Blogging is a booming industry in Australia.
However, we are still miles behind the eight-ball when it comes to sign-up programs for bloggers and smaller websites to make money via affiliate marketing.Invitation Hey you! You're invited by Jody to join the Stay at Home Mum survey panel with her! Earn an income, give your opinion, and have a voice from home!
BUT: If you start getting into the game now – when Australia does catch up with the United States online – and we will – it will BOOM!
It can be a jungle out there – and many bloggers read about affiliate marketing, sign up, then realise just how damn hard it is to make decent money because even if your traffic is great, the click-throughs and sales are dismal. This has been the constant message I’ve seen from bloggers over the years and found out first-hand myself.
The comments I’ve heard about affiliate marketing include: ‘Affiliate marketing just isn’t worth it’ or ‘It is too much work’. And to date – it really has been. I’m not going to lie about that.
If you can get into the habit of embedding good quality affiliate program links into your content, via either product reviews or lists posts – as more and more Aussies are buying more and more items online, the time is now to start embedding some affiliate codes into your content and letting it slowly snowball.
Affiliates won’t get you rich overnight, or even in a month or a year. But if you do, it will consistently build up your audience and become trusted in your word – it can certainly be lucrative and be another stream of income.
What affiliate programs that WON’T be lucrative
There are some niches in affiliates that make a lot more money than others. Unfortunately, it is the most popular niches that actually DON’T make you much cash. They include:
- Makeup and Skincare
Well, it’s not that they don’t make you money – they only offer a small commission so you would need to sell a tonne of a product if you want to make an income stream out of it.
BUT – there are also lots of niches that you can fulfill (depending on your audience) that have amazing pay-outs if you can convince your customers to hit the BUY BUTTON.
Here’s a quick list of the best affiliate providers for Aussie Bloggers…
Sign up to one or all of them. Remember – never ever ever PAY to join an affiliate platform. The following are reputable companies I’ve worked with for years.
You will need to sign up to these platforms (which is free) if you want to promote their sellers. For a more comprehensive list of Affiliate Marketing Platforms, check out our article ‘The Top 14 Australian Affiliate Programs to Monetize Your Website”.
Here are some of the highest paying affiliate program niches for Aussie bloggers:
The ‘Mattress in a Box’ Niche
This is a relatively new niche – and if it suits your audience and can convert them into sales, you could do really well.
The Hugo Sleep Affiliate Program pays $100.00 per sale. Via Commission Factory
Koala Mattress offer $25 per sale. Their affiliate is run by Commission Factory
The Eva Mattress affiliate program pays $25.00 per sale. Run by Commission Factory.
This program offers an amazingly high $40.00 per sale!
Sommuto is pretty much like the above other mattress suppliers. They offer $75.00 per sale and are run by Commission Factory.
The Marriage and Relationships Niche
Everyone wants love. That’s why the marriage and relationship niche will be forever a profitable niche to promote.
Faithful Counseling is a ‘Christian’ based professional Counselling Subscription Service that offers $150.00 flat fee on all goods (through Rakuten Linkshare).
The Online Education Niche
Lorman is a US-based provider of online education. The program pays 30% commission on all goods.
It is an online learning platform that offers discount to new students and a 30-day, no-questions-asked money back guarantee on courses that are purchased on the Udemy website at www.udemy.com or via Android applications.
An online course platform that allows customized commission rates for each affiliate you choose and you can start with a free plan. No credit card required.
The Blogging Resource Niche
An e-commerce platform you can try free for 30 days. No risk, and no credit card required.
The Finance and Insurance Niche
It offers $100.00 per lead (through Commission Factory)
It offers $72.00 per sale (through Commission Factory)
It offers $50.00 per lead (through Commission Factory)
HiFX Finance and Insurance
It offers $40.00 per lead (through Commission Factory)
The Telecommunications and Internet Services Niche
It offers $70.00 per sale (through Commission Factory)
It offers 40% commission of any sale made (through Commission Factory)
The Sex Toys Niche
It offers 30% commission on all sales (through Commission Factory)
Other High Paying Programs to Consider
It offers $30 per signup (through Commission Factory)
It will give you $20 per signup (through Commission Factory)
It will give you $20 per sale (through Commission Factory)
Do you know more affiliate programs?
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