My first blogging income from Dreamhost affiliate program

Finally, I received my first blogging income through Dreamhost affiliate program. Here at ScrollBucks, I am promoting Bluehost and Dreamhost WordPress hosting. Apart from this, I am using a PPC (Pay Per Click) monetization technique.

Earlier I said that Affiliate marketing would work only for those who have more traffic, but I was wrong to even though if you have less traffic to try to implement some Affiliate marketing techniques.

My Blog was hosted on Dreamhost for one year. It was an excellent experience to use my first web hosting service. I am going to write my review about Dreamhost shared hosting for WordPress blog. Till now I am telling you some exciting features which I have experienced

  1. I am delighted with the technical support of Dreamhost.
  2. User-friendly CPanel.
  3. 100% uptime guarantee. I have not seen my blog down for 1 sec.

After three months of use, I have decided to promote Dreamhost hosting. We don’t need separate affiliate account for Dreamhost as it is included in your hosting account. I have created a coupon which offers a 50% discount on shared hosting. For that, I have written a post Dreamhost coupons for shared hosting and published it. I have tried to share it on social media, but I didn’t get success. Later on, as the day passes, I forget about Dreamhost Affiliate even I forget about I have written this post.

After a year, my hosting plan ended, and I have migrated my blog to Bluehost web hosting. The only reason why I moved to another hosting is the price. Dreamhost is very expensive for beginners. I have purchased this hosting because I have got a 97% discount. That time I have decided to use this hosting for one year and later on find out suitable hosting at less price.

Anyway, I am triumphal that I got $47 from Dreamhost Affiliate. Yesterday I logged in to my old account after two months to check the status of an affiliate account, and I am shocked. The affiliate account balance was $47.

Dreamhost is paying $97 for each sign-up, but my referral applied coupon code of $50, so I got $47 commission, and it’s currently on 97 days hold period. In this 97 days if the users canceled their hosting, then I will not get $47. I am waiting for 97 days to receive my first Affiliate payment in PayPal.

Now I realized the importance of Affiliate marketing over the PPC technique. I have been using Adsense since last year, but because of little traffic, I didn’t get many clicks, and final earning is around $14 but just one sale, and I got $47 through Affiliate Marketing. From that day, I have decided to promote more product, and I have removed all the Adsense ads, just kept single for formality.

Somewhere I read that don’t depend on the only source of income if you are a blogger. Try to implements all the possible techniques either you will earn or learn. There are some other ways you can make money from your blog.

In 2012, I received $51 from the Bubblews social networking site. That was my first online income, and after that yesterday, I received another income. So I think my blogging journey is now started with this little reward. I will use this $47 for my blog only.

My future checklist

  1. I will write one post daily.
  2. Update the old post to the latest content. (completed)
  3. Currently, I am writing all the post without any keywords, and I will try to add at least two keywords in all the post.
  4. I want to change some design of my blog.
  5. Try to learn the highest paying affiliate programs and join it. (completed)
  6. I am looking for iPhone app developer for my blog.
  7. I want to design the new logo and favicon for my blog.

I am looking forward to increasing my traffic so that I will earn more money from different sources. I will also share my income and traffic report with all of you.

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Amit Kharbade

Editor/Writer at ScrollBucks
Engineer, Blogger, Writer, and the man behind ScrollBucks. Amit has been contributing to ScrollBucks since 2014. He is writing about Blogging, Adsense Guide, WordPress tutorials, Affiliate marketing, and reviews.

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