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Spring into Action with These Affiliate Programs

Posted on 2.14.2011

With Valentine’s Day behind us and Easter (for some) at least two more snowstorms away, it’s time to get the calendar out and start planning your next big affiliate marketing payday. You may already have St. Patrick’s Day circled in green ink, but have you also made preparations for Plant a Flower Day?

As we move into spring, here are the dates to remember and some recommended affiliate programs for each occasion:

March 8 – Mardi Gras

Oriental Trading Company: Consumers all over the globe have relied on the OTC for their party supplies and novelties almost as long as they’ve celebrated Mardi Gras. The most trusted online resource for favors, crafts and gifts used by party planners, parents and teachers, Oriental Trading Company invites its publisher partners to join the Google Affiliate Network, which pays 5-percent commissions on all orders and provides all the tools to make this a celebration to remember.

Viator Tours: This leading travel resource offers an array of sightseeing tours throughout the Big Easy and around the world, paying publishers 4 percent commissions through the ShareASale affiliate network. Discounted tours during the annual Mardi Gras celebration cost visitors under $30 for more than two hours of unforgettable history, gardens and other sights and sounds unique to New Orleans.

March 12 – Plant a Flower Day

Burpee: The largest and most progressive seed company in the world, Burpee is also the most recognized and trusted name in flowers, plants and home gardening supplies. The affiliate marketing program is managed through LinkShare and pays its publishers up to 16 percent commissions on each sale. Watch your online profits grow with a well-timed partnership with this seed and gardening powerhouse since 1876.

Botanical Interests: This family-owned business has sprouted from a home-based office in Colorado into an online seed and flower empire largely because of its emphasis on organics and education — epitomizing the spirit of this very occasion. Its ShareASale-managed affiliate program has also blossomed into a top-notch operation, offering a 60-day cookie and 20-percent commissions on each sale.

March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day From t-shirts to hats to beads and more, there’s no greater collection of St. Paddy’s Day gear anywhere. The affiliate program pays 10-percent commissions on every sale and is managed by ShareASale. Partnering with this merchant is sure to add a little luck and perhaps lots of green to your website come March.

Shamrocker Adventures: Part of Radical Travel, this budget- and adventure-minded European tour company is in high demand during springtime in the U.S. Tours run the gamut from three-day packages to seven-day trips, and affiliate publishers earn 5 percent of the full-scale price for every purchase referred from their sites. Aside from tours through Dublin and all of Ireland, Radical offers spring break trips throughout Europe and North Africa.

These will give you a good start on the month of March, but also consider Daylight Savings Day (March 13) and The Spring Equinox (March 20) if you need additional cause to celebrate.



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