One of the main reasons bloggers start a blog these days is to monetize. Yes, there are hobby bloggers who share their life and story in their posts each day but the goal for the majority of bloggers these days is to make some money while writing online. However, it can be a challenge to do so when you are new and haven’t built up a good amount of following.
My advice to any new blogger regardless of your blogging goals is to always put your content first. Spend the first 6 months focusing on content so you can get a jump start on your traffic. The traffic will surely come if you have great content and monetizing will be a breeze. Advertisers and affiliates will definitely ask for your page views and social media followers count before approving you. They are a few that will approve you right away if you meet some minimal requirements, those are the ones I’ve listed below.5 Affiliate Programs For New Bloggers Click To Tweet
5 Affiliate Programs For New Bloggers
Adsense is an advertising placement service by Google. It is designed for website publishers who want to display targeted text, video or image advertisements on website pages and earn money when site visitors view or click the ads.
- Select the ad you want on your site
- Choose where you want the ad to appear
- Watch the highest paying ads go live
- They take care of the $$ details
In 4 easy steps you’re set up in no time and any new blogger can start monetizing as early as the first month of blogging.
Amazon affiliate program also, known to most publishers as Amazon Associates is one of the first online affiliate programs on the world wide web. (Like the one you see above) When website owners and bloggers who are Associates create links and customers click through those links and buy products from Amazon, they earn referral fees.
It’s easy and free to join, get up and running within hours.
Choose from millions of products to advertise to your readers. They have simple linking tools to help you monetize your website.
Get up to 10% in advertising fees. Earn advertising fees from qualifying purchases, not just the products you advertised.
IZEA, formally known as PayPerPost is a sponsorship marketplace for creators.Their platform allows brands/agencies and influencers to collaborate easily. This means that a blog post, a social media post can be sponsored by brands if you are a content provider.
If you are a new blogger head to IZEA, create a profile, link your blog, all of your social media profiles, connect your google analytics and start checking out sponsorship offers. They have 3 plans to choose from for publishers; Free, Basic ($1 monthly) or Pro ($5 monthly) the higher the plan the more sponsorship opportunities you get offered on.
Shareasale is an affiliate marketing network that works with brands and publishers. They work with both merchants to promote their brands and products and publishers that create affiliate ads/links/banners on their websites. Shareasale hosts a lot of my affiliates so I don’t have to go to each one of the brands I work separately. It is one of the easiest platforms I’ve ever used since I became a blogger. Sign up, create a profile and then search for a brand that you want to work with.
Viglink is an outbound traffic monetization service for publishers, forums, and bloggers. They specialize in in-text advertising and marketing. After you sign up with them, install the Viglink plugin then you’re set to go. If you mention a product, certain services in your blog post or even a store like Target in your blog post it automatically will link it so you get paid when someone shops even if you are not an affiliate for them.
Comment below if I missed an affiliate for new bloggers and let me know so I can add it.
Note: This post contains some affiliate links, see my discloser policy here.