So, I assume you may have heard about the affliliate program, or posted the banner(s) on the blog already. Therefore, I am not gonna go in detail of what it is. In short, you get the money when your readers click (and sometimes buy the products via) the banner (s) provided by the fashion brands and etc. I am gonna be honest with you that some of the recommended tips of 'how to make money on the blog' work, while some just nahhh. And one of the methods, which doesn't work on my income is the affliliate thing. I don't know if what I understand is correct, but it seems that you can make a lot out of your blog when you have a really big fan based on the platform. So, mine is just can't be counted in that group. Some bloggers make a s*** load of money from that, but it seems too far for me to become a full time blogger out of that strategy.
Basically, you will get x-xx% of the customer's purchase via the banner you have posted for the brands, but the most I could make in the past was like probably a few bucks I think lol. I am not a big influencer, so I am still curious about this marketing tactic and how everything works. I have completely removed those banners for a while since I don't really think that I could make a profit that way. Of course, The Equinox Fashion blog is my career, my business, and everything. Hence, I need to make a living from it, right? When every banner didn't seem to do anything, then why the hell I still needed those ads featuring on the sidebar of my blog? I got a lot of emails in the past regarding the affliliate invitations from the agency and etc..So, I gave them a shot. I signed up to several platforms who provided me lots of affliliate banners. It was very exciting to me indeed, because I expected to find the passive income from that. I selected way too many banners from the online brands such as Missguided, Boohoo, or whatsoever that seemed to have a great revenue and credit, as stated on the stats. Then, I put all of those selections on the sidebar, which made my blog look like an ad sphere and I wasn't that happy (lol) But for money, yea I would try.
So, what happened? People clicked on some of the banners, but it wasn't that many anyway. People didn't click, no one bought the item (s) via my blog, so I couldn't make the money. I placed the banners for like 4 - 6 months, still it didn't improve, so I decided to remove all of them in order to give my blog a space to breath the fresh air. Maybe the affliliate banners work on some other blogs, I don't know...All I can see from this point is that the behavior of my audiences is different from what some other bloggers have suggested. In my opinion, the affliliate thing is not the only factor to make a money because there is something else to evaluate too. However, if you think the affliliate works on your blog, I would be more than happy to read about your experience because like I said I am curious to know how do you guys make money from it.