For most bloggers, monetization comes from sponsored posts working with PR teams at brands and agencies or ad networks with low impression rates. Affiliate marketing is a model that takes the power of monetizing and puts it in your hands. Instead of a one-time payment for a post, you can make money from a single post for weeks, months, even years. You can also find that brands that wouldn’t normally work with you for sponsored posts will open their doors if you approach them as an affiliate.
Affiliate marketing lets you create the content you want to instead of letting the brand direct your message. You can work with multiple brands in a single post, you can make money from social media, and you can monetize your email list. Keep your content original and keep the trust of your readers while increasing the income you make through traditional sponsored campaigns.
With so many opportunities, affiliate is an exciting step for bloggers. But since you’re running your content you also need the knowledge to make the industry work for you. Affiliate has its own vocabulary and its own business model that isn’t always welcoming to lifestyle blogs. With Jellyfish Web E-courses you get simple step-by-step instructions on who to work with, how to organize your relationships, and what you need to do to make affiliate work for you regardless of the size and niche of your blog.
Ready to get started? Check out our Beginner Affiliate Course.