As Hometalk expands, we are now beginning to offer our customers the ability to complete any and all DIY projects that they find on Hometalk.
The Hometalk Affiliates Program:
Hometalk is adding affiliate links on posts, as a way to offer the reader all the materials they need to complete a project.
Beginning November 24th, Hometalk will add Amazon affiliate links of the materials (with images) to your Hometalk posts. This means that for every person who clicks on a link to Amazon from your project, if they make a purchase, you will receive a portion of the commision. We don't expect it to generate significant revenue at the outset, but it will get you whitelisted as a revenue partner and therefore eligible to participate in future revenue-based programs as well.
You're posting on Hometalk anyway, why not collect some extra cash while you're at it!
If you wish to participate in the Affiliates program, then please visit this page in order to opt in.
Some details about the program:
1. We collect on average a 6% commission on those sales (Amazon pays us a commission on whatever the user purchased within 24 hours of clicking on that link), and we will pay you a 50% portion of that commission.
2. We will provide you with a monthly report of how much revenue was generated by your posts on Hometalk, and how many products were purchased on Amazon.
3. We will send you your commission via Paypal (and we will cover the additional commission that Paypal charges) once per month.
Q: If I don’t want to take part in the program?
A: Just visit this page and choose the opt out option.
Q: Do these posts count towards my feature in the Blogger Traffic Program?
A: Yes! The Affiliates Program is just another way for all of us to bring greater value to those who are inspired by your content on Hometalk, and make some money along the way.
Q: What does the materials section look like?
A: Check out this post to see.
Q: How much money can I expect to make?
A: We don't expect it to be a lot at this point, but joining this program will whitelist you for future revenue opportunities with Hometalk.
Q: What if I already put my own affiliate links in my Hometalk posts?
A: You will still be able to add up to two links in your post, and you can choose to link to whatever you want (your blog, or your own affiliated link). The materials section at the bottom of the page, will only display Hometalk’s affiliate links (of which you will receive half the revenue).
Q: What if I purchased the item at a local shop? Will the Affiliated link only be to Amazon?
A: At this time, Hometalk is only adding links to Amazon. So if you added an item that you bought at a local shop, we will find the same or similar item on Amazon, and link to it, to make it easier for people to find them.
Q: What about my old posts? Can I make money from those?
A: We will be adding links to your old posts, but only posts that have materials listed in the materials section.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to this Hometalk partnership!