We’ve started to discuss affiliate linking with you, and one of the best affiliate tools (in our humble opinion!) is rewardStyle.
rewardStyle was created by Amber Venz in 2011 as a way to easily monetise her site. She was blogging about products she loved as an extension to her personal shopping business and wanted to find a way to monetise when people would buy through her recommendations. At the time (and even now), there are many different affiliate platforms, and she wanted something that would bring it all together to make it easier.
rewardStyle is an invitation only network which has been tailored for the benefit of bloggers and online publishers. The things they look for in bloggers and publishers they want to work with are:
- Consistent and regular posting – try to post at least 3 times a week
- Growing social media audiences – the tools built into rewardStyle means it’s easy to get links for products that you can then talk about on your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc etc. (The mobile app that was just launched is also a great help for this – it means you can talk about products while you’re on the go!)
- Original content (of course!) and beautiful images – although you’ll want to be doing that anyway to bring back readers!
rewardStyle is an international network – meaning that even if you’re based in the UK, you can still be using affiliate links for sites like katespade.com if they fit into the post you’re writing about. Two of the biggest UK online stores, Topshop and ASOS, are only available through rewardStyle which alone makes them very attractive to use!
rewardStyle has some of the highest commission rates (so when someone buys a product through your link, you get a percentage of that basket total) and provide useful reports so you can see what products have been the most popular, or when is the best time and day to post. The dashboard is easy to browse, and you can quickly tweet affiliate links out from there when you’ve found something you love.
edit: Thanks Amy for reminding us – you need to reach a certain level of commission before it can be paid out to you (we think it’s $100) but those have to be cleared commissions – or sales that can not be returned. There is also another figure in your dashboard that can fluctuate if people send back their purchases to the retailers.
If you feel like you fit the requirements, and you’d like to make monetisation easier for you, apply today!