|Reward Style affiliated links|
- ShopSense by ShopStyle- One of the top choices for affiliate marketing in the fashion industry, ShopSense (owned by POPSugar) uses ad units, widgets, and API's. Payments are based on a CPC (cost-per-click) model, relative to website traffic quality. It's best for high-traffic, low sales-generating sites.
- Reward Style- Popular option with the widest brand selections (2500+ retailers globally). It offers the same type of functions, but payments are on a CPS (cost-per-sale) basis, meaning publishers are paid only if visitors purchase something after clicking an affiliate link. This is ideal if you have loyal fans who will purchase based on your recommendations. *invitation-based only.
- Polyvore- A styling platform that boast 17 million unique visitors per month. It has incredible money-making potential for bloggers. However, despite the 'shop the post' capability, Polyvore at its core is a fashion community focused on creating beautiful images. And that's what I mostly use it for, creating editorial-like layouts and images that I like, and hopefully enhances the overall visuals for my readers.
- Lyst- A network aggregator where it is part layout or ad presentation tool, with heavy doses of social activity through feeds, followers and more. This is supposedly an emerging affiliate option, so I'm testing it out now.
- Pintrest- Aspirational boards of products that can be transactional. When you click on a beautiful product image, it can lead you directly to the website where you can make a purchase. I use this as a way of marketing my blog, not necessarily to sell things. So far, Pinterest has been consistently a decent traffic driving force to my blog.