How often do you find yourself in the throws of social media or blogging bragging about your favorite products? People usually respond with positive inquisition: “Where can I buy that!? Do you have a link?” Being the amazing beacon of knowledge, of course you share! If only there was a way you could earn a little extra side cash by sharing all of your expertise… There is. It’s called becoming an affiliate.
There are generally two ways you can earn money as an affiliate. 1) By using your referral link and when others make a purchase with that link, you get a kickback, usually a percentage of the sale; 2) By shopping with a referral link where the referral will give you a kickback, usually a percentage, of your own purchase.
Here are some opportunities to earn money online:
So, you’ve set-up your affiliate account, and you’re ready to start earning, how do you do this? Tips on how to turns links into cash:
It’s important to note that the Federal Trade Commission requires bloggers to disclose any affiliations. This is generally good practice, as it also notifies those who click on your links that they are being tracked by the affiliate company.
We wish you lots of luck on your new venture!
The Candle Moments Blog is currently affiliated with Amazon and Ebates. When we link to products, we receive credit and compensation for the referral. *A point on affiliations – While we are credited for some of our referrals, we will absolutely never promote or endorse any products we don’t personally believe in.