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Q4 is almost here, bloggers! If you haven’t already read it, get caught up on how to make money during Q4 by taking advantage of all of the sales and promotions that retailers are offering, and the shopping that everyone is doing, to put some extra cash in your pockets.
First up in the Q4 craziness? Halloween!
Halloween is BIG business for retailers, although the timeframe is typically pretty short. Many people buy one new costume a year – especially if they have kids – so the earning potential is high. In 2015 it was estimated that Americans spent $6.9 BILLION on Halloween and in 2016 Americans are spent around $8.4 billion. Believe me when I say that you might want to consider writing about Halloween on your blog so that a portion of those billions heads in your direction.
There’s no shortage of ways that you can post about Halloween. For instance, you might want to post about Halloween decorations, homemade Halloween treats, trick-or-treat bags, or tools that you use to carve a pumpkin. For the purpose of this post, however, I’m going to focus on Halloween costume affiliate programs.
Feel free to use the spreadsheet below to apply to some or all of the Halloween costume affiliate programs that exist. From left to right you’ll find the affiliate program, its affiliate network, starting commission rate, countries where they work (when I could find this info), and a link to apply directly to each program. Feel free to download a copy of the spreadsheet if you prefer.
Halloween is still about four weeks away, which means that NOW is the time to post about Halloween costumes, especially if you’re recommending that people purchase their costumes online. Sometimes it can take a few days for programs to approve new affiliates, so be sure to apply ASAP so you’ll have plenty of time to post about Halloween before the end of the month.
Halloween costume blog post ideas
If you want to write about costumes, but you’re not sure where to start, here are a few ideas to get the juices flowing:
- Family or group costume ideas
- Costume ideas for couples
- Superhero costumes for kids
- Witty costumes
- Costumes inspired by pop culture, such as Suicide Squad costumes
- Costumes for pets
- Meme costume ideas
- What to wear to the office on Halloween
- Halloween facepaint ideas
- Food-inspired Halloween costumes
- Where to buy budget-friendly Halloween costumes
- Hottest Halloween costumes of the year
- Coordinating costume ideas for kids
For more ideas, check out the National Retail Federation’s list of top costumes for 2016.
Promoting Halloween costumes year-round
While October is obviously the big costume season, you can make use of these Halloween costume affiliate programs by finding other times to post about costumes throughout the year. Most of them sell costumes year-round! For instance, maybe people will be looking for Santa costumes in December, Purim costumes, Uncle Sam costumes, or Oktoberfest costumes.
Do Tell: Will you be posting about Halloween costumes on your blog? What other ideas do you have for posting about this holiday?
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