Who wants to make some money with the best affiliate networks on the web? Yeah, me too. I mean I love blogging for my own enjoyment but a little extra money on the side is always welcome. I would put it in my travel fund 🙂
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Three Affiliate Networks to Get You Started
With affiliate links on the brain let’s jump right in and see what everyone is using over at the International Bloggers’ Association. I will start since I am writing this post 😉
I don’t have a lot of experience with the above affiliate networks… I am still new to affiliate links myself. But, I do know these affiliate networks are well-known and are being used by big name companies. For example, Wal-Mart uses BrandCycle.
And Lots More to Keep You Busy!
I use Amazon mostly because I find them easy to use. I am signed up for a bunch of others too. ShareASale, Dealspotr, etc… and then some niche-specific ones for tech products and gadgets I’ve reviewed on my website. I just never find the time to dedicate to them, though. Keep saying I will dedicate more time to learning how to effectively use and manage affiliate networks but right now I’m totally failing at that! – Monica from NYC Tech Mommy
I use ShareASale, Rakuten, Amazon, and a bunch of company specific affiliate links for bloggers: Elegant Themes, ConvertKit, SiteGround, CoSchedule. I use these on both blogs. – Jenn from The Art of Better Blogging and The Art of Better
I use Rakuten and Amazon. I add Amazon product links in some of my blog posts as well. Not sure I’m using them correctly. But it’s picking up. – Clearissa Coward from Clearissa Coward’s Command Center
I have mostly used Amazon up until now. The last few months I have started to delve into affiliates with Rakuten more. And, of course, I am an IBA Affiliate as well because I believe in everything we are trying to do to help each other be better bloggers. (NOTE from Tina – You must be a member of the IBA to enjoy this benefit.)- Audrey from That Recipe and Munofore
Programs include Amazon and ShareASale mostly. I have a lot of niche-specific affiliate networks I’m part of that align with my readership. – Sarah from ND Consulting
I use Amazon, CJ, ShareASale, Affiliate Window, Skimlinks, Rakuten, Impact Radius, and other small brands that use their own systems. The reason I use so many affiliate networks is that you have to use the one the brand uses. It can take awhile to apply and get approved but it is worth the effort. – Haley from Haley’s Vintage
I use ShareASale, Amazon, CJ, Affiliate Window, Pepperjam, and Ultimate Bundles. I’m also an affiliate for several niche-specific products for my homeschool website, like SQUILT and Morning Time Basket. – Jennifer from Deliberate Homeschooling and The Deliberate Mom
I mainly use Amazon Affiliates, which I’ve had great luck with when embedding links into posts. I also use ShareASale and Google Adsense. (NOTE from Tina: Adsense is more of an ad network but we will leave it here anyway.) – Teresa from Embracing The Spectrum
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The Final Word Is…
The affiliate networks with the highest mentions above are:
Amazon with eight mentions
ShareASale with seven mentions
Rakuten with five mentions
CJ Affiliates with three mentions
BrandCycle with one mention… from me… the writer 😉
Now be sure to check these links out and tell me what your favorite and most awesome affiliate links are in the comments below!
Let’s Make Your Blog Awesome is an original blogging learning series written for the International Bloggers’ Association. Stay tuned for the next edition of Let’s Make Your Blog Awesome coming March 6th. (We have officially switched to the first Monday of every month!)
Have a wonderful week wherever you are in the world! Signing off, Tina in Mexico