Making an extra $1 per day is easy, don’t you think? About the hardest part of the equation is deciding which one of the multitude of projects you should pursue in order to earn that extra dollar each day! Well, one thing I would recommend is to look at different things that you can do on your blog that will cause it to bring in a little extra money each day.
Do you know, there are hundreds of different plug-ins that you can use to add functionality to your WordPress blog? It’s true, and we will be looking at a number of them in the coming days. The one that I want to look at today, though, is a plug-in called “aLinks.”
What is aLink? Well, it is a plug-in that allows you to set up automatic linking based on keywords. In other words, aLinks will search for keywords in your blog text, and when it finds the words, it will link to other sites that you have set up. For example, if I had a blog where the word “travel” was set up as a pre-defined link, it would link over to maybe Amazon.com, to their books about travel. How can this help you make money? Well, if you did this, you could make a commission from Amazon for every book that sold through your link! See how that would work? It wouldn’t take too long before you were able to earn $1 per day from Amazon. And, you can use aLinks to link to any other sites, not just Amazon. Maybe you have an affiliate marketing network that you are participating in – link to it! Anything that you can make money on, you can link to whenever the keyword comes up in your text! It’s all automatic.
When you install aLinks, you can then set up a list of keywords and where they link to. You can have 1 keyword, or you can have 1 Million keywords! You just set it all up once and the plug-in takes care of the rest! If you need to change the link location later, you don’t have to go back and change every one of those links in hundreds of blog posts. You just change the link once, in your aLinks control panel, and the links on the blog change automatically! It’s that simple!
I highly recommend aLinks for anybody who wants to make money through their blogs. Give it a shot! I’m sure you will like it.
OMG…I think I really need to learn plug-ins in reality! There’s no dodging anymore. Thanks!
Hi Cecilia – I do believe that a good plugin like aLinks can help earn more money by directing people to other places where you can display more ads, or directly to places like Amazon where you can earn affiliate money. Good luck!
Indeed this is a slick plugin. I’m testing it on a couple low-traffic sites (so I cna see the effects of ALinks directly0 and the link-building aspects are quite powerful.
Let’s say you are building a site about dogs, and you have a couple separate pages about specific dogs you often write about. Well you set ALinks to recognize the individual dog’s name and link to the page you want to rank _with anchor text_ “Queen Elizabeth’s Corgi Susan” that you want that page to rank for. Every time Google crawls your site that ALinks link becomes an authoritative link to the page you want built up … exactly as if some outside site of the same page rank linked there … powerful stuff.
Hi Dave Starr – When it comes to making money, I believe that aLinks is the best plugin out there. Imagine how much time it would take to create all those links manually, and how much money you can make by placing the right links in your blogs! It is a very valuable tool!
This is a little confusing to me, but that is not surprising. 🙂
I understand how alinks function. But why would Amazon be obligated financially to you if your alink sent me to Amazon and I purchased a book from them.
Hi Danny Thompson – If you sign up for an Amazon Affiliate program, you can then code your links so that when people click on them, Amazon will pay you a commission for the referral. Of course, if your link does not have your affiliate code, Amazon is under no obligation to pay you, and they won’t. But, if your affiliate code if built into the link, they are indeed obligated under the terms for the program that you signed up under, and you indeed will be paid by Amazon every month.
Also, as a little amplification/encouragement along the “Dollar a Day” theme … many people feel it’s not worth singing up with Amazon, becuase Amazon typically pays pretty small commissions …they start at 4% or so, and if you sell only a few items a month your income is going to start out pretty impressively.
But a little realized secret is, once you send a purchaser to Amazon you ‘own’ that person on Amazon for 24 hours … so if they buy a Kindle book for pennies, no big deal, but if they buy the Kindle to read it on, and a few more books, and a replacement TV on sale and anew Makita drill since they saw a special for them at the checkout screen, etc., your little single keyword referral can mushroom into something much bigger.
I believe that is very true, Dave. I don’t make a lot from Amazon, but on some months there is a little “hiccup” and I make a nice bit of money. Only a bit though! 😆 But, aLinks and the plugin in my new article, SEO Smart Links can be used to link to all kinds of affiliate and other money making links (even to your own blogs and such where you might get an ad click or sell a book or something). All in all, no reason not to link like this, and there are plenty of good reasons to do it!
Erwin J. Cabahug
yes! yes ! yes ! I want to earn more !
Hi Erwin – Welcome to Virtual Earner blog, I’m happy to see you here. Do you have a blog or website where you are trying to earn money?
Follow along to the articles here, and I am sure you will pick up a tip or two on how to increase your earnings.
Glad to see you reposting one of my favorite of your virtual earner posts
Thank you Daniel. Tune in later today for updated information on automatic WP linking!
Seems alinks is not supported anymore. Is there an alternative?
Indeed there is Kevin. Later today I have a post with information on how to update and get the same functionality that aLinks offered.