Hi, I'm Shawnna

I create graphics and design resources for bloggers, crafters and biz owners; providing a fun girly style for your brand or products, with a design-it-yourself approach for easy access and affordability.

When I'm not designing I'll be out walking the dogs, binging on Netflix or curled up with a good book.

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Affiliate Programs

Affiliate Programs for creatives by Lovelytocu

Gaining extra income from affiliate links is a perfect way to harness the earning potential of your blog or website. And when it comes to affiliate earnings you often don't even need a blog or website, you can just use social media or Pinterest for your affiliate links making it easier than ever to earn extra income as an affiliate marketer.

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If you are brand new to the affiliate world here are a few keywords you'll need to know:

Advertiser = a company looking to advertise their products or services by paying affiliates to promote for them through blogs, email or social media

Publisher = the affiliate, who publishes links promoting the advertiser

Network = an affiliate service provider who connects advertisers and publishers together and manages the link tracking and payouts to affiliates

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Anyone can apply to become an affiliate but there are a few tips you should keep in mind in order to have success at getting approved for the programs you want:

1. For network programs, ensure your profile is fully filled out and up to date
2. Make sure your website is live and looking good
3. You're applying to relevant advertisers based on the content of your website
4. If you don't have a website, the same above applies to your social media links
5. Be honest about how you intend to promote the advertiser and include all details in your application
6. Make sure you know the terms and conditions for each advertiser!

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The following roundup of affiliate programs is tailored specifically to those artsy craftsy oriented audiences with this list will giving you some awesome options to promote on your blog and hopefully it will save you some time tracking down the perfect affiliate programs for you.

Network Markets

These companies offer a wide selection of advertisers to choose from. You need to apply and qualify for each advertiser, and some application reviews can take a while, but once you're all set up you can start promoting right away.

Awin - This is the service that Etsy uses for its affiliate program. In order to be approved your site cannot be exclusively dedicated to promoting Etsy and they don't allow any social media linking.

You'll also find advertisers like Wordery, Casetify, and Moleskin.

Rakuten - You'll find advertisers like Udemy, Trollbeads, Artists Network, The Quilting Company, Creative Gallery, Create and Craft, along with many more.

Share-A-Sale - There loads of interesting advertisers here, with various book and magazine companies, Christian specific advertisers along with suppliers like Erin Condren, Stampington & Co, Cricut, Blurb, Creative Live, and Craftsy.

Other network markets you could look into that have art, craft or design related advertisers are Flex Offers, Commission Junction, ClickBank, Amazon, eBay, and Commission Factory. These may or may not suit your needs but are definitely worth checking out.




Direct Affiliates

These are programs that you sign up for directly with the company, rather than going through a network. In general, I've found it easier to be approved and get paid via this route.

Society 6 - Sells home decor and accessories featuring the artwork of independent artists who sell their creations on various products for a commission. Refers to its affiliates as curators.

Creative Market - A digital goods marketplace targeted more to professional designers but with a wide range of products including; photos, fonts, graphics, patterns, and templates.

The Hungry Jpeg - A digital goods marketplace geared more to the crafter/maker with beautiful graphics, fonts, and patterns available.

Design Bundles / Font Bundles - Another digital goods marketplace for graphics, fonts, patterns, templates and loads of free content as well.

Craft Bundles - A digital market specifically for crafters with cutting machines.

Elegant Themes - A popular Wordpress template site with beautiful designs.

DigiDesignResort - A small digital scrapbooking site with kits and tutorials.

Scrapbook.com - Scrapbooking and craft supplies and classes.

You Are an Artist - Video art lessons specifically for chalk pastels.

Artists Edge - Artist's marketing and business academy with classes and coaching services.

Rex Art - Fine art supply store with a broad range of products for any type of fine artist.

Alisha Gratehouse - Flourish books and art courses.

Shutterstock - Microstock site with photos and illustrations often used by commercial clients but also used by professional bloggers or web designers.

Designmodo - Offers products and services geared towards the professional web developer.

17th Avenue Designs - Premade Wordpress and Blogger themes as well as custom design services.

Design by Bloom - Pre-made Wordpress themes with custom design service for web and logo.

Angie Makes - Pre-made blog templates, blog kits, and graphics.

Beautiful Dawn Designs - Pre-made Wordpress templates and online course The Blogging Blueprint.





Ebook Affiliates

These makers/creators/writers offer affiliate earnings on their course or ebook material which is perfect if you have an audience looking to learn how to do something.

Writers Helper - Get Your Writing Fighting Fit - join through the network Clickbank

Incredible Edible Crafts - How to make candy bouquets for fun and profit! - join through the network Clickbank

Made Urban - Make More Money at Craft Fairs - direct affiliate by setting up an account at Gumroad

Silhouette School - The Ultimate Silhouette Guide - direct affiliate by setting up an account at e-Junkie


Know of any more affiliate programs that should be on my list? Add them in a comment and I'll check them out!


Happy earnings!
Shawnna



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