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I’m sure you’re just as excited as I am to start making money from our blogs.

You’ve probably been Googling and Pinteresting your butt off trying to figure out ways to monetize your blog. Even subscribed to popular bloggers, re-pinning monetizing posts and joining FB and Pinterest groups to learn the secrets of their ways.


Every blog post I’ve read says the best way to monetize your blog is by (drum roll)…….AFFILIATE MARKETING! AFFILIATE MARKETING! A-F-F-I-L-I-A-T-E M-A-R-K-E-T-I-N-G!!!! Okay, we get it, affiliate marketing is the best way to earn money from your blog.

Proceeding that big announcement, they post links to sign up to affiliate networks, you read their income reports and just can’t wait to get started.

Do you know what the BIGGEST detail is that’s missing from over half of those blog posts? The most popular networks require you have a huge amount of page views and subscribers to be qualified for the program.


Related Articles: How to Gain Pinterest Traffic to Your Blog, How to Get Over 1k Page Views and Drive Traffic to Your Blog using Facebook.


Now for those of you that have over a couple thousand views, you won’t have to worry about those details. What about the beginner and aspiring bloggers that can’t meet those requirements?  


Now I know we can all agree that this is a common concern for all new and aspiring bloggers.


Well, I’m here to tell you to keep your head up. There a few affiliate marketing companies and networks willing to work with beginner bloggers. Your income report won’t reflect huge numbers in the beginning or it could.


It all depends on your marketing strategies. Keep pushing. We’re on the come up! Here, I compiled a list of networks that I’ve signed up with that will help you get started.


 I hope you guys will keep that determination you’ve had from the start knowing that there are other people that are exactly where you are. I’m with you and I won’t leave you out to dry.

 Affiliates Networks For Beginning Bloggers

  1. Google Adsense
  2. Amazon Affiliates
  3. VigLink
  4. Flex Offers
  5. Click Bank
  6.  Commission Junction
  7. ShareASale
  8. eBay
  9. Rakuten Affiliate Network
  10. Skimlinks
  11. PepperJam


After signing up for these companies, you’re going to need to know the basics of how to start implementing affiliates into your website, read up on the FTC Laws for online marketers, find successful strategies that will bring you a significant income, etc.

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Author: tiamac

  • Thanks for encouraging small bloggers to stop saying, “I’ll start monetizing when I get x amount of viewers”! 10 really passionate viewers that will buy anything you suggest are far more powerful than 1000 that will take no action when you mention things.

    To add to your list- I have an affiliate program for my e-courses that welcomes bloggers of any size! If you blog about fashion or personal development, then check out and apply for my program here: http://www.leslie-friedman.com/affiliate-program. I also send each new affiliate a 3 day email on-boarding course to help them become rock star affiliates- so if you’re new to affiliate marketing, I’ve got you covered. 🙂

    If you want more info about the program, don’t hesitate to email me: empowerme@leslie-friedman.com.

    Cheers! Leslie

    • tiamac


  • Thanks for the post! I am sitting here thinking the exact same thing everyday! Yes I’ve signed up for share a sale and amazon but I still don’t have enough page views or followers and haven’t made anything yet. I just applied for google adsense. Gotta start somewhere I suppose.

  • tiamac

    We’re gonna get there. Promise! Even if it’s just $1.50!!

  • I’ve been researching different ways to monetize my blog as well. I signed up for ShareASale, but haven’t found a good company to sign up with. I am a lifestyle blogger with a focus on frugality, organization, and blogging. I am having trouble finding companies that coincide with my niche. Any suggestions?

    • tiamac

      How long have you been blogging? Have you tried Michelle Schroeder-Gardener’s “Making Sense of Cents” blog? Her niche is finance and she’s basically a blogging guru. Sign up for her email list if you haven’t already and then send her an email. She usually responds within 24 hours. She’ll help you any way she can. She’s the best!

  • Thank youuuu! ? Very resourceful read, my thoughts were so similar! I’m gunna give it a go and work on my monetizing moves ? Lol

    • tiamac

      You’ll definitely get there girl! Its slow, but it’ll be worth it in the end!

  • Hello! Thanks for the post. I would love to try it too. 🙂 Have you started earning from any of those? 🙂

    • tiamac

      Not as of yet, but I’m staying positive. It’s usually a slow start up. I’m gonna be changing up promoting and imementing different strategies

  • This post inspired me to apply for Adsense! We’ll see what happens, I’m pretty nervous!

    • tiamac

      YAY!!!!!!!!! I’m so happy I could give you a small push to take the first step! I love that! Now, dont be discouraged if you dont get approved ok? That’s 1/103856383920273649 companies in the world lo. Be happy that you took that step. I’ve been approved for 10 companies now and I’ just as nervous, excited and eager to start my cash flow, but just know it’ll take time and patience, but you got this!

  • Kristen

    Great list – and thanks for addressing the issue the big bloggers keep skirting!

    • tiamac

      Thank you for enjoying. I just want people to know that sometimes you need certain qualifications for certain companies, but I will be updating this list soon!

  • I appreciate this post so much!! You are absolutely right, there’s not enough info out there that’s helpful specifically for newbie bloggers without a large following already. I will definitely be using and referring to this post as I grow my own small personal blog and continue to help grow the larger blog I manage professionally! Best of luck to you with your blog! 🙂

    • tiamac

      Thank you!

  • Thank you so much for tackling this topic! I’ve been operating under the (extremely prevalent) impression that I can’t even think about making money from my blog until I come a loooooong way from where I am now. It’s so good to know that there are options (and other people in the position I’m in now!). Thank you!

    • tiamac

      You’re very welcome. You can start from day 1 girl. It takes work, time and patience. As long as you stay positive and keep pouring love into your blog, you’ll reach that goal!