Affiliate Links In WordPress Posts. A New Approach.

I spent the day changing LayerWP

More on this later. But first.

There, that was easy. Straight up, unequivocally. Not to pay for a life-changing operation, you understand, nothing that grandiose.

I spend a lot of time creating content for LayerWP; I mean a lot. A theme/plugin review can run into hours upon hours, if not days.

So I need to make a little coin if you’ve valued my opinion. It helps me afford to purchase products to help with LayerWP, whether it’s a new plugin, marketing .etc the money goes back into the blog.

Whatever’s left over? Well that pays for the shopping.

I asked a question on Twitter, got a response.

I asked if my new approach would work, tweeted a video file of what I was thinking of doing:

See below for an in post example of what I mean.

Did this tutorial help you?

Why did I decide to do this?

There are a couple of reasons in truth, and it comes down to trust and time.

Making money through blogging is a by-product of your labor. It’s what comes naturally once trust and branding get established.

If it was a goal, I mean burning in the back of my mind, I’d be doing you a disservice and be like a large portion of other blogs about WordPress.

Nah f&*k that.

The other reason is time.

I like to go in-depth with reviews, take a great deal of time, and use a step by step approach. Remember this; I’m learning as I write the review, and so are you.

I can’t be any fairer than that. It’s a win for me in terms of time, probably not so much for affiliate revenue.

Will it work? Hell, I don’t know. Personally I feel a lot better about working this way from a mental perspective.

It’s great for me as a writer. Keeps me objective, focusing on the task at hand, not worrying about where I should place an affiliate link to make money from the post/review.


I’ve stopped using this approach, find out why in this post.

Ben Owner of LayerWP

Written By Ben

With ten years plus working with WordPress, I guess you could say I’m a bit of a whizz with it. That said, I’m still learning just like you. If you’d like more reviews, news, tutorials, don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter.

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