Spread the word, reap the reward: Join TypePad's Affiliate Program!
July 27, 2011
As bloggers, we all know that blogging is fun, easy, and makes for a great creative outlet (or a wise business decision). While we all may write about very different topics, from parenting to process, there's one thing we all share in common: TypePad. There are so many blogs popping up every day that it seems there's a new blog born every minute. While that may have been true in 2006, today there are many, many more. In fact, 63,718 blogs have been created in the last 24 hours alone (BlogPulse.com), with no signs of slowing down any time soon. Despite, or perhaps because of, the popularity of Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr, blogging is stronger than ever.
As the popularity of blogging continues to increase, so does the opportunity. Many bloggers run ads, some sell products, and still others write sponsored posts - all methods which take a fair amount of effort, and in order to pay off, a high number of monthly hits.
What does all of this mean to you, you ask? That's easy - as a TypePad blogger, not only do you have award-winning blogging products at your fingertips, you also have the opportunity to kick back and be rewarded just for blogging - no extra effort required. The key to this is one of TypePad's best kept secrets - our Affiliate Program.
Here's the Deal
TypePad's Affiliate Program is a thriving metropolis of bloggers who enjoy making a little extra cash simply by referring their readers to TypePad. After you send them to us, we help them start a blog of their own, and you reap the benefits - it's that easy.
Just sign up for TypePad's Affiliate Program and place a link or banner on your blog. New potential bloggers click the link and we take it from there. For every person who ends up starting a TypePad blog, we'll send you a cool $5 - no strings attached. What better way to use your blog to make some extra spending money than by helping to promote TypePad?
Ready to get on board? Just click here to sign up, fill out your information, and start adding banners and links to your blog.
Talk it Up
Once you're signed up to the Affiliate program, the best way to get your readers excited about signing up for a TypePad blog themselves is to write about your own positive experience with blogging. Take a few posts to explain what blogging has meant to you and why you chose, and continue to choose, TypePad. That, more than anything, will help turn your readers into writers. Often your community members are just itching to start a blog but unsure how to start. They will look to you for guidance and suggestions. By steering them to TypePad you can help unlock their potential. Be sure to share your posts far and wide by hooking your blog up to Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ - this is clearly a great idea for building your audience and to help influence those closest to you to join TypePad and give voice to their own passions.
Of course, TypePad has a management team dedicated to answering any questions that you might have about our Affiliate Program. We want to help you succeed, so reach out! To contact us, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org We hope that you'll join the program and that your readers will join our growing TypePad family!
I've had as many as 4 blogs going on Typepad since 2004, and 2 are still in active use.
Never thought about joining the affiliate program as my traffic is tiny, with mostly Google Searches accounting for the numbers, even on my more popular Cat Blog.
I will consider it, now, though.
Posted by: Kiril Kundurazieff | July 27, 2011 at 11:41 AM
Yay! This sounds like an awesome opportunity!
I have signed up and it says my application is pending..
I can't wait to add the link to my blog!
Posted by: Jordan Marie | July 27, 2011 at 12:44 PM
Everybody's going to Wordpress or Tumblr - on account of almost zero innovation on typepad. No even any new themes in ages.
Posted by: Roberts Levin Rosenberg | July 27, 2011 at 05:33 PM
I'm having terrible trouble with the speed it is taking to upload photos to my site - what am I doing wrong?
Posted by: "jules" to my closest friends | July 27, 2011 at 06:44 PM
Hi Jules! Are you using Internet Explorer 9 as your browser by chance? Internet Explorer 9 requires you to use the browser in compatibility mode in order to utilize all the functions of TypePad. When not using compatibility with IE9, bloggers have reported issues with uploading images and applying formatting when composing posts. To switch to compatibility mode, click the broken page icon to the right of the browser address bar as shown here:
Posted by: Jen | July 27, 2011 at 09:10 PM
TypePad HTML Email
I can’t get anything happening – it’s driving me crazy! Haven’t been able to upload anything for weeks! And I’m paying for it……………….!It’s driving me crazy!
Posted by: "jules" to my closest friends | July 27, 2011 at 10:00 PM
nice articles :)
Posted by: Velda Gtz | July 27, 2011 at 10:28 PM
Hi Jules! We answered your ticket today so hopefully that will get everything squared away!
Posted by: Melanie | July 28, 2011 at 03:28 PM
Oh, I think our active bloggers and the many that we have joining every day would deny that everyone is leaving! And Tumblr is down so often, I'm not sure how people could manage to get anything going there. ;-)
Thanks for mentioning the themes, though - we have good stuff coming your way, so keep your eyes peeled!
Posted by: Melanie | July 28, 2011 at 03:31 PM
Awesome, I'm so glad to hear that!
Posted by: Melanie | July 28, 2011 at 03:32 PM
That's great, I really hope you do! It really is a good way to make some cash on the side and spread the word about TypePad.
Posted by: Melanie | July 28, 2011 at 03:33 PM
yeah me too have a blogsite which i would like you visit to change your fortune
there are home business and paid click business you can do that are not at all stressful
Posted by: Ayzion | August 01, 2011 at 07:42 AM
I think it's a great idea to work with some type of affiliate source but if yall do decide to start working with affiliate marketing then just be ready to write a ton. It's not as easy as picking your favorite thing to write about because you need to do research on how well certain keywords do and then base your entire blog around those particular ideas. If you don't do these things then there is no way you're going to make "some extra cash" on the side.
Posted by: Jace Miller | August 03, 2011 at 01:03 AM