If you were in the middle of a high stakes Poker game and ran out of cash, would you risk betting your blog or business to keep going?
But by failing to blog without a proper affiliate disclosure, you’re gambling with your professional assets every single day.
That’s why it’s vital that you, with help from this article, create or review your affiliate disclosure today. This will ensure legal actions aren’t taken against you and the blog you work so hard on. Let’s get to work, you little gambler…
What is an affiliate disclosure?
An affiliate disclosure is a disclaimer statement that informs consumers or potential buyers that you are in a paid relationship with the company or person you’re linking to as an affiliate.
Did you hear that affiliate marketing is a great way to make money from your content?
Good news: you heard right!
Unfortunately, you aren’t exactly clear on how affiliate marketing works or how to get started.
More good news:that’s what today’s post is all about!
How affiliate marketing works
The easiest way to explain how affiliate marketing works would be to answer a few primer questions so you know what it is, why you should try it and when to get started.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
I like to define affiliate marketing as a partnership between a publisher (i.e. blogger) and a merchant (i.e. retailer). The merchant sells products online and the publisher creates content online.
When they partner up, the publisher joins the merchant’s affiliate program (either hosted on a pro affiliate network or self-hosted tracking platform) and upon approval, logs into a dashboard to get things like promotional materials, performance reports, and most importantly, their unique affiliate tracking links.
There’s ample opportunity to profit from beauty affiliate programs and it’s only going to get better with time. That’s because nearly 3.7 billion dollars worth of beauty products were sold online in 2015 and that number is slated to rise by 12% by 2020.
To help you get in on the profit party, I want to share a list of 83+ beauty affiliate programs across 8 categories so you can quickly find the products you use and love and share them as an affiliate.
If you’re brand new to affiliate marketing, you need to get approved to at least one affiliate program before you can call yourself an affiliate so this list will help you complete that easy, but important first step.
If you’re a seasoned blogger already approved to multiple beauty affiliate programs, I encourage you to go through the list to find a few new options that offer higher payouts or longer cookie lengths. They’ll come in handy as you get more creative with your affiliate experiments.
Financial affiliate programs are the bees knees of the affiliate marketing world.
Not only do they pay above average commissions compared to other program categories, you don’t need to be a financial blogger to get in on the profit party because money conversations are relevant in pretty much every blogger’s life.
Really, who doesn’t like to talk about money?
That’s why I encourage you to add a few finance affiliate programs into your promotional mix, regardless of your niche. The potential payoff of your affiliate experiments will be well worth it.
To help you get moving, I’ve rounded up a list of 53+ financial affiliate programs, across 8 categories, for you to consider. Let’s dive in…