Best Affiliate Programs for Bloggers

Here is a list of blogging-related affiliate programs.  Some are affiliate links of my own, others are not and I am just recommending them because I think they might help you make money online.  Enjoy!


Affiliate Networks:





Aweber:  A newsletter and email list manager that I have used successfully for years. I’ve tried several, and always come back to Aweber.

Market Samurai An extremely thorough keyword research tool I use for serious, in-depth keyword research.  This one really is a must for any internet marketer that will be implementing an SEO plan.  Not only for SEO, but I also use this to get an understanding of what my demographic is searching for and what they really want.

PR Reach:  Years ago, when I was starting out, I would send out press releases in the hopes of gaining traffic. Well, it worked- I was picked up on national morning shows, talk shows, radio, news channels… I went from a few thousand readers, to millions practically overnight. I still recommend using traditional media to pursue traffic and now I LOVE PR Reach- they are next-gen press release distribution and an absolute MUST!

Blog Hosting

  • BlueHost – Great host with competitive hosting packages and GREAT WordPress support.
  • I also love Brain Host.  Excellent hosting features and customer support is top notch.
  • For those who need their own server, I love Wired Tree for their above and beyond tech savvy staff and stellar customer support.
  • Sucuri – website security
  • WordPress SEO – search engine optimization plugin
  • Scribe – SEO writing plugin
  • SEM Rush – SEO keyword research & analytics software
  • Gravity Forms – WordPress form creation plugin
  • ConvertKit – email autoresponder & newsletter service
  • Google Apps – email, documents, backups, & more
  • Dropbox – document management, sharing, & backups
  • WP 101 – WordPress training videos
  • Authority – online marketing course from
  • Evernote – desktop & mobile app to manage blog post ideas

Blog Themes

  • Thesis Theme. A professionally designed WordPress theme with countless configuration options.
  • Citrus – another fresh WordPress theme with some great features.
  • Woo Themes – a talented team of designers with some excellent themes of different styles.
  • StudioPress – WordPress framework & themes

Blog Training

Blog Monetization

  • AdSense – Googles Ad network – one of the most used monetization strategies for bloggers.
  • Chitika – one of my highest earners, a widget type ad that converts well on product related sites.
  • WidgetBucks – another popular widget type ad.
  • Shopzilla – yet another great widget based ad network
  • ShoppingAds – draws ads in from eBay.
  • Amazon Associates – make money recommending products from the biggest online store.
  • Pepperjam – an affiliate network with a growing list of products to recommend.
  • BidVertiser – another ad network popular with many bloggers.

Random Blog Tools

  • Feedburner – a great tool for managing your RSS feeds
  • Get Response – another newsletter/autoresponder service that many bloggers use and recommend – very reliable with some great features.
  • Google Analytics – a great free metrics/statistics program
  • Google Reader – how I read RSS feeds
  • Akismet – comment spam filtering tool

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