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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
In early 2015 I was sitting at home working when I received the email I’d been waiting for pretty much my entire blogging career. No, it wasn’t that a post of mine had gone viral and I’d become a millionaire overnight. That would have been awesome, but the reason for my excitement on this day was that a contact had written to let me know that the Etsy affiliate program had FINALLY launched. I’m not exaggerating when I say that I did
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
eBay has long had an affiliate program, eBay Partner Network, but it’s one of the most difficult affiliate networks to understand. I have used it and I have made money from it, but I’ve never once had any of the reports work. If I look now it literally says I’ve never sold anything, despite the occasional deposit they make into my bank account. While lots of people love shopping eBay, it has been hard for me to recommend this as a