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How I Start Affiliate Marketing Using Blog or PPC Ads?


Affiliate marketing is one of the simplest yet profitable ways of making money online. It all involves selling others product and earning commission for each sale.

For a beginner, its a nightmare! Yes, beginner’s don’t know how to start? where to start? and how to proceed? Basically, they don’t know the steps for making money as an affiliate marketer.

The question now is: Shall I setup a blog or Shall I use PPC to drive affiliate sales ?

I am sure you well know that there are two ways to start affiliate marketing. Let’s see the Pros and Cons of these two methods so that in the end, you could take a better decision. I want to simply help beginners now!image shows comparision

Affiliate Marketing by Using Blog.

  • The idea is to start a blog, produce content around the product/topic, drive traffic and trigger sales.

Let’s see the major Pros & Cons of this method.

The Pros…

  • Blogs are long-term wealth.
  • Returns are high for the long term.
  • Gets more traffic FREE of cost (via SEO) !
  • Easily satisfies the visitor needs.
  • Shall engage Readers & turn them into Customers.
  • Shall utilize social media tools for driving traffic.

The Cons…

  • Need to regularly publish useful content.
  • SEO sucks many times & fails.
  • Requires hard work to bring up websites.
  • It takes a long time to see results.
  • No Content -> No Traffic -> No Sales -> No Income

Affiliate Marketing by PPC.

Let’s see the major Pros & Cons of this method.

The Pros…

  • Quick results through quick traffic.
  • Drive affiliate sales instantly.
  • No need to work hard.
  • Shall get targeted visitors easily by tweaking keywords.

The Cons…

  • The possibility of losing all money (and become beggar).
  • Have to pay for each visitor (who may not buy).
  • No Money -> No Traffic -> No Sales -> No Income


We have seen the pros and cons of doing affiliate marketing by using a blog or by using PPC. Now it’s your turn and you have to take a wise decision.

Be clear about your expectations and what you have in hand?

  • If you have money to invest then go for PPC (beware of loss too). At the same time, if you are not in a hurry then go for making blogs.
  • Create a blog using WordPress definitely it pays you in the long run.

Good Luck!


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