I don't think page views really played a critical role in my success.I think creating a community based around living on your own terms and making self-development palatable, was really the key to my success. Speak to their interests, personality and emotions. You need to be able to write decent copy and communicate in a compelling way why they should buy what you're recommending. What are the best kinds of affiliate links: Low price point and low margin, or high price point high margins?You can have tons of traffic without anyone really caring enough to value what you have to offer. What is the best way to get your readers to click on your affiliate links? If they don't trust you, they will not buy what you recommend. I only aim for and above range, so I'm not sure how the lower priced products convert. What are the biggest obstacles to overcome when generating revenue through affiliate links? These things seem so simple, but it's amazing how many people don't get this part right.I'll try to break it down into what I think are the three most important factors. It's worth the time researching those in your niche selling products and starting conversations with them.When did you start your blog and how long did it take you to generate enough revenue to be a full-time blogger?I started blogging in February of 2008, so it took me a little over a year (15 months) to become a full time blogger. How much revenue are you generating through affiliate links? It depends on the month though, some are better than others. How many page views per month do you have to receive in order to generate the status of a full-time blogger?During the first Internet boom, the most common business model was probably, "get a ton of traffic, then figure out how to make money" — which savvy readers will note isn't a very good business model.Often, the way those businesses attempted to make money on that traffic was to use display or text advertising.
Instead of offering a one-off sale for both products and fighting for the same niche (our sites have nearly identical target audience and traffic).If most users can get by with the basic free plan, they won't have a need to upgrade. Since moving to paid plans, our conversion rate is around 5%. What are the biggest obstacles that User Voice has for getting members to pay?For example, I'll probably never upgrade my Linked In account and because I don't shoot high definition videos, I'll never need a Premium Vimeo account either. The same as most businesses, providing value that customers want to pay for, and overcoming objections for implementation.However, in just a year since starting his blog, Jonathan Mead from the Illuminated Mind generates enough income from affiliate links that he has been able to leave his full-time job.This is a dream of many bloggers and this is how he did it: 1.Longtime tech industry pundit Tim O'Reilly sat down with Information Week to talk about the future of business, society, and the enterprise.