Affiliate marketing is a great way to make money as a blogger, but how do you create content that gets clicks and purchases on your affiliate links. Today I am sharing some affiliate marketing post ideas for niches like fashion, beauty, photography, and more. Use these ideas so that you can create affiliate marketing content that converts.
Before we start: X is a stand-in for a number, and a _____ is usually a stand-in for the affiliate you are promoting (if it's not, I will provide further instructions, so it makes sense).
Why Should You Create Blog Content?
Here's the thing, as much as I love a good sidebar ad or a social media update, those promotions don't get nearly as many clicks or purchases. You make a much more consistent affiliate income if you take the time to produce great blog content. These ideas can also be used for email marketing, but that only works if you have an engaged list. Blogging is fantastic because you don't have to have a huge audience, especially if you invest time in search engine optimization.
Affiliate marketing only works when you build trust with your audience. Consistent blog content is essential, and there are a few ways you can make this happen:
- Blog post mentions
- Dedicated blog posts
While you could get by with blog post mentions, I encourage you to spend time with the affiliates you want to connect with the most. Create a ton of content around those affiliates by creating reviews, showcasing the products, et cetera. This blog post will give you some ideas for dedicated posts and blog post mentions that aren't spammy or scammy.
Before you schedule all the affiliate marketing content, be sure you also pencil in other content that isn't heavily monetized. Make room for sponsored content or content promoting your products or projects too. You want to give your audience a variety of content.
Fashion Affiliate Marketing Post Ideas
Being a fashion affiliate is not always easy. You have to be quick on your feet when creating affiliate content for fashion brands because you don't want anything to sell out. Fashion can also be daunting because you may not get all that much when it comes to affiliate sales as fashion brands tend to give around 5-10% in commission. You've got to:
- Address your readers concerns about shopping with the brand
- Be honest about the quality of clothing
- Share why your reader needs a particular outfit even if they have something similar in their closet
Your best bet is sticking with a brand in general versus a specific piece for something that is more evergreen. Promoting items that are in stock right now is excellent for creating urgency for your readers, though.
How To Wear _______ (Affiliates Dress, Shoes, Pants) X Ways
In this post, share one piece of clothing from an affiliate website you use three ways. Posts like these are great because it shows the versatility in the product and drives home the point that this is a needed item of clothing. For something more evergreen, share something like How To Wear Overalls 3 Ways and link to a variety of overalls from your affiliates.
_____ Clothing Haul
People love hauls! Your haul could even be in the form of a video (especially if it is a try-on haul) so that people can see the product on a model they trust. If you don't want to purchase all the clothes, you may even be able to contact the company to get clothes for review purposes.
Interview With The Owners Of _____
If your readers love a bit of a story behind your fashion content, contact the company and see if you can send a few questions over via email. Include their responses along with some pictures of you in their clothing. This post idea is great because it:
- Humanizes the brand you are an affiliate for.
- Attracts fans of that brand to your site.
- Could likely be shared by the brand.
This works best if you are an affiliate for a small clothing company.
X _____ Pieces You Need This Season/X Pieces You Need This Season
When seasons start changing, people want fresh ideas of how to change up their wardrobe. Offer that by sharing a round-up of a couple of pieces people need from one specific brand or across the many brands you are an affiliate for.
How To Style ______ (Dresses, Overalls, Shorts) For ______ (Date Night, Weddings, Graduation)
When special occasions come up, people are always scrambling on what to wear. During wedding seasons, offer wedding styles; during graduation season, offer graduation styles; keep up with holidays and special occasions because people are always looking for what to wear to certain events.
Course Affiliate Marketing Post Ideas
Being a course affiliate can be rewarding. Many courses are an investment, and they pay their affiliates well at sometimes nearly 50% commission.
The issue with courses, though, is that they can be insanely easy for creators or affiliates to get into for the wrong reason.
Does your audience genuinely need to invest in this course? Is it a good deal for them? Will it teach them anything substantive?
Be honest with yourself as you are influencing your audience to purchase a course that could be a large sum of money for them.
Take careful action when deciding to invest energy in promoting courses. Did the course help you or are you just in it for the income?
The X Best Lessons _____ Course Taught Me
People want to invest in courses, but they aren't sure if it will be worth the dollar bills it takes to purchase the course. Create a review about the course and feature 3 or so of the biggest lessons that you learned (being vague enough about the lessons so that you don't step on their intellectual property of course!)
How To Get The Most Out Of _____ Course
Another reason that a person may not purchase a class is because they are overwhelmed. If you can create a road map for them about getting through the course with ease, they may be more likely to take the course.
X Courses You Need To Invest In Right Now
If you have purchased a bunch of courses, you may want to create a round-up of some of your favorite classes. You can even give this a theme such as:
- 5 Courses Beginning Freelance Writers Need To Invest In Right Now
- 4 Courses E-Book Creators Will Love
- 3 Courses For The Photographer In You
Anything that reaches out to a specific niche of people will make them more likely to click on it and more likely to convert. Only create niche articles if they relate to what you post on your blog.
Frequently Asked Questions About ______
You can probably find a handful of questions about the courses that you have taken just by looking in Facebook groups, blogs that the course creator has written about the course, and asking your audience what their questions are. Round up all those questions and answer them in your way.
How ______ Helped Me _______ (Grow My Blog, Become A Happier Person, Create A Working Budget) In X _________ (Days, Months, Years)
People want cold hard facts. Bring out the receipts and show them the impact that this course has had on your blog, business, or life. If you have a particularly valuable story to tell, people want to read it because it shows them something tangible versus a general “this course was great!” review.
Book Affiliate Marketing Post Ideas
Books are tricky. There aren't a ton of affiliate programs for books besides places like Amazon or Barnes and Noble. When you look at programs like Amazon, it's hard to make a liveable wage being an Amazon affiliate. Many new affiliates struggle with making income on Amazon. I've done the same, I don't think I've ever been paid on Amazon, but I've been paid hundreds from other websites like ShareASale and Impact.
It's vital for book affiliates to create more dedicated reviews or hauls of books. Get your readers in the book buying mood if you want to find success with this category. Don't write a blog post about something else and mention a book in passing, give books time to shine.
X Books That All _____ (Students, Bloggers, Writers) Should Read
People love book recommendations. If you can offer book recommendations for various groups as they pertain to your blog, you will draw their attention in, and they will be likely to purchase the books.
X Books That Helped Me Through My ______ (Divorce, Unemployment, Childhood, Twenties)
This is another recommendation post, but with a twist. In this case, you are sharing some of the books that helped you through a hard time in your life. People going through a similar phase may want to check out the same books that you are recommending.
X Books That I Loved This ______ (Month, Quarter, Year)
In this recommendation roundup, you are sharing the books that you have finished reading and loved the most. People love end of the year wrap-ups, and they also like to hear what you are reading monthly.
X Books That I Am Excited To Read In _____ (Month, Season, Year)
If your audience likes to keep up with new books, you may want to share books that you are excited to purchase when they come out the next month or next year. You can usually pre-order books so even leading them to a pre-order page could land you some commissions.
My Opinion On _______ (An Author, A Publisher) Book Catalog
If people want to get into an author or publisher, they may not know where to start. If you have an author where you have read every book they have written (or a good portion of them) you could create an affiliate post on your site where you give a synopsis of each of the books as well as your opinion on it.
X Quotes From _______ That Made Me Think
People love to preview a book in a sense before they purchase it. Sharing some of your favorite quotes and some commentary about why you like them is sure to pique your reader's interest. Throw in a few ways to purchase the book throughout, and you've got a great, monetized post.
Travel Affiliate Marketing Post Ideas
Being a travel affiliate can seem daunting, but not if you put in the work required to be an affiliate. Travel is terrific because posts do well on search engines like Google and Pinterest. When I am thinking of visiting a new city, one of the first places I go to is Pinterest.
Here's the thing, though, you probably won't be able to monetize a travel guide as much as you'd like. Instead, you've got to create more supplementary content that you link to in your travel guides. For example, you may say something like:
To get to Atlanta, we took a flight. Flights are fantastic, but they can be so expensive, so we used ____ to get a cheap flight to our destination. (Unsure of how to use ____? Check out my full review on how I use this service to book the best trips on a budget.)
In the example above not only could you include a direct affiliate link to where you get cheap flights, but you can also link out to your full review that gives them more context, so your readers are more likely to book a trip using your service of choice.
How I Use _____ To Get The Cheapest ____ (Flights, Hotel Rooms, Rental Cars)
Cheap travel is the bee's knees for many people. If you can show them how you get cheap flights, hotel rooms, etc. using an app or website they will likely click on your content and see what you have to say about the program.
X Things You Need To Have In Your Carry On Bag
Traveling is difficult, and it seems that we always forget something in our carry-on. Use this idea to create a round-up of some of the products that you always have with you when you travel.
Battle Of The Travel _____ (Backpacks, Carry-Ons, Suitcases)
Investing in a suitcase or backpack for travel is the worst because you aren't sure which is good versus just looking good online (or even in-store). If people can find a review from a blogger they trust, it can be helpful for them. Round up some pieces you already use or look for several pieces on a site like Amazon or Target to review for your readers.
My Go-To Travel Outfit
If you don't mind bringing a bit of fashion into your travel blog, share your go-to travel outfit with your readers. We all have an outfit that makes us feel comfortable when we travel, so share your outfit and links to shop it.
X Things To Do In _____ (City, State, Country)
Travel guides are all the rage. It may be difficult to monetize this, but it is possible. See if you can find some local affiliate programs or contact the businesses directly to see if they would be willing to set up an affiliate program so you can feature them in your travel guide.
Beauty Affiliate Marketing Post Ideas
Love a good smokey eye? Beauty affiliates are in a pretty great place because makeup looks are multi-faceted. Even if your audience cannot add to cart everything you feature they may pick up one or two things.
Makeup is also so diverse that you can spend a lot of time playing around and introducing your audience to the same palette over and over. Beauty is not like fashion. With fashion, you may feel weird showing the same outfit over again. Makeup can be expensive, so you want to showcase how diverse the products you chose are.
My X Favorite ____ (Lipsticks, Blushes, Foundations)
We often have a TON of different favorites as far as makeup is concerned. Roundup some of your favorites in a category and showcase them all on your blog. Don't be afraid to do swatch tests and tell your readers why you love the products so much.
Recreating ______ (Famous Celebrity) Makeup
Recreating beauty looks is so fun! If you get inspired by celebrity looks often, consider recreating their looks with cheaper products or just the random products you are an affiliate for. Using the celebrity's name will get the attention of the fans who love that celebrity and potentially get your post seen by more people. Take advantage of their schedule by releasing your content around the time of a new television show, movie, music, and other release dates they have.
X Makeup Bag Essentials From _____
People are nosy, and they are also starting their makeup collections–this post gets both of those audiences. Capture the attention of your fans who want to know what:
- You keep in your makeup bag
- Products they should buy for their makeup collection
Write up a post featuring products you think all make-up bags should have.
_____ (Lipsticks, Blushes, Foundations) At X Different Price Points
Have you ever seen an episode of Buzzfeed's Worth It? On the show, they go to three different restaurants (a cheap one, a moderately priced one, and an expensive one.) The hosts taste the food, and then they declare the restaurant that they think is the most worth it at its price point. If you have access to a bunch of different lipsticks, blushes, etc. you can try the same concept on your blog.
My Go-To ______ (Date Night, Wedding, Every Day) Look
We all have the one look that we create over and over for date nights or weddings. Use that routine to create a picture or video tutorial showing your routine and how you use the products in that method.
X Makeup Looks Using The _____ Palette
This post shows just how diverse the makeup you are showcasing is. Challenge your readers to get creative and experiment with the palette you love. This type of content will help convince your readers that a new (or old) palette is worth their money.
Photography Affiliate Marketing Post Ideas
Whether you are a photographer teaching other photographers or a blogger who want to show others how you get the perfect shot, creating photography content can be a wonderful way to make money. Technology, in general, can be a considerable investment, so if you manage to capture your audience, you are in for a high commission day. Be honest about the equipment you use and how you use it to attract readers best.
My X Favorite Lenses For My _____ (Canon, Nikon)
Beginner photogs are usually at a loss for which lenses to purchase (trust me, this beginner photog knows this!) Creating a list of some of your favorite lenses is bound to get some views and purchases, especially if you let your readers know why you love the lenses you share as well as photos you have taken with the lenses.
How I Edit My Pictures With _____
People are always looking for new editing techniques. Many picture editors like Adobe Creative Cloud, PicMonkey, etc. have affiliate programs you can join. Teach your audience how you use the programs, and they will likely want to join along. If you use tools like presets or actions, mention those too.
X Photography Books/Courses You Should Purchase
People love learning, and books/courses are a great way to learn. If you have read a few books about photography or have taken some classes, share those with your audience so they can get better at photography just like you have.
Home Goods Affiliate Marketing Post Ideas
Decorating or redecorating a home or apartment can be a daunting task. People often go to the internet to search for pieces, and they especially love to envision how those pieces will look in their home. If you want to go a step further, get into the DIY market. Sharing DIYs can be a great way to make money with affiliate marketing because you can share crafts and give them links to everything you used to create the finished project.
X _____ (Pillows, Lamps, Art Pieces) That Will Make Your House A Home
People want to decorate their home, but there are so many pieces that it can be challenging to look at all the pieces. Find some of your favorite pillows, lamps, and more to share in a listicle with your readers. This will give them a nice list of products to sift through, without having to look at all the pillows on the internet and being indecisive.
The X Coolest ______ (Art Pieces, Coffee Table Books, Candles) You Can Get From _____ (Amazon, Walmart, Target)
You would be surprised what you can find on sites like Amazon or Target. Come up with a list of some of the coolest products you have seen or some of the highest rated. Let your readers know where they can find the products.
X Things Every New Homeowner Needs
New homeowners are scared. They want to make sure they are 100% prepared to move into their new abode, and that is where you come in. Let your readers know a list of things you wish you had brought to your house when you moved in as well as the link to purchase them, so they are extra prepared.
X Space Saving Pieces That Will Transform Your Apartment
Apartment dwellers are always trying to save space. Living within just a couple hundred square feet can be hard. Sharing how to save space is excellent, if you want to take this a step further, theme it. Maybe you could share cheap space-saving pieces or space-saving boho pieces in your post.
How To DIY Your _____ (Bed, Deck, Kitchen Cabinets)
As I mentioned earlier, DIYs are a great way to share home goods as an affiliate. Think about the projects people might most want to DIY like their headboard or their bookcase. You could create endless affiliate content using this one post idea.
Conclusion: Affiliate Marketing Post Ideas
Affiliate posts don't have to be boring. I hope that I gave you some awesome ideas on the type of affiliate posts you should create so that you can start bringing dollars into your blog through affiliate marketing.