Best Affiliate Marketing Programs for Fashion Bloggers | LisaKoivu.com

So you want to get paid to be a fashion blogger? Check out this list of the best affiliate networks for fashion bloggers and start getting paid for your content!

Here’s a not-so-well-kept secret: You can use one of the affiliate programs below or you can use ALL of these affiliate programs. Personally, I recommend signing up for a mix of programs for two main reasons:

  1. I don’t like keeping all of my eggs in one basket, so to speak (you never know what can happen)
  2. It’s nice to have money coming in from a variety of places

I know it can be tempting to just sign up for one site, but you could be missing out on opportunities and income by doing so.

Affiliate Window: Affiliate Window is a little newer but they have one huge draw that I think fashion bloggers are going to love and that’s the Etsy affiliate program! If you regularly write about products that you find on Etsy then you will want to join Affiliate Window ASAP so you can then join the Etsy affiliate program!

Amazon Associates:  When anyone clicks on an Amazon product you recommend and then purchases that item, you will earn a commission!  Or, you can set up an Amazon “store” of items you love and put a widget into the sidebar of your site.  Again, anytime anyone makes a purchase from your store you will receive a commission.  Amazon wants you to earn money selling their products {so they earn more}, and getting started with them is simple and straightforward.

Commission Junction:  Commission Junction is one of the largest affiliate networks and represents some of the largest stores out there.  While anyone can join Commission Junction, you must individually apply to each store/company in their network.  Some stores/companies will accept any site into their affiliate programs, while other stores have site requirements, such as number of readers, site content, etc.

Once you are accepted in a store/company’s affiliate network you will have access to banner and text ads for each store/company, and many stores also provide a full product catalog of items, meaning that you can place individual items on your site.  When people click on the links in your site and make a purchase, you can earn a commission on a pre-specified percentage of that sale.  Each store/company has a different percentage they are willing to pay you for sales.

eBay Enterprise Affiliate Network: eBay Enterprise Affiliate Network, formerly known as Pepperjam, represents approximately 1,000 stores/companies at this point in time.  You must apply to Pepperjam, and then apply to each store/company individually.  It has been my experience that Pepperjam is one of the easier networks to gain admittance.  Personally I find the interface a little confusing to use.

eBay Partner Network:  Did you know that you can get paid for getting people to shop at eBay?  True story!  Once you get savvy using eBay Partner Network you can even make money by driving people to your own eBay sales! I should note that eBay is pretty strict about the sites they accept into their network, and do not have the open-door policy that some of the other affiliate companies have.

Impact Radius: Impact Radius is one of the newer affiliate marketing companies. I think it has one of the easiest to use interfaces.

LinkShare: LinkShare is one of the biggest affiliate networks and they represent hundreds – if not thousands – of stores/companies. You must apply to join LinkShare and then once you are a member you must apply to the affiliate program of every store/company you wish to represent.

RewardStyle: RewardStyle is probably the affiliate company that is most popular with fashion bloggers. RewardStyle is an invitation-only affiliate company, but once you’re in they make it easy to find individual products from some of the biggest brands including J.Crew, Anthropologie, and ASOS.

ShareASale:  ShareASale represents many different stores and companies that you won’t find on other affiliate networks.  Wine companies, magazine companies, stationery companies, and hundreds of other retail outlets all call ShareASale home.  Like many of the other sites you must first apply to ShareASale and then once you are a member you can begin applying to individual affiliate programs.

ShopStyle Collective: ShopStyle Collective is part of the PopSugar family and while you can go on there and search for pretty much anything in the world, it is also an affiliate site! When you use their links you will receive money anytime anyone clicks those links. (Unlike most affiliate sites, ShopStyle does not offer a percentage of the sale.) Along with RewardStyle, ShopStyle is popular among fashion bloggers. For those that are new to fashion blogging, Shopstyle Collective is one of the easiest sites to use as it lets you easily grab links and find items to post about.