One of the things I always tell bloggers is that you need to diversify your blogging income. As a freelancer, you just never know when a company may close, file for bankruptcy, change your commission rates, or any other number of factors. Thus, the only way to protect yourself from a constantly changing industry is to diversify! Since the earliest days of my blog, I’ve been involved in affiliate marketing, advertising networks, and influencer networks. But while I believe in
The most difficult aspect of being a freelancer is that nothing is ever certain. What worked yesterday may not work tomorrow. Money and jobs that were promised to you may never materialize. Commission rates may change overnight. Or, an ad/influencer network you’ve partnered with may declare bankruptcy, which is exactly what happened today with Mode Media. According to The Wall Street Journal, Mode Media shut its doors effective immediately. A memo circulated at Mode saying “that for the last five
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 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