Q: How can I make money as an affiliate with articles?
A: There are a number of ways you can monetize articles, and I’ll share some things I am doing.
I am an EzineArticles.com Expert Author, and when other people post those articles on their sites, I get traffic from a link they have to include with the article. So in this regard, articles are a traffic source to my relevant sites.
In turn, I am able to monetize that traffic that comes from my articles. Plus, since these sites are linking to me, I get some degree of SEO benefit, as well, and I’d consider that a form of currency.
Also, EzineArticles.com has a variety of RSS feeds where you can import excerpts of articles to your blog. It varies from category to category, but I’m using a handful that have new content daily.
For instance, one you can take a look at is FatShawn.com. I initially created this as a fitness blog I intended to update regularly, but lost interest along the way.
So, instead of just shuttering it, I figured I’d start pulling in relevant content, and I began importing the articles on running from EzineArticles.com. I run some Google AdSense and affiliate ad units on the blog.
As far as pulling in the RSS feed(s), I use a WordPress plugin called AutoPost.
There are certainly other ways to monetize content, but these are a couple things I am doing.