Monetising – Ninja Affiliate Links Review
Monetising – Ninja Affiliate Links Review

Monetising – Ninja Affiliate Links Review

As readers would know I have been on a quest to monetise my site while adding value for readers. Monetising has been a learning process for me. Along the way I am learning there are tools to assist in streamlining the process a little. Last month I introduced you to Passionfruit Ads. A website that helps blog owners allocate advertising space and streamlines the process of selling the space at a predetermined rate.

Affiliate income has been another good income stream. So I was excited when I came across a plugin which promised to assist me promote my affiliate links better. The plugin is called Ninja Affiliate Links.

MaxBlogPress Ninja Affiliate

I only have a handful of sponsors and affiliates because I want to be sure that I am giving readers a true Gourmet Getaways experience and not a spamy one.  In the past I haven’t really remembered to promote my affiliates very well. Using Ninja Affiliate Links I have found my affiliate income has been growing steadily over the last two months. I haven’t added any new affiliate accounts I have just better promoted the products I believe in.

For example regular readers would know I use yoga to keep fit and I enjoy My Yoga online.  I never think to add a link to the Yoga online website when I mention yoga in a story.

Now I don’t need to think about it at all Ninja Affiliates Links knows who I support, and will add the appropriate link to the story for me.

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The best feature of  this wordpress plugin is that it automatically converts your blog keywords into your sponsors or affiliates links. Even old content can provide income if the stories are relevant to your affiliate links. This is particularly good for my Gourmet Getaways site as I have been writing stories for 4 years now and some of my older stories get great traffic. It would be impossible for me to go through my 650 stories and add relevant links in retrospect.

I have an example to share, imagine I spent a gorgeous weekend at a property I loved. I had written a few stories about the hotel and the area.  A month or so down the track the the property owner contacted me about adding an affiliate link. Rather than just adding the link to that one story I can use Ninja Affiliate Links to also target all stories for that area with a specific keyword in the story.

Also any story I write about that area in the future will automatically have the link inserted into the story if I use he keyword. The Ninja Affiliate Links plugin works on auto pilot.

If I take on an new sponsor in the future I simply add them to the Ninja Affiliates plug. I choose the keywords and set a limit on the number of links that can appear in a story and the Ninja Affiliate Links plugin does the rest.

MaxBlogPress Ninja Affiliate

The plug in saves time, effort and energy. Plus it allows you to be consistent in supporting sponsors and driving traffic to your affiliate links.

If you interested in looking at this plug in there is a free 60 day trial on Ninja Affiliate Links plugin here.

I promise I will update the Gourmet Getaways monthly earning for the past two months shortly. I know I am a bit behind!

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  1. Good to know Julie, let us know how it goes… I’m also a huge yoga fan by the way 🙂

  2. Alesah Villalon :

    An inspiring and informative article, especially for newbies. 650 stories – wow!!! Congratulations and all the best, Julie 😉

  3. Oh good, great to read this. I don’t have any affiliate links at all on my site through sheer ignorance not design. I do want to add in a hotel booking one. Am very daunted by the whole thing, in fact and I’m putting it off until later in the year after my bloggy break in June. But will be looking at this post if and when I ever get a grip. We are so similar in our blogging life. I have about 620 posts up and have been at it about 3 1/2 years.

  4. Gah, I wish I could understand this stuff! Such an interesting post.

  5. Always good to know Julie and thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences first hand! 🙂

  6. thanks for this plug in info!

  7. I am always interested in these updates! I’m glad you’re hitting on some things that work for you 🙂

  8. I always love these updates – thanks for continuing to share them. I’m glad you’ve found some strategies that work for you 🙂

  9. I stink at monetizing…like you, I don’t want my site to look like one big ad. I’ll check out the plug in 🙂

  10. Great post! I think you could probably write a second on this same topic after you have a chance to trial it a little longer and some statistics. I think with all of your getaway posts this would be especially good plug in to have. I know I need to really learn more about this and maybe one day I will be inspired like you.

  11. I really enjoyed reading this! You’ve probably noticed that Gretchen and I don’t run any ads (yet) and have chosen not to monetize in any way (again – yet). It all goes back to why we started the blog and what we view our goals and mission to be. We’re dragging our feet, slowly and cautiously working toward monetizing, but, like you, we’re trying to be sure that it’s in a way that will optimize our readers’ experience and not detract from it. Gotta look into Ninja! Can’t wait to share this info with Gretchen! Thanks a million! 😀

  12. This is what I am looking for.. I also have been on a quest to monetise my site while adding value for readers.. We shared values.

  13. Congrats my friend, it sounds like a perfect collaboration 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  14. This is really interesting! I have never heard of Ninja Affiliate Links before!! 🙂

  15. That’s great that they’ve made it so easy for you. Wishing you luck and fun w/increasing your blog income.

  16. Very interesting info! Sounds like a great plugin. Thanks!

  17. Wow! A plug-in for affiliate links. I didn’t even know it existed. Like you, I am sceptical about including too many ads on the blog though I get contacted frequently. I have recently partnered with Nuffnang and am waiting to see how it goes. Thanks for the great post and sharing all the information.

  18. Thank you for the tip.
    I had never heard of Ninja Affiliate Links – I will be looking into them 🙂


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