*Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links which means I gain a small commission if you sign up or purchase anything from those links. I only share brands I love and trust.
Unless you have been hiding under a rock then you have probably seen the word Awin being thrown around the blogger sphere lately. However, you might also be sitting there thinking “I don’t actually have a clue what you are on about”. If that is the case then continue reading to find out more, and if you do know then you can still continue to read.
What is Awin?
What is affiliate marketing?
Like this post today affiliate marketing for us bloggers means that you can insert links into your content and if readers click on those links you can get commission but most of the time the reader will have to purchase from those links before you as a blogger earns money.
It is a great way for businesses to gain more exposure whilst also giving a little something back. So if you do see any affiliate links from any of your favourite bloggers and you were thinking of heading onto those brands then use their links because it doesn’t affect you in any way but you can help support bloggers.
The only difference on Awin is the blogger is called a publisher and the business or brand is the advertiser.
Benefits of Affiliate Marketing on Awin
- There are a range of brands all in one place for you
- You get to work with brands you love
- You can make extra money on your blog, and these links can stay there forever
- You can make money from brands you have already mentioned on your blog previously in an easy way
How does Awin work?
I may have briefly mentioned above but to go into more detail incase any of you want to find out a bit more then I will explain.
You basically have to sign up as a publisher on Awin, and wait to be accepted. This can take a couple of days, but mine was accepted within a few hours!
Once you have been accepted you can begin your affiliate journey. There is a list of brands on their network, but you can also search for specific brands as well. Each brand will have all the information you need when you click on them before you join, so make sure to just have a quick read through.
One thing to note is that some brands can take months to accept you onto their programme and others will accept you almost immediately. Just make sure that your blog or website is the best fit for that brand, and of course that you love the brand and want to work with them.
The next step once you have been accepted onto the brands programme is to get adding their links onto your blog. There a couple of different ways to do this and that is all gone into more detail on Awin, so if you need to find out more than head on over there.
The one I mainly use is the link builder and this basically converts the link of that brands website into your own specific affiliate link. It is quick and easy! However, if you need any help then there are a range of useful guides on their website that you can find and use.
Something to mention and note is that there is a small fee when you sign up, for me it was only £1 but I have seen others be charged £5 so that could be for a different package.
However, you do actually get this back once you start earning your affiliate income. This will happen once you hit the payment threshold (which I believe is £20).
This could be an inconvenience but I guess if investing in your blog and yourself is positive then it can only be worth it. Especially as you will get it back once you start earning money.
The last point I want to mention is that there is a marketplace where you can add any additional blogging services that you currently provide. This means you can potentially secure sponsored blog posts as well as your affiliate links.
There you have it all the reasons you should use Awin as a blogger. I have only had positive experiences so far and I think once you begin to work hard on SEO and getting your website ranked or searched then it is definitely a good idea to get into affiliate marketing.
So join today if you have read this post and it sounds like it could be for you!
Have you heard of or worked with Awin before?
Thanks for reading,
Gemma Jayne x