How to Start a Blog: Part 2 – Get Web Hosting


Welcome back to the ‘How to Start a Blog’ three part series! If you’ve already bought your domain, congrats! The next task to check off your list for starting a blog is purchasing web hosting.  Get Web Hosting You have your domain name settled and purchased, now you’re ready to move on to the next […]

How to Start a Blog: Part 1 – Pick a Domain Name


There are numerous reasons as to why people start blogging. Maybe they want to be able to share their story with others in similar situations. Perhaps they want to use blogging as an outlet to earn extra income or maybe they simply enjoy writing! Whatever the reason may be, there are many benefits to blogging […]

Tip of the Day: Write What You Love, Use Network Tools to Assist!


When it comes to our blogger and content partners, we always encourage people to create posts about topics that are familiar to them and about something they love. Why? Because it shows and readers seek authenticity.  It is easy to get caught up in click-bait or to create posts specifically engineered to catch buyers’ attention. […]

Blog Audit: Get Your Blog Ready for Fall & Winter


The weather is starting to cool down and before we know it fall will be here! Your blog will change from posts about your favorite pool accessories and beach vacations. You will start to write about the kids back-to-school fashion or appetizers for the big Sunday football games. As you dive deeper into the fall […]

Tip of the Day: Know Your Readers!


As bloggers, our job is to cultivate content for our audience to keep them interested and coming back for more. Dedicated blogs crop up around a variety of topics: fashion, travel, kids or family life, food and so on. We can get so caught up trying to consistently publish new content that we fail to […]

Why Bloggers Should Optimize Past Posts


As ShareASale’s Blogger Liaison, I’ve been working with bloggers every day for the last eight months and I’ve attended seven blogger-focused conferences in the past year. While every blog I come across is different and tells a unique story, much of what I hear about blogger’s experiences with Affiliate Marketing is very similar. It sounds […]

Five New Year’s ‘BlogOlutions’


Five New Year’s ‘BlogOlutions’ “This year flew by!” “Where did this year go?” “How is it already 2016?!” We’re all thinking it, how has another year already come and gone? The new year often sparks new ideas, new plans, and of course, new resolutions. Maybe some people want to eat healthier, exercise more or visit […]

Tip of the Day: Content Call-to-Action


Call to Action (CTA) definition: an instruction to the audience to provoke an immediate response, usually using an imperative verb. Wikipedia Turn passive blog readers into dedicated fans by prompting them with a Call-to-Action at the end of your post. Or, if your website has the functionality, try a pop-up window that directs readers to […]

Differentiating Affiliate Marketing: What Sets this Monetization Channel Apart


Differentiating Affiliate Marketing: What Sets this Monetization Channel Apart There are many options available for bloggers and Affiliates to monetize their websites these days, from sponsored posts to AdSense to using Ad Networks. Thousands of Merchants are taking advantage of Affiliate Marketing techniques, which has led to a significant increase in publishers turning to Affiliate […]

6 Tools Bloggers Should Be Using!


6 Tools Bloggers Should Be Using! If you have been following our blog closely over the past couple years, you may remember our previous post called ‘5 Tools Every Affiliate Should Use on ShareASale.’ Well, I have good news for you Affiliates out there! ShareASale recently added and made improvements to our Affiliate and blogger-friendly […]