An Affiliate program, what is it?
The definition of an affiliate program, according to webopedia is “An automated marketing program where a Web advertiser or merchant recruits webmasters to place the merchant’s banner ads or buttons on their own Web site.” There are many different Affiliate programs out there. Choosing the right one for your blog is important. Not all of them will have products for your niche and you want to target your readers with something that will interest them, not just random ads flashing all over the place like 1999. You can put ads on your main site along the side bar, the top, or the footer at the bottom of the page. Another spot that may get more clicks is at the footer of a single blog post or in the middle of a blog post.
Here are some affiliate programs for you to try out on your blog and see how they work.
WealthyAffiliate is an affiliate program and more. They also offer training and a social network of sort.
affiliaXe Network is network with many tools, reports, and advertisers to choose from, the payout is pretty good too.
Commission Junction is the google of affiliate networks. There are many advertisers here. Approval can take awhile, depending on your site and the advertiser.
ClickBank is another big network. Be careful with some of the products here, they can come off as scams which could scare your readers away from other ads on your site. There are good, legit programs here though.
This is just a few, there are many more, but this should get your started in making money with your blog. When you choose an advertiser they will provide you with a snippet of html code. All you have to do is copy and paste it into your blog, if your using wordpress or blogger you should see two tabs at the top of your editor, visual and text, Click on the text tab and them past the html code where you would like it. Click back to the visual and you should see your ad. If not, Preview it and you will see it as your readers do before it’s published. If you need help contact my freelance business at eighteight.
Traffic Travis is a free SEO and PPC software program and also has an affiliate program.