Money-making in blogging takes some planning. Affiliate programs are a well-paying way to make money for your blog. Make sure you choose an affiliate program that will serve you well considering the time to participate.

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Affiliate programs are a great way to make money with your blog.
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Not all affiliate programs are created equal.

They can make you a lot of money. Many of them operate on a cost-per-click or a commission basis. So you want to be selective. Make sure that your product matches your niche.

Here’s what you should look for in your next affiliate program.

A Manager that Gets Your Blog

The people you work with should understand your niche. Affiliate program managers will sometimes send you the wrong promotional material if they don’t get your blog.

Some managers are very involved with their affiliate programs. You want to choose someone who has taken the time to research you.

A Program that Understands Affiliate Programs

Savvy affiliate program administrators know how to compensate. They understand the value of your audience.

Targeted audiences are scarce on the internet. When an influencer or blog has their attention, it’s even better for an affiliate program. If you connect with your following, you’re valuable.

Work with a program that understands this. You should be able to negotiate a fair rate for the quality of your blog and promotional material. If you spend 50 hours a week on your blog, charge like it.

A Money-Making Strategy

Some people are new to affiliate programs. There should be all kinds of incentives built in for you as an affiliate.

If you suspect that your program doesn’t offer enough, it’s okay to negotiate or work with someone else.

Negotiation is one perk of blogging professionally.


What do you look for in an affiliate program?