That’s the decision you need to make when joining new fashion affiliate programs.
Door number one leads you down the affiliate aggregator road where you join sites like Skimlinks and get instantly approved to thousands of affiliate programs – skipping the tedious bits of affiliate marketing, like managing all those links and tracking multiple sources of revenue.
Since I share affiliate marketing strategies with awesome people like you, naturally my content may contain affiliate links for products I use and love. If you take action (i.e. subscribe, make a purchase) after clicking one of these links, I’ll earn some coffee money ☕️ which I promise to drink while creating more helpful content like this.Affiliate Disclosure
Door number two takes you in another direction where you wind up working with product companies directly, usually through their own self-hosted platform or a large network like ShareASale.
Some fashion bloggers start with door number one and once they get more comfortable with affiliate marketing, make their way to door number two.
However the majority stick with the convenience of affiliate aggregators because they’re unaware of the benefits of working with companies directly.
“I am in the travel industry and am looking for innovative ways to use affiliate links besides hotel chains and travel gear. Any suggestions on products, services, or programs?”
While I responded with a short answer at the time, the question certainly stuck with me. I wanted to develop a list of travel affiliate programs that would excite Christina and other travel bloggers who were sick of promoting the same old, same old.
The end result is this list of 59+ travel affiliate programs I put together for today’s post.
Finding stellar art affiliate programs to join is time-consuming, which is why it’s remained at the bottom of your lengthy content creation to-do list for some time now.
Plus, you’re already part of the popular craft affiliate programs. Why branch out?
I hear you. Careful curation is wonderful and responsible. You want to promote products and companies you can feel good about and build trust with your readers.
Here’s the thing. Not all products will resonate with all readers, no matter how much you may love them. A better affiliate approach would be to experiment with a new product promotion each month or quarter. See how your readers respond and how your commissions are affected and keep tweaking until you find the most profitable product mix for your unique situation.
Affiliate marketing can be a powerful way to make money blogging, but it won’t work unless you experiment with your affiliate links.
When I got approved to my first affiliate program, I tried one affiliate link tactic and made a whopping zero dollars. I considered walking away right then and there – and sadly many bloggers do just that.
But I kept at it. Within a few months of trying new tactics, I had earned 5 figures. Nearly a decade later, I’ve continued to use this experimental based approach while managing affiliate programs for companies like FreshBooks and Shopify – helping thousands of affiliates successfully monetize their content as a result.
If experimenting with affiliate marketing sounds daunting, don’t worry – I’m going to make things simple. In this post, you’ll discover 31 ways to experiment and profit with affiliate links…