Affiliate marketing is a great way to monetize your blog or website. When you sign up as an affiliate, you can get a cut of every product that is purchased through your site. That cash can really add up, allowing you to benefit from something you love doing anyway.

Many affiliates sweeten the pot even more by holding special contests for their top marketers. The chance to win extra money and valuable prizes makes being an affiliate marketer even more fun and exciting.

If you have not already done so, contact the affiliates you promote and ask them to send you one of their products. You may be hesitant to ask, but most business owners will be happy to comply.

Once you have the product in hand, take the time to use it, then write a honest review. You do not have to write a glowing review; your readers – and the affiliate – will appreciate your honesty. The key is to provide a comprehensive review that includes the good points of the product and some things they might be able to do better.