Generate Income with Affiliate Programs!
Not sure where to start with affiliate programs? Are you part of a few, but not seeing much income through them? The biggest problem with making money with affiliate links is a lack of consistency and a realistic plan. So today we've got a quick episode breaking down some ways to make sure you're actually making money!
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"With Amazon and any other affiliate programs that you're a part of, you want to filter them through social media! So on Instagram, how many affiliate stories are you going to post a day from any and all of your affiliate programs? You need to have a plan!"
Discussed in this episode...
What are Some Good Affiliate Programs?
(Often shortened to LTK and also known as RewardStyle.) This is a super popular one and is one of my favorite places to shop! It has a lot of really great capabilities and will link to a ton of stores. It then also allows you to create links that you can share directly to your blog, newsletter, or social media. It also allows you to have almost a little feed in their app, if you'd like people to go follow you inside the app.
I feel like they really lowered the barriers for entry in their program lately, so give it a try! If you're having a hard time applying or getting in I'm sure somebody in the Thrive Blogging Community Facebook group could send you an invite.
We all know and love Amazon!
ShareASale is kind of a hub for a whole bunch of affiliate programs. A lot of brands will go through ShareASale as their way of hosting their affiliate programs. What you can do is create an account on ShareASale, and then search for brands on there. What I like about this is that you can go through and search for brands by topic or niche, and then you can sort them by affiliate payout! This is how I have found some really, really cool ones for travel, vitamins, different software's, all kinds of stuff!
- Individual Brands Programs
If there is a specific brand that you really love, you can go on their website and often search in their footer there will be a link to a partner or affiliate program. You can also just shoot them an email and ask if they have an affiliate program!
You can see a whole giant list of affiliate programs here!
Now diving into strategy!
First, assess the programs that you're part of and determine how much you will do for each one in a day or week.
- If you're on LiketoKnowIt I recommend that you aim to share at least 5 things a day!
- For Amazon, how many time a month are you going to update your storefront?
- On social media, how many affiliate stories or videos are you going to post a day?
Hold Yourself Accountable!
Be consistent with your plan, keep showing up and keep pushing those affiliate links. That is how you make more money! You don't make more money by sharing two links a week. We wish we could, but that's not the reality! The reality is you have to share consistently.
More about Bree Pair:
Bree Pair is a blogging coach and founder of Thrive - A blogging community built to empower and educate bloggers to make a full-time income by spending time on the right things. Her passion is helping bloggers create a strategy for growth and working with them on every side of their business to give them the confidence they need to be successful. Bree is propelled by the results of seeing bloggers go from overwhelmed to steady and sustained growth and creating the lifestyle they want.
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