One of the ways that you can make money online is through affiliate marketing.
You don't have to be a blogger to make money this way - affiliate marketing is perfect for small businesses too.
The key to being successful with affiliate marketing is to partner with programs that offer products and services that fit with your niche.
This affiliate program directory will help you find affiliate programs that you can join to make money.
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Becoming an Amazon affiliate is an easy way to get started with affiliate marketing. Amazon sells products that relate to practically every niche imaginable. As your business grows, you can also apply to join the Amazon Influencer program - where you can get your very own page on Amazon - this is mine, if you would like to take a look.
American Consumer Opinion
American Consumer Opinion is an online survey company. They do market research by paying people to complete surveys. This affiliate program is perfect for finance/budgeting bloggers that offer their audience options for making a little extra money on the side.
AWIN (short for Affiliate Window) is an affiliate network. Basically you apply to become a member of AWIN (it's free) and once approved, you can then apply to the brands that host their affiliate programs on this platform. Sites like Etsy and eBags host their affiliate programs here. So it's a good fit for DIY and lifestyle bloggers, but there are other programs to cover all niches.
You can use Blurb to create beautiful photo books for personal use or use it to self-publish your own portfolio books, cookbooks, etc for your business. The sky is the limit!
The Blurb affiliate program will work will with a variety of niches from lifestyle blogs to food blogs, art blogs, and more.
Book Like A Boss
Book Like A Boss makes it easy for your clients to schedule appointments with you. No more going back and forth to find the ideal time. You can also use the service to accept payments. If you are a business coach then this is a great affiliate program to promote to your clients.
DMCA offers bloggers copyright protection services. Content theft is a serious offense. If your blog caters to online content creators - then this is a great affiliate program for you.
Easy Closets offer custom closet design and easy DIY installation at a fraction of the cost of full service companies. This affiliate program is a great partner for professional organizers or home and lifestyle bloggers.
Erin Condren brings organization to life. This company makes beautiful planners and accessories to help people get organized and stay that way. This is a great affiliate program for professional organizers or productivity bloggers.
Grammarly is a proofreading extension for your browser. It is a godsend for bloggers and writers. You can read my Grammarly review here.
If your website is geared toward helping bloggers, copywriters, or even virtual assistants - then this program is a good fit for you.
Grokker is a service that offers yoga and fitness videos that people can use to get fit in the comfort of their own home. This affiliate program will work well for fitness, yoga, health, and lifestyle blogs.
The Hungry JPEG
The Hungry JPEG offers beautiful graphic design bundles and website assets. This affiliate program is great for sites that cater to web designers and graphic artists.
Linqia isn't so much an affiliate program as it is an opportunity to work with brands and create sponsored posts. As a blogger, you apply to Linqia and once accepted, they will connect you with brands that pay you to write sponsored content.
Media.net is a contextual advertising program that bloggers can use to make money online. Basically, you put the code on your site and they serve the ads. You make money when people click on your ads.
OptIn Monster makes it easy to create optin forms on your blog. If your blog caters to bloggers - then this program is something you should look into.
Reward Style is a popular platform that lifestyle bloggers use to monetize their websites. The program is by invitation only and you must meet the following criteria:
"Please keep in mind, when accepting publishers to our platform rewardStyle considers applications with at least 4 months of consistent content that contains the following attributes:
- Engaged and Growing Audience
- Quality and Original Content
- Clean Editorial Design"
The Spark Naturals affiliate program is a perfect fit for beauty bloggers and sites that promote healthy living. If you talk about the benefits of essential oils on your website, this program is for you.
Stella & Dot
Not only does Stella & Dot offer beautiful jewelry - they also offer an excellent work from home opportunity. This affiliate program is a good match for both beauty blogs as well as finance and work at home blogs.
I have just started with the sni.ps influencer program - so I am not entirely sure how it works. But the gist is they provide content for you to share and you get paid base on the number of clicks that you drive.
Taste Trunk provides gourmet gifts for all occasions. If you publish gift guides on your site, then this program would be a great addition.
The Ultimate Bundles Affiliate Program is one of my favorites. This company offers "bundles" of digital products - each bundle revolves around a single topic. No matter what your niche - there is probably a bundle that will work for your business.
You can think of VigLink as an affiliate marketing clearinghouse of sorts. Basically, VigLink has affiliate relationships with hundreds of retailers. You can affiliate your links through VigLink and make commissions without having to go through and join each individual affiliate program.