I may earn money or products from the companies mentioned in this post.
I’m always trying to find ways to MONETIZE my time online!! One of my more recent discoveries is AFFILIATE MARKETING!
I know i’m extremely TARDY TO THE PARTY!
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing is a marketing arrangement where a retailer pays a commission to YOU for generating sales on a particular item or generating traffic to their site.
There are so many ways that you are able to “promote/market” a particular item or retailer. It helps to try to be as creative as possible to generate sales and traffic to your chosen affiliates.
For example. I have am a BIG Amazon.com shopper!! Currently there are several blog posts waiting in drafts where I am reviewing products that I’ve purchased previously on amazon.com. The plan is to link these items in those blog posts. Hopefully someone will like my review and purchase the item – leading to me receiving a commission from that sale.
The cool thing about amazon affiliates – even if they don’t purchase that particular item via my link – if they purchase something else via my link I will still receiving the commission. Pretty cool right?
You can also create nice banners based on categories. See the one below thats for the category “Beauty”.
Oh – Also just a tip – If you’re a WordPress Blogger – Please make sure to take advantage of Amazon’s really cool plug-in that lets you build links right from your blog post. You can read more about that Plugin and other amazing Plug-ins in my post TOP 10 Must-Have Plugins for WordPress
You have to be creative how you use your links! Some of them are simply referral links where you receive a commission from them signing up. An example of this is my SeamWork Magazine referral link or my BoardBooster referral link. I receive a credit off my monthly subscription. I count this as cash because it’s something that I am not having to pay for that month whenever I do receive sign up credits.
SiteGround is AMAZING!! I haven’t recevived a sign up commision yet – but you receive $50.00 with your first referral to site ground. I think about how many people i referred in the past – I promise it’s been atleast 5 that have signed up becuase of me!! Money lost! Smh!
Siteground is amazing if you would like to host your own website/blog. I paid less than $50.00 for the whole year! So it’s so cool that I can receive that back in just ONE sign up!
Here is a list of the current Affiliate Programs i’m apart of currently. Please note that some of the links are my own personal signup / referral links. I state that below before you click on them 🙂
|Share a Sale||Join shareasale.com, Earn Cash!|
|Seamwork Magazine||MY AFFILIATE LINK|
|Sephora Affiliate Program||http://www.sephora.com/affiliates|
|BoardBooster – Amazing Pin Automation Tool||My Referral Link|
|SiteGround – Amazing Hosting||My Signup Link|
I hope this has been helpful! Please make sure to sign up for as many as you can. It may seem like a few dollars here and there but as your blog and traffic grows – so will your commission from those affiliate programs. So it’s best to start as soon as possible! The sky is the limit!