The Best Affiliate Networks for New Bloggers

Affiliate marketing can be confusing at first, especially if you’re a new blogger. You’re already trying to learn the ropes of your preferred blogging platform, trying to make it look the way you want, setting up the plug-ins, publicizing yourself on every social media outlet possible, and trying to find readers. There’s a lot to do and adding one more thing on the list might seem overwhelming. While some aspects of monetizing your blog may not be possible on day

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It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere: Wine Affiliate Programs for Bloggers

Here’s a not-so-secret secret: When it comes to working with bloggers, wine affiliate programs can be pretty generous both in terms of commissions and partnering with bloggers to facilitate reviews. There are so many different types of wines in the world and so many different types of wine clubs that it can be hard to distinguish between all of them. If you post about wine on your blog – or are interested in posting about wine – it may be

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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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