Today your task in the 31 Day Project is to carry out a search for an Affiliate Program that fits your blog.
Those of you not interested in monetizing your blog might want to go back to one of the previous 12 days in this project to repeat one of the earlier tasks (you can’t do these sorts of things enough) – but for those of you who are making money from your blog (or wanting to) through affiliate programs – this is an exercise worth doing from time to time.
New products and services are constantly being released in all manner of areas and it’s highly likely that in the topic that you write about there are some undiscovered affiliate programs that you might not have found yet.
It’s easy as a blogger to become a little complacent about finding new income streams for your blog – but this can be a trap. For starters you could be missing out on some new affiliate program that could be making you nice money – but secondly one of the problems with affiliate programs on blogs is that because many blogs have a loyal readership, readers do tend to become blind to affiliate programs that they’ve seen you promoting before.
The simplest way to find new affiliate programs is simply via Google (type in ‘your topic affiliate program’) but it can also be worth spending a little time digging around in some of the larger affiliate networks like Clickbank, Linkshare, Commission Junction or to even look in Google AdSense’s Referral program (where there are new options being added all the time).
Another way to find them is to check out other websites and blogs in your niche to see what affiliate programs they are promoting.
This is an exercise that I’d recommend you do every month or so as you’ll be surprised what programs pop up.
Let us know how you go in your hunt for new affiliate programs in comments below. How do you find them? Which ones convert best for you?