So, you started a blog, a YouTube channel, a podcast or an Instagram page about wine. We’re in the age of social media and being a social media influencer is a great “side hustle” (a.k.a. way to make some residual income) doing what you love! But where do you start?

 

How To Make Money Off Your Wine Blog

Growing a following on social media, a blog or a YouTube channel can be tough, but you don’t need to have millions of followers to make money off your wine blog or YouTube channel. You can simply make money by joining an affiliate marketing program and using affiliate links or referral links to wine products in your content.

What are affiliate links and how do they work?

An affiliate link is a link to a product containing an “affiliates” specific ID. This allows the advertiser to record traffic and revenue coming from a specific site or user (a.k.a. your blog or YouTube channel). When a purchase is made using the link containing the ID, the affiliate (that’s you!) receives a “commission” or percent of the purchase’s revenue.* So, the advertiser is pretty much paying you to refer your followers to their products that interest you.

*This does not affect the buyer’s price at all.

 

Affiliate Programs For Making Money as a Wine Blogger, YouTuber or Influencer

 

CJ Affiliate Network

CJ by Conversant (formerly Commission Junction) is an affiliate marketing platform that allows publishers and advertisers to connect with social media influencers, YouTubers, Instagrammers and bloggers. Affiliates can advertise products using links or codes within their blog posts/articles, YouTube videos, etc. Or using ads and banners on their website or blog posts/articles.

Does it cost money to sign up for CJ Network? Nope! There is no fee for Influencers/Publishers to sign up for CJ.

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CJ Affiliate Network Information

COMMISSION LEVELS

CJ offers cost-per-action (CPA/CPC) commission. This means merchants have the option to pay affiliates per action (click, sale, lead, sign-up, etc.) Commission levels vary based on the merchant/advertiser and the product price. This can either be a percentage of the sale or a set amount of dollars per sale.

PAYOUT REQUIREMENTS

Once your affiliate account balance has reached $100 or more, your payout will be made monthly via check in the mail. If you’ve selected the direct deposit option, your payout will be made once your account balance has reached $50 or more.

SIGN UP REQUIREMENTS
  • Be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Provide Business/Personal Tax ID (Required of USA Residents Only)
  • Must have a blog/website or social media account (followers/engagement varies)

 

Click here to sign up to be a CJ by Conversant Publisher (Affiliate) and begin making money from your wine blog, Instagram page or YouTube Channel!

 

Share A Sale

Shareasale is an affiliate marketing platform with over 3,900 affiliate programs in over 40 different categories/genres. Affiliates can advertise using links, ads and banners within their content and on their websites.

Does it cost money to sign up for Shareasale? No, Influencers/Publishers to apply for Shareasale free of charge.

Shareasale Affiliate Network Information

COMMISSION TYPES:

Pay-Per-Lead/Pay-Per-Sale (Limited Membership)

Pay-Per-Click (Full Membership)*

Commission levels vary based on the merchant/advertiser and the product price.

*Full memberships are activated after your first payout.

PAYOUT REQUIREMENTS

Once your affiliate account balance has reached $50 or more, your payout will be made via cheque (USA Residents Only) or Direct Deposit.

SIGN UP REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must provide a valid Tax ID or Social Security Number (Required of US Residents Only)
  • Direct Deposit Information (For payouts made to affiliates outside of the USA)
  • All pages where you promote products/use affiliate links and banners must be written in English.

 

Ready to start making money off your wine blog?
Click here to sign up for Shareasale.

 

Wine Affiliate Programs For Making Money On Your Blog, YouTube Channel or Social Media Page

 

Uncorked Ventures

Uncorked Ventures is the perfect affiliate program for wine bloggers and influencers who love wine clubs and monthly wine subscriptions. Affiliates can use different marketing tools like banners, ads, and links in their content to generate sales and subscriptions to the wine clubs offered by Uncorked Ventures.

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Commission Type: Pay-Per-Sale – 7.5% commission on each sale
Sign-Up Requirements: Must have a relevant website or social media channels (A Wine Blog, Wine YouTube Channel, Wine Instagram, etc.)

Click here to sign up for the Uncorked Ventures Affiliate Marketing Program

 

Wine Country Gift Baskets Affiliate Program

Wine Country Gift Baskets is a popular wine gift basket producer. Customers can order gift baskets containing wine, accessories and more. Affiliates can use given links, banners and ads in their content to generate sales.

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Commission Type: Pay-Per-Sale – Base commission of 7% commission on each sale
Payout Method: via CJ by Conversant
Sign-Up Requirements: Must have an approved CJ affiliate account.

Click here to sign up for the Wine Country Gift Baskets Affiliate Marketing Program

 

Cellars Wine Club Affiliate Program

The Cellars Wine Club is a club for wine lovers and winemakers alike. This program allows wine drinkers to receive wine bottles right to their door. Wine bloggers can use affiliate links and other marketing tools in their content to generate sales.

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Commission Type: Pay-Per-Sale – 15% commission on each sale
Payout Method: via Shareasale
Sign-Up Requirements: Must have an approved Shareasale account.

Click here to sign up for the Cellars Wine Club Affiliate Program

 

Vinebox Affiliate Program

Vinebox is a USA-based monthly wine subscription box that ships local wines right to your door. Wine bloggers and influencers earn a commission for every subscription they bring to the site through their affiliate links.

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Commission Type: Pay-Per-Sale ($15 per sale/subscription)
Payout Method: via Shareasale
Sign-Up Requirements: Must have an approved Shareasale account.

Click here to sign up for the Vinebox affiliate program.

 


DOES YOUR BUSINESS OFFER A COMMISSION-BASED AFFILIATE PROGRAM FOR INFLUENCERS?

Tell us about your wine-filiate program and we’ll add your business to the list. Please include a link to your terms and conditions and sign-up form!


 

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