Affiliate Programs: For Passive Income

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To tell you honestly, if I get an opportunity to earn from my blog, I do. So far, I’ve received requests for sponsored posts, which have been very helpful in my blogging life.

A few years ago, while reading about making money through blogs, I chanced upon affiliate marketing. Basically, it’s earning by promoting a product or service in one’s blog in exchange for commissions from leads or sales received from that promotional post. That actually got me interested. For one, I don’t have to create a product to sell. I just publish a link in a post or a banner ad in my site and get something in return if someone clicks them.

Affiliate marketing has been done in every part of the world, even here in the Philippines. Some companies who do affiliate marketing include Amazon (Amazon Associates), ShareASale, eBay (eBay Partner Network) and CJ Affiliate.

I thought of signing up for affiliate programs to see if I can earn from them. While I have a consistent salary, I’d like to try a way to earn passively. Before, I joined Lazada Philippines’ Affiliate Marketing Program. Noticed the times I posted about Lazada’s sale and offerings? Well, that was part of the affiliate marketing that I did. Unfortunately, I discontinued it when Lazada did changes on their platform.

I thought of joining Amazon, ShareASale, and CJ Affiliate but I felt that the products weren’t tailored for my audience. So I decided to sign up for affiliate programs that seem interesting not just to me but to my audience as well. I thought it would help as well if these involved products and services that I really use either in blogging or in my profession. Because I felt I can promote them better.

So which affiliate programs did I sign up for? They’re a few but here they are:

WordPress

WordPress.com
This seemed automatic because I LOVE using WordPress. I’ve tried a number of platforms like Blogger and Tumblr but WordPress is the best for me. Very user-friendly, great options, and there’s also the fact that sites built with WordPress easily ranks high on Google searches. Since I’m using WordPress for my site (and for years now), why not sign up for its affiliate program?

EasyBlog Themes

Premium Blog WordPress Themes - EasyBlog Themes
Next to WordPress, EasyBlog Themes seemed like another good option for me because I’m using one of their templates. I’d like to promote them because they have tons of templates for whatever kind of website or blog niche.

Jetpack

Jetpack
Signing up for the WordPress Affiliate Program automatically lets you promote Jetpack affiliate links and banners. And yes, I use Jetpack on my site (the free version still). It’s very helpful in documenting my site stats, including views and unique visits. Aside from Yoast, this is one of my favorite WordPress plugins.

Design Cuts

The next affiliate programs I’ve signed up for are from resource sites for graphics and fonts. Being in a creative field plus creating materials for my social media accounts, I scour the web for stuff that I can use for my professional and personal projects. One of these is Design Cuts, where I’ve found a lot of graphics and illustrations that I could apply to my posts. You’ll find tons of resources on this site besides graphics and fonts — they have mock-ups and templates, too — and you can even earn from them by spreading the word.

Pixel Surplus

This is another creatives resource; I’ve found a lot of awesome fonts here. Same with Design Cuts, Pixel Surplus offers graphics, illustrations, fonts, mock-ups, and templates that you can use for your projects. And they have bundles, too, offered at a discount. Many of them already include extended licenses so you can use them in your commercial projects.

Involve Asia

When I started researching on affiliate marketing and programs that I could join, I was kinda hard-pressed to find one that’s focused on the Philippines. But then I found Involve Asia, which is an affiliate marketing platform based in Asia. A lot of their advertisers are from Asian countries, which was pretty favorable for me being in the Philippines with a high number of visits from this part of the world.

What I like about this site is that it offers affiliate programs centered on the Philippines like that for Photobook Philippines. They also have advertisers that accept traffic from all over the globe like Ann Taylor. I noticed most advertisers serve Thailand and Malaysia; I guess affiliate marketing is really alive there.

But, in any case, there’s no harm in trying to sign up for affiliate programs to earn passive income. Who knows, by pursuing this, I get to have some money on the side, even if just a little.

 

** This post contains affiliate links that let me earn when you sign up or purchase by clicking on them. But no worries when you don’t. 🙂

Affiliate Programs for Passive Income - for Philippine bloggers

37 Comments

  1. crisshex88

    I never accept affiliate programs because despite trying everything but I don’t get results.

    6 months ago
    • Michelle

      What affiliate programs did you sign up for? I admit I’m still at the early stages with these but hopefully through promoting them I get to earn even a little from them.

      6 months ago
  2. Dalene Ekirapa

    Finding the best affiliate program can be such a challenge! It really took so long for me to find the best ones for my lifestyle blog and I’ll be setting them up soon.

    6 months ago
    • Michelle

      Yes, I had a hard time as well since I wanted programs that also cater to me as a user and to my audience. Wish you the best in your affiliate marketing journey!

      6 months ago
      • Dalene Ekirapa

        Thank you!

        6 months ago
  3. Amber

    I am working on getting better at affiliate programs. Right now I am not the best at them. I do have Amazon so far.

    6 months ago
    • Michelle

      I’m still at the early stages so I’m also not the best at it. 🙂 Good luck on your Amazon affiliate journey!

      6 months ago
  4. Tara Pittman (@momknowsbest15)

    I make little from affiliates so I need to look into these. So many ways to make money is always good.

    6 months ago
    • Michelle

      Yup, even if it’s just a little, it can add up to your main income stream.

      6 months ago
  5. Hang Around The World

    I always say that there is always something to learn about this topic, it evolves so much everyday… I know some of them but other are new for me, so thank you. – Paolo

    6 months ago
    • Michelle

      You’re welcome! Hope this helped you.

      6 months ago
  6. jaynaylee

    This list is very informative. I have been looking for ways to earn money from my blog. I will have to keep coming back to this post.

    6 months ago
    • Michelle

      Thanks for visiting! Hope some of these programs will help you earn from your blog.

      6 months ago
  7. briezyy97

    Oh wow, I didn’t know about a lot of these. I’m only six months into blogging so it’s always great to learn something new!

    6 months ago
    • Michelle

      There are quite a number of affiliate programs. I guess you just have to choose the one that suits your blog so you can earn from it.

      6 months ago
  8. Cris

    This is an excellent, very comprehensive list. Thanks for sharing it.

    6 months ago
    • Michelle

      You’re welcome. Hope to have helped you in any way.

      6 months ago
  9. thecoffeemom0617

    Some of these affiliate programs I knew about, and others I had no idea they had affiliate programs. I have been doing decent with affiliate marketing and think a few new ones would be wonderful to add in

    6 months ago
    • Michelle

      Me, too. I didn’t know WordPress has an existing affiliate program, only found about it when I started searching for programs I could enroll at.

      6 months ago
  10. Alexithymia_Shubhi

    I always wonder whether it’s really possible to earn through affiliate program and how much profit can one really achieve. Some of the affiliate programs I joined were not that good. But, we can always try our best to get something 🙂

    6 months ago
    • Michelle

      To be honest, I’m still at the early stages but I’ve seen some who have been successful like in Amazon or Lazada. Hopefully I can be successful here, too.

      6 months ago
  11. ramzy

    it’s pretty detailed, I encourage you a lot

    6 months ago
  12. successunscrambled

    I’m so glad that you found a number of great affiliate programs that you can use to monetise your blog. It is so important as bloggers to have a strategy to make money blogging.

    6 months ago
    • Michelle

      Still doing trial-and-error with regards to affiliate marketing strategies. Do you have any tips?

      6 months ago
  13. The J Teem

    Good luck with your affiliate programs. I am knew to blogging, so I have not done a ton of research into it yet.

    6 months ago
    • Michelle

      Wishing you the best in your blogging journey!

      6 months ago
  14. Corinne ❄️ (@WhatCorinneDid)

    I have heard of affiliate programs as a greta way to make money and always wanted to have a better look into it so this is perfect!

    6 months ago
    • Michelle

      Thanks. Now in the process of finding the right strategy on how I can really earn from affiliate programs. 🙂

      6 months ago
  15. Gina

    Affiliate marketing is definitely a large money maker for blogs! I am just starting out with a couple of affiliate networks, sorting through which companies fit my brand and ideals. Good luck to you on your journey!

    6 months ago
    • Michelle

      That’s nice! Good luck on your affiliate marketing journey as well!

      6 months ago
  16. Tonya Wilhelm

    Making passive income is one of those things that I want to do more of this year. I need to take some proactive steps to make that happen!

    6 months ago
    • Michelle

      Hope you find the affiliate program that fits your needs. Good luck to us!

      6 months ago
  17. Alexandra Cook

    The more the merrier I always say! Making affiliate is pretty easy in most cases too!

    6 months ago
    • Michelle

      Do you do affiliate marketing and can you share some tips for starters like me?

      6 months ago
  18. delhifundos2014

    Finding best affiliate program is always challenging job. To monetise blogs one needs best affiliate program. Thanks for sharing

    6 months ago
  19. Enriqueta Lemoine

    I agree with Dalena, Finding the right affiliate program can be such a challenge! I have to research about the best one for food bloggers in the US!

    6 months ago
    • Michelle

      I agree, too. Maybe for food bloggers, affiliate programs for kitchen appliances or utensils would be a good fit. Or a food product. Hope you find one for you. 🙂

      6 months ago

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