Monetizing your content benefits you as well as your audience. By joining affiliate programs, you have the opportunity to cash in on the content you have put your time and effort into. Meanwhile, your audience is exposed to brands and products you believe trust, value, and appreciate. Consumers of your content are often also able to save on their purchases via your affiliate links. When you merge your content with affiliate links, it’s a win-win situation. The question isn’t should you join an affiliate program. The question is how do you determine which affiliate program to join.
There are thousands of affiliate programs, each offering different value propositions to you as an affiliate and your community. Depending on what vertical you work within and your preferences there is an affiliate program out there for you. And while I can’t tell you which program to join, I can offer this hugely overlooked piece of advice. Are you ready for it?
Join D2C Affiliate Programs
If you are serious about monetizing your content, don’t sleep on this piece of advice! You need to join D2C affiliate programs. Here are just a few reasons why being a part of D2C affiliate program is a smart approach to monetizing your content.
- You can gain access to exclusive opportunities like product reviews, giveaways, gifts with purchases, coupons, commission increases, and more. In addition, brands will often keep exclusive inventory on their website and will not make it available to retailers.
- Unlike the majority of retailers, brands often have the margin, allowing them to offer their affiliates higher commissions.
- The brands know their products best. Brands will provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information on their products which isn’t something you can expect from retailers.
- Many brands offer their direct customers the opportunity to give back through a variety of initiatives. This kind of value proposition is not available to customers purchasing from a 3rd party retailer.
If you are already a super fan of a particular product or brand, what better way to marry your passion for the brand with your work than to join the D2C affiliate program of the brands you already know and love. There is inherent value in a D2C affiliate program that both you and your audience won’t find elsewhere.
If you are interested in learning about the D2C affiliate programs we manage, click here.