What’s the Difference Between Rewardstyle and ShopStyle?

In our rundown of the major affiliate networks I mentioned that RewardStyle and ShopStyle Collective are both subaffiliate networks. What this means is that once you join either of these networks you will be able to promote ALL of the advertisers in the network… and believe me, there are a lot! When many lifestyle and fashion bloggers are just starting they usually gravitate toward RewardStyle or ShopStyle. The two programs are very similar. Both RewardStyle and ShopStyle work with pretty much the

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The CJ Content Certified Program is a MUST for Bloggers

We are all at different parts of our affiliate marketing journey, but did you know that affiliate marketing isn’t for bloggers? That’s right. Affiliate marketing has been around almost as long as the internet but it wasn’t designed for content creators. That’s why you will start getting inundated with deals and coupons when you start registering for affiliate programs. Those “ads” are great for affiliate sites like Ebates or Retailmenot, but unless you’re a deal blogger they’re probably not working

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Why I Generally Don’t Recommend RewardStyle

Over the past couple of years, RewardStyle has become the go-to site for new fashion and lifestyle bloggers wanting to make money from their sites. I am obviously a big fan of bloggers making money, so you may be surprised to learn that I generally don’t recommend RewardStyle. In fact, part of the reason I started this site is because I want to help empower bloggers so that they don’t need to rely on networks like RewardStyle to earn income. With a

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Why You Should Start Adding Affiliate Links to Your Blog on Day 1

The question I’ve heard most frequently since launching this site is “when should I start adding affiliate links to my blog?” People generally want to know if they should wait a few months until they have more posts built up to dive into affiliate marketing and my response is always the same: No! You should start adding affiliate links to your blog on Day 1! I know that may be overwhelming to hear, especially if you are a new blogger

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How to Post Affiliate Links on Pinterest that Don’t Look Spammy

Update: I received the following message from Pinterest yesterday. Pin away! Pinterest Support (Pinterest Help) May 16, 11:55 Hello Lisa, We’re allowing all affiliate links at this time, regardless of network. However, we will not allow affiliate links drive to spam or spam-like outcomes. Hope this helps – let me know if you have more questions. Thanks, The Pinterest Team   It was just announced that bloggers can use affiliate links on Pinterest again, which means there’s about to be a

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