Wouldn’t it be nice if in addition to the $15 up front pay for Demand Studio articles you could earn residual income? Well, you can (Shhh – don’t know if it’s a secret or not, but lean in closer and I’ll tell you).
I’ve decided to make my hard work for Demand Studios pay residually. Every time I write an article, I find an Amazon product that compliments my subject matter and insert the appropriate affiliate link. I have a video somewhere on this site on how to insert links (oh here it is).
I don’t know why it took me so long to start inserting Amazon links on DS articles. After all, I’ve been inserting them on eHow articles regularly. So far, I’ve earned an additional $3.46 in Amazon residuals on my Demand Studio articles.
Types of Links
Since I tend to write mainly business and finance articles for Demand Studios, I recommend books, software or CD’s on the topic. For example, in writing an article on “How to Improve a Credit Score,” In my resource section I would recommend a book such as Your Credit Score, How to Improve and Protect the 3-Digit Number that Shapes your Financial Future. I usually select books with shorter titles, but you get my drift.
Even if the reader does not buy the book, anything they purchase while searching Amazon as a result of my Demand Studios link puts a few pennies in my pocket.
The one thing I make sure of is that my Amazon links are 100% related to the subject matter. Some CE’s really check resources and links while others don’t. Either way, I try to provide at least 3 references and 2 resources for each of my articles. The Amazon links must be placed in the resource section for the general public to be able to access it.
If I’m writing 5 articles on the same topic, I use the same link 5 times. All that matters is that the link is relevant.
If you’re not already doing so, you should give it a try (it doesn’t have to be Amazon, it could be some other relevant affiliate link). There are no guarantees, but it’s better to open the door for potential earnings by inserting links rather than closing the door and missing an opportunity for residual income.
About the Author: Felicia A. Williams is a freelance writer and blogger. She spends the majority of her time with her family and writing. If she's not writing or commenting on NJFM, she's either outside smelling the roses or writing articles for one of her other sites which include Tidbits and Stuff, BLULOW, A Dose of Health and a few other sites/blogs scattered around the internet.