Etsy is a fantastic marketplace for those who sell their handmade, unique goods and crafts. With a highly reputable name, Etsy is certainly well-known in the crafting and DIY industry.
But did you know that they also have a free affiliate program you can sign up to?
Not only that, but they can support English, French, Italian, Spanish, and German speaking affiliates.
Once you’re approved into their program, you can start earning commissions (typically around 4–8%)– though this will depend on the order price, and exclude shipping, tax, delivery, return, and cancellation costs.
However, tracking cookies last for 30 days, making this potentially a good earner.
You should note that sign ups are through Awin and you’ll have to pay a $5 sign up fee, though this will be refunded in your first payment.
When you become an affiliate, you’ll be given access to certain materials to help. This includes banners, tracked links, curated inspiration pages, a newsletter, the Etsy blog, and search access on Etsy. You’ll also receive customer support, should you need it.
There are also a number of third party Etsy blogs and other resources created by sellers on the platform.
Cashback and voucher sites are ineligible for the Etsy affiliate program, and they have some terms and conditions. Be sure to read up on them and check your own eligibility!
Payments are made either monthly or bi-monthly, and come through either by check or direct deposit.
One other neat feature about Etsy as an affiliate program for craft bloggers, is that Etsy recently launched its Dynamic Ad Unit (still in Beta), which seamlessly integrates into your site content. This tool will allow you to promote Etsy, earning additional ad revenue (10% commission) along the way!
An example of this new ad unit is seen below: