As a personal finance blogger, I’m always searching for different ways to monetize my blog.
One way to make money blogging is to use affiliate marketing. If you want to learn more about making money with affiliate marketing read this post.
Alright, so you’re a personal finance blogger like me looking to turn your blog into an online business. You’ve come to the right place.
Let’s start with signing up on some affiliate networks.
What are affiliate networks?
Affiliate networks are sites which contain a variety of affiliate program from companies. These companies are called advertisers.
When you join any affiliate network you become a publisher. As a publisher, you promote products and services from advertisers called campaigns.
I’m an affiliate of Freshbooks (accounting/bookkeeping software) and I promote their campaign using affiliate links and banners in my posts and throughout my blog.
When someone clicks your affiliate link or banner and purchases the product or service or signs up, you’ll earn a commission.
Why you should join affiliate networks
There are so many reasons to join affiliate networks but for now, I’ll pick out the best three. Check them out below:
1. Large variety of affiliate program to join regardless of your niche
Affiliate networks like the ones you will find below have so many affiliate programs for you to join. As a personal finance blogger focusing on increasing income you can become affiliates for survey companies.
On the other hand, if you prefer to focus on getting out of debt you could try credit score and financing affiliate programs. The possibilities with affiliate marketing are endless.
Take a look at some of the featured affiliate programs on FlexOffers below.
2. Make money with little traffic
When I first started my blog I wasn’t getting much traffic at all. However, I was still able to make over $150 from affiliate marketing. As your traffic increases your affiliate income will increase too, wayyy faster than ads.
Check out some of my earnings from using iGain below.
3. Great reports and analytical tools
Each affiliate network has their own analytical tools where you can see what’s working and what’s not. These help you to find out how much money you are making, the number of clicks you get and more!
See this pie chart from iGain based on my top 3 programs below.
Now onto the list of affiliate networks for personal finance bloggers. I’m a big user of there following affiliate networks. If you’re a blogger in the personal finance niche I encourage you to join.
The Top 7 Affiliate Networks For Personal Finance Bloggers
This is a nice network full of survey companies for you to promote.
You are assigned an affiliate manager who helps you to get setup on the network. They will even recommend some campaigns to start you off.
When you sign up, use their referral program to earn additional income by encouraging others to join.
This is one of my most favorite affiliate networks!
When you are accepted into the program you are given an affiliate manager that it’s always looking to help you grow your affiliate income. You can even tell them about other programs you’ve joined from other networks and if they’re running the same campaigns they will try to offer a better commission for you.
There are also other programs in niches like travel (Airbnb, Booking.com), E-Commerce (UBER, Fiverr, GameFly), Insurance (Allstate auto), and much more!
They also have a referral program too so you can make some affiliate income when other bloggers sign up using your link. An example is the link you’ll see below.
OfferJuice is another great affiliate network with plenty survey companies to promote. You will be given affiliate manager who will check in with you from time to time to see how things are going. After all, the more money they can help you to make, the more they make too. It’s a win-win!
They also have a referral program so you can earn money encouraging other bloggers to join the network.
This network isn’t only for personal finance bloggers but you can find programs for any niche you are in. So basically if you have a blog you can find something on FlexOffers to promote.
In general, you can find programs in the travel niche (Expedia, Priceline), shopping niche (macys, Kohl’s), and so much more.
For the personal finance niche, you can find affiliate programs like:
- Personal capital (Financial budgeting and management application)
- Swagbucks (Very popular cash rewards site)
- Sofi (Loan and debt refinancing site)
They have a referral program where you earn a portion of what your referrals earn. So the more referrals you get, the more money you could make depending on how successful they are.
This is another good network with lots of programs to join regardless of which niche you are in. It’s also easy to join.
Don’t forget to join their affiliate program too so you can refer other bloggers or advertisers to earn cash.
This is a large network with so many programs to join.
CJ Affiliate (Commission Junction)
I haven’t signed up for this affiliate network yet but it’s very popular. Join this network only when you are more experienced with affiliate marketing. There is a penalty if you don’t make any sales (conversions) within a certain timespan.
You can find programs like QuickBooks and Motif Investing here.
There you have it, a list of the best affiliate networks for personal finance bloggers.
1) You should join all of these networks to find different affiliate programs to choose from.
2) After placing your links into posts on your blog with high-quality content like step by step guides. Engaging content is better at driving CTR (clicks). So basically create super useful content and people will likely use your affiliate links.
3) I used a course called Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing to learn more about making affiliate income on my blog. It’s created by a really cool blogger named Michelle who blogs over at Making Sense of Cents. I would recommend it for anyone looking to make money blogging.
Thanks for reading!
Let’s talk Affiliate Networks in the comments below.
Some questions for you:
Which affiliate networks have you joined?
Do you make a decent income from affiliate networks?
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