October 24, 2008 by Mary Lutz
Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular forms of business on the web, and an effective way to promote businesses and products. When you become an affiliate with a specific company, or affiliate program, you are awarded for every visitor, subscriber and/or customer that you provide to the company.
The basic set up, from the affiliate side, goes as follows:
- You (the Affiliate) find a company or product that you would like to promote.
- You join the “affiliate program” of the company and receive the tools by which you can send customers to the company’s website. This most often includes a special URL link, which will let the company know that the customer has come from you.
- You will get credit when people visit the company’s website. Details can vary, but in most cases you receive a percentage of the revenue from sales that customers make from following your link.
Affiliate marketing is a great way for a mom blogger to make some extra money if that’s what you’re looking to do. Some great sites to find out more about affiliate marketing are:
- Internet Marketing Sweetie
- Mom Affiliate Network
- Moms Affiliate Expo
There are tons of businesses out there on the net that have an affiliate marketing program that might be just right for your mom blog.
I am an affiliate for Mom’s Talk Network Affiliates and a few others. Take a look around at the sites you regularly visit to see if they offer an affiliate program. If you really like the product or service they sell on their site, join their affiliate program, and then post an affiliate button or banner on your mom blog, or write about their product or service and post your affiliate link in the article.
Affiliate marketing can be a fun and easy way to make some extra $$$ from your mom blog!