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If you are a blogger and are wondering how you can make money on your blog, consider affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is a great way to make an income on your blog. It’s my top source on income at this time. Check out the programs below to find the best affiliate programs for bloggers.
While I have more tips I could share on affiliate marketing, I will just stress this one tiny (but important!) tip here: Make sure the affiliate program is a match for your blog and your readers! The closer the match, the better the success.
Fun and Fitness
CAUSEBOX – a limited edition quarterly subscription for socially conscious lifestyle products. Every season you will get 6-8 ethical products that are empowering people and supporting charities in different parts of the world. CAUSEBOX is a fun way to discover and support world changing products, companies, and causes. Getting CAUSEBOX in the mail makes for an awesome mail day! You can also build your gift stash if you don’t use all the items.
MUTU System – 12 week ‘Mummy Tummy’ & Diastasis Recti Program
Grokker – At-home fitness videos. Offer a free 14-day trial
Ellie – fitness apparel and gear subscription box
PACT Apparel – organic clothing that is reasonably priced (used to be a referral program, but now is referral)
StitchFix – Fill out a style profile and have clothing and accessories mailed to you. Just keep what you like. (You can offer a waived Stylist fee if you use your referral code. You will receive Stitch Fix credit if you use your referral code. If you use your affiliate link, you will receive cash instead of credit. (Sometimes you can offer a $50 credit, like right now on 5/14/20!!) With the affiliate link you cannot always offer the free Fix though.
Fabletics – workout apparel
Your Modern Family Courses – Lose Weight Gain Energy, 21 Day Whole Food Challenge & More
Whole30 + Real Plans combo – This helps you plan 30 days worth of delicious, compliant Whole30 meals in under 5 minutes with a fully customizable Real Plans subscription. This would be a great affiliate program if you have been through the Whole30 or if you want to go through it and bring your readers along.
Ritual Vitamins – has a great payout!
Home and Organization
LWSLove (Living Well Shop & Living Well Planner) – planners and more from Ruth of Living Well Spending Less
MightyNest helps one step into a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle.. The MightyFix is a subscription service that sends members a healthy, eco-friendly product each month. Each product enables members to make simple changes, like storing food without plastic or avoiding toxic dryer sheets. By only introducing one change a month, the MightyFix makes it easy for people to step into a healthier, greener lifestyle. I got my favorite dryer balls from MightyNest! (Try the MightyFix for only $3 with promo code DRYERBALL3 and get 3 Dryer Balls as your first month.)
Twigby (low cost cell phone plans) – Cell phone plans with an average monthly savings when switching from Sprint: $73/month! Save an additional 25% for the first 6 months…that is on top of the huge savings already in place.
Lara Casey Media – Powersheets (Intentional Goal Planner), Write The Word Journals, and more. Bonuse for beautiful banner images for you to use!
Emily Ley Paper, Inc. – The Simplified Planner and more
MyFreezEasy – Make 10 – 12 meals for the freezer in less than one hour. There are 8 new meal plans each month (Clean Eats, Slow Cooker, Chicken, Gluten-Free and more).
Grocery Budget Makeover – by Erin of $5 Dinners
HelloFresh – Weekly delivery of delicious, nutritious recipes and all the necessary ingredients to prepare the meals. There are often offers to share with your readers, such as $30 OFF your first order.
Real Plans – Personalized meal plans. This is the Whole30 + Real Plans combo! This helps you plan 30 days worth of delicious, compliant Whole30 meals in under 5 minutes with a fully customizable Real Plans subscription.
Mixbook – Customizable photo books, cards, and calendars. I have loved every product! Promo codes available.
Make Over Your Mornings eCourse – manage your mornings well with this eCourse from Money Saving Mom
Green Smoothie Girl – Apply to become an affiliate or check out her products and classes: 12 Steps to Whole Food Masterclass | Detox Masterclass | Green Smoothie Girl Shop.
Dollar Shave Club
Your Modern Family Courses – Freed from Clutter, Lose Weight Gain Energy, 21 Day Whole Food Challenge & More
Grove Collaborative – some of the best customer service out there! Plus you get free stuff when you sign up for the first time! Get all of this for free: Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, Mrs. Meyer’s Dish Soap, Mrs. Meyer’s Multi-Surface Spray, Grove Walnut Scrubber Sponges + Free Shipping. Sign up and try Grove here.
Thrive Market – get 25% off your first order as a customer
Vitacost – get $10 as a customer
MyGreenFills – offers free plant based, non-toxic laundry soap
Ultimate Bundles – not just organizational products. Also – health and fitness, homemaking, essential oils, blogging, working from home, photography, business, and more! After the initial sale, some of the bundles become evergreen at a higher price. This creates opportunity for futures sales after the initial sale!
PACT Apparel – Organic clothing that is reasonably priced.
StitchFix– Fill out a style profile and have clothing and accessories mailed to you. Just keep what you like.
Mercy House – Jewelry, apparel, bags, and more made by women all over the world. The artisans are paid more than a fair wage and are empowered by your purchase.
Ellie – Fitness apparel and gear subscription box (some of my favorite leisure/workout clothing is from Ellie!)
Fabletics – Workout apparel
Kiwi Crate – Fun STEAM project subscription. My girls made a pinball machine! Get 30% off first box with code: SHARE30. Kiwi Crate also has a Give $10, Get $10 Program. So far I prefer Kiwi Co over Green Kid Crafts.
Green Kid Crafts – Fun, creative, and earth-friendly kid crafts delivered to your home. There are often promo codes for you to share with your readers.
StitchFix – A gift certificate is a great idea to share with your readers.
Kiwi Crate – Recommend as a great gift for grandparents to give! It’s not just more stuff to fill the house, it’s a fun activity to give.
Green Kid Crafts – great gifts for kiddos!
Savings Websites or Apps
Rakuten (formerly ebates) – Click through ebates while shopping online and get money back on online purchases. It’s so easy. The referral payment is $25! You can offer a free bonus when they sign up and you get $25 for the referral! Sometimes this is bumped up even higher.
Ibotta – A money-saving app. I received over $600 cash back with the app! Read more about how it works here.
Affiliate Companies and Opportunities
ShareaSale – this affiliate network works with a huge number of companies. A few examples: Lara Casey Media,
Emily Ley Paper, Inc., Cents of Style, Green Kid Crafts, Dayspring Cards
Amazon – link to about any type of product with their affiliate program.
Bluehost – web hosting. Starting at $3.95/month. Read my step-by-step (with printable) for starting a blog.
Elite Blog Academy – get on the waiting list!
Tailwind for scheduling pins in Pinterest. Use this link to get a free trial.
Gumroad (product distribution) – I use Gumroad to sell my Health & Wellness Planner and Travel Planner. I plan on using it for future products. Gumroad is an easy program to work with and it offers an affiliate program for your products.
SendOwl is another option for selling digital goods online.
Powered by MailChimp I use Mailchimp for my mailing list. They offer free accounts for up to 2,000 subscribers. (While I like MailChimp as a product, they do not have a good affiliate program. While I pick some products because of their affiliate program, MailChimp is not one of them! I use them for reasons other than their affiliate program.)
Short Pixel – This plugin is used to compress and optimize image sizes. This plug-in will help your SEO’s ranking. (There is a free version but you can pay a small amount to have all your past images optimized. I paid under $10 to have my entire site optimized.).
Adobe InDesign – I currently create my printables using InDesign.
Restored 316 – feminine WordPress Themes for women-owned businesses and blogs. Take the quiz to find out which theme is best for your website. This is a great way to share the affiliate link with your readers!
Haute Stock’s Styled Stock Library – stock photos
Christian Pics – Christian Stock Photos
hope*writers – writing community
If you want to make an income selling digital products, check out The Digital Lab. The Digital Lab is an all-access community for digital biz owners that gives you real-time insight to build, grow, and scale your digital offers. Get a free trial and check it out here!
Elite Blog Academy – get on the waiting list! Elite Blog Academy offers multiple freebies to promote. (See Below)
FREE BOOK (just pay shipping!): How to Blog for Profit without Selling Your Soul
How To Blog For Profit: Without Selling Your Soul (via Amazon) by Ruth of Living Well Spending Less
Blog Traffic ebook: 17 Strategies I Used to go from 17K to 350K+ Page Views in 9 Months by Lena Gott
10 Mistakes that Bloggers Make – free eBook from Food Blogger Pro
The Number 1 Thing – free eBook from Food Blogger Pro
Food Blogger Pro Membership Coupon
Long-Term Affiliate Programs (with specific launches)
7 Surefire Ways to Boost Your Blog Income Overnight – I found this guide so helpful! If you want to make an income from your blog, find ideas in this free resource. Maximize your revenue and learn from the best! Grab this book to get practical tips you can implement right away.
The Small Business Roadmap: More flexibility and more freedom? This guide will show you what steps you’ll need to take to get your business started, along with typical startup costs.
120 Awesome Blog Post Ideas: In case you are stuck and don’t know what to write, grab these 120 blog post ideas. Either use them for your posts or just use the post ideas as inspiration if you have writer’s block.
The Essential Blog Post Promotion Checklist: You cannot just write and publish a post and walk away. No one will see it! Get the quick checklist that covers everything you need to do to promote your blog posts.
The Beginner’s Guide to Branding Your Blog: Find out how to brand and design your blog so that you tell your audience exactly WHO you are as an entrepreneur and a company.
The New Blogger’s Guide to Guest Posting: Packed with practical tips you can implement right away, this guide will help you grow your audience with guest posting and make sure your content is a hit every time.
20 FREE (or almost free) WordPress Plugins: Plugins help bloggers who don’t know a ton about programming but still want a website that looks and functions like it was custom-coded. This list of the best free and almost-free WordPress plugins will help so you don’t have to sort through the many (sometimes bad) plugins out there. (I also have a blogging resources page on my site that lists a few plugins I use.)
Must Have Mobile Apps for Blogging on the Go – Blogging on-the-go that can save a ton of time. (Just be careful that it doesn’t rule your life!) From editing your photos to writing posts, you can do just about anything for your blog from the palm of your hand.
Goal Setting Workbook for Bloggers – Work smarter, not harder. Use the guide to help you prioritize what is important and accomplish your goals.
Blog Structure Blueprint – Use this guide to help you organize your blog. Your blog structure is important so don’t skip this step!