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I have listed 3 Affiliate Marketing Programs for Beginner Bloggers. When I started my blog, I did lots of reading and everywhere I turned bloggers talked about affiliate marketing. What I didn’t realize is that I needed to decide what I wanted my target audience to be. It occurred to me that I am a small business owner who can help others with programs and tactics that have been successful for me. Therefore, I’d like to share the 3 Affiliate Marketing Programs that accepted me immediately when I started blogging.
ShareASale – allows access to thousands of retailers. You will have to apply to join ShareASale to access the many other retailers. Some of these retailers include accounting software, baby clothing, beauty supplies, calendars, wines, shoes, and more. Through ShareASale, I have personally used Tailwind for Pinterest (which I love). If you need help growing your Pinterest views, read How Tailwind Helped My New Blog.
Rakuten Marketing – is considered to be one of the largest affiliate network programs available. As with ShareASale, you need to apply to Rakuten Marketing. Rakuten Marketing has access to some major companies like Best Buy, WalMart, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Coach, and Sephora. Not every company will accept you right away, but you can retry at a later date.
Amazon Associates – is very easy to join. With Amazon, you can promote with banners or targeted links. Amazon just like the other affiliate programs, have requirements to sell so be sure to read through all of the information provided to you. With Amazon, you can promote gift cards, Prime, grocery, books, electronics, and anything else that they sell.
Other Affiliate Programs
I have gone on to partner with companies like CJ Affiliate, ConvertKit, Shopify and SiteGround because I use them for my businesses and I would recommend them to anyone getting started. They have proven to be excellent tools for my two very different companies. I use Shopify for my automotive website and SiteGround for my blog. For more information on SiteGround read How to Start a WordPress Blog Using SiteGround. Make sure to partner with affiliates that will reach your targeted audience.
I would recommend starting with a minimum of 5 to 10 affiliates. You want to maintain a professional image while marketing affiliates that you would recommend to others. Therefore, just remember when getting started you are not going to get accepted to every affiliate program or company. Remember to choose affiliate programs that work for you. And one last tip that I learned from Oh, She Blogs! is to apply as a Publisher not as a Merchant when you are applying to affiliate networks.