Friday, February 9

Make money online/blogging using Affiliate Marketing Programs

Before l will go into Affiliate Marketing l would first of all like to explain what Affiliation Marketing means.


So what's Affiliate Marketing?


Affiliate Marketing is a type performance based marketing  in which a company or organization pays or rewards one or more Affiliates  for the each of any visitors or customers brought by affiliate’s own marketing effort.


Explaining this for better understanding of it in a simple terms it means Affiliate Marketing is a process  by which one or more people get paid for the products and services they sale marketing Merchants products and services by driving traffic from their own blog to the Organization is affiliated to.


We have many Affiliate Marketing platforms / Organizations which one can join and make huge money through it.


Apart from making money from Google Adsense and other ad networks,


Affiliate Marketing is another sure way of boosting your revenue and income every month.


Because before you can make much money from Google Adsense you have to have huge visitors to your blog,


but when you build a strong fan base and loyal readers who are sure of the product and services you offer and trust them,


then you can get sales and be paid for it for each products you visitors buys from any of your Affiliate Company.




( Affiliate Marketing is the process of getting commissions for selling other peoples product and services, assuming you used a product and you like it, you can also recommend this product to your blog readers by writing about this products and you will get some commision if any of your readers buys this product ).


Make money online/blogging using Affiliate Marketing Programs


How to join Affiliate Marketing programs.


Before you can join any Affiliate Marketing program from your blog you have to register by submitting your website to the Affiliate Marketing website you wants to join,


them in turn will review your blog to see if it reaches their acceptance requirements,


you can be approved or disapproved depending on what their requirements is.


Affiliate Marketing is a very lucrative way to make money blogging,


it take little time to be near perfect to it but it's worth the time, one don't have to depend on one source of income when he or she owns a blog you have to try and experiment with many Monetizing process this way you will be getting lots of income from different ways.


Is good to use Affiliate Marketing on your blog weather is large or small it pays with time dur many blogger don't like going into it because it requires little work and research to make sure the products and services you're writing about are clearly detailed and justify the demand for the product in the market.




Their are Parties that are involved in Affiliate Marketing let's look closely on them.


For Affiliate Marketing to be complete there are four parties that makes it up, they are


  1. Merchant
  2. Publisher,
  3. Customers and
  4. Affiliate Network


This four mentioned parties are the cream and juice of Affiliate Marketing so let's look closely on them.


Starting from 1 which is


Merchant (retailer / brand /Advertiser):


So who's a Merchant? A Merchant is the producer, maker or creator of the product and services you promote, who can also be called retailer, brand or Advertiser.


In other words if you create your own products and services which you sell  then you too your a Merchant


Publisher (affiliate / associate): Someone who promotes other peoples product and in return gets commission on the selled product is called a Publisher.


We as Blogger we sell other people's products and services through our blogs so we are called Publishers.


Publishers can also be called affiliate or associates.

Third one is


Customer (blog reader): your blog reader who are see the product and services you promotes and buys it is your customer.

Affiliate Network: the forth which is Affiliate Network is the marketplace where Merchants gives and offers publishers opportunity to be an affiliate to their products and services.


Which is made possible as a publisher by signing into the marketplace you wants to promote their products.


They are the party that handle and manages payment between  both Merchants and Publishers, dur they are not the main or essential part of affiliate marketing.


For one to be an affiliate marketing he or she must choose one from this four l have mentioned above.


As a Blogger we prefer the publisher (affiliate).


So with this explanations let's look at how Affiliate Marketing works?


I believe you must have gotten the clue of work Affiliate Marketing is all about summarizing it altogether l would say a Merchant runs an affiliate programme for their product and services,


then you as a Publisher signs up for their Affiliate marketing program and promotes their product through your blog or any other medium and in return gets commission for every successful sell you made.

For example:


Bluehost offers an affiliate programme for their web hosting service.


And they have their own affiliate program which you can join and promote their services through your blog and gets commission when your customers buys their service through your affiliate link.


You can also join infolinks ad program which runs ad on your blog, you can make money through their website by places ads on your blog and also by referring publishers.

We have many other Affiliate Marketing programs like:


Chitika ad program


Click on this banner to join Chitika ad network


Make money online/blogging using Affiliate Marketing Programs


Some main terminologies used in affiliate marketing are:


  1. Affiliate Programme
  2. Affiliate Link
  3. Affiliate ID
  4. Link Cloaking
  5. Affiliate Marketplace
  6. Affiliate Products/Services
  7. Banner AD
  8. Contextual Link
  9. Commission


To further understand the meaning and what Affiliate Marketing is we have to look into this Affiliate terms.


1. Affiliate Programme: this the program established by merchant to help you run an affiliate.

You have to sign into the affiliate program for you to join and promote their products or Services.


2.  Affiliate Link: this a unique code given to a publisher by the merchant with which you can promote their product/services by placing the link to area where you wants to promote it either in your blog or any other medium.


This Affiliate Link is what the Marchant use to track and monitor you affiliate to know the number of sales you make and the commission you will get in return.


3. Affiliate ID: this another important term in affiliate marketing this ID is been given to you by your Affiliate Merchant to track your sales and calculate your commission.


Some Merchants gives unique ID for you to use to promote their products or services.

4. Link Cloaking: when you sign-in into any affiliate program you will be given their affiliate link to promote their products/services.


This link is made up of numbers / or special characters which makes it to appear ugly but to beautify this ugly link then you have to cloak it
You can achieve this aim by using ThirstyAffiliates WordPress plugin for your  link cloaking.

Link cloaking is also important for avoiding and preventing the hacking or hijacking of your Affiliate commissions.

4. Affiliate Marketplace: is like the middle man that helps to connect Merchants with Publishers, which is also called Affiliate network.


Most of the popular Marketplace are



Amazon Associate , ShareAsale, CJ Affiliate etc.


Affiliate Products/Services: this the product you promotes through your blog when you have joined an affiliate programme.


This products can be promoted by using banner ads or text links on your blog

Banner Ad: this a graphical ad which you use to promote any product/services your affiliated to on your blog.


The codes for this banner ads are given to you by the Merchants, all you need do is to copy the codes and paste on your own blog.

Contextual Link: contextual link is a text link which you place on your blog to promote a product/services.


Commission: is the reward you get from your Merchants when a customer buys any of the product/services your promoting through your displayed banner ads or text link.

This reward or payment is called Affiliate Commision.

How to use Affiliate Marketing as a Blogger.


There are two ways we can use Affiliate Marketing as a Blogger.


  1. As an Advertiser
  2. As an Publisher



To join an Advertiser in Affiliate marketing means you have your own product/services you sell.


While Publishers are Bloggers who don't have any product/services of their own to sell but they promote others merchants product and gets commissions.


As a newbie in blogging it preferable to join Publishers, then when you created your own product and services then you can join Advertises Affiliate marketing.

How to come to be an affiliate?

first, you need to find a product to sell. once you find a product, look for if they have any affiliate application for that product.

in case you found an affiliate programme for the product, sign on for the associate programme. now not all affiliate programme will let you join.

Once you accepted into the associate programme, you'll be given an affiliate hyperlink and/or banner advert code to sell the product.

the following step is to link the product web page into your blog through the usage of an affiliate links and/or displaying the banner ad on your blog.

Can you operate affiliate/associate advertising with others monetizing networks like Adsense?

yes, you can use affiliate advertising with Adsense to monetize your own blog.

My Conclusion:


Is not good to be making money blogging from one single stream of income, since it will limit your earning potential.

Is better to use many monetizing methods to earn money on your blog

As a newbie joining Affiliate Marketing need little work but l know with time you will get convenient with it and get to love it too and most importantly make money through it. 

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