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Side Hustles in Skateboarding: Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing lets you earn money from companies whenever someone buys through your unique link. You earn commission (usually 5%-50%) on every sale you generate. Imagine the potential with high-ticket items like electric skateboards (over $1,000!) or even recurring monthly services where you earn passive income! Bonus: some companies might even send you free products to review, letting you keep something cool and earn money from it.

You don’t even need to be a pro skater, influencer, or YouTuber. Any regular skater can promote skate products and services. Simply add your affiliate link to your social media profiles – it’s a free and easy way to start your side hustle!

How to do part-time affiliate marketing in skateboarding: 

  1. Identify Your Skateboarding Niche: Begin by choosing a specific area within skateboarding that excites you. Focusing on a niche allows you to create targeted content that the algorithms will pick up on and it will be seen to more people that will actually buy the product/service you are promoting. 
  1. Select Your Platform: Decide where you want to share your content. This could be through a blog on free websites like WordPress, Weebly, Medium, Blogger, and Ghost, or through social media platforms such as Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram. Each platform has its strengths, so choose one that aligns with your content strategy and where your target audience is most active.
    Helpful tip: Focus on one or two platforms. Focusing on too many at once can lead to feeling overwhelmed or experiencing burnout. Remember, this is your side hustle, not your full-time job.
  1. Create Content: Develop engaging content that highlights your skateboarding niche. This can range from product reviews and comparisons to promoting specific brands on your chosen platform. Quality content that provides value to your audience is key to attracting and retaining followers.
    Helpful Tip: Check out my educated content/review of Skate Trainers, where I generate income from my affiliate link in the YouTube description. 
  1. Partner with Brands: Collaborate with skateboarding brands by featuring their products in your content. Simply send them a Direct Message on social media or email. Or search Google “Affiliate Program [Brands Name]”. 
  1. Incorporate Affiliate Links: Add affiliate links to the products you feature. These links direct your audience to the brand’s website, where they can make purchases, earning you a commission for each sale. Similar to the approach taken by YouTuber Dale Decker in his vlogs, where he incorporates promo codes for Bluetile Skateshop.
  1. Engage in Continuous Marketing: Keep promoting the brands you’re affiliated with by consistently posting online. Regularly reviewing and highlighting products can increase your visibility and attract more followers.
  2. My Pro Tip: Holidays are peak season for affiliate marketing. People spend more freely and actively search for gifts. This creates a perfect opportunity to promote skate-related products. Plus, many companies offer special holiday discounts and codes specifically for affiliate marketers, meaning you can boost your earnings per sale. Don’t miss out – get a head start and plan your affiliate marketing strategy for the upcoming holidays!
    Check out my example below that gets emailed to my client list at Skate The Foundry. 


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How much can I earn in skateboarding affiliate marketing part-time?

Affiliate marketing in skateboarding, especially on a part-time basis, can initially yield around $50 to  $1,000 per month. However, with dedication and persistence, there’s potential for increased earnings. For example, YouTuber Skater, John Hill, brings in thousands per month from the links he provides within his YouTube content. Success in affiliate marketing all depends on your effort, the time invested, and how effectively you market the products. 

In my experience, the biggest time investment is creating the content initially. Once it’s done, it can work for you on “autopilot.” Here’s the key: During the holidays, simply reshare your existing content to capitalize on increased buying activity. This approach minimizes ongoing effort in getting stuck on making content while maximizing your chances of earning long-term, recurring income through affiliate marketing.

Skateboarding Shops & Brands with Affiliate Marketing Programs:

Additional Affiliate Marketing Companies:

The mentioned affiliate marketing companies above offer diverse opportunities for affiliate marketers in various niches, including skateboarding.

By following these steps and utilizing the resources provided, you can effectively turn your skateboarding passion into a lucrative affiliate marketing business.

Need Our Assistance? We’re here for you! Just drop us an email with any questions or if you need any assistance in starting your affiliate marketing in skateboarding, and we’ll help you get started on how to begin.


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