The desire to learn how to monetize WordPress-powered blogs is a constant conversation. There are, of course, the usual round-up of questions: Can my blog make me money? What is the best way to take advantage of affiliate marketing? And finally, which plugins should be installed to help add affiliate links to WordPress blogs?
When WordPress offers thousands of plugins for free, that last question is justifiable. Thankfully, this blog is going to clear the air on all of that and much more.
Can You Actually Monetize a Blog? 🤑
The answer is an absolute yes! There are several ways to monetize not only a blog but a website in general. There are obvious ways, such as converting visitors into direct sales or registering for Google Ads and being paid per ad click.
But it’s no secret that one of the leading ways of monetizing blogs is through affiliate marketing.
That’s right! The art of strategically embedding affiliate links within a text (sometimes a banner ad or graphic) that navigates readers to a third-party website. Once there, a visitor can elect to purchase an item – often at a discount – and the owner of the blog/website receives a bonus as a result.
What type of bonus, you wonder? Well, that depends on the agreement. But suffice it to say, the bonus is worth it, and exactly how thousands of businesses are monetizing their websites around the world.
Eager to discover how you can add affiliate links to your blog or website in WordPress to start earning, too?
Introducing ClickWhale 🐳
One whale of a plugin, ClickWhale is the answer to how you can add affiliate links in WordPress with ease. ClickWhale is a multi-faceted bit of software that acts as the best link shortener and link tracker you’ll ever need.
As the hottest new link page builder tool, the free WordPress plugin continues gaining popularity among the masses. With ClickWhale, users get access to a smorgasbord of features including:
✅ Creating and shortening URLs (links)
✅ Creating and connecting customized link pages to social media
✅ Embedding snippet codes into WordPress websites
✅ Importing links from other plugins like Pretty Links or ThirstyAffiliates
✅ Tracking and analyzing link page data with SEO settings
Business professionals and influencers flock to this plugin. It truly does provide users with a ton of convenience and is completely free to download and use, too. Now that you discovered the brilliance of ClickWhale, allow us to assist you with what it takes to get ClickWhale installed on your computer or laptop.
How to Add Affiliate Links Using ClickWhale 🔗
Now that the software is installed and activated in your WordPress backend, it’s time to start creating those affiliate links. But first, let’s create a category to house them.
From the left-side navigation menu, select on ClickWhale, and then click on Categories. Select Add New next to the word Categories on the screen. Title the category Affiliate Links, create a worthy slug (or keyword), and add a brief description of the category before hitting Add in the title, choose the slug, and add the corresponding referrer URL.
By default, newly added links are set to include no follow and sponsored options. Don’t overlook the option to select the Redirection Type for any link. Simply uncheck the corresponding box if it is not applicable. Add a brief description of the link, then add it to the Affiliate Links category you just created before selecting the save link action button at the bottom.
Repeat these steps to create the desired amount of affiliate links before drafting a new blog on WordPress. That way, you can work smarter and not harder when drafting the next bit of content for your readers.
Now comes the fun part. From the left-side navigation menu, select Links. Then select the Add New button to the right of the word Links in the window. A new screen will appear requesting the details necessary to create a customized affiliate link with ClickWhale.
Remember that you can create as many of these links as you desire.
Adding Affiliate Links to WordPress Blogs ➕
Adding affiliate links to WordPress with ClickWhale is as simple as it was to download and activate the plugin. That is to say that a few simple clicks of the mouse is all it takes. Follow the steps below to learn how to do it quickly and efficiently.
Before beginning a new draft or editing an existing blog draft, navigate to the Links section of the ClickWhale menu. With the customized links you’ve curated displayed before you, notice the tiny clipboard assigned to each, located to the far right of the link itself (as shown in the image below).
This clipboard acts as the copy icon for the associated link. Hover over the clipboard with the mouse or click on it to copy the link. Navigate back to the (or begin a new) blog draft, and insert the link into the written copy.
Alternatively, click on the customized link, as if to edit, to reveal the copy link action button near the bottom of the screen. Click on the action button to copy the link to your clipboard and repeat the last two steps mentioned above to add the link to a WordPress blog draft.
Already have published blogs but want to add affiliate links to them now that you know how with ClickWhale? Great! Follow the steps outlined above as many times as needed in any given blog draft to encourage readers to click on activated affiliate links.
Tracking affiliate codes or links is even more integrated with the new PRO version of the plugin.
Now that you know how easy it is to start earning income with Affiliate Marketing using ClickWhale for WordPress, surely you want to get involved. If you need to know how to get started earning income online by first installing CklickWhale, read on for those details.
How to Install ClickWhale as a Plugin on WordPress 🚀
Installing ClickWhale for WordPress is super simple. Surely, readers hear this phrase often, but when it comes to installing this particular software, it’s utterly true. To get started, you’ll first need to download the software by entering an email address to request it.
An auto-generated email to verify the email account used to request the download arrives in less than a minute. Once in your inbox, open the verification email and click the blue highlighted action button that says, “Click to Confirm Your Email Address”.
The action button navigates you to a separate window, which presents you with your free ClickWhale download. Please note that a second email with access to the free download will also be sent to the email address provided during the original request. The ClickWhale software can be successfully downloaded from either location.
The final step is to log onto your WordPress backend (administrative access point) to activate the plugin to your dashboard. Do this by selecting plugins on the left navigation bar, and locate then select ClickWhale.
We told you it would be easy! Now you’re ready to start creating links within the plugin to be used for building a bio link page or to be embedded as affiliate links into a WordPress blog.
Certainly, now do you believe us when we say how super simple and fun it is to use ClickWhale? How about when we emphasize that it’s the plugin everyone should choose to add affiliate links to WordPress blogs or web pages?
Start monetizing your website today through affiliate marketing with the assistance of ClickWhale, the dreamiest new plugin for WordPress.
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