In the world of blogging, we all know about SEO, Social Media, and traffic. But how do new bloggers make money? The easiest way is by becoming an affiliate and earning money when people make a purchase through those links.
How does it work?
The first thing you need to know is that it doesn't cost you anything to join an affiliate program. You simply need to have a blog. Sign up for the program. And then add your links. Easy Peasy!
If you are asked to pay for anything to join an affiliate program, DON'T DO IT! It's a scam.
Sometimes you can even earn extra bonus money by writing a sponsored post for your affiliate programs.
How are Affiliates paid?
Most affiliate programs pay a percentage of the total sale. So that means that if you purchase a cute outfit from the Tea Collection for your child through my link. After the waiting period closes, I will receive a percentage of that sale deposited to my account.
My Top 5 Picks
This one is one of my favorites because I LOVE planners. So I like using affiliates for things that I actually use and will purchase. They are easy to work with and have great products.
This is another program that I use. My dog Wynter is my best friend. I love their all natural treats and food for her, so asking to work with them was my pleasure. They are a small family owned business and I love what they stand for.
I really like Cherrybrook. They are easy to work with, they have great items for pet families, and they are always offering wonderful coupon codes.
This is a great sponsor if you like talking about pets.
After talking with the owner of this company, I really liked them. This is a new monthly box club that isn't just for women. The monthly boxes have cool things for the grill master in the family. This one is new for me, but I am excited to see what they have coming out for Father's Day this year. I am already thinking of my Father's Day articles, and including affiliate links in those posts, is a good way to earn extra cash from blogging.
Join shareasale.com, Earn Cash! That's what drew me in. They are super easy and through share-a-sale I've met some fantastic Affiliate managers who have taught me so much about making money through my blog. This was my first and easiest of the programs and I'm still working with them now years later.
Last thoughts about how you can make money blogging
But my best advice if you want to make money from your blog is to write. Write well, write often, and know your craft. I've been doing this for years and I feel like I am always learning something new. From SEO to better grammar, every day I set aside time to learn something new.
All the time I see people asking how they can make money blogging and see a profit. And the truth is that most of us will not make a lot of money doing this. Yes, there are exceptions. But the reality is that every day there are thousands of new blogs opening up. You have to do this for you.
If writing a blog is your dream, like it is mine. Then you do it for the love of doing what you enjoy doing. I love being a writer and reading other blogs. I love being a part of the blogging community and sharing what I write. That's the heart of why many of us have stuck with blogging through the years.