Best Affiliate Programs for Beginners | Blogging 101

Affiliate Programs

I started blogging in October of 2017 and I am still trying to find my way around. It has been a journey and I wanted to share some things I have learned along the way that I wish someone would have told me. Affiliate programs can be intimidating, especially when most want you to have a certain amount of followers on social media before you’re accepted. In the past few months I have come across several programs that are easier for beginners to access.


Linquia can help you earn a monthly income through sponsored posts. You do need at least 2,500 reach count, but this can easily be done by combining your social accounts. Once you apply, you will connect all of your accounts and you’ll receive an email telling you if you’re accepted or not. It’s kind of like sending off your college applications. You can use my referral link to get $5 easy once accepted:

PayPerPost is a different kind of sponsorship program. If you are starting out with a smaller following, the program will match you with brands that fit your niche and you will have to “bid” on the sponsorship you want. A brand will show interest in multiple influencers and each one of you will send in a pitch. I still recommend giving it a try. Might allow you to get some practice in contacting brands directly. (Something I am still scared to do)

Blog Meets Brand

This program is similar to Linquia. Both which I found on several other blogs(that I will sure to link below if I can find them). You apply to join, connect your social accounts and wait to be accepted. Then you receive emails when you are matched with a sport worship opportunity.


This affiliate program is probably my favorite. It is simple and straightforward. Amazon allows you, once accepted into the program, to create special links for products that you want to share with your followers. Then if your followers purchase something you promote(sometimes purchasing anything at all) using YOUR link, you get a commission. The commissions are different for different types of products but they provide all of that info to you in the terms of agreement. I HIGHLY recommend this program.


I absolutely love Target. So when I heard they had an affiliate program I jumped right on it! Their program is similar to amazon, but they will provide banners to plug into your website that promote things like free shipping or %20 percent off. The more clicks you get on that banner the more money you make. It’s pretty simple.


I hop this post was helpful for you! I am still learning and searching for programs that work best for me, so if you have more that you would like to share, leave them in the comments! Happy blogging!

  1. This was so handy – as a very new blogger this will defitiently be something I’m going to keep referring back to as I continue ! Thank you xx

  2. Thank you so much for this! I’ve been personally reaching out to companies however I’m excited to see how using your resources will work for me since I am a newer blog myself.

  3. This is super helpful—I’m doing an amazon affiliate program, and so far I haven’t made any money, but it’s still cool to use when recommending items! Fingers crossed 🤞🏾 one day there’ll be a sale. And as for Target, do they need some kind of legal document for you to be official when you join? I was wary of joining just in case.

  4. This is awesome! I started blogging in November and so far have only used Amazon for affiliate links. I’ll definitely be checking out the Target program – I can’t control myself when it comes to shopping there!

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