I’ve worked with a lot of affiliate companies over the years and I thought it would be helpful to post a list of the ones I use and love the most. The first two, Amazon Affiliates and Shareasale (Craftsy, Flirty Aprons, Zulily, etc.) are the primary ones where I earn the most income.
However, to be successful at blogging, it’s best to have multiple streams of income, so I’d encourage you to sign up with several affiliate programs that you could use in different ways on your blog. Below I list most of the companies I work with and how I use them to earn income.
10 Great Affiliate Programs for Bloggers
Amazon Affiliates This is obviously for Amazon.com. If you can link to products or ingredients that you recommend on Amazon, there’s potential to earn income! I use this in almost every post.
Shareasale Through Shareasale, I’m an affiliate with dozens of companies that I can and do promote at different times on my blog. Here are the ones I participate in the most:
- Craftsy – click to join their affiliate program, for cake decorating classes
- Flirty Aprons – click to join their affiliate program, for aprons
- Brown Cookie – for cake decorating supplies
- Food Blogger Pro – for others wanting to be a cake/food blogger
- PicMonkey – I highly recommend for photo editing
- Renfro Socks – I love cute socks and they sell cake socks!!
- Zulily – for cake stands, aprons and other cake decorating items
- Cents of Style – click to join their affiliate program, I advertise their clothes on my personal blog; they’re always cute and affordable
- Studiopress for WordPress & the Genesis Framework
- Pretty Witty Cakes – cake decorating tutorials and membership site
- Bosch Mixers – click to join their affiliate program, this is my favorite mixer along with Kitchenaid
- Kohls – mostly for KitchenAid mixer sales
- Etsy – great for referring readers to photo backdrops, cake and cupcake toppers, edible images, silicone molds and so much more! The possibilities are endless as an Etsy affiliate.
eBay Partner Network – for any cake decorating items sold on eBay that I might recommend
Centerpoint Media – usually referring to a newsletter such as General Mills, Pillsbury, or the Disney Sweets Magazine
CJ by Conversant (formerly Commission Junction) – thousands of companies
Bluehost – I refer those hoping to start their own blog
SiteGround – I refer those hoping to start their own blog
And that’s all I’ve got for now. As I add others or think of others, I’ll come back and update!
If you have any questions, leave me a comment!