Have you joined the Target affiliate program yet? If you just signed up and got approved, then yay! But you’re probably asking yourself where the heck to go from here. Here’s the question I get the most from my fellow affiliates: how do you find your product links in your Target affiliate dashboard?
This article is going to be a short and sweet tutorial to show Target affiliates where to find their affiliate links within their dashboard and how to link them to blog posts (so that you can actually make a commission)!
Let’s get to it…
HOW TO JOIN THE TARGET AFFILIATE PROGRAM
If you’re interested in joining the Target affiliate program, it’s quick and easy to apply! You can sign up here. The Target affiliate program is a part of the Impact Radius network. This just means that you’ll be joining a network that manages multiple companies and their affiliates. You’ll also have the opportunity to join many other companies through this network, so it’s a win-win.
I got approved for the Target affiliate program within two business days, but I had been blogging for about a year when I applied. Give them a few days to get back to you, and if you get denied the first time, don’t even sweat it. Just keep growing your website traffic and apply again in a few months.
If you’re new to affiliate marketing, then you can check out my money-making affiliate guide here.
YOUR TARGET AFFILIATE DASHBOARD
Once you are approved and receive your login information, you’ll login through the Impact Radius network homepage here. Your Target dashboard will look something like this:
You’ll be able to see a snapshot of your sales, easy ad options, landing page options, and more.
HOW TO FIND PRODUCT LINKS IN YOUR DASHBOARD
There is more than one way to show Target advertisements on your blog, but the most common way that bloggers share them is through affiliate links within their blog articles.
To find individual product links that you want to promote to your audience, follow these few steps.
From your Target affiliate dashboard, click on ADS at the top center of the page and select PRODUCTS from the drop-down menu. It will look like this:
On the product page, type the product name into the search box and hit Search. I used Skip Hop Diaper Bag in the example image below. Try to be specific about the products you search for, otherwise you’ll have way too many pages to search through. Your search results will look like this:
When you locate the product that you want to promote, you’ll click the link on the far right that says GET CODE. It will look like this:
When you click on the link to get the affiliate code, a new window will pop up with two options. You can copy the actual code or the product URL. It will look like this:
Grab either the code or the product link and then head on over to your blog article. If you’re on WordPress .org, you’ll go into your post editor and paste your link into the article right where you want it to show up for your reader. I’m sure it’s very similar on every blogging platform, you’ll paste the link the same way you would any other link. On WordPress, you’ll add the link like this:
If you’re pasting the code instead of the link, you’ll switch to the TEXT option in the right corner above your text editor and past the code into your article there.
Finish up your article, hit publish, and you’re good to go!
You now have live affiliate links on your blog, and when someone clicks on one of these links and makes a purchase, you’ll earn a commission.
I hope you found this little tutorial helpful! If you did, please take a moment to share with your fellow bloggers, either on social media or your own blog. Thank you!