How to Start an Affiliate Market Blog

How to Start an Affiliate Market Blog by Sophal Heng. Find out the methods and tools that I use for my Affiliate Market Blog.

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So you are wondering how to start an affiliate marketing blog or website. Depending on how you see it, right?

Well, first, you need to do some research. Most people would tell you to start up your website and then look at the affiliate market programs available. I find it more logical to see what is available by doing some research. Maybe you do not want to promote just anything. You want niche-specific so you can become an expert.

Lucky for you, I have checked out some affiliate programs for you and have listed the categories that you can find in these programs. They come at no cost, which is a win-win. Once you know what you want to market, you can come up with a website name and consider the cost of managing one.


I have been with ClickBank for a while and have used their promotional links all over social media. It does not stop at just website links. Most of their links include sales funneling companies. I have not really found anything that is attractive enough to really push.

I would not discourage you from signing up.

This is a good affiliate program for anyone who is in the beginner stage of getting into promotional marketing.

Some categories that you can find in ClickBank includes:

  • Arts and Entertainment
  • As Seen on TV
  • Betting Systems
  • Business and Investing
  • Computers and Internet
  • Cooking, Food, and Wine
  • E-Business and E-Marketing
  • Education
  • Employment and Jobs
  • Fiction
  • Games
  • Green Products
  • Health and Fitness
  • Home and Garden
  • Languages
  • Mobile
  • Parenting and Families
  • Politics and Current Events
  • Reference
  • Self-Help
  • Software and Services
  • Spirituality, New Age, and Alternative Beliefs
  • Sports
  • Travel

CJ Affiliate

CJ Affiliate is a little strict compared to ClickBank. Your account can become disabled if you have not made any sales. That is how much confidence they have in the companies they have listed in their programs.

I must say that their list is attractive and very niche-related. So, if you already have a target audience, there are plenty of things for you to promote on your website or even your YouTube channel.

This is one of those affiliate programs that requires you to have a verified domain. They also require you to have a pitch and plan or else you can lose the chance of marketing for an advertiser.

The best approach with CJ affiliate is to have everything ready and your profile must be completed before you request to join any advertiser’s program. Before you consider making CJ Affiliate a part of your marketing world, here are the categories you will find in this program.

  • Accessories
  • Art, Photo, and Music
  • Automotive
  • Beauty
  • Books and Media
  • Business
  • Buying and Selling
  • Careers
  • Clothing and Apparel
  • Computer and Electronics
  • Department Stores and Malls
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Family
  • Financial Services
  • Food and Drinks
  • Games and Toys
  • Gifts and Flowers
  • Health and Wellness
  • Home and Garden
  • Insurance
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Military
  • N/A
  • Non-Profit
  • Online Services
  • Recreation and Leisure
  • Seasonal
  • Sports and Fitness
  • Telecommunications
  • Travel


FlexOffer is another attractive affiliate marketing program. Most of their advertisers are brand names so it is easier to present it to people without question. The process of getting accepted is the same as CJ Affiliate but the wait is worth it. Plus, they do not deactivate your account regardless of your activity in sales.

Once you are in, you are in!

Before you sign up, here are some of their categories:

  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Careers
  • Clothing and Accessories
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Credit Cards
  • Digital Products
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Entertainment
  • Family
  • Financial Services
  • Health and Wellness
  • Home and Garden
  • Insurance
  • Legal Services
  • Lifestyle and Recreation
  • Media
  • Mobile
  • Online Services
  • Seasonal Promotions
  • Shopping
  • Sports, Fitness, and Outdoors
  • Telecommunication
  • Travel

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These are the main ones that I am connected with, but if you want to do your own research, you can search up affiliate programs through any search engine. You can also sign up for my newsletter for future reviews that you do not want to miss!

You may even come across businesses that offer programs that are not found in any of the sites I listed.

Some affiliate market programs that I have not tried but will do so soon are:

  • Maxbounty
  • Amazon Affiliate Market
  • Wealthy Affiliate
  • CPA Marketing
  • Fiverr Affiliate
  • Peerfly
  • eBay Affiliate
  • Click Funnels Affiliate
  • Booking Affiliate
  • ShareaSale Affiliate
  • Shopify Affiliate
  • Walmart Affiliate
  • Udemy Affiliate
  • Audible Affiliate
  • Target Affiliate
  • Aliexpress Affiliate
  • .. and many more

Get Your Website

There is a lot of WebHost to choose from but since we are keeping this site niche related, I would suggest doing some research before committing. If you would like to get my review on a certain host, let me know in the comments below and I will be more than happy to write one up!

As for why you should choose to purchase a domain as opposed to using a free website is simple: professionalism and ownership.

Most affiliate market programs would prefer that you are the legal owner of the website for many legal reasons that we will go into in a different article. I can tell you that I was rejected once when I signed up for a program prematurely and I did not have the proper domain NOR did I have a business email that was owned by me.

Yes, that can happen to anyone.

Some programs take a while to get back to you after you apply to work with them, so you want to cover all your tracks.

There are more hosts out there, I am sure of it. This will be my list for today. Do stop by again to see if I have tried any other hosts. Hopefully, my list is very helpful for your startup.

Thanks again for checking this out and do not forget to sign up for the email listing to get updates straight to your email.

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