Affiliate Marketing in October: Too Scary


There are a whole slew of holidays and events during the month of October, of which the most popular include:

  • 7th – Yom Kippur
  • 10th – Columbus Day (2nd Monday in October)
  • 10th – Canadian Thanksgiving Day (2nd Monday in October)
  • 31st – Halloween

Here is a list of other events to celebrate in October.

  • 1st – Homemade Cookies Day
  • 1st – World Vegetarian Day
  • 1st – World Card Making Day (1st Saturday in October)
  • 3rd – Child Health Day (1st Mpnday) Monday in October.
  • 4th – National Golf Day
  • 5th – World Teacher Day
  • 9th – Leif Ericson Day
  • 9th – Moldy Cheese Day
  • 10th – Indigenous People’s Day (2nd Monday in October)
  • 12th – Farmer’s Day
  • 15th – National Grouch Day
  • 15th – National Poetry Day
  • 15th – Sweetest Day
  • 16th – Boss’s Day
  • 16th – World Food Day
  • 17th – Black Poetry Day
  • 18th – Alaska Day (Territory transferred in 1867.
  • 22nd – National Nut Day
  • 23rd – Mother-in-Law’s Day (4th Sunday in October)
  • 24th – National Bologna Day
  • 24th – United Nations Day
  • 25th – National Denim Day
  • 28th – Plush Animal Lover’s Day

Month Long Observances

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Computer Learning Month
  • Energy Awareness Month
  • Family History Month
  • National Clock Month
  • National Dessert Month
  • National Pizza Month
  • National Popcorn Popping Month
  • National Roller Skating Month
  • National Stamp Collecting Month
  • Polish American History Month
  • National Apple Month
  • Adopt-a-Shelter-Animal Month

This is a GREAT time of year for affiliates in the genealogy space with it being Family History month. Share ways to celebrate this month-long event with your subscribers and promote the heck out of and other genealogy sites.

Food bloggers can concentrate on apple and nut recipes, while animal lovers can celebrate Adopt a Shelter Animal month— by promoting plush animals to those who can’t.

Last, but not least of course, there’s Halloween which is the ultimate time to dress up your pet and promote costumes for dogs and cats as well as those treat-seeking little munchkins.

Shown here is Jasper, my chocolate Labrador wearing my “Bat-hat”. He will have to get cape to complete the ensemble. :-)

So how are you celebrating October on your affiliate site?


  1. Eleanor Chin says

    Sorry, I just realized that my previous post did not contain the name of the October event. October is “Breast Cancer Awareness” month in the U.S.

  2. says

    I went to a writer’s conference about seven yrs ago, and a lady was there who had written a book that listed a special occasion for almost every day of the year! It was intended to give freelance writers ideas to propose to magazines, but such a list could very well be a good resource for Internet Marketers, too.

  3. Eleanor Chin says

    Hi again Ros,

    I’m not sure what happened to my last note. Here goes again:

    Thanks for the great list. Don’t forget about “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month” which is October in the U.S.

    Thanks for all the great tips and the reminders of opportunities for us.

    My very best,

  4. Eleanor Chin says

    Hi Ros,

    This is a great list. Don’t forget about which is in October in the U.S.

    Thanks for all the great tips and the reminders of opportunities for us.

    My very best,

  5. says


    Darn ya anyway…every time I get on your site I find so much great information, and get so distracted, that I soon find my stomach growling due to missing a meal or two!

    Many thanks for practicing what you preach. You are truly the person to go to for truly useful, and the very highest quality content :-).

    All the best,


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