There are many ways to make money online if you have a book blog. Between adverts and sponsored posts, you can start making a good amount of money. Another good way to make money with your book blog is to get a free books section.
Offering free books to visitors gets them in the door. Or, at least on the website. And if they are interested in the free content, there is a high possibility that they will buy the books you have for sale. Even through links and link flags.
Why Offer a Free Books Department?
First of all, this is a great way to connect your audience with books you love. Whether through reviews, comments, or simple and oral chat, giving your audience links to the books you love connects them to exactly what you’re talking about.
This is also a great way to make money on your blog. Once you connect your Clickbank account (more on that below), you’ll start receiving a portion of every sale made when a website user uses a link you’ve posted.
It’s not difficult to offer free WordPress books on your blog if you have the right tool. Today I’m going to show you exactly how to do this using a smooth and intuitive plugin.
Let us look at the plugin in question and see what it has to offer.
Free Books Department
Free Books Department is a plugin that does exactly what the name implies. It adds various feeds to books to your site using short series or codes. This works as a simple, yet effective, way for you to monetize any blog related to books, writing, or publishing.
Whether you’re a writer, book blogger, or publisher, the Free Books Department plugin is an ideal tool to add to your website. The plugin is quite simple. Once installed and activated, the plugin will provide visitors with a free news list of books using Amazon’s Kindle Unlimted program.
When you attach your Clickbank affiliate, you will then become eligible to earn a commission each time a visitor purchases the Book Promotion offer from your website. Once your book blog becomes popular enough, this can be a great way to make money.
The plugin is very easy to use and set up and comes with a ton of great features. Some of the main ones include:
- Free Visitor Books
- Content has been updated dynamically
- Select Preferred Genre
- All Genres are supported
- PermaFree and Kindle Unlimited Books
- Geo-Targeted Visitors
- Winning Commission
- Increase Content Likes and Shares
- Clean, Responsive Design
The Free Books Department plugin also supports US bookkeepers and Amazon International, so users have access to it all.
You will be pressured to find a plugin that is easier to set up and use than this one. Let us set it up so you can start earning some commissions on your book links.
Establish a Free Books Department
Step 1: Install and Start the Plugin
In order for you to display a free books section on your website, you first need to install and activate the plugin. You can do this by hopping over to the Plugins page in the WordPress admin dashboard.
Once you’re on that page, you’ll notice a search field is available. Use that field to search for the plugin by name. Once it pops up, install it and activate it from there.
Step 2: Go to the Settings Page
Now that the plugin is installed, you want to access the main settings page. This is where you can install your configurations. To do this, click Settings> Free Books section, located in the menu area of the left side of the dashboard.
You will notice that this is now available as an option to click on because you successfully activated the plugin.
Step 3: Add Clickbank Nickname and Book Genre
At this point, you will be on the main configuration page for the Free Books Department plugin. You can see that setup is pretty fast and simple.
To configure the plugin, you will need to add your Clickbank Nickname to the relevant field.
You also want to select the genre you want to display on your book page. Click the “Save Changes” button when you have finished applying the options you have selected. If you notice, you can choose to display all genres, which will allow you to show even more free book selections.
Note: If you don’t have a Clickbank account, then go here and get one. It’s free and will make you some money. You can also use the plugin without a Clickbank account, you should not be eligible to earn a commission. The way it displays and looks will be exactly the same either way.
Step 4: Create a New Page
Now that your configurations are in place, you need to create a new page to add the relevant shortcode. To do this, click on Pages> Add New, which is located on the menu area of the left side of the dashboard.
Add a page title (whatever you want) and publish it.
Step 5: Add Short Code
On the page you just published, you need to add the shortcode [free_books_section]. This brings up all the relevant content that you set up and display on the page.
Step 6: View a Live Page
The free books section page should be up and running perfectly now. Go ahead and jump over to the live version of the site and see what it looks like.
Note: Your list and section will be based on the dynamic updates drawn from your chosen genre. This list provides a vast number of free eBooks in WordPress.
There we are! You have successfully added a free books section to your website.
What If I’m an Author and Blogger?
This is not an issue when using the plugin. You can submit your own books for promotion. Furthermore, if you configure your affiliate link first, you can also earn a commission on any sales you make from the website link.
This means that if done correctly, you can make money at multiple selling points of your books. So, that’s more money for you, as well as reducing overall listing costs you might face when selling on specific platforms.
Adding a free books section to your site can be a very good way to connect with your website users. It’s also a great opportunity for you to make some extra money from your blog. This is even more important if you have a book blog.
There are several really great ways to make money on blogs. Now that you have a solid plugin and the steps needed to make this work, you can add an active list of free books for your audience to scan through.
I hope this article has been able to show you how easy it is to add a free books section to your site.
Have you ever used Clickbank before for any other product affiliate links? What are some other ways you like to make money off your blog?