Affiliate programs are a great way of making extra income as a blogger. You sign up for the program, add in the links, and earn a commission every time someone purchases from your link. Bada bing bada boom! 💥
We've already gone through some of the top affiliate programs from food bloggers in this post. Now, we're putting the spotlight on DIY and craft bloggers! Below, we've curated a list of some of the top affiliate programs for DIY and craft bloggers. You don’t have to sign up with all of these programs, just the ones that make sense and are relevant to your blog!
Let's dive right in, shall we?
It's safe to say that if you're in the DIY or crafting industry, you've heard of Etsy, one of the biggest marketplaces for unique and handmade goods. Whether it's a custom pet portrait or a personalized cutting board gift, you can make some extra income from your blog just by sharing your favorite Etsy finds!
Affiliate program details • The program supports affiliates in English, French, and German. • The Commission is paid on the order price (excluding shipping costs and VAT). • Affiliate cookies last 30 days.
Though Michaels started out in 1984 primarily with 16 stores in Texas, they've since grown tenfold and have become a household name for arts and craft supplies. Looking for an embroidery hoop? Yarn? Craft supply storage? Michaels has got you covered. 😎
Affiliate program details • The program offers a 10% commission rate. • Affiliates gain access to paid media placement during peak shopping times (e.g. Cyber Monday, back-to-school season). • New and top performers can access a bonus program and increased commission for generating new customers.
JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores originally started out as a single retail store in 1943 and has since grown to be a leading craft supply retailer. As of this writing, there are over 850 JOANN stores in 49 states. Talk about growth! 📈
Affiliate program details • The program offers a 4% commission rate. • Commission is paid out every 30 days. • You can collaborate with JOANN as a content creator and receive products, gift cards and/or competitive base pay in addition to earning affiliate income.
Cricut (pronounced like “cricket”) is the mastermind behind the all-powerful cutting machines that let you create and personalize just about anything under the sun. Whether you're looking to create decals for your wall or get your design on a t-shirt, Cricut machines make it all possible! 🦗
Affiliate program details • You can earn up to 25% commission for every purchase made through your links. • New affiliates receive a one-time 30% discount on the Cricut site. • You earn $10 for every person that joins the affiliate program from your referral. • Affiliate cookies last 5 days.
Blick Art Materials is a family-owned company that has been around since 1911 (let that sink in for a minute). Blick focuses on providing artists and makers with the tools they need at an affordable price. From easels to pencils to frames, Blick is there for every step of the artistic journey. 🧑🎨
Affiliate program details • You can earn up to 10% commission for all sales made from your link. • Blick offers graphics that you can use on your site if you'd prefer to branch out from the usual text links. • Affiliate cookies last for 24 hours.
Zazzle lets you take your designs and photos and get them printed on over 1000 physical products, all from the comfort of your home. So whether you're looking to get custom mugs for the whole company or a personalized bed for your furry friend, Zazzle's suite of tools makes it all possible.
Affiliate program details • The program offers 15% commission per sale. • Affiliate cookies last for 45 days. • Affiliates get paid via check or PayPal.
Craftybase is an inventory and bookkeeping tool made with handmade sellers and manufacturers in mind. With Craftybase, you'll basically have a built-in accountant that also has your back and ensures that you never run out of stock! 🤑
Affiliate program details • You don't need to be a member of Craftybase to join their affiliate program. • For every new subscriber you refer via your affiliate URL, they'll pay you a percentage of the subscription plan price for the first 12 months the referee remains a subscriber.
CreateForLess's mission is right in the name—to help you create for less! So whether you scrapbook as a hobby or you're a teacher looking for supplies, you can find all of the supplies that you need at a lower price at CreateForLess.
Affiliate program details • They are unable to accept affiliate websites from outside the U.S. who are not primarily targeting U.S., Canada, Australia or New Zealand visitors, affiliates based in California, and cash back websites. • The program offers a 10% commission per sale. • Affiliate cookies last for 45 days.
Jill Davis started Scrapbook.com in 1999 out of her love for paper crafting and it has since been the home for scrapbooking supplies of all kinds. She originally ran it out of her home office and the community has grown exponentially since. Now, Scrapbook.com carries over 50,000 paper crafting products!
Affiliate program details • The program offers up to 20% commission on certain products. • Affiliate cookies last for 30 days. • Affiliates gain access to buttons and banners for use on their sites.
Ace Hardware is not only known for the jingle from their commercials (“Ace is the place with the helpful hardware folks!”), but their wide breadth of hardware tools. Founded in 1924, Ace Hardware has over 5,000 stores all over the world with the majority of those stores independently owned and operated by local entrepreneurs! 🛠️
Affiliate program details • Affiliates gain access to Ace Hardware's logo and banners. • Affiliate cookies last for 14 days. • Commission payment is based on the net sales you generate per month. • You earn a referral fee for personal orders!
Expressions Vinyl is a family-owned business that started out as an eBay store in 2009. Since its inception, its priority has been to provide high-quality vinyl for crafters and that little eBay store has now grown to a bustling website with over 50 employees standing behind it!
Affiliate program details • Affiliates apply through ShareASale and gain access to banner ads and links. • Affiliate cookies last for 30 days. • The program pays a base 10% commission for all affiliates.
Home Made Luxe is a subscription service that sends out monthly (or one-time) craft kits for those of us who are looking to take on DIY projects but don't want to go through the hassle of shopping for all of the supplies. Keitha, the founder of Home Made Luxe, started the company on the idea that all women need some alone time. And with that, she began curating craft kits!
Affiliate program details • Affiliates earn a 10% commission for every sale. • Affiliates can also earn $7 for every subscription sale generated.
Knitters rejoice! 🧶 Since 2002, KnitPicks has provided makers with low-cost and high-quality materials for their fiber projects with a focus on ethical manufacturing. From yarn to crochet kits to knitting patterns, KnitPicks has it all!
Affiliate program details • The program offers a 10% commission rate. • Affiliate cookies last for 14 days. • Affiliates gain access to a monthly newsletter with updates on promotions and extra incentive opportunities.
With the goal of taking a fresh approach to education in mind, Chase Jarvis and Craig Swanson started CreativeLive in 2009. CreativeLive provides users with access to online classes spanning a wide range of topics. From building your own tote bag to stamping techniques, it's a great way for crafters to level up their skills.
Affiliate program details • Affiliates earn a 20% commission for new customer purchases, 10% for returning customer purchases and a $1 lead payout for new registrations. • Affiliate cookies last for 30 days.
While you’re welcome to sign up for any affiliate program, we recommend signing up for programs of brands or companies you’ve personally used, especially if you’ve enjoyed your experience working with them!
These affiliate programs for craft and DIY bloggers are just our favorites. There are literally hundreds you could choose from. Experiment with a few to see which ones convert the best, pay the most, and—of course—your readers love.
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