Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest… yet email is still my number one earner. I promote my blog posts all over the place, but nothing compares to good old fashioned email. Crazy!
I've been running an authority site for quite a while now. It brings in a modest $2k+ each month from affiliate commissions. And I credit almost 80% of this income to the email newsletter I run on that site.
Once a week I put together a collection of links related to the niche. I also do a quick round up of blog posts from that I posted during the week. And of course I also include a link and quick sales pitch to the affiliate link I'm looking to promote. And every few days, without fail, I manage to make a sale.
This strategy isn't rocket science. It doesn't require any special skills and it also doesn't take very long to complete. In fact I spend less than an hour per week on it. That's 4 hours a month for $2k of revenue. Not bad.
Running an email newsletter doesn't also need to be all about selling. In fact, I do very little selling to my email list. I do a lot of support – I let people email me back, ask questions and i respond. It's turned out to be a very personal communication platform. And people appreciate that.
I thought I would do something similar here. I usually use GetResponse for my email lists – and I think it works best for large email newsletters. Because this site is much smaller, I wanted to try something different. I'll be created a tiny newsletter list. I want to keep things small so I can keep things personal. That way I can share more. You'll notice I don't share too many specifics on this blog (I am trying to change that). But I will share them through the email list. So if you're interested in how I make money from sites like etoro, popcash and this one – jump on my newsletter.