There are many top bloggers out there that make quite a bit of money using text links. Whenever a reader clicks on a link and they make a purchase from the site they visited off of your link then you will make a percentage of that sale as an affiliate. Being an affiliate takes time and effort but the payout can be well worth it. I don’t monetize as much as a could, but I do use an occasional Amazon Associates link. So I make money off of those links.
This week must be the week for companies to move to affiliate links and they have asked that I sign up to be an affiliate. I wanted to make sure that you all have the same privilege. You can sign up, you need to have a website, and it is up to them to approve you. Most companies will me sure that your site is a good fit for them as well.
Little Tikes Toy Company: Pays 5% for every sale. Commission Junction is their affiliate support, I signed up with Commission Junction over a year ago to sell Entertainment Books. It’s really easy to sign up, but make sure that you sigh up for Little Tikes Affiliate program at www.littletikes.com. Just go to their home page and scan down to the bottom and click on Affiliate Program. Commission Junction will send you everything you need to access the website and receive banners to post on your site. A check is cut by CJ once a month and sent directly to you. It’s just that easy!
Parent Media Group: I think everyone has heard of The Cute Kid photo competition. This promotion for www.TheCuteKid.com is the world’s largest and only professionally judged child and baby photo contest of its kind. They are looking to expand Their business and thought this promotion would be mutually beneficial to other bloggers. The payout to you is: $12 per contest entry, which is one of the best affiliate payouts I have seen. Sign up for this offer at: The Cute Kid Affiliate Sign Up
Amazon Associate: By using Amazon Associate links in posts, users will click over to Amazon and even if they don’t purchase that particular item then whatever they do purchase you will make 4% on. There is a sliding scale and more details that I don’t pay that much attention to because I’m not a big time affiliate user. The Problogger wrote a great article called, 9 reasons why I am an Amazon Affiliate and the information is much more insightful than what I can provide you. Now through Amazon you can earn 15% off of your referrals to endless.com. Endless.com is one the largest on-line shoe stores with accessories and fashion. So if you are a fashion blogger or love to post about shoes then you should sign up for Amazon Associates and share your link to endless.
Logical Media: If you write a lot about saving money then Logical Media will work nicely for you. Logical Media pays depending upon the campaign it ranges from cents to 10.00, you will receive e-mails telling you the details of the campaign then you post the links and banners for the offer and you are paid on how many people click and participate in the campaign. Again, with any affiliate program it depends on how much you participate and promote your offers. You ask your readers to sign up for different programs and ads.
My Savings: Logical Media and My Savings are very similar. They work the same and the payout depends on the same characteristics. I find that I work more with My Savings because sometimes I write for them as a paid post and they don’t end up in my junk e-mail box as often as Logical Media does. Affiliate marketing seems to look like junk e-mail. With My Savings You don’t have to sign up though to make money and be an advertiser. You can just sign up for Printable Coupons, Coupons, and Free Samples. There are plenty of savings to be found on the internet.
If you really want to start making money as an affiliate for companies then you need to sign up for sites that fit your niche. Do you write about fashion, sign up at major fashion sites and become an affiliate, just check out their websites and at the bottom of the site it should say “Affiliate Program”. The Smart Stylist is an excellent example of a blogger that makes money as an affiliate for multiple brands.