A fashion blog was my inspiration for starting a blog. I gawked over Sydney’s Daybook every day. She inspired me. Plus, she made blogging look so easy. I thought to myself, “all she does is wear a new outfit everyday and take pictures in it and she’s making it BIG!” Yeah, I didn’t get blogging back then, there is a lot more to it than that. Sydney even hosted a blogging party while I was still living close by. I wanted to go SO bad, but we had something going that night. 🙁 I never started a fashion blog, but I am thankful Sydney made blogging look exciting. Because, it is.
Earlier this week, I posted about how many searches different types of blogs get. Fashion Blogs gets the most searches, by A LOT! 40,500 monthly searches are made for the term “fashion blogs.” The closest in line, food blogs, only gets 14,800 searches a month. There is a lot of potential for fashion bloggers to get visits to their blog.
I’ve noticed that many fashion bloggers aren’t taking advantage of their traffic by monetizing their blog. You have one of the easiest blogs to monetize: in almost every post you are sharing a product! You don’t have to wait for a company to contact you for a sponsored post, you should be an affiliate for all your favorite brands.
How to become an affiliate and make money on your fashion blog
First, make a list of the stores you buy your clothes from and recommend the most often. Now, it’s time to become an affiliate for them.
My Dad got a job at Nordstrom the day I was born. He’s been working there ever since. So, I’m going to use them as an example.
Step 1. Go to your favorite company’s website and scroll down to the very bottom. This is usually where companies link information for their affiliate programs.
Step 2. Read up on their affiliate program: what are the terms, what is the commission, etc.
Step 3. Apply for the affiliate program.
That’s it. Once accepted to the program, you will be able to log in and get links to use on your website. Now that you are an affiliate for them, go back through your old posts and update the links. Any time you mention that website, use your new affiliate link.
Make money blogging about fashion!
You work hard picking out the perfect outfit and capturing the right images for your blog, you deserve an income for all your hard work.
Don’t wait to monetize your blog until you’re a big blogger.
Even a little is more than nothing. Plus, you never know when you’re going to start getting a lot of traffic, it’s better to be ready when it does come! Wouldn’t it stink if you had a post get a thousand hits and all of those people loved the outfit you had on so much they clicked your link and bought it… and you weren’t an affiliate for them yet.
Think of all that money you are missing out on.
These tips aren’t just for fashion bloggers. If you are talking about a product on your blog, go and see if the company has an affiliate program.
This is me, trying to be a fashion blogger:
To bad you weren’t around for these pictures. We ate bacon for dinner, so I smelt as good as I look! And this is why I’m not a fashion blogger:
I had a pretty cute assistant though. He carried my jewelry swaps for me. Oh, and the camera man was pretty sexy. Thanks for taking these pictures, hun!
Now it’s your turn? Are you already an affiliate for the companies you love and promote? Or has this article inspired you to start monetizing your blog?
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