The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Affiliate Programs

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Affiliate Programs
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Affiliate Programs

@GlamSavvy on Twitter wants to know what the pros and cons of having ads on our website can be. Here, I give 3 solid reasons for why affiliate marketing can benefit your brand, and why it may not.

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IT’S PURCHASED BASED

  • Someone has to purchase something in order to make money from it.
  • EXAMPLE: If you want to purchase the same watch I wore, I will link to it in the post, and they can buy.
  • It’s a great way to monetize your blog and still keep it authentic.
  • I use rewardStyle, Amazon, eBay, BlueHost
  • I like it because I’m able to control what’s on my blog (versus ads). It’s a great way to keep things customizable to my content.
  • Why I Eliminated Ads From My Blog

TIME SENSITIVE

  • EXAMPLE: If I post jeans from ASOS, they may only have those jeans in stock for 3 months. Therefore, once they sell out, or go out of stock, the link will be dead.
  • Links have a 30-90 day lifespan. So it’s a short amount of time to make money.

CONVINCING PEOPLE TO CLICK

  • This can be the hardest part, because you don’t want to come off "salesy".
  • The best way to get people to click is to be honest.
  • EXAMPLE: I’ll never post something for you to buy that I don’t like or already own.
  • If you present things beautifully, people are more likely to click.

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