If you aren’t already enrolled in the Smashwords’ affiliate marketing programme, you’re missing out on an easy and fun way of earning some extra money. It’s a win-win situation: authors whose books you promote gain free exposure and sales they wouldn’t otherwise have made, and bloggers can earn some extra income for doing what they enjoy.
Smashwords’ affiliates earn a minimum of 11%, but can make as much as 80.5% of the net sales price of each book purchased. Anyone over 18 can enrol, and the programme is ideal for bloggers, authors, publishers, website owners, book enthusiasts, professional affiliate marketers and online communities.
I’m happy for anyone to promote my work – of course – but would like to take this opportunity to specifically encourage my readers to become affiliate marketers at Smashwords. I offer generous commissions of 50% on all my fantasy books and 40% on all my other books.
The best part is that enrolling is easy: sign up for a free Smashwords account, then go to your ‘account’ page and click ‘affiliate system management’ and follow the easy steps. Once you’re set up as an affiliate marketer, all you need to do is add Smashwords’ links to your blog or website, for example. To find the link with the affiliate cookies, simply scroll right to the bottom of any book page on Smashwords (you must be logged in) and, if the author has enrolled that book, your affiliate link will be there.
I hope my readers will consider joining this programme and, if you’re not already a reader, I hope you will take the time to browse my books. Happy reading!