In case you’re curious, you can find the full list of affiliate programs I used to make money online here.
I first became aware of affiliate marketing when I was searching for a way to make extra money online since I didn’t have a job yet. In my search I came across a blog post from Paul Jarvis that talked about how he used affiliate marketing to make money online. At the time, Paul’s blog post seemed like a good fit for me since I was looking to make extra cash and craft blogs were a theme I was exploring at the time.
Even though I was still in school, I jumped at the chance to try out affiliate marketing. I remember asking my parents if I could spend an hour or two a day working on my blog. Luckily, they said yes, and even encouraged me to make money online (they were probably jealous that I found a way to make money without having to get a real job!).
I started off by creating a blog around crafty topics like DIY, jewellery making, sewing etc. I then used a tool called affiliate trackers to find products that I could promote on my blog. When I first started out, I didn’t know what an affiliate tracker was, or what it did, and I definitely didn’t know how it worked. However, once I started using them I noticed increased traffic to my blog along with improved engagement. I was slowly but surely learning how to make money online through affiliate marketing.
A year or so later, I was searching for an eco-friendly product to promote when I came across affiliate marketing for babies. Even though I had heard of and used baby wipes before, I didn’t really know how they worked or how affiliate marketing for babies fit in with other affiliate marketing platforms. When I saw that a popular company like Honest Company was offering affiliate programs, I decided to give it a try. I remember thinking to myself, “Wouldn’t it be nice to make a little extra cash and promote an environmentally conscious product?”
Since then, I’ve joined various affiliate programs for both adults and kids and now make decent cash from promoting eco-friendly products across my social media platforms (mostly Twitter and Instagram). It’s always nice to help the environment while making a little bit of extra money, right?!
If you’re looking to make money online but want to do your bit for the environment, you can join affiliate marketing programs that promote sustainable products. My favourite affiliate marketing platform for this is called Swalese. They offer a wealth of affiliate programs from which to choose, and many of their products are ethically made and sustainable.
Making money online is a great way to earn a passive income stream. It doesn’t necessarily require you to have a lot of money to get started. All you need is a laptop, a creative mind, and the willingness to learn.
Of course, it’s always nice to know what’s good for the environment and what’s good for your pocket book. There are affiliate marketing platforms where you can make money online simply by referring people to a product or service that you’ve had experience with. This is called ‘affiliate marketing for experience’ and can be a great way to create a passive income stream.