You have probably encountered numerous articles about working from home and making money online and eventually earning passive income. Is that even possible? Can you really ditch your 9 to 5 and wake up whenever you want, while money pours into your bank account? Let me tell you this – it is possible. Thousands of people do this for a living. However, it will initially be difficult, but it will pay off in the long run.
When I first started blogging, I had no clue that making money off of my posts was possible. My first blog was basically just an online diary about my life. I simply migrated from paper to electronic. That was it.
Meawhile, on the other side of the planet, people are generating lucrative income from their content. When I first discovered this, I was amazed, but skeptical. It screams scam. It screams clickbait. No way. But, I was curious, so I did my research and found out one of the ways to make money blogging was through affiliate marketing.
What Is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing is when you (the publisher) promote an advertiser’s products or services in your blog or at your website. In this case, you become an affiliate marketer.
Top Affiliate Websites for Bloggers
As mentioned above, Awin owns the ShareASale platform. The tech startup was founded in Europe back in 2017 and has since grown successfully in its industry. They offer live chat support for its affiliates which is a plus. The downside for me is that I can only see 4 categories.
The categories I can see in my account are: Retail & Shopping, Finance & Insurance, Telcos & Services, and Travel. With that said, I am quite unsure how it is for other affiliate members. Also, during the time when I signed up, I had to pay $5 to get into the Etsy affiliate program. Again, unsure if it’s for the platform in general or just the Etsy program signup.
⭐️ Impact Radius (Free)
Impact Radius is one of my favorite affiliate marketing platforms because of its user-friendly interface and great customer support. Moreover, they are big market movers because of their ongoing pursuit for product development.
☄️ Partnerize (Free)
I am loving Partnerize because of its modern look. It is yet again, one of the newer interface affiliate marketing websites that most younger generations might like. In addition, they also have a WordPress Plugin for easy access to affiliate links.
The one problem I had with them is that they tend to deactivate your affiliate account if you become inactive for some time. With that said, make sure you login frequently and maintain activity in your affiliate account.
One thing to keep in mind when deciding to sign up with any of these affiliate networks is that they have individual policies and terms that you need to follow in order to keep your affiliate status. For example, you cannot cloak links for Amazon or you risk being banned. Suffice to say, a majority of these networks are pretty chill with that.
In addition, my advise before you request to become an affiliate with any company within these networks is that you create articles that are relevant to them. These companies will often check your website or blog for relevance. If they do not find your brand a fit with theirs, you may be rejected.
Furthermore, I also like to send them a pre-written message explaining my intention of applying. I think this puts some thought into my application, making room for a higher chance of getting approved.
Ready to Become A Wealthy Affiliate?
Whether you’re new to the idea of affiliate marketing or already have what it takes as a successful affiliate marketer, it takes like-minded people like you to stay on top of the game.
I hope that you liked this post, and if you have any suggestion – I would love to hear from you!