I’ve been binging on Problogger podcasts lately and he raves on and on about affiliate links. I’ve tried them in the past and have made exactly $0.00, ka-ching! Hence, why I stopped bothering to use them at all. Problogger did make some excellent points for affiliate links, and how even just earning a couple dollars a month off your blog can make you more motivated to get posting. I’m such a ‘gold star collecting’ kind of person, so I’m going to try this to help my blogging mindset!
I decided to turn this into a little experiment, and report back in several months. I know other bloggers will be keen to see if affiliate links actually earn anything, especially for us Australians (our options are limited).
The affiliate programs I’ve chosen to use are:
- Amazon Affiliates
- Commission Factory
- Rakuten Link Share (maybe)
I was also encourage to try affiliate links after seeing my girls Kat and Hailey on Beauty News starting to use them. They also had a big explanation in one of their videos explaining themselves, before using them, so I thought I’d do the same here. Note I have gone back to some older posts and changed the links to affiliate links, but I have made a note in the post so you know. I’m not going to try and trick y’all! Y’all too smart anyways, am I right? Not trying to be a sell out, just trying to pay my rent and still be transparent with you guys.
I was also considering making a blog post titled “How I Spend My Blog Post Ad Money.” That idea didn’t have much traction though since I couldn’t buy anything with my solid $0.13 per month LOL.
Do you use affiliate links? I have no idea what I’m doing so please help a girl out and leave your thoughts in the comments.