The Top 8 Affiliate Programs for Earning Money

Updated on May 13, 2020
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A part-time freelance writer who is trying different ways to earn money online.

The best affiliate programs for your needs!
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Whether you are already an affiliate marketer or want to be one, it is very important to know about the best affiliate programs. You don't want to end up with the wrong affiliate programs because they will impact your earnings. So, let us take a look at some of the best affiliate programs on the internet.

1. Amazon Associates

Amazon Associates is one of the oldest affiliate marketing program as it was launched way back in 1996. This is simply one of the best affiliate programs for making money because it is backed up by Amazon. The percentage of the maximum commission that you can earn is 12%, which is not too good. However, it is easy to join and very popular among affiliates. You get access to a wide variety of tools that can be used to monetize your website. Once you get someone over to their website, Amazon will do what it does best and you may earn a commission.

I think that the income potential with this one is really high if you establish yourself as an authority. There are people who have made more than $1,00,000 through Amazon's affiliate program. The problem is that some niches are really crowded, and you will have to work really hard to earn from those niches.

2. Shopify

This affiliate program is for those who have or want a blog in the eCommerce niche. Shopify allows people to create their own eCommerce store as many people don't have the necessary resources or skills to create their eCommerce store on their own. All you have to do is promote Shopify to your readers, and you can make up to $2,000 per referral.

3. Bluehost

There is a reason why you will find many top bloggers recommending Bluehost, and I think that they recommend Bluehost because it is a great choice for newbies. The price of Bluehost is fair, and the quality of their service is pretty good. Bluehost paid over $5 million in commissions in the year 2017, so the income potential is great.

You will earn $65 per referral even if the referral purchases hosting cheaper than $65. $65 is not the highest payout that you can earn from the affiliate program of a hosting service, but their popularity will help you in making more sales.

4. ShareASale

This is definitely one of the best affiliate networks for making money because this affiliate network gives you access to a wide variety of affiliate programs. I don't think it would be too hard to find something related to your niche. You will be provided with all the tools that you need to promote an affiliate program, and it is free to join.

5. BeRush Affiliate Program

BeRush is the affiliate program that allows you to promote SEMrush. SEMrush is an SEO tool that is trusted by many top bloggers. So, you can promote this tool if your blog is about blogging. Unlike all the affiliate programs I have mentioned above, BeRush provides you 40% recurring commissions. Once you have a good number of people join, you can make passive income as long as they keep paying their monthly subscription fees.

6. ClickBank

ClickBank is one of the big names when it comes to digital products. However, most of the products aren't worth the price that is charged for them. You can still find great products that are worth promoting if you do some research. ClickBank pays up to 75% commission as well. The products aren't worth a lot of money usually, so 75% commission will not make you rich without selling a lot of products.

Most of the products offer upsells, so you can earn more when upsells are bought by people. There are products that come with recurring commissions. I recommend promoting great products with recurring commission to maximize your earnings in the long run.

7. AvantLink

AvantLink only works with established merchants that you can trust. So, you can be assured of the quality of the products when it comes to this platform. There are country-specific affiliate networks so that you can focus on the country of your choice easily. Currently, you can deal with products in the United States of America, Canada and Australia. It will not be easy to get accepted by this platform, but it should be worth it.

8. eBay Partner Network

You don't even need a blog to make money through the eBay Partner Network. All you need to do is find a product and promote it on social media or through any method of your choice to earn money. You can find a variety of products on eBay, so you will find something worth promoting regardless of your niche.

You will get a variety of tools to assist you in making sales. The partners will get around 50% to 70% of eBay's revenue. It is important to note that your earnings are based on the revenue of eBay and not on the amount of the sale.

It's Only One Piece of the Puzzle

The right affiliate program is only one piece of the puzzle. You will have to find a way to attract people to the products that you are promoting. You can do so naturally by promoting products that are relevant to your blog. If you find it too troublesome to start a blog, then you can use other means like YouTube or Facebook to promote products.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

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