Boost your Blog Income by Adding this One Simple Page to your Blog

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This post may contain affiliate links.

The purpose of your blog is to inform your readers about your topic. You can also recommend products and services that will make the topic easier for them. In turn, you can earn money when your readers purchase the resources you suggest to them!

One great way to do this is by creating a “Resources” page. This will be where all of the tools, products, and services you recommend will be listed. You can see how I created my Resources Page here.

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Why you Need a Resources Page

Having a single page dedicated to your favorite niche tools, courses, and products is a great way to help your readers. They come to your blog for advice and recommendations, so make them easy to find! A simple list that tells your readers what to buy, and why they should buy it, is a great way to assist them in their hobbies, interests, or tasks.

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Also, having a resources page helps you make money with affiliate products. When you recommend your favorite items to your readers, make sure you are using your affiliate links so that you earn a commission. That way, it’s a win-win for everyone.

What to Include in your Resources Page

Any product or service that you find helpful in your niche should be included in your resources page. Be sure to include anything that will make your readers’ lives easier too. Just make sure it’s related to the topics you blog about.

Let’s look at my resources page for an example. Since I talk about blogging and making money online, I recommend products and services that will make it easier to do these two things. My list includes my favorite domain name registrar, web hosting service, and social media tools.

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If you are doing a beauty blog, you can recommend brushes, palettes, mirrors, and make up tools. For a fitness blog, list the equipment, workout DVDs, clothing, and other gear you recommend. Food blogs can mention cookware, kitchen appliances, cookbooks, and more.

You should only include products that you have personally tried. If you wouldn’t recommend something to a family member or friend, don’t include it on your resources page. Doing so can make your readers start to distrust you, or question whether or not you provide the best information in your niche.

How to Build a Helpful Resources Page

To create a resource page that your followers find helpful, start by collecting your links. If possible, use your affiliate links so you make money with your recommendations. As long as you are recommending quality tools and services that will benefit your readers, there’s no reason you shouldn’t earn a commission!

Once you have the list, create the page. Be sure to include it in the navigation menu, just like you would with your About and Contact pages. This way, it’s easy for your readers to find.

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For each resource, list the name and link it to the product’s website or order page. Include a small paragraph on why you recommend the product. If you have a blog post, how-to tutorial, or review you have written on the product, be sure to link to that on your resource page. You need to give your readers all the info you can in one place so they can decide whether or not to purchase.

Add the logo or product image for each resource in your list. Link the images to the product website or order page, using your affiliate link when possible.

Additional Tips for Boosting your Income with a Resources Page

  • Never add something to your resources page that you haven’t personally researched or tried.
  • Review your resources page once a month. Add any new products you enjoy using, and remove any that no longer work.
  • Make sure your links still work correctly and take the reader where they need to go in order to learn more. Check the links once a month as well.
  • Only add products and services that are related to the topics you blog about. You may have a great frying pan at home, but if you blog about sports, do not add it to your resources page. However, if you blog about cooking, food, or recipes, be sure to include it!
  • Disclose your affiliate relationship with a product. A simple mention at the top of your list will be good. At the top of mine, I have “This page contains affiliate links. If you purchase, I will get a few bucks. Thanks!”

Making More $$ with Affiliate Marketing

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Your resources page is all about making money with your affiliate links. If you would like to earn more from affiliate marketing, I recommend you check out Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing by Michelle Schroeder-Gardner. Michelle blogs at Making Sense of Cents, and regularly earns $50,000+ each month through affiliate marketing. You will definitely learn a thing or two…or 10!

I already had a resources page on my blog prior to taking Michelle’s course, but I revamped it with her suggestions and it looks much better now!

Does your blog have a resources page?

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60 Comments on “Boost your Blog Income by Adding this One Simple Page to your Blog”

  1. This makes so much sense. I don’t know why I never thought to do this before, but I am totally taking your advice.

  2. This is a great idea. I’ve never thought to have a resource page with helpful tools and insert affiliate links. I will definitely be adding this to my “to do” list when I am editing the site. Thank you.

  3. I have thought about this before, but I’m a parenting and food blogger. I occasionally touch on blogging tips but I’m just not sure how I would go about setting up a resource page for my niche. However, I do include and use affiliate links often throughout posts and in banners, and it has made a huge difference in my monthly blogging income.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Erin. I took a look at your blog (cute design, by the way!) and since you do a lot of recipes, I think you could do a great resources page of your favorite kitchen items and small appliances. Also, you could always break your resources page into different categories. A section for food, another for parenting, and even another for blogging!

  4. Excellent tip! I never thought about compiling my links in one, easy access page. I’ll have to make some time to do this. Thanks!

    1. Thanks, McKinzie! I have a feeling I’ll be redoing my own page quite often. It will become a permanent fixture on my to do list. 😉

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Karen! For your blog, you could do a resources page filled with products that help your reader eat clean. Maybe cookbooks and your favorite kitchen tools? A meal planning service or guide would be helpful to include too.

  5. I’m liking this idea! I will have to start working on it. A resources page can be referred to over and over by both me and my readers. I like it!

    1. You are right, Terri! I look at mine a few times per week, just to see if I need to add or remove anything.

    1. Stick with it, Alexandria! It can be difficult to start making money blogging, but once you do, it becomes easier to increase the income!

  6. A resources page can be a great idea! Coupled with ensuring every post contains at least one affiliate link, income is sure to rise!

    1. I totally agree, Michelle! I am trying to use my affiliate links more to help my readers and increase my income. Win-win!

  7. What a cool idea! I never thought of dedicating a single page to all my resources. I do product reviews so I have something new to add every month, but you have definitely inspired me. I could probably have a resource page of my absolute favorites and other things I regularly use. Thanks for the idea!

    1. You could totally work a resources page, Melanie! I like the idea of changing out your favorites often. Great idea!

  8. That sounds like a great idea! I never thought about making a resources page before. Affiliate marketing is a great way to monetize your blog though, it’s tried and tested.

    1. Thanks for dropping by, Amanda. I agree that affiliate marketing is a great way to monetize your blog.

  9. I am really loving your blog. I never knew about resources page, but that means many other bloggers don’t either. If I’m a product review blogger with a focus on kid, crafts, products and more, Is it ok if I add a bit of everything or will it be too messy?

    1. Thanks for the comment, Shirley! You could definitely add a few different products on your resources page. Just split it up by sections/subheadings, so your readers can find what they need.

    1. Thanks, Ana! Hopefully this post helps you if you decide to create a resources page of your own. 🙂

  10. This is a really great idea! I have never thought about adding a Resources page to my blog. Definitely have to think about adding it. Thanks for the tips! 🙂

    – – Rachel @ Tidy&Teal

  11. Hi Kecia,

    There are many important pages which can make your blog better. I have never thoughts about adding a resource page.

    I should think about it. Ia m sure, people would love your advice and maybe they can have their boost.

    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Enjoy the day.
    ~Ravi

    1. I think food bloggers can be very successful with a resources page. There are many kitchen tools and gadgets out there to recommend!

  12. This is very interesting! It is something that I never really thought about before. It definitely can be helpful to those that are visiting your site!

  13. YES! Having a resources page is so helpful for readers. While it’s a great way to earn income, it’s also such a great way to help readers and solve their problems if they are trying to figure out how to do something. Smart tip!

  14. Interesting… I have a resources page, but it’s mostly filled with my past articles. I suppose I’ll add my affiliate stuff there too.

  15. Hello Kecia!
    Thank you for this information! I have been wanting to start a blog but really didn’t know how to choose a site builder. There are so many out there! What site would you recommend ?

  16. Thank you Kecia,
    This is a very helpful idea. I will be incorporating resources pages into my blogs which both need a big kick up the rear! Much appreciated advice. Found this post on my Pinterest feed by the way.

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