Good morning and welcome to another edition of This Week in Blogging, the newsletter run by creators for creators.
We've been longtime fans of the Niche Pursuits podcast, a podcast which aims to showcase "business ideas that work," but is fairly intensely website and tech focused.
On the website side of thing, they also cover a lot of ground, and they recently released a detailed list of the best recurring affiliate programs to, in effect, "snowball your income."
We've gone through the list with a fine-tooth comb, and we're going to highlight which programs you might be able to utilize as a blogger/content creator.
Recurring Income Streams to Put On Your Radar
For those who aren't familiar, a recurring affiliate program is simply one where you're earning a recurring commission off of a service or product that you recommend.
Each program has different terms, so you want to be sure to read the fine print. As a general rule, you do want to make sure that you're recommending a service that you legitimately know well/enjoy.
Almost all email marketing software tends to have a recurring affiliate program on offer. That holds true for Convertkit, Aweber, ActiveCampaign, GetResponse, and, of course, our personal favouriite, MailerLite*. Most tend to pay around 30% recurring commissionon a monthly or yearly subscription from someone who has signed up through your link.
We tend to recommend BigScoots*, Bluehost* or Siteground* in the world of hosting, but you might want to note that CloudWays, Kinsta, and RoseHosting all have particularly robust recurring affiliate programs.
If you're a YouTuber, you may be interested to know that VIDIQ (essentially a YouTub SEO platform) and TubeBuddy (a browser extension to optimize your channel) both have programs in place.
Many Wordpress theme affiliate programs offer around 25% in recurring affiliate revenue, but you may want to know that Elegant Themes offers a massive 50% commission on both new sales and membership renewals. We personally run thisweekinblogging.com on Generate Press*.
If you require chat software for your site, almost all chat software has some built in program for affiliate sales, but with a 30% recurring commission on new sales, renewals, and upgrades, it's ProvideSupport that many people feel is the way to go here.
Don't sleep on the recurring income that you can make off online course software. Teachable, Podia, and Thinkific all sit at the 30% mark.
In terms of social media management, Crowdfire and AgoraPulse offer competitive programs, and lovers of Pinterest probably already know that Tailwind* has a fairly robust program as well.
SEO Software also fits into the structure we're covering today, very much including Semrush which has a 40% commission to offer you each time you make a sale or a renewal is processed.
Generally speaking, beyond these categories, you can expect to also find recurring affiliate revenue opportunities in the worlds of
stock photography, with
Webinar Software, too.
You can promote these products and services through reviews, tutorials, case studies and more. One under-utilized tactic is to also have a recommended resources page on your site where you can send people.
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Opportunities of the Week
Another week, another set of opportunities coming your way!
Canva has launchd the "Canva Represents Fund," which "is designed to seek out, support, and champion talented artists from underrepresented communities around the world."
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