If you have a blog, you’d probably love to earn money with it, at least to pay for its upkeep, and preferably a lot more. When you first start, you’ll probably sign up for Google Adwords and Amazon Associates.
Neither of these are likely pay off much until you have a ton of traffic, if at all. I don’t spend much time promoting Amazon links since they have repeatedly refused to pay my commissions on the grounds that they think all of my sales come from friends and family members clicking my affiliate links. And no, I wasn’t clicking on my own Amazon links, which is a big no-no.
I wouldn’t go around asking everyone I know to shop from my Amazon links. I don’t even have that many friends and family willing to shop from Amazon using only my affiliate links (or who would even remember to do so).
I’m not saying you shouldn’t sign up for Amazon’s affiliate program, especially since they will likely accept you within weeks or months of starting up.
However, be aware that they use some strange, top secret algorithm in deciding which sales are “valid” for commission purposes. This means you could spend a lot of time on posts that promote Amazon.com items and end up getting paid nothing for them.
Even if you get credit for your Amazon affiliate earnings, their commissions are generally really small.
Top 10 Affiliates List
I’ve selected 10 programs for blogger affiliates to earn money and listed them below. My top 10 is based on criteria such as my own experience with click through and conversion rates, plus the company’s reputation, how easy they are to work with, the quality of their products, bonus opportunities, frequency and quality of communications with affiliates and availability of sales and deals to promote.
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Cricut sells marvelous crafting and DIY machines that would go over well for blogs with content in niches such as lifestyle, crafts, DIY, technology and parenting/family. The company sells a dynamite product line and also pays generous commissions, plus it offers affiliates occasional bonuses for posting about Cricut’s products. Join the Cricut affiliate program by clicking here.
I’ve become a big fan of ordering eyeglasses online for my family. I’ve written numerous times about various topics related to saving money on glasses and contacts. My Warby Parker affiliate links always get plenty of clicks from these posts. Click here to join the Warby Parker affiliate program.
Gazelle affiliates give their readers a chance to save a ton of money buying a certified refurbished tablet or smartphone. Or, they can trade in a gently used device and receive cash for it. Gazelle sends a regular email newsletter to affiliates and even offered me an exclusive coupon code once. Click here to join the Gazelle affiliate program.
The Children’s Place
The Children’s Place affiliates can promote frequent sales and discounts and receive high click through rates. The company sells great kids’ clothing and accessories and has wide name recognition. They’re currently running a back to school sale with clearance items starting at only $1.99 plus free shipping.
You’re probably thinking, Walgreens? Seriously? The ubiquitous drug store chain actually sells a comprehensive selection of products on its website, plus they send a weekly affiliate newsletter offering coupons and deals.
You can post about Walgreens photo coupons, health and beauty deals, Deal of the Day and much more. The affiliates newsletter provides all the information you need each week to earn money from your Walgreens.com affiliate relationship.
This probably should have been number one on my list, but they’re in no particular order. Share-a-Sale is where you sign up for a number of popular affiliate programs, such as Gazelle and Gymboree. They also have their own affiliate program to promote signing up with them. Join Shareasale.com now to earn money for your blog.
Little Passports offers a fantastic affiliate program, and they’re wonderful to work with. I hosted a giveaway which they sponsored and also reviewed their fabulous children’s monthly gift boxes. In addition, Little Passports frequently sponsors other giveaways which you can write about on your blog.
As previously mentioned, I’ve written several posts about saving money on glasses and contacts. I kicked myself many times when I realized how much we’d overpaid for glasses for my daughter and husband by buying them from an eye doctor’s office.
You can fill your eyeglasses prescription online with 39DollarGlasses.com and get a complete pair of prescription eyeglasses, including frames and lenses, starting at $39.
In addition, the company sometimes offers bonuses to affiliates for posting about their company’s offerings. They also send their affiliates update emails featuring sales, coupons and deals you can post about on your blog.
Gymboree has exceptional name recognition as a retailer of quality children’s clothing at reasonable prices. It’s no wonder affiliates get high click-through and conversion rates on Gymboree links.
Like many other top affiliate programs, Gymboree sends regular update emails to their affiliates containing coupons and deals suitable for posting about on your blog. Click here to join the Gymboree affiliate program.
Stella & Dot
With Stella and Dot, you can promote their jewelry, accessories and gift items, plus they offer a work from home opportunity for moms, whether they have a blog or not. Stella & Dot sends a regular email newsletter to affiliates to let us know about their current promotions, too. Join the Stella & Dot Affiliate Program today by clicking here.
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