Are you in search of affiliate programs for beginners? Or are you a slightly more experienced blogger who is interested in finding some great affiliate programs? Either way, you’re in the right place. Especially if you’re a home decor blogger.
Before I share the affiliate marketing programs for beginners, I wanted to offer a couple of tips about using affiliate marketing as part of your blog monetisation strategy.
Tips Before You Join Any Affiliate Marketing Programs For Beginners
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Why Choose Affiliate Marketing?
It’s FREE! Signing up as an affiliate should never cost any money. The only expense you should have is starting your blog or taking a course/ebook that you want to become an affiliate for.
If you need to start a blog, check out this tutorial to help you start a blog the easiest way possible. There is also no risk to you, and a lot of people start making money from their affiliate marketing efforts quite quickly.
The advice and strategies laid out in Michelle’s course are tried and tested. By many bloggers. The strategies are so simple to follow. If you follow the advice and tutorials in the book, you will be at a significant advantage compared to other affiliate beginners! Claim your seat right here.
Create Valuable Content To Make Money
The path to generating affiliate income is through your audience. To build your audience and to build trust with your audience, you should consistently be delivering content that is packed full of valuable information that solves a problem for your readers.
Posts like that are what first attracts a specific audience, compels them to return to your blog, and establishes a level of trust that helps your readers feel more inclined to click on your affiliate link or listen to what you’re recommending.
Promote your affiliate content everywhere. If you have the time for a lot of high-quality traffic generation, you have the chance to invite your potential audience to your blog. Hopefully, your content will be your hook, and they will return for even more information regularly.
It’s a good idea to get people on to your email newsletter list so that you can promote future posts via your newsletters. Some affiliate companies also allow you to use affiliate links in newsletters.
Before you join any affiliate marketing programs for beginners and start adding links;
Get Familiar With Disclosures and Make Sure You ALWAYS Disclose
Adding a disclosure to your blog is the law. You need to disclose. Whether you’re sharing affiliate links in newsletters, blog posts or social media posts, they must all be marked as affiliate links.
Disclosing can also further assist you in winning the trust and support of your audience.
Disclosures must NOT be at the end of a blog post. They must be at the beginning. Which is why you see a lot of bloggers, including myself, create a little disclosure like this, with a page they can click to for more information.
To include the disclosure on every post the way that I have, I use a WordPress plugin called “Ad Inserter” which allows them to appear in every post. Before the affiliate links.
So, let your visitors know that if they click on an affiliate link that it makes your website money. Michael Hyatt has some great disclosures that comply with FTC guidelines.
My Favourite Affiliate Platform & Program Offers
I must admit, my favourite program USED to be Shareasale but Skimlinks has surpassed it in every way. Quite honestly, I promote a lot of affiliate products through a lot of different programs. Skimlinks installs a code on your site which automatically creates a deep affiliate link for you, without any additional, joining of programs. I have created this handy list full of merchants that are supported by Skimlinks and where you will find plenty of program offers.
To join any of these affiliate programs, you must first:
Have a Skimlinks account. It’s free!
Have a blog – Here’s how to start a blog the easiest way possible + 60% discount on hosting.
Becoming an affiliate with a company like Skimlinks OR Shareasale is pretty easy. Even if you’re a beginner blogger, you’re likely to be approved. It’s also a great idea to help you monetise every single post from the beginning.
Almost all of the affiliate programs that I’m part of (as HeartHandmadeUK) are on the Shareasale platform but it began to get ridiculous for my accountant. Skimlinks allows you to add multiple sites, which is GREAT for your book-keeping. It will mean that random deposit amounts are constantly coming in and require to be tracked.
Last year, I went from around £28 in affiliate income each month from Shareasale to earning well over a thousand!
That’s all thanks to Making Sense Of Affiliate Marketing. I cannot express in words how much money you can make pretty quickly thanks to this course!
Affiliate Marketing Programs For Beginners, In The Home & Garden Niche
- The Container Store – 6% average affiliate commission rate for a 30 day period.
- Anthropologie – Avg commission rate is 14.5%
- Etsy – marketers receive an avg comm rate of 4%
- Home Depot – average 2.08%
- Bed Bath and Beyond – 3.28%
- Pier 1 Imports – avg 7%
- Urban Outfitters – avg 9.89% commission rate
- Cotton On – avg 7%
- Serena and Lily – avg 12% commission rate
- The Disney Store – average 4.78%
- Amara – 8.71%
- Wolf and Badger – 14.27%
- Cath Kidston – 3.61%
- Graham and Brown – avg 4.9%
- Bodum – 10% commission rate (on average)
- Bear Mattress – 14.69%
- Nectar Sleep Mattress – 8.34% + conditions
- KitchenAid – 5%
- Cost Plus World Market – 7.81%
- Graham and Green – 4%
- Brooklinen – 15% (exclusive rate)
- Houzz – 12%
- Society6 – 10%
- Wayfair – 9.56%
- JCPenney – 5.97%
Finally, My Favourite Home Decor Blogger, You!
There is much more reading to be done on the subject of affiliate marketing! If you also blog in the crafting niche, check out this post with a list of 30 affiliate programs for crafters.
Are you a home decor blogger? Do you know of any additional affiliate programs on the Skimlinks platform that convert well for you?