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Resources and Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers

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If you're interested in learning more about affiliate marketing for bloggers, you're in the right place. Affiliate marketing can be a great way to make some extra money from your blog. Below, I've rounded up a few resources and (affiliate) links to help get you started.

I'll be updating this list regularly with more resources and info for you – so bookmark it and check back often!


Want to start a blog?

If you don't yet have your own self-hosted blog or website with which to start affiliate marketing, I created a great tutorial to get you started. Check it out here:

How to Build Your Own Website or Blog with WordPress


Reliable Website Hosting

We recommend Bluehost for bloggers and website owners who are just starting out. It's reliable and affordable!


Affiliate Marketing Course

Want to get tons of great info about affiliate marketing all in one place? Check out this Affiliate Marketing Course from Michelle of Making Sense of Cents.


In her course, Michelle teaches you everything she's done to earn over $100k in a month from blogging and using affiliate marketing. It's seriously impressive, and well-worth the price of the course to learn her secrets.

Affiliate Networks

Most affiliate programs are run through different affiliate networks. The ones below are the main ones I use:



Specific Merchants I Recommend:



Paper + Photo Products








Favors + Gifts



Important Plugins for Affiliate Marketing

  • Pretty Link – great plugin to auto add your affiliate links in every instance you use a term in your blog. I couldn't function without this plugin!!


Continuing Education


Influencer and Sponsored Post Networks:

Another way to earn money with your blog is by accepting sponsored posts and custom content opportunities. There are several networks out there that allow you to use your blog as a platform to create and promote content in partnership with brands. Here are a few that we use and recommend:


Social Media Scheduling

  • CoSchedule – I could not be more obsessed with CoSchedule. It allows you to schedule your social media updates at the same time you schedule your blog posts. The easiest promotion method to craft individual, custom promotion across your social networks. It's seriously a game-changer, y'all. Read my full CoSchedule review.

Social Media Editorial Calendar For WordPress - affiliate marketing

Instagram Scheduling

  • Later – Lateran app sends you a push notification when your Instagram post is scheduled to go live but what I love about it is that you can use it as a way to drive traffic either to your blog or to an affiliate link. Super awesome! I like that I can preview your feed as you schedule! Sign up for Later here.


Pinterest Scheduling

  • BoardBooster – This app is a total game-changer when it comes to Pinterest marketing. You can set it up to do lots of cool things automatically. Once you have it set up, it can run so much of your Pinterest marketing for you. Definitely worth trying out! Sign up for BoardBooster here.


Tailwind Pinterest Scheduling

  • Tailwind – This is another Pinterest Scheduler that I highly recommend. You can schedule pins, join tribes of users with similar content, and promote your own content within the Tailwind app network. It's an awesome tool for any blogger that is looking to drive more traffic to their website. Check out Tailwind here.


Email Newsletter/Feed

  • MailChimp – Set up a subscription of your blog feed for your readers, or send custom newsletters. Mailchimp is super easy to use, and is free up to 2,000 subscribers, so it's great to get you started.


Other handy tools for bloggers

Accounting and invoicing software

freshbooks - affiliate marketing for bloggers

Grammar and editing software

Grammarly - grammar checker - affiliate marketing tools and resources for bloggers


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