Earn more money from your website by joining the Tortuga affiliate program.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing is a way for you to make money by recommending products. You (the affiliate) link to our products. Then we (the merchant) pay you a commission on every sale that you refer.
All of the tracking, reporting, and payments are handled by a third-party company called an affiliate network. Our affiliate network is Shareasale. Here is their overview of how affiliate marketing works.
Why Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing is a great way to make money from your website or blog. Even the experts recommend it. Problogger lists affiliate marketing as one of the Five Blog Business Models That'll Make You Money, and Copyblogger recommends affiliate marketing over advertising when monetizing your blog.
Most websites make money through advertising. These banner ads aren't worth much because internet users have developed "banner blindness." They don't even see your ads, much less click on them. To make more money, website owners crowd out their content with more and more ads, which turns off their visitors.
The good news is that you can make money without annoying your loyal readers. In fact, you can make money by helping them.
Your readers already trust you. When they need to buy a travel product or service, they don't want to spend their time and money testing every one. They want you, the expert, to guide them.
By recommending your favorite travel products, you're helping your readers. The only difference with affiliate marketing is that you use a unique tracking URL when linking to your favorite stuff. Then we know which sales you referred to us and can pay you a commission for each one.
Affiliate marketing doesn't have to be spammy. It's simply a way to make money from the expertise that you're already sharing. Everyone wins. You make money for recommending your favorite gear, your readers find the quality products they're looking for, and we make more sales.
We believe so much in the power of affiliate marketing that we do it ourselves. Check out the Travel Gear page on our blog. It's full of Amazon affiliate links to our favorite travel products.
Joining the Tortuga Affiliate Program
If you're ready to start making money by recommending Tortuga products, please get in touch. Our affiliate program is a small, exclusive group of our favorite travel websites and blogs. Only websites that we have personally approved may join the program.
To get started, contact us. Tell us about yourself and your website, and we'll go from there.