Full Disclosure that we are no longer partners with ShopShare Network on the Text2Save program. The following post is informational based on what ShopShare Network requested we share, but none of the following information is from my personal experience.
I get often asked as a blogger, how do you make money. The list is long. From sponsored posts and ads to content creation and consulting, the world of blogging has changed over the years. Many bloggers once upon a time made money in the affiliate world. I never had, so for me, it was a lot of work for very little to no return. But since partnering with ShopShare Network, I got a glimpse of income possibilities that I hadn’t had before. Now they roll out the blogger game changer with Text2Save, their new paid blogger/online influencer program that is sure to make tracking possible in ways it has never been before.
So what does all that mean? It means that if you have tried and through the frustration of not being able to see any sales in the affiliate world, this is a new way to give it a try making a little money up front and the rest could give you a passive income. Text2Save is a new way to not only save big money while you shop but save the text message offer for when you are ready to buy. We realize people might have some reservations about it, so let me clear that up right now.
Blogger Game Changer with Text2Save
ShopShare Network can’t speak for all texting programs, but the ones we share, we know quite a bit about. Thanks to working closely with ShopShare Network, we now have the insider scoop on how Text2Save works. ShopShare does their due diligence to make sure they are offering something that benefits everyone. Lots of research went into this program before the launch. Lawyers, compliance teams and all the boring things necessary to make sure our audience receives valuable offers from brands you love and only when you give your express permission. It’s a convenient way of shopping, saving the offer for later, and/or sharing with your friends.
What’s in it for bloggers and online influencers?
Well, I’m not sure if you knew this but there are millions of bloggers in the USA alone. On a daily basis, we are driven to provide our audience with valuable information and product recommendations. We aren’t necessarily professional sales people, I mean we all came from different places in life to bring us to what we do. We are doing what we love and trying to make a living doing it. The blogger community has gotten more and more competitive as advertisers demand more and more performance from us, more likes, more clicks, more comments, more, and more. The net result is dollars over quality, and we aren’t down for that. Content should be inspired, not a volume business, but it has quickly become a platform that we can lose our voice.
Text2Save by ShopShare Network allows us to more wisely choose what content we want to write about while earning income sharing about brands and hot deals that WE CHOOSE via social or on our blog!
When anyone opts-in to Text2Save, ShopShare Network sends instructions to the mobile device on how to redeem the offer with our affiliate tracking link that allows us to earn a small commission on anything purchased at no extra cost to the consumer. In fact, ShopShare is negotiating hard to provide some of the best deals available exclusively to their blogger network.
This is a convenient form of direct response advertising, remember this: “Call this 1800 number and receive 50% off, if you call in within 24 hours you’ll get double your order, blah, blah blah …..”
Now texting has replaced phone calls! Text2Save is an efficient and effective way to deliver the offer directly to your mobile device, save money on the brands and products you love, and be able to actually find the offer when you are ready to use it – there are expiration dates but don’t worry ShopShare’s Text2Save program ensures you know what you are signing up for!
How does it work? (Example Only)
- Bloggers post promotions on our blog and/or social channels
- Text TRIP120 to 12345
- You can expect to see disclosures when we post a promotion:
*USA Only. Message & data rates may apply. You agree to receive information and product promotions up to 4 automated text messages per month from TravelBrand.com. Consent is not a condition of purchase. Text STOP to 77453 to cancel anytime.
2) A Text message will be sent within a few minutes asking you to reply YES to confirm you want to receive information about a specific offer.
3) Click on the link at the bottom to redeem the offer and use promotion code at checkout to ensure you receive the discount.
4) A reminder message may be sent so don’t be alarmed, promotions generally don’t last long, so we want to ensure you take advantage.
Reasons to Use Text2Save
Exclusive savings – In most cases, the coupon codes offered through Text2Save are exclusive and larger than what you will find elsewhere.
Always with you – How many times do you have that piece of mail with a coupon code on it with you when you want to buy the item? Or, you remember seeing a great code somewhere, but can’t find it once you’re ready to buy. Finding a current code online isn’t always easy. With Text2Save the code is in your text messages. And, I am going to bet, your phone is always with you.
Customized offers – The keywords to text are niche-specific, so you’ll only get deals on what you’re interested in.
No spam – To run Text2Save offers on the brand’s side, much compliance is necessary. That means you can read exactly what you are signing up for. The disclosure message will say exactly how many texts you will receive, and you can believe it. Compliance is not something anyone wants to mess with.
Opt out anytime – There’s clear messaging on how to opt out easily at any time. If you signed up for more than one promotion and the short code, otherwise known as the number you text to, and enter STOP you will be opted-out of all promotions associated with that number. You can choose to opt-in again when you see an offer you like. Easy peasy!
Evolving with the world.
Advertising continues to evolve with technology. Text2Save is not a gimmick or spammy trick; it’s simply a way to reach people where they are nowadays – their phones. Consumers can reap the rewards in big savings. Influencers can participate to earn affiliate money. It’s a promising platform that really can change the way purchases are tracked. What a breath of fresh air!
Everyone can benefit from Text2Save. Just follow me on Social Media for new offers weekly.
Bloggers and Influencers: If you want to share text coupon codes with your readers and generate a new income stream, join ShopShare now.
Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am a partner with ShopShare and work with them on the Text2Save program. I have not been compensated for this post.