A good way to make extra income on your blog is to link products that you mention to Amazon through your affiliate link. If a reader clicks through and buys something, you’ll earn a small commission for referring them to Amazon to make the purchase. The problem with doing this is that it can be quite time consuming getting the affiliate link each time you mention a product on your blog. Many people simply don’t do this because it ends up not being worth the time and effort for what you earn to do so each time.
Even for those who do decide to begin affiliate linking to Amazon, it can be a pain to go back through all of your old blog’s posts to add Amazon links to all of them. Again, in many cases it’s not worth the time and effort for the reward. If you’re a blogger who uses WordPress, there may be an easy and convenient solution to adding these affiliate links to your blog. Best of all, there’s not a whole lot of work or effort when compared to individually having to create each link on your own. Putting aside a little bit of time may develop a new income stream for your blog by utilizing the free Amazon affiliate text link WordPress plug-in.
I can personally vouch for the time savings. I’d tried Amazon affiliate links within posts in the past, but the time it took to find them and place them into the post was rarely worth the amount that they made. I know that if I could get a link or two into every post, there was a good possibility that the small amounts that each one produced could eventually be something a bit more significant, but I wasn’t willing to put in the time needed to do this. It simply was more of a pain to find the corresponding Amazon affiliate link and put it into the post than it was to leave it out.
To solve this issue, we created the Amazon Keywords to Links WordPress plug-in. It has the huge advantage of letting you select any keyword(s) that you want, then linking them throughout every post you have on your blog to Amazon with your affiliate code. In other words, instead of spending countless hours putting in hundreds of links throughout your entire blog, you can simply choose a keyword and the links will be automatically dynamically inserted throughout all of your blog’s posts.
For example, say that you write a lot about Dave Ramsey and all the books that he writes. You can designate that his name will lead to a page on Amazon that has all his books available for sale. Then you can have the title of his book, “Total Money Makeover” link directly to that book. You only have to do this once and it will link any mention of these two keywords in all your past posts. Even better, it will automatically add links for these words in all your new posts as well.
While doing this isn’t likely to instantly make you a huge amount of money, it does provide the opportunity to earn some extra cash with the posts that you have already written. The plug-in is absolutely free, so there’s no risk in giving it a try to see how it works for you. To summarize, the plug-in will allow you to do the following:
- Add affiliate links into all your posts at once for specified keywords
- Specify specific Amazon page or let it default for what comes up with an Amazon search
- Once input, all links contain your affiliate link so you earn money when people buy going through your link
If you do decide to give the plug-in a try, and you find it beneficial, we would love for you to write about it to share it with your readers and other bloggers who might find it of interest. A shout-out on your blog to savingadvice.com being the creator would also be greatly appreciated, although by no means necessary. We would love to create more free plug-ins like this which allow bloggers to earn a little extra money without having to do a lot of extra work, but it helps to know that others are finding them useful.