Affiliate Marketing is the next best thing that can change your life for the better. In this guide, I will break down what Affiliate Marketing is, how to start Affiliate Marketing, the tools you need to succeed in Affiliate Marketing and a guide to Affiliate links for bloggers.

What is Affiliate Marketing for Travel Bloggers?

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The simple definition of Affiliate Marketing is that you are connecting products, services and brand to your audience and if your audience successfully clicks on your affiliate link, you get paid a commission for leading your audience to a product.

As a travel blogger, the opportunities out there are limitless.
From hotels to flights to fashion brands to electronic brands to digital products to beauty products, a travel brand can incorporate many affiliate links seamlessly with their content.

How to Start Affiliate Marketing

Starting Affiliate Marketing is one of the best decisions you can make. Not only will you be determined to share more useful content, but you will also always have the opportunity to get paid for products and services that you already use and love.

To start Affiliate Marketing, you can sign up for Affiliate Marketing networks. Some of the popular ones are:

CJ Affiliate

There are also individual affiliate marketing companies and the best way to find them is through Google. All you have to do is to type in Affiliate Marketing + products and you will discover companies that are not associated with any network. In some cases, the companies not associated with any affiliate marketing networks pays better.

To start Affiliate Marketing as a blogger, click on Awin and follow the instructions. Awin requires a £5 set up fee which is refunded to you once you make a commission.

Tools needed to succeed in Affiliate Marketing as a Travel Blogger

Many will take an oath to say Affiliate Marketing is dead and worked well about 5 years ago. The truth is many people do not understand Affiliate Marketing, they have not taken a comprehensive course or training on Affiliate Marketing and many do not have a thorough Keyword search tool. Here are the tools that will help you succeed in your blogging career as an affiliate Marketer.

  • Grammarly

In order to succeed in Affiliate Marketing as a travel blogger, your content is key. Writing content is a skill that you will master after a period of time. In order to ace this process, use Grammarly.

Grammarly is a simple tool that helps eliminate grammar errors, improves the readability of your content and suggests better words for your content. It is brilliant at discovering plagiarism and you can also check your content against this. Grammarly is free to use however, you can sign up for the premium service if you wish to.

Grammarly also has a chrome extension which means that it automatically checks every single thing you write on your computer and correct them accordingly.

Sign up for Grammarly here.

  • Hosting

Your journey to blogging should start with a great hosting service. I recommend iPage for there brilliance in Hosting.

Their support team is amazing and you can always rely on them for any technical issues you might.

Sign up for iPage here.


  •  Email Service

Having a good email marketing service in place is one of the best ways to succeed in Affiliate Marketing.

It means you are reaching people through email regularly. 

Use GetResponse. As the name suggests, you will get responses from your audience every time you sent out a mail.

GetResponse has a webinar feature, newsletter templates and an e-commerce feature which works seamlessly with your digital products.


How to promote your affiliate links

When you become an affiliate marketer, you must be prepared to sell shamelessly. 
Here are some ways to promote your business as an affiliate marketer.

Social Media – Use social media networks where you have the biggest networks. For me, Instagram is my go-to social media network. Read my post on how to earn money on Instagram as a travel blogger here.


Do you want to learn more?


Read my post on What is a travel blogger paid.






30 thoughts on “The best Affiliate Links for Bloggers”

  1. Great tips! I know lots use social media platform as their way of gathering bigger audience! This is so informative!

    • Absolutely, social media platforms are great for building communities and gaining bigger audiences.

  2. Great tips! I use social media platform as my way of gathering a bigger audience. I totally agree with everything you said, very informative. Will apply this for myself. Thank you for this helpful ideas!

  3. These are great to keep in mind. Good affiliations go a long way.

    • I agree with you Kita, a good affiliation will go a long way and for a long time too.

  4. I personally tried using grammarly and it really helps me a lot. Thanks for the tips.

  5. These are great tools. Your post is so helpful. Thanks!

    • Thank you, Nikki. I use these tools all the time and I have seen huge success with them.

  6. I’m still trying to get the hang of affiliate marketing so I appreciate the tips. Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Jen, if you need any help with affiliate marketing, I’m the person to reach out to. I will take you through the steps and guide you along the way too.

  7. I’ve been thinking of Affiliate Marketing for some time now and thanks for sharing this very helpful information

    • Hi Chef Denis, I can help you with all things affiliate marketing, I will DM you on Twitter.

  8. This is an informative article. We love to travel and love to write about our travels. We would love to branch out to affiliates in the travel world.

    • Great, like the infographics shows, there are plenty of opportunities in the travelling travel industry. I can help you with all your affiliate marketing needs.

  9. This is very helpful for bloggers. I like the sound of Grammarly!

    • Grammarly is a fantastic tool and the free option of Grammarly provides the basis that every blogger needs.

  10. Grammarly has been the best for me! It’s the first time I even earned beyond Amazon is my Grammarly affiliate links. I love your list and will be looking into the other options to see if they will fit inside some of my older content that usually attracts bloggers to.

    • Oh yes! That is great news that you are earning more with your Grammarly links than Amazon.

  11. Thanks for sharing this! I have to make sure to check out these companies.

  12. Oh cool, this is helpful. I am always looking for ways to earn some more money. I do affiliate marketing for Amazon but I need to get better with it.

    • Amazon affiliate marketing is one of the most common ones but not necessarily the biggest payer. There are many more brands that will help you earn more.

  13. I have just gotten into affiliate marketing. It is good to have a lot of different income streams like this as a blogger.

    • You are right, Melissa. As a blogger, you need to understand the different streams of income you can have.

  14. There are a lot of great ideas here. Affiliate programs can be a big help to your business if you know how to properly leverage them.

    • I couldn’t agree more Ben. It is the knowledge that makes the biggest difference.

  15. Affiliate marketing is super tricky. I was a member of Shareasale and CJ for a while but did not make a single sale. I’d love to learn how to do it right when I decide to dive into it again!

    • Hi Jo, I am sorry to hear you didn’t make any sale. The knowledge behind Affiliate Marketing is the key to success. I have 2 other posts linked here that can help you get started the right way.


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