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!
36 thoughts on “How to Find Your Product Links in Your Target Affiliate Dashboard”
This was super easy, clear and very helpful! Target does not do a good job of explaining this to new affiliate members, so thank you!
Oh my goodness thank you!! Something so easy should not be so confusing for new affiliate members!! You rock!
I know, right? That’s why I had to write the post, I was getting so many questions about it, for good reason. Way too complicated haha! Thanks for reading 🙂
Thank you so much! I’ve been trying to figure this out for a few days!!
You’re so welcome!
Thank you so much Cate, your tutorial was very easy to follow along. Blessing to you
Thank you so much! I absolutely had to create the tutorial because none existed when I really needed them! I’m so glad it was helpful 🙂
I think theyve changed their site since you posted this and added an actual product link but it still is confising because it doesnt give you the option to search individual items…
Thank you for letting me know! I’ll login and play around so that I can update this article and make sure it’s accurate.
Thank you for this! I have been so wanting to use their affiliate links but the confusion is real!
May I ask a question? I am very new to the Target Affiliate Program. Where can I use links? Like, I rarely blog but I post a ton on Instagram. Can I post an affiliate link in my stories with the swipe up feature?
Also, I use link tree in my profile. Can I keep a link there as well? Thanks for any help you can offer!
Yes, you can share affiliate links on social media, you just have to disclose the fact that it’s an affiliate link on that page.
This is exactly what I was searching for, and it was quick and easy to understand. Thanks for the help!
So glad it was helpful!
So do I need to apply for a profile with Impact partners if i’m already approved as a Target affiliate? Or what login do i use?
Awesome blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring writers?
I’m planning to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m completely confused ..
Any ideas? Thanks a lot!
So glad I found this! Very helpful for beginners.
thanks for the advice! i was having trouble looking for this, but this was a good explanation!
I’m so glad this helped, thank you for reading!
Thank you for reading!
Even for beginners, self-hosted WordPress is the best route, and it’s super affordable (hosting is just a few bucks a month). Just search for “how to start a blog” on my site and a step by step guide will pop up.
So I got the email that I was approved for the Target affiliate program, but Impact didn’t approve me because my traffic is too low. Does this mean I can’t get links until my traffic grows or am I missing something?
That’s a good question, did you get any login details when you got the approval email from Target? I feel like you should be able to use that, but if not, reach out to Impact and ask them for more info.
I’m new to affiliate marketing and just signed up for target and Walmart links. My question is, do I have to copy product links from a desktop, or is there a mobile app for this (like amazon)? Thank you!
I do most of my affiliate work from my laptop, because it’s just easier for me, but as long as you can access your affiliate accounts from mobile, you can copy your links from there. There isn’t one single mobile app that allows you to access all affiliate links from all different accounts, you’ll have to login to each account for access.
Hi there, I am new to using the target affiliate program and I am having a lot of trouble using it. It looks slightly different than what is pictured on your tutorial but when I go to the “search ads” regardless of what I put in nothing comes up….any idea what I’m doing wrong? Thanks in advance!
I haven’t been using Target affiliates much lately, so I’ll have to look into this. I’ll let you know what I find!
Why when I log in is it taking me to my Walmart affiliate account?
It’s probably just logging you into another program in Impact, you might have to search for merchants to find Target.
Can you explain the Impact sign up side a little more? I’m stuck at “Indirect Tax”. Do I have to have this? And how do I go about getting it?
I’m planning on using the Target affiliate link when I send client shopping lists. Will it work that way? I’m really new to all of this. Thanks
Impact is a little clunky, I’ll put together a little tutorial that can help!
Thank you so much! This was very easy and helpful. I’m new to impact and couldn’t find this info anywhere. I appreciate that you took the time to put in pictures 🙂
You’re very welcome, I’m glad it was helpful!
Thanks for this! This was much easier than figuring it out on my own. Impact is a little less user friendly than some of the other affiliate platforms I’ve tried.
Yes, Impact is a little clunky but there are some great programs in there too!
Thank you very much its helped me a lot..