I’ve been umming and ahhing about joining affiliate programs for a couple of years now, for a ton load of reasons that I won’t go into here, but I have finally taken the plunge. Some of you might have already noticed that some of my blog posts now carry a ‘There are affiliated links in this post’ notice in the postscript.
If some of you aren’t sure what affiliate programs are, they are a way for bloggers to generate income. So if I put an affiliated banner in my sidebar or an affiliated link in my blog post to a product and you click through and decide you love it and buy it, I get a small commission for referring you.
Well let’s face it I’ve been sharing my favourite products with you for years, I mean that is what we do isn’t it? We artists/crafters love sharing what we have been making and what we have been using. I’ve also been working for Design Teams for years too and part of that job is to link to the products we use. The only difference now is that for some of my links, those that are affiliated, I can get a little bit of money for doing it.
One of the programs I have signed up to is the new UK Etsy Affiliate program. I thought the Etsy Affiliate program is a great way to help support my blog and at same time support the wonderful people who make the most amazing handmade products.
So I’m excited to share with you some products I love from some fabulous Etsy shops, do go have a browse and share the love! It is a mix of paper, jewellery and geeky cuteness from three of my favourite Etsy shops run by people I know via blogging or in real life.
[Photo Credit: All photos belong to the makers, Kate Haines, Clair Rigby and Julie Kirk]
The geekery is from Kate Haines’ shop Gallerie St Gery, the jewellery is from Clair Rigby’s shop Obstinate Pursuit (she also sells jewellery-making tutorials) and the papery is from Julie Kirk’s shop Julie Kirk.
Oh and Julie is having a sale in her shop Julie Kirk at the moment, 15% off with the code EVERYLOSERWINS15 at checkout until 2pm (BST) tomorrow 20th June 2014.
I adore these items so I hope you enjoy them too!
I would love to know if you have any experience with affiliate programs or any thoughts about them so please do drop me a comment below.
[Just so that you know the product links are affiliated!]