If you are blogger who is trying to monetize their blog, chances are that you’ve looked into a number of affiliate programs.
In short, affiliate programs are arrangements in which an online merchant Web site pays affiliate Web sites a commission to send them traffic. These affiliate Web sites post links to the merchant site and are paid according to a particular agreement. This agreement is usually based on the number of people the affiliate sends to the merchant’s site, or the number of people they send who buy something or perform some other action.
One of the few downsides to affiliate marketing is the tedious application process required if you are applying to many programs. One of the ways around this, however, is applying to one of several major affiliate networks, which have established ties with many individual companies.
Although you may need to submit additional info for some of these programs, generally, once you start getting accepted to affiliate programs within an affiliate network, you in turn start getting approved for new affiliate programs. At a minimum, affiliate networks let you apply to many affiliate programs at once with little additional effort required.
One of the best affiliate networks for bloggers is Awin (which now includes another popular affiliate network, ShareASale). This article will explore the best affiliate programs on Awin.