For the last three months I’ve been secretly using a new plugin called Better Links Pro which we’ve developed to better manage the affiliate links you share on your WordPress powered websites.
This Friday, May 30th we’re finally releasing Better Links Pro at a special one time discount launch price (and free developer rights for folks that buy early).
I’m getting a little ahead of myself though so I’d like to first show you why this plugin is so valuable using a real life example from my on going $1k+ per month blog case study – Survey Chris.
How I monetize the Survey Chris website
Survey Chris is a new blog that I created earlier this month and am building into a $1,000+ per month blog. The blog will be monetized primarily through referrals to various survey companies that I review to determine which companies are the best (will share more of my monetization strategy in an upcoming post).
In case you missed my previous post, I already shared my income results from taking some online surveys (spoiler alert: Yes you can make some money. No it’s not quit your day job and retire on an island money).
How I’m using Better Links Pro on Survey Chris to save time and make more money
1. Automatic Geographic Link Redirects:
I make money when I refer people to various survey companies and almost all of these survey companies have affiliate programs that I can participate in for other countries as well, but I’m responsible for sending traffic to the right destinations.
Here’s where Better Links Pro steps in:
For example I’m promoting a survey company called Opinion Outpost. They have three different countries that they operate in which include the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.
So I created affiliate links to all three destinations using Better Links Pro (settings pictured above) and then when people from the UK and Canada click the link they’re automatically sent to the right place.
Income Results In ~10 Days – Very Minimal Clicks (Under 100 total):
Update: I was told I can’t share specific payout rates. In later blog posts for income results I’ll share what I’m making overall but I just can’t share the actual rate for each sign up.
Yes this is a relatively small sample size of clicks because Survey Chris is less than two weeks old but the fact remains – I’m making extra money that I wouldn’t otherwise earn thanks to Better Links Pro.
Over a longer period of time this will likely add up to hundreds or thousands of dollars in extra commissions.
There’s a whole lot more stuff Better Links Pro can do to save you time and help you earn more money from your links so I’ll just scoot through a few of the main things.
2. Split Testing Links – Determine which affiliate offer converts better by split testing
You can also split test affiliate links to determine which offer converts best. I’m doing this right now on Survey Chris to determine which affiliate company will convert better (they’re using different landing pages). I need more data, but this decision can potentially help me earn a lot more money in the long term as well.
3. Advanced Stat Tracking – Track overall link CTR on a per post basis
Better Links Pro also integrates with Google Analytics to help determine the click through rate of your links on a per post and per page basis as well.
This helps you identify posts or pages with low CTR which you can improve by adding more affiliate links in your content or changing your call to action to get more people to click.
4. Automatic Keyword Replacement – Create links automatically
Every time the word “Opinion Outpost” comes up in one of my blog posts on Survey Chris I can set Better Links Pro to automatically serve up an affiliate link. I can do this for any affiliate link and for as many keywords as I want. This saves a lot of time for creating affiliate links in content while you’re blogging.
5. Create and insert links using the post editor – saves time
Saves you time to create and insert links from within the WordPress post editor as opposed to going to the links screen, copying those links and then putting them into a blog post. You can do both of course but we give you the option to save you the time.
6. Extra stuff Better Links Pro can do
We also track overall click data, allow you to import your links from Pretty Links if you’re using that plugin currently, set your link redirect type (e.g. 301, 307), whether or not the link should be no follow, open in a new window and more.
I fully expect the extra earnings from Better Links Pro use on Survey Chris alone to be in the thousands of extra dollars in the long term as I scale that site and start reviewing more companies.
Overall – Better Links Pro helps you earn more from your affiliate links and save you time
Questions? Ask away