Affiliate Marketing in October: NOT Scary at All


There is a whole slew of holidays and events during the month of October that present affiliate marketing opportunities. The most prevalent of these include:

  • Yom Kippur
  • Columbus Day (2nd Monday in October)
  • Canadian Thanksgiving Day (2nd Monday in October)
  • Halloween

Month Long Observances include:

  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  • American Pharmacist Month
  • Apple Jack Month
  • Awareness Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Clergy Appreciation Month
  • Computer Learning Month
  • Cookie Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Eat Country Ham Month
  • International Drum Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • National Diabetes Month
  • National Pizza Month
  • National Vegetarian Month
  • National Popcorn Popping Month
  • Sarcastic Month
  • Seafood Month

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

  • 1 International Frugal Fun Day – first Saturday of the month
  • 1 World Vegetarian Day
  • 2 National Custodial Worker Day
  • 2 Name Your Car Day
  • 2 Oktoberfest in Germany ends, date varies
  • 3 Techies Day
  • 3 Virus Appreciation Day
  • 4 National Golf Day
  • 4 National Frappe Day
  • 5 Do Something Nice Day
  • 5 National Kale Day – first Wednesday of October
  • 5 World Teacher’s Day
  • 6 Come and Take it Day
  • 6 Mad Hatter Day
  • 6 Physician Assistant Day
  • 7 Bald and Free Day
  • 7 World Smile Day first Friday of month
  • 8 American Touch Tag Day
  • 9 Curious Events Day
  • 9 Fire Prevention Day
  • 9 Leif Erikson Day
  • 9 Moldy Cheese Day
  • 10 Columbus Day – second Monday of month
  • 10 International Newspaper Carrier Day
  • 10 National Angel Food Cake Day
  • 11 It’s My Party Day
  • 12 Cookbook Launch Day
  • 12 Emergency Nurses Day- second Wednesday of month
  • 12 Old Farmer’s Day
  • 12 Moment of Frustration Day
  • 12 Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day -Second Wdenesday of month
  • 13 International Skeptics Day
  • 14 Be Bald and Free Day
  • 14 National Dessert Day – take an extra helping, or two
  • 14 World Egg Day – second Friday of month
  • 15 White Cane Safety Day
  • 15 Sweetest Day Third Saturday of month
  • 16 Bosses Day
  • 16 Dictionary Day
  • 17 Wear Something Gaudy Day
  • 18 No Beard Day
  • 19 Evaluate Your Life Day
  • 20 Brandied Fruit Day
  • 21 Babbling Day
  • 21 Count Your Buttons Day
  • 21 National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day find a recipe, too.
  • 22 Make a Difference Day- fourth Saturday of the month, neighbors helping neighbors.
  • 22 National Nut Day
  • 23 Mother-In-Law Day – fourth Sunday in October
  • 23 National Mole Day
  • 23 Tv Talk Show Host Day
  • 24 National Bologna Day
  • 24 United Nations Day
  • 25 Punk for a Day Day
  • 25 World Pasta Day
  • 26 National Mincemeat Day
  • 27 National Tell a Story Day – in Scotland and the U.K.
  • 27 Navy Day
  • 28 Frankenstein Friday – last Friday in October
  • 28 Plush Animal Lover’s Day
  • 29 Hermit Day
  • 29 National Frankenstein Day
  • 30 National Candy Corn Day
  • 30 Mischief Night
  • 31 Carve a Pumpkin Day – no surprise here
  • 31 Halloween
  • 31 Increase Your Psychic Powers Day

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?

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  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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