The Get Blogged affiliate scheme has been running a pilot scheme with a handful of bloggers since March 2021. One of Get Blogged’s missions is to provide initiatives for the blogging community to earn an income doing what they love. So our affiliate scheme is just one of the ways bloggers can monetise their audience. In this case study we show you how one blogger has earned over £600 from one brand referral and how you can too!
Table of Contents
- Why the Get Blogged affiliate scheme is different
- How one blogger affiliate earned over £600 from one brand referral
- How to build a passive income stream with Get Blogged
Why the Get Blogged affiliate scheme is different
Forget those affiliate schemes that only pay out once, or where the commission rate drops after the first sale. The Get Blogged scheme aims to provide affiliates with an income for the life of the brand.
So, in practical terms that means that there are various commission triggers over the brand lifecycle explained below:
Get Blogged Affiliate Plans
|Commission trigger||Plan 5||Plan 10||Plan 15||Super|
|Verified brand signup||£5.00||£2.50||–||Application only|
|Approved blogging job||£5.00||£5.00||–||Application only|
|Successful hire||5%||10%||15%||Application only|
How does the Get Blogged affiliate scheme work?
Everyone starts on Plan 5, which would work as follows:
- Affiliate refers a brand who signs up to Get Blogged for free then verifies their email address (£5.00 earned.)
- The referred brand creates a blogging job for free, then Get Blogged approves it and it gets advertised in the Get Blogged Marketplace (another £5.00 earned.)
- The referred brand hires a blogger and the affiliate earns 5% of the amount the brand paid the blogger. (For example, if the brand paid the blogger £100, the affiliate earns £5.00.)
But it doesn’t end there. Brands hire an average of 3 bloggers per blogging job, so in that example above, the average affiliate would have earned £25 from that one brand.
OK, OK, I realise I am not selling it YET. But read on…
The magic happens when the brand comes back to post more jobs and hire more bloggers over a number of months.
We have an incredible retention rate for brands; they use Get Blogged between 6 – 9 months of the first year they sign up. That’s not all, because brands typically increase their budgets month after month once they realise how incredible blogger marketing can be as a tactic for increasing business.
That’s what I am here to show to in this amazing case study.
How one blogger affiliate earned over £600 from one brand referral
The case study we have here is an incredible story of one blogger who referred just one brand. The brand has been using Get Blogged for over 8 months now to help grow their business and there is no sign of stopping.
We work closely with this brand (and most brands for that matter,) to bring campaign inspiration and authentic bloggers their way. The brand we’ve highlighted here typically posts around 5 or 6 new campaigns a month, then hires between 6 and 10 bloggers from those campaigns.
Here’s a breakdown of how the affiliate commission was earnt between Aug 21 and March 22:
This is a breakdown of how the commission events contributed to the overall earnings for this one affiliate who is on Plan 10:
|Commission events||Commission rate per event (Plan 10)||Total earnings|
We caught up with the affiliate and asked them how they referred this particular brand (names are not disclosed as requested by the affiliate):
For total transparency, and because we love a table, here’s how the commission built up over those 8 months:
This affiliate didn’t stop with the one brand referral, they built a simple system to convert their blogging clients to a Get Blogged clients, and it’s building an income stream that continues to pay out as mentioned below:
How to build a passive income stream with Get Blogged
If you’ve got a blog or engaged social networks you can start to refer brands immediately. There are no hoops to jump and no complicated forms; we’ve set a very low barrier entry. With all affiliate schemes, some initial legwork has to be undertaken, but we have lots of tools, templates and support to help you with that.
If you’re inspired to get involved, either sign up below or sign in as a blogger, and visit the affiliate area to get started.