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If you are looking to make money from your blog, you know the two best ways are from ads and affiliate programs. When it comes to monetizing your blog with ads, you need a decent amount of traffic. But what do you do if you have less than 10k pageviews to your blog? Affiliate programs. Yes, I have seen a good number of sales using smart strategies and the right affiliate programs to build my blog income. Before we dive into the 10 affiliate programs to make money, let me answer one BIG question that I get asked often.
How do I get accepted into these programs as a new blogger?
First thing is to make sure you have at least 10 quality posts published on your blog. And the second, you must have an about me page, privacy/disclosure policy page, and an about me page on your site. These are two simple yet important things that need to be done if you want to get into these programs. Alright, let’s get started.
This is my favorite affiliate network that houses a lot of big brands to promote. There are a variety of categories to choose, ranging from fashion to blogging resources. Once you sign up with Shareasale, you can click to join any of the individual companies listed to start promoting. Here are some of my favorites. -> Reebok, Madison Reed, Warby Parker, Grammarly, Tailwind, Picmonkey. Sharesale also offers pay per lead affiliate programs, which means you get paid when a customer takes action and doesn’t necessarily buy. So say they sign up with their email, or join a free trial – you make a commission!
Sign up for Shareasale here>>
Flexoffers is similar to Shareasale. A big network hosting a list of big name brands. The reason I suggest Flexoffers and Shareasale is because most of the individual affiliate programs choose one of these two companies to host their affiliate products. Flexoffers also has some amazing cashback programs like Topcashback, which is great if you blog about food or frugal living.
Sign up for Flexoffers here>>
3. Ultimate Bundles
This is a program that offers “bundles” of ebooks, courses and guides for a massive discount. They have a homemaking bundle, a bloggers toolkit, healthy living, meal plan, parenting bundle and more. Each of these bundles happens only once or twice a year, but because of the massive price slash, you have opportunities to make a profit easily. I promoted the Genius bloggers toolkit bundle earlier this year (over $5,800 worth of blog ebooks and courses for $97!!) and for every sale I made, I earned around $47 easily. Because the sales happen on a few days a year, your audience is ready to buy.
Sign up for Ultimate Bundles here>>
4. Creative Market
This is a one-stop shop to beautify your blog. From fonts, stock photos, mockups and even WordPress themes you can find it all in here. I have seen WordPress themes being sold for under $10! When you join Creative market you even get free goods every week sent to your inbox. Take advantage of this creative marketplace and spruce up your blog and business.
Sign up for Creative Market here>>
If your blog is hosted by Siteground, you know by now how amazing they are. From increased site speed, security and free backups you know you are in safe hands. Their affiliate program also offers high payouts and if you recommend them to your readers you make a handsome commission. I live in the UK and I earn £30 for every sale.
Sign up for Sitegrounds affiliate program here>>
A fantastic email service provider that offers recurring commission. What this means is, you not only get paid the first month of the sale but for every month they stay a paying customer. If they have signed up for a monthly plan and pay $29, continue to earn your commission each month. This is a fantastic way to make a passive income as you get paid over and over each month for work once done!
Sign up for Convertkit affiliate program here>>
7. Elegant themes
My blog runs on the Elegant themes and I just love how much I can customize this amazing easy to use theme! If you are looking for a new theme, I highly recommend you check them out and you can get a massive 10% off here. Just like Convertkit, Elegant themes also offer a recurring commission and you get 50% off each sale!
Sign up to their affiliate program here>>
I think this is the first program that comes to your mind when you think of affiliate marketing, and rightly so. Everyone including me shop on Amazon and you have a high chance of making money with this program based on your niche.
If you are a blogger that encourages your readers to start a blog, you might want to talk about Sendowl as well. They are a platform that helps you sell digital products or services. You create an ebook – upload it to Sendowl – and Sendowl will take care of how the payments are handled. You will receive your money into your PayPal or bank account. They also offer a free trial to test it out and see how simple it is.
Sign up for the Sendowl program here>>
10. Digital resources
Make sure you are joining affiliate programs that are very relevant to your audience. This way you have more chances of selling it. You can follow bloggers in your niche and see what products work well for them. If these products are something you can use in your own blog you can start promoting it. If you are having trouble converting affiliate programs into sales, I would recommend you check out this ebook that dives deep into making sales with your affiliate links, using both your blog and Pinterest.
There you have it. 10 of the best paying affiliate programs to monetize your blog regardless of how small or big it is.
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