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Second: Log in to your Share A Sale Account. If you haven’t joined yet, you can do so via that link. I also admin a Facebook Group where we share information and tips on how to Make Money Blogging. around the holidays, I expect many Bonus Post opportunities from Share A Sale merchants, we list those there so others don’t miss them. If it’s through a merchant they haven’t joined yet, there is usually a link for them to join that specific merchant program. There are thousands of merchants in this program, you choose which ones are a good fit for your site, and apply to those.
Fourth: In this example, since it’s the week of Halloween, I thought I’d feature a Halloween Costume store. As you’ll see in some linked examples at the end of this post, Frozen anything has converted extremely well this year. I chose “frozen costumes” as the example for this post. I am an affiliate of BuyCostumes, BuySeasons (aka Birthday Express, Celebrate Express, and Costume Express), Costumes4less, and HalloweenCostumes.com.
Depending on how many you are shown for your chosen topic, you can click PAGE OPTIONS to adjust the settings.
I clicked three items, Frozen – Deluxe Olaf Infant/Toddler Costume, Disney Frozen Deluxe Elsa Toddler/Child Costume – both from BuyCostumes, and a Frosty Cuties from Shutterfly. These are cute little postcards you can give out, or even make with a picture of your child in costume to mail to family and friends. You click the green ADD button to add it to the layout, and once it’s there, there is a small red x in the top left-hand corner if you choose to remove something. You can also click the Blue Result Option to view results from merchants you haven’t joined yet. If you choose, you can type something (such as Frozen Costumes) in Link Aff Track to track clicks and sales specific to the post each widget is used in.
If you see something there that’s a good fit for you, you can choose to join that merchant. There will be a red line on the left and right hand sides if you aren’t a member of a specific program just yet.
Sixth: Once you’ve selected the products to be displayed, use the Product Display Options to customize your Width, Height, Border, Colors, Font, etc. I made a few changes from above to give you an idea (Border thicker and in BLUE, links in purple, and adjusted width/height).
Finally: You are ready to use the Save/Get Options. I chose “Get Gallery Code” and installed it on this post (text NOT Visual in WordPress), so you can see it below:
Often, in my blogging circles, I will hear people ask if affiliate marketing really works. People want to know if there will really be a return on their time investment (it does take a good bit of time and work to prepare successful posts). The answer is Yes! I share the pre-written BONUS posts that many merchants send periodically, and pay between $5-$20 on average for. This is lower than the amount I charge for a sponsored post, but they do include affiliate links that occasionally convert. However, I don't stop there. Other times they'll send just sale or informational posts that can be copy/pasted and I only post those if I think it's a good fit for my audience, such as merchants that I see my readers are clicking through and making purchases from. My goal is to help my readers save money, find sales and discount codes, and stretch their budget dollars. In return, merchants pay me a small portion of the sale price in commission - costing nothing additional to my readers. My most successful posts are content posts that I've created on my own. Here are some examples of content posts that have converted well into sales (note: these were written BEFORE I knew how to use creatives!): Plan the Perfect Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles party, Disney Frozen Party in a Box, Affordable Disney Frozen School Supplies - (this was Amazon, but did a record # of sales for me each month from early July-end of Sept).