I have to admit I’m a bit new to using affiliate marketing to generate passive income but I have learned a few tricks along the way to share. Here are some creative ways to earn affiliate income. Oh, and why not sign up to be an Angie Makes affiliate while you’re at it?!
1. Use Pinterest
Double check that this is ok with the various affiliate programs you are a part of. Some, like the Creative Market affiliate program not only condone this, they encourage it! It is totally acceptable in our own affiliate program as well. Use your unique affiliate link to insert into various pins. Also, make sure that you insert relevant keywords to give your pin a better chance at being found via search on Pinterest.
2. Your Site’s Footer
This is one of the EASIEST ways to earn a bit of passive affiliate income for yourself. If folks visit your site and like the look of it, chances are they will scroll to the bottom to see the site credits. Several happy Angie Makes theme users have found some great success by inserting their affiliate link there.
3. Affiliate Banners
Grab banners from your affiliate program. We have inserted a banner for our favorite hosting provider, Blue Host, into our blog sidebar. With our own Angie Makes affiliate program, we have created several sizes of banners to be used on your sites and blogs as well.
Georgia over at Oatmeal Smiles has an Angie Make affiliate sidebar banner.
4. Affiliate Blog Posts
If you love something, share it with the world. Write a how-to post on how to do that thing you love and include a supply list with your Amazon affiliate links. I recently bought an ebook after reading a super helpful post on how to improve your blog photos. She linked to a book she found helpful. I bought it as a result!
The options for affiliate blog posts are virtually endless. Write a post that shows your readers how you set up your WordPress site and link to your theme & hosting affiliate programs. Be helpful and informative. You never know who may visit your site, click a link, and earn you some nice affiliate income!
5. Be Transparent
Remember… if you insert affiliate links, make sure you have a disclosure at the bottom of your post and content so as not to deceive your readers.
Which reminds me….
*In the spirit of full disclosure, this post contains affiliate links, which means that I may get a commissions if you decide to purchase anything. I only recommend products that I use for myself and LOVE.