On the journey to building your business, you may search for ways to monetize your blog and increase the reach to your target audience. Like me, you probably applied for Google Adsense and were denied multiple times before you were accepted. I finally got accepted, and you will, too, with persistence. However, there are other ways you can increase your income stream by joining Affiliate programs. Here are a few that I've joined through Awin and may be helpful to you on your journey to building your business and reaching financial success.
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The Awin Affiliate Program connects you with publishers across the world. You can join programs based on your target market. It's easy to join and for you to begin monetizing your site. To set up your account, you will be asked to enter your website information, provide a brief overview of your website, to validate your business by entering your EIN, and a credit card for verification purchases. I was approved the next day. Now, you will have access to apply for multiple affiliate programs at a time!
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Dinnerly brings recipes and ingredients to your door for unfussy, affordable weeknight meals. It is the first subscription meal kit service to offer $4.99 per serving. You could earn up to $10 per sale when someone purchases a basket size of $40. That's the standard size of purchases if you shoppers really want to take advantage of the offering. What does a standard Dinnerly box include? 49 weeknight meals, pre-portioned ingredients, and time saved in the kitchen. Each meal takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and cook on those oh-so-hectic weeknights.
Fiverr operates under a Click Per Affiliation structure. What this means is that depending on the traffic you bring to their site, you will receive varying compensation that can include a flat fee, a percentage of the sale, or a combination of both. Fiverr is full of freelancers worldwide that offer services ranging from graphic design, mobile app development, SEO services on time, under budget, resume writing, and more. So, if you refer someone for resume writing services, you may earn $25, and if you refer someone to a website developer, you could earn $40. The rates may vary from time to time and depend upon the sub-categories.
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Why should you consider being a Fiverr Affiliate?
Almost any site/page or YouTube/Twitch video can drive traffic to Fiverr. You can refer directly to any sub-category relevant for your audience, to any Gig, search results page, or to the Fiverr homepage.
I've tried to join Etsy's Affiliate program on my own, and it just didn't work out for me. By joining the Etsy Affiliate program through Awin, you can offer products that apply to your niche. Now, if you have your own Etsy shop, you can't recommend your products, but you can add products that closely relate to the article, video, or other content that you are creating. You can do this by creating links in Awin that tie back to your publisher ID. It's also a great way to build relationships with Etsy shop owners. When you link to their product, tag them in a social post or reach out to them on Etsy. You'll be surprised at how responsive Etsy shop owners are.
Are you eligible? See what Etsy has to say.
All affiliates are welcome to apply, however certain profiles are not eligible for the program at this time, including cashback and voucher code sites.
Please note that we also have Canadian, UK, French, German, Scandinavian (Sweden) and Australian affiliate programs. Affiliates should only apply to their specific country program. Commissions will be rewarded no matter what country the sale was made in.
After applying to Awin, I was approved the next day!
Since my business is in the financial services arena, I decided to join E-File's Affiliate Program. I publish multiple articles on taxes, including saving money from your tax return and finding free or more secure ways to file. So, this affiliate program was perfect for my target market. They even have a free tax bracket calculator that can be used as a freebie for your subscribers. Cookies typically stay on the person's computer for 30 days, but with E-File, the cookie remains for 120 days. So, this was a bonus because, generally, people take their time when filing their taxes and finding the best deal available to them. I was approved within minutes of applying!
The Motley Fool helps people invest better and is within the financial niche that I gear my content towards. The approval rate for the Motley Fool Affiliate program is 85.68%. Once approved, you can earn cash back or member rewards per subscriber. What if someone doesn't sign up right away? Well, the referral period is in effect for 30 days after someone clicks on your link. It's difficult to make those investment decisions, so I think 30 days is a good length of time for any cookies to remain on your user's computers.
The Amazon Associates affiliate program was one of the easiest to join. I applied on the website and submitted my business information, and I was approved in a day. I was also able to add multiple websites and my YouTube channel to link to the Amazon Affiliate program. It's been slow going, but I have received a lot of traffic.
Here's a great resource to help you get started: Amazon Affiliate Marketing: The Secret E-Commerce Passive Income That No One Is Talking About: Make Money Online and Gain Your Freedom Back!
With the Amazon affiliate program, you get six months to have at least three purchases made through your affiliate links. The first time around, I did not achieve that goal, so I had to reapply. The tedious part is that I had to relink all of the products in my previous blog posts in order to reroute the traffic, and that took a couple of days. My suggestion is that if you have minimal traffic on your site, try and wait until you sign up for Amazon's program, so you won't have to complete this step multiple times.
Pending Affiliate Programs
I have applied for other programs related to my target market, and I'm awaiting approval. Each one has varying approval rates, payment times, and earnings per click. I suggest applying for as many relevant programs as possible through Awin and seeing what you get approved for.
I've also had publishers reach out to me. Now, this was shocking because I wasn't expecting other businesses to be interested in me showing their products or services on their site. I'm very selective about what I add to my website, so I've declined a few publisher requests, and it's your prerogative to do so as well.
What are you waiting for? Get started on your journey with Awin and the hundreds of affiliate programs they have to offer.