affiliate partner we’re all a part of.
I could never crack the Amazon ‘code’. Some people make 5 figures a month just off of Amazon commission.. but for years I just made $50-$100/month (which I was thrilled with!)
Then I downloaded TastyLinks. Best $49 spent on a plugin… EVER.
What is TastyLinks?
TastyLinks is a plugin that will automatically link key words to whatever link you tell it to. I link everything I can.. commonly used kitchen appliances like ‘crockpot’ or ‘food processor’, ingredients like ‘olive oil’ or ‘pepper’.. the list goes on and on.
Anytime I go to grab an affiliate link to link a keyword – I create a TastyLink and it does it for me!
How does TastyLinks Work?
Tasty Links is really easy to use. I get my affiliate link from wherever (Amazon, Shareasale, etc) and click ‘Add New’.
Simply paste the affiliate link in, associate it with a keyword, check off the settings you’d like (no follow, open in a new window, etc and you’re good to go!
Once you publish the TastyLink – it will automatically update site wide!
This post explains how to use TastyLinks
Is TastyLinks worth it?
While this plugin hasn’t brought me millions, it has increased my affiliate income with little to no effort. It took me about 25 minutes to input my most commonly used affiliate links.. and from there, my affiliate income has gone up.
Numbers breakdown on Tasty Links
I always find concrete numbers to be helpful when making a decision. Check this out.
Sept 2019 (No TastyLinks):
- Traffic: 288,704 Sessions
- Amazon Affiliate Clicks: 1,870
- Amazon Affiliate Earnings: $219.47
Oct 2019 (Installed TastyLinks on 10/6):
- Traffic: 294,703 Sessions
- Amazon Affiliate Clicks: 3,151
- Amazon Affiliate Earnings: $296.60
Between the two months, October had roughly 6,000 more sessions (a 2% increase), but a 98% increase in clicks and a 35% increase in Amazon affiliate earnings!
In my opinion, yes TastyLinks is worth It! the plugin completely works and is 100% worth the $49 price tag. It paid for itself in one month!
Of course all of my earnings can’t be contributed to TastyLinks – but my Amazon earnings have continued to go up, even though I haven’t done anything differently and Amazon has slashed commissions.
I don’t invest in a ton of paid plugins, but TastyLinks is one I love and recommend. If you’re looking to easily increase your affiliate income – this might be a great option for you!
What links should be TastyLinks?
I made anything I commonly use or reference a TastyLink. All my most popular kitchen gadgets (crockpot, instant pot).. Ingredients (olive oil, baking powder) and also included links to some of my affiliate partners (example, the word chicken links to ButcherBox.)
As a side note – for what it’s worth – I think it’s still valuable to link to Amazon. Even though many bloggers are upset that they have decreased commissions – my end goal is always to serve my readers. My readers are still buying from Amazon (especially given what’s going on in the world) so I might as well make their lives easier by linking to it, and make a small commission 🙂
Overall, I think TastyLinks is 100% worth the investment! I would recommend it to anyone who wants to increase their affiliate income.