Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways bloggers can earn money from blogging.
You can also use affiliate marketing to make money with your social platforms, such as Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram.
Bloggers and social media influencers of any size can use affiliate marketing to make money.
In order to be successful with Affiliate Marketing, you need to join the best affiliate marketing programs and know how to properly use your affiliate links.
If you are a new blogger, you may realize it is not as easy to make money blogging. But that does not mean it’s impossible. It is absolutely possible for beginner bloggers to make money blogging.
What is Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate Marketing is the process of promoting and/or referring products or services and earning a commission from the sale.
First you will need to join an affiliate program. Once you are accepted, the affiliate company will provide you with exclusive URLS, which are known as affiliate links.
Your affiliate links will track the amount of clicks and sales you receive so your affiliate company can pay you commission for the sales your brought to their company.
There is no charge for the buyer to purchase a product or service through your link. When they click your link, they will be brought to the retailers website where they can make the purchase, at the regular price.
The affiliate company will pay you commission of the sale since you ultimately brought the buyer to their website.
How to get started with Affiliate Marketing
There are thousands of affiliate marketing programs that you can join but you should only join the ones that fit your niche.
Once you decide on an affiliate program, read their terms. The terms will have valuable information such as cookie windows, payment terms, and other important information.
You really don’t want to waste your time with companies that have short cookie windows or low commission percentages because it will take forever to make a full time income. So look for high paying affiliate programs.
Once you are accepted into an affiliate program, it’s time to promote your affiliate links for the products and services you have used and like.
WHERE TO PROMOTE YOUR AFFILIATE LINKS
There are multiple ways you can promote your affiliate links.
The most common way bloggers use affiliate marketing is by sharing their affiliate links in their blog posts.
If you don’t have a blog or if you want to expand your online business, you can also post affiliate links on your social platforms!
That’s right, you can share affiliate links directly on Facebook, Pinterest,Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn!
You can also add affiliate links to your own digital content, such as an E-Book. If you send emails, you can include affiliate links there as well.
Of course, before you start promoting affiliate links, read your affiliate programs terms. Sometimes, some affiliate programs restrict where you can post.
Always follow your affiliate marketing programs terms because if you get caught not following their terms, you can be banned from their program.
The Best Affiliate Marketing Programs
There are thousands of affiliate programs out there, but you should only join the best high paying affiliate marketing programs that fit your niche and your brand.
I suggest starting with a few affiliate programs until you develop your own affiliate marketing strategy.
Check out these high paying affiliate marketing programs for bloggers and social media influencers.
MagicLinks is a great affiliate program network that partners with hundreds (maybe even thousands) of different merchants. They offer pay per sale and pay per click.
Once you get accepted into MagicLinks, you can start creating affiliate links with any of the merchants they partner with.
MagicLinks is very easy to use. I installed their Chrome extension to my browser so I can easily generate affiliate links from websites I use.
Amazon Associates is is the affiliate program for Amazon.
Everyone shops on Amazon so there is a high chance that you can make money with this affiliate program.
I buy almost everything I need on Amazon. I would be lost without Amazon Prime.
The only downside to Amazon is that they do have a shorter cookie window. Even though they have a shorter window, I still suggest using Amazon Affiliate program because they are a very common and popular retailer.
Once you are accepted into ShareASale, you will then then need to search their database for all the brands/merchants that they partner with. Then you will need to apply to each brand individually.
Awin is another Affiliate Marketing Network company that partners with thousands brands. They are very similar to ShareASale.
Once you are accepted to their program, you will then need to apply to each brand you want to work with.
Other high paying affiliate programs
- Ultimate Bundles: They pay 40% per sale
- Blue Host: They pay $65 per sale
- SiteGround: $50-$100 per sale
- Tailwind: 15% per sale
- Rakuten (formerly known as Ebates): $25 per signup
- Restored 316: 20% per sale
- Cricut: 12% per sale
- DressLily: 16% per sale
- Cupshe: 8% per sale
There are so many high paying affiliate programs out there. So don’t go crazy joining every program you come across. Join the programs that fit your niche and work on developing an affiliate marketing strategy so you can maximize your earnings.
If you are having trouble finding affiliate programs that fit your niche, find brands you want to join. Then go to google and search the brand name along with affiliate marketing program. Google will help you to find their affiliate program.
You should also check out companies that you are currently using to see if they have an affiliate program or offering any bonuses for referrals. Banks and Credit Card Companies almost always have a referral programs.
Using Affiliate Marketing with your blog and social media platforms is a great way to earn money.
It may seem overwhelming when you are first starting out but take it one step at a time. You will soon see that affiliate marketing is an easy way to earn money with your blog.
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Leave a comment below and let me know what your favorite affiliate marketing program is.