Monetizing your website with affiliate programs is one way to start making money to sustain your new hobby or business. However, it’s important that when you decide to rep for a company, that you think about the actual affiliate relationships. But wait… it’s all about making money, isn’t it?! Yes and no.
You need to have enough of a presence on the web for a company to considering engaging with you, but it’s a two-way street when it comes to affiliate relationships. For example, if you fit the mold of a particular company, you may make a great influencer; however, if you just don’t like their product, you probably wouldn’t be an effective affiliate partner.