Can You Make Money Online With Adult Coloring Books?
Coloring books are no longer just for the kids. In fact, adult coloring books are all the rage right now. If you are into this new trend, you should consider making money from it. Can You Really Make Money Online With Adult Coloring Books? Read this article to find out more.
There are many health benefits of coloring books. Coloring books work like other mindfulness techniques such as yoga and meditation. Scientifically, coloring can help slow down heart rate and respiration, loosen muscles and stimulate the brain.
Help relieve stress and anxiety
Just like you and me, we all lead busy, hectic lives due to our demanding full-time jobs that require us to occupy our mind 40 hours a week. Outside of work, we have family responsibilities as well. Sometimes, we often find ourselves lacking time for our brains to rest. This is why meditation and yoga have gained popularity over time. Recently medical research has discovered that coloring too can help relieve stress and anxiety.
In our daily life, we constantly staring at tables, desktops, laptops, and smartphones. These gadgets have become part of our lives and it is extremely hard to detach ourselves from them. An adult coloring book is a great tool for us to escape from all the screens and ditch the technology.
The popularity of adult coloring books obviously has pushed retailers to move quickly to cater the fans. Do you know you can too adopt this trend to make some side income?
The easy way, that most people envision, is physically selling the coloring books at a local market. This is a strategy that doesn’t involve too much work, though you do need some preparation!
You’ll need a table, maybe a banner, and packaging materials. You’ll need to pay stall fees (ranges, about $10-$50/day or $300+ per season), and may be required to get a business license to comply with city regulations.
But to make big money, you need to be selling your goods online, where you can reach more people, 24 hours a day, and anywhere in the country.
If you decide to do that, you’ll need to either pay listing fees for sites like Amazon, or hosting fees if you decide to sell coloring books on your own website. Beyond that, you may need to do some paid advertising, free advertising (blogging), or other forms of promotion. All of this stuff can be learned, and isn’t that tough (I do it), but it is another aspect of your business that you need to consider!
And just like that, the creative side of making money selling coloring books online can be dwarfed by the business side of things. I don’t mean to scare you off, but if you are serious about making money and starting a business, you have to consider these things.
Can You Make Money Online With Adult Coloring Books?
The answer is yes. You can make money with little money by becoming an affiliate marketer.
As an affiliate marketer, it includes selling items through an Amazon store and writing Kindle e-books. However, there is nothing much to write about adulting coloring. One of the most powerful ways for newbies to get started is to make money selling adult coloring books as an Amazon affiliate.
There are a few very clear reasons why being an affiliate is the most newbie friendly way to make money with Amazon:
- Free To Apply
- Low Startup Costs
- Business Mistakes Do No Cost Money (just lost time)
- Simple Business Model To Follow
For those who don’t know, it is free of charge to become an affiliate of Amazon. You just need to apply to their Amazon Associates program, and as long as you have a website, you’re in!
Note: Another platform you could try is ShareASale.
Where Should I Start?
To start your affiliate marketing business, you need a website.
Did you know it costs only $14/year for a website domain name? Hosting (where your website files are stored) costs about $10-$50 per month depending on your hosting company.
So your entire business can operate for about $20 per month. That’s just insane! A brick and mortar business might require you take out a $100K+ loan with the bank. You might even have to get a second mortgage on your house or use up your entire savings. Yet, you can start an affiliate business for the cost of a single restaurant meal.
Even compared to other methods of making money with Amazon, using their affiliate program means you don’t need to stock inventory, don’t need to source goods, and don’t have to deal with any shipping, returns, or customer service.
Speaking of costs, what happens if you purchase $500 worth of inventory and it doesn’t sell? You are $500 in the hole!
With an affiliate marketing business, the worst that can happen is that you waste some time moving int he wrong direction. How is that possible? Well, let’s talk about the relatively simple business model you’ll follow to make money as an Amazon affiliate.
The Affiliate Niche Blog Business Model
There are several steps you’ll need to take to be a successful Amazon (or ShareASale) affiliate.
#1 Build A Website
Probably the scariest part of the process for newbies is building a website. If you already have a website and are just wondering why your site isn’t making any money yet, keep reading to the next section.
Actually, these days, building a website is pretty simple. Software like WordPress builds the framework of the site automatically, with no code necessary.
You’ll be responsible for moving a few pieces around here or there, like menu items or links, but all of that is drag/drop.
Again, no code necessary!
Don’t get me wrong – this will be a new skill you need to learn, and it may take a couple weeks to familiarize yourself with how the guts of your website work. But you certainly don’t need a degree in hacking to build an affiliate site. lol
In fact, you can start building your first website right now. The site can be built and online in about 5 minutes.
#2 Write Articles
Writing articles is pretty easy. Some people worry that they are not a good writer, so won’t make a good salesman. However, sometimes casual writing performs better than formal writing. You can write in any style you want. Write like you are talking to a friend instead of a high school essay, and you’ll be fine.
You do not need to be a professional writer or use good grammar in order to make money as an Amazon affiliate. You just have to help people find the right products for their needs.
#3 Link To Products
There are many ways to link products, but the very basic technique is just making a text link. Find the product you want to promote from Amazon. They’ll give you a picture, a link, and then you create the link on your website.
Creating the link is a skill you need to learn, but once you do it 2-3 times it will become second nature. This really is a small step in the process.
#4 Making Money!
After someone reads your article, if they like your recommendation and click your link, they are taken to the Amazon coloring book page.
You get credit for anything they purchase within 24 hours of clicking your link. If the person actually puts some items in their cart, you get credit for those items as long as they purchase them within 90 days.
The code in the link makes sure you get credit for the sale.
How To Get Started
We’ve talked a lot today about the outline of how making money selling adult coloring books. I hope you have some ideas about affiliate marketing by now.
I’m sure that the process of how to get from an idea to a money generating business is still a little blurry. That’s OK! This is just the beginning.
If this is an area you’re interested in, you could learn more about this through my 7-day free email course. The guide is an excellent way to learn all the ins and outs of affiliate marketing and to get started in the field yourself.
If you are interested to know more how I make money through affiliate marketing, go here.