Affiliates as Blog Monetization Option
Ah, the famous affiliate networks. The golden grail of blogging. In affiliate marketing, you’re promoting the products listed on the affiliate network and earn for every purchase or registration that happens via your link. Here you’ll want to think about what affiliate networks you can use for your niche. Since I’m in the literature niche (although I expanded niches recently) I instantly registered with Book Depository and was accepted quickly. I avoided Amazon because my bank account can’t be set for payments at the moment.
Later I went for ShareASale, CJ, ClickBank (where I plan to sell my book marketing course later as a merchant), and BeRush – SEMRUSH’s affiliate network. (I have yet to utilize CJ affiliates, their back end isn’t that straightforward to use)
On ShareASale, I registered to promote Tailwind for Pinterest and Instagram, Grammarly, and Content Development Pros. ShareASale is a much easier affiliate platform to use for beginners and the registration process is simple. There are different programs that you can join in, depending on your niche. I’ve earned a bunch through ShareASale, especially because the affiliate merchants send out emails with the option to get bonus payments for a certain way of promotion.
Under affiliate type of monetization, I will also add the coupons option. You can set up a dedicated page where people will go to pick up coupons, save money with discounts and get you to earn some too. Depending on the merchant’s network you joined in, you might get coupons. This is how you can set them up – with a plugin, of course, and you can either make a new page or a new website.