A few days ago I touched briefly on the subject of finding blog sponsorship programs. Today I want to share how you can generate some revenue by offering your readers free samples, coupons, and money saving offers by joining affiliate programs.
One of my favorite affiliate networks happens to be MySavings Media Super Affiliate Program. They specialize in only legitimate, attractive brand name offers, Free Samples, and Printable Coupons. This ensures your users receive the best. You don’t have to sort through a bunch of spammy or scam offers to find Freebies your readers will enjoy.
The first step to is to apply. Complete the publisher application making sure to fill in all the required fields. The form requests site views per month so be prepared to be able to supply that traffic information. If for some reason you don’t get accepted into the program, don’t worry you can always try again at a later date.
After being accepted you will receive an email welcoming you into the program and explaining how to setup the campaigns on your site. Their easy plug-n- play “syndicated savings” page quickly allows you to add a hot deals, free samples, and coupons section to your blog. Choose your layout, generate the code, paste it where you want the ads to show, and your ready to go.
Every so often I receive emails from MySavings Media informing me of new campaigns I can add. They keep you up to date on any new offers or campaign alterations which is really great. This way you can make speedy changes to give your readers the new offers and increase your money making possibilities.
Strategically Place Offers/Ads
The first suggestion I want to make is you want to be able to give your blog visitors special offers they will enjoy without irritating them with too many ads. Nothing is worse (in my opinion) than going to a blog and being welcomed by hundreds of flashing annoying advertisements. The ads clutter up the blog and distract away from the true content. Your audience will more than likely be looking for the escape button within seconds and not returning. You’ve not only lost a possible loyal reader, but any extra cash that could have been produced by the ads. Strategically place the offers on your sidebar or create another page within your site to display them.
Have sensible goals in mind. Your not going to get rich quick by joining an affiliate program. I’m happy if I can make enough income to cover the costs of running my website. Sure I would like to have fists full of cash, but any extra income gained is better than what I started out with!
(FTC disclosure : In adherence to the recent FTC changes pertaining to blogger product reviews and sponsored postings it is necessary to add when ever I receive any compensation in return for posting about a company or product. I received compensation for this post. My opinions were of my own.)