If you have never heard of affiliate marketing, let me enlighten you. This is a very clever way lots of bloggers are earning a side income (or even a full-time income) online. Essentially, you write a blog post about a product you love, you insert an affiliate link into the post, the reader clicks the link and makes a purchase and the author gets a commission of the sale. Wow, right?
This article contains affiliate links, meaning if you choose to purchase any of the products mentioned, I will receive a small commission of that sale at no cost to you.
However, what I have come to realise is that a lot of the affiliate programs advertised are either from the USA or the UK. Not great if you’re an Aussie blogger like me. But, don’t despair. There are a bunch of great affiliate marketing programs that Australian bloggers can get access to and to make it easier for you, I have compiled a list of the best ones to try!
Commission Factory: This is one of the largest affiliate networks that focus on affiliates for all different niches. It has a simple sign up procedure however once you are accepted by Commission Factory, you then have to apply for individual retailers. This could mean you are not approved for certain retailers, depending on their criteria. The dashboard is fairly easy to use and has a wide range of brands to choose from, including the following:
- Boden Clothing
- Nourished Life
- Valley Girl
- Harris Scarfe
- Bing Lee & More
Best of all they accept startup bloggers so they are a great starting point if you want to look to monetise your blog.
Viglinks: is similar to SkimLinks in that you don’t have to input your affiliate links yourself as you do with other websites. After applying and of course being approved, you will receive a code that you place into your website. This code automatically “read” your content and apply any affiliate links that are applicable.
If you prefer not to have ads on your blog, this is one is the way to go.
Clickbank: This is an affiliate marketing network for digital products such as software and eBooks, so if this is your niche, these guys are well worth considering. Registration is super easy and great for those start up bloggers. If you want to get a start with affiliate marketing and you have a niche involving digital goods, eBooks and the like then head to their site and sign up.
Skimlinks: This technology is different to the ones above. Instead of embedding the affiliate links into your blog posts, this technology ‘skims’ your content then applies any merchant codes you have been approved for automatically. This is perfect for those who are not so tech savvy and aren’t quite sure how to apply affiliate links to their sites.
Want to give them a try? Sign up below.
ShareASale: This one crops up quite often in the affiliate marketing world. It has been around for quite come time and although
- Modcloth & More
So, go apply and happy marketing!