Why I Do Not Recommend Signing Up For ShopStyle Collective

Hi everyone, today I wanted to do a little bit of a different post. I have been including more blogging type post on my blog and this is a post I have been wanting to make for a while. I usually do not post anything too negative here on my blog, but I thought it was time to discuss an affiliate program that I have been part of for years and when I say years, I mean years! It was one of the first affiliate programs that I had joined when I first started my blog and my YouTube channel. Back then it was the only program I was able to get accepted to but since then, I have joined a few others that I love way more.

If you are unaware of what affiliate programs are, basically they are programs you can join where you can make money if someone clicks on the product or buys the product through your special link. You can make a decent amount from affiliate programs, but ShopStyle is not one of them. I do not usually share numbers on how much money I have made from blogging or from YouTube, but I wanted to share with you how much I have made since starting up with ShopStyle Collective.

Before I go into the amount I have made, ShopStyle Collective is a program where you do get paid per click. So every link someone clicks through on your blog, you get paid for. Well, not every click.

I am not going to lie, I used to love ShopStyle Collective but as the years have gone by, I realized it isn't worth it. I have been a member since 2013 which is a long time. With this program in order to get paid you have to have a minimum amount of $100 to cash out, which is the same as Google Adsense. Sadly, after being part of ShopStyle Collective, I have not reached $100.00. I am actually at $95.69 and have been stuck at $95.00 the last year. In a year I have only made $0.69 cents from ShopStyle Collective. And in the last 6 months I have only made $0.41 cents. I have had three orders placed using my link in the last 6 months, but unfortunately, do you do not get paid anything if someone purchases using your link. Here is a look at how much I have made since signing up and also my analytics for the last 6 months:

So, even though I have had 3 orders placed and 275 clicks, I only made $0.41 cents. You do not even get a penny per click, so to hit that $100 at this rate, it would take years! If my links were posted on RewardStyle during this time, I would have made more even though you get paid per purchase, I would have made even more with those orders then I am using ShopStyle Collective for the pay per click. 

I am so bummed that I had wasted years on this program. I am now part of RewardStyle and Amazon Affiliate which are both amazing programs. So I am currently working on transferring all my links from ShopStyle Collective to RewardStyle. I plan on doing another post just about affiliate programs but I wanted to make a dedicated post to just this one program because it is one that I do not recommend at all. 

I know I was all over the place with this post which I do apologize. I just wanted to get this out there in case someone else is looking to join this program as well. So I hope you do find this helpful and I would love to hear your story if you have used ShopStyle Collective in the past or are currently using it. I am wondering if I am the only one that has such low pay to click ratio or if its all accounts on ShopStyle Collective. So I would love to hear your opinions! 

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