Britten here again with another part of the 7 Ways to Make Money with your Craft….Here are a few more details of what Megan and I are talking about and a bonus list of wonderful blogs (including yours) that will help inspire you and get you started!
If you have a blog, it can make money for you.
It’s true. There’s no catch or fine print.
It’s called becoming an affiliate. And it’s really simple to do.
Let me give you a real life example of how an affiliate program works….
So let’s say you have a crafty blog where you post your projects and write a little about them. You list the paper, the tools, the die-cutting machine and cartridges you use for each project you post.
Now let’s say that you used Paper Layerz by Megan Elizabeth on one of your posted projects. And let’s also assume that you signed up to be an Above Rubies Studio affiliate and you have a badge on your blog that works as a link to the Above Rubies Studio store. One of your blog reader’s loves your project and decides she wants some of her own Paper Layerz. So she clicks on the badge and she is taken directly to the Above Rubies Studio store, where she purchases a package of Paper Layerz. A percentage of her sale is deposited into an affiliate account with YOUR name on it. Once you have earned a minimum amount, Above Rubies then transfers that amount into your paypal account.
I promise it is really that simple.
Still have your doubts? Here is just one of many articles that explains how an affiliate program works “What is an Affiliate Program?” There is literally tons of info out there on the internet about affiliates…it can be a bit overwhelming. So take your time and do your homework.
You may have heard of the fabulous website MyCutSearch.com where you can search for images on the entire library of Cricut cartridges. The founder of that site is Shawn Mosch and she has had great success with affiliate programs, especially the one here at Above Rubies. She was kind enough to post some really helpful information here about affiliate programs.
So what are you waiting for?? Go sign up for the Above Rubies Studio Affiliate Program and start making money from your blog TODAY!
And now….as promised earlier this week, here is a list of crafty bloggers where you will find tons of inspiration and fun!
FREE Crafty Bloggers List by ARS
This list is just getting started: Megan and I did not have time to completely enter every last 150 plus blogs that we have on the list – BUT this page will get you started with some great Inspiration of Wonderful Blogs out there! (If you don’t see your blog listed yet, you can leave it in the comments if you did not on Monday, otherwise, we will get them up asap!)
Best Part is! You can VOTE for your Favorite Crafty Blogs! VISIT http://www.AboveRubiesStudio.com/go/featured-craft-blogger right now!
If your blog appears on the list and you would like to get more votes you can copy and paste the Badge code on the side bar and let all your friends and fans know where they can go to increase your rankings!
Thanks for Stopping by today! Hope you take some time to VOTE for your favorite Blogs Right Here Right Now!
Now Go Scrap Something….Or at Least Blog about it!
I would LOVE to have my blog included!!! You ladies are fantastic and Meghan you are tireless!!!
Thanks so much,
I guess you need my blog address huh?!?
But Megan or Britten…..How do I start a blog? Would love to but don’t know what I’m doing. LOL. Please help me….. Kathy
I would love to have my blog included on your list. http://www.impressivelyyours.blogspot.com
Thanks for the great information about affiliate programs. I am going to start searching for some now.
OMG!! My heart just leaped out of my chest! I’m so excited to be involved in this. I started my blog and now I am going to try out for a DT member at pinkbydesign.com. If anyone else is interested to try out go to their page and check it out! YAY!
I am hoping the following blog is mine but was just put on the list wrong. A page does not show up when I click on it. My blog is glitterallcards.blogspot.com and NOT
I like this
It would be a fabulous honor if you would include my blog on your blogroll. Would you consider including me, please? I am also going to go check out your affiliate program, as I think it could be beneficial to both of us. Shawn (Mosch) has been dragging me into that arena … she’s a dear friend, a “Sistah” … and I think she is right! Thank you again for all you do to promote crafting and blogging about it. I am about to celebrate my 2nd blogaversary — have to come up with a great party idea! — and it’s really one of the most fantastic things to share knowledge and creativity, and the love I have for papercrafting!
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
I would love to have my blog included. Thanks a bunch. http://margaret-ilovecrafting.blogspot.com
I have just started my blog and would love to start getting some followers! My blog is scraptasticmemories4u.blogspot.com.
Please! Please! please! Put me on your list.
Thank you ladies you are very inspiring!
I would love for people to comne check out my blog at craftingwithmychis.blogspot.com
I love having a list of blogs to check out!
I am in the same boat as Kathy. I don’t know anything about starting a blog. Any of your amazingly helpful insight would be greatly appreciated !!! If anyone could help with this, it would be appreciated! Thanks !!!
Thank you for the info and great list of blogs. I need to check out the ones I’m not familiar with.
I can’t seem to get the craftybloggers link to work. Any suggestions?? Anyone else having difficulty? HELP!!!!! 🙂
I left my comment on your last blog but it must have been too late to make your list 🙁 I hope it’s not too late to get in on this fantastic idea!
I’m with Kathy, I don’t know how to create a blog. I’d love to do this.
looking forward to checking out some new blogs…thanks
this doesn’t work either 🙁 … sorry, I thought I had it right.
Finally found the right link to the crafty bloggers blog that works:
Click HERE to go the
Crafty Bloggers Blog
If you are still able to include my blog that would be great! Thanks for all you are doing for us 🙂 You Ladies ROCK!!!
There are many sites out there for starting free blogs, which is great, but can also be overwhelming. I’ve been an on-and-off blogger for years and just started a new craft blog a couple of days ago. I’m by no mean an “expert” in starting them, but maybe I will do a post on it just to give some basic info. Look for it in the next few days at: swakdesigns4you.blogspot.com 🙂 Let’s get blogging and crafting ladies!
Well…it sounds like I too must learn how to start blogging!
I hope it’s not too late to be added to the list of crafty bloggers! This is a great idea!!
I am also having trouble with the crafty blogger link. For those who are trying to start a blog I started with blogger.com to create mine and I got a free background from the web, just google free layouts for bloggers. There is a lot to still learn about blogging for me but the best advice is to join lots of others blogs and get ideas from them.
Hi Megan and Britten! Would love to have my blog listed here too. Hugs, Cara
I left a comment earlier, but I don’t see it.
I wanted to thank you for the list of blogs. There are some I am not familiar with, so I need to go and check them out.
For the ones who are having trouble snaging the link…I just learned how and I will try to walk you through it for Blogger.
1. Copy Megan’s Link
2. Sign in to your blog
3. Click Design
4. Click Layout
5. Click one of the “Add a Gadget” where you want the link to go
6. A pop up window will open…. under basics click HTML/Java Script
7. Don’t put in a Title….Paste Link in the Content box and click save
Check to see if it worked. Hope this helps!
I would love to have my blog listed if you can still do that. Thanks so much for all the info you have given us.
I’ve never even heard of affiliate programs but I like it already! Congrats to those on the list and if you guys are still going to be adding here is mine too… http://www.lisascreativenicheblogspot.com would love to be considered, but either way I’ll still be here reading, learning and being inspired by your craftiness!
Well I googled how to set up a blog and now more confused than ever. They say free but not really?? Something about domain or no domain and how do I know what to name my blog…..can the name be anything? Wow this all seems like alot of work. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
To clarify my previous comment, I thought I was already signed up on your blog list, however I wasn’t featured as one of the blogs you featured… 🙁 I wanted to make sure my blog wasn’t overlooked…
I ws just getting started with my blog when family priorities called me away. I would love to be on your list. It would sure help me get motivated to get posting again.
thank you for such a wonderful opportunity!
I forgot to put in the link.
I’m looking forward to checking out all the other great blogs too!
So glad you’re going this!
I would love my blog to be included in the list as well, could you add me?
I would love to have my blog included, thank you so much for doing this for us.Here is mine if you are still going to add to your list Stamped for the Occasion
Started a blog months ago but have not really used it. Would love help on getting started. Please include me in your list.
Marge’s Crafts and Things
Please add my blog to the list 🙂
I have you on my blog.I have had it for a long time.
I would love to share my blog with everyone. I have many projects posted and tons of links to helpful sites.
Ouch, I have not seen my sight up yet!!!!
Please post my blog! I’m just getting started! katie-scrapsandstamps.blogspot.com/