Are you trying to figure out where to find affiliate programs that actually have the right products and services for you to promote?
Here are 14 places to start your search. Combined, they offer thousands of affiliate program opportunities.
Let’s get the three obvious ones out of the way.
1. This Website
OK, this is a shameless plug and I’m currently building up a small database slowly but surely. You can find this in the Affiliate Program Reviews section
2. Google, Bing and Other Search Engines
Search engines are an excellent place to start finding affiliate programs. Try typing your niche, followed by the words “affiliate program” into Google.
e.g. Hiking Boots Affiliate Program.
You’ll likely find a lot of organizations offering relevant affiliate programs in the results.
3. The Wealthy Affiliate Network
Most people will know The Wealthy Affiliate Network as an affiliate marketing training portal, a community of 1.6 million Internet marketers and a web host rolled into one.
But what you might not know is that they also offer the Jaaxy Research tool with their membership. This tool allows you to put in search terms and it will find relevant affiliate programs for you to apply to join.
You can get 30 free searches even on the trial and free membership tiers so it’s worth signing up on trial for this alone.
Affiliate Marketing Networks
Now, let’s get to the meaty part. Many organizations utilize Affiliate Marketing Networks to act as a digital bridge between you (the affiliate) and the merchant
As a result, Affiliate Marketing Networks usually have thousands of affiliate programs under their “umbrella
The following list of Affiliate Marketing Networks identifies some of the largest and most popular around.
ShareASale is one of the largest affiliate networks and is part of AWIN. Shareasale has approximately 4,500 merchants with 1,000 of them being exclusive to their platform.
5. AWIN (formerly Affiliate Window)
AWIN has 13,000 advertisers with products and services for affiliates to promote. It’s one of the largest networks in the world.
You can browse the profiles of every advertiser on the network, using the sales regions and industry filters and then apply to join and start promoting the products and services you love.
AWIN will charge you a small fee to apply (around 5 bucks) but they pay that back after processing your application. I think the purpose of this is to filter out bots and non-committed affiliates.
The “grand-daddy of affiliate marketing”, Clickbank has been around for years. It faced criticism in the past for allowing low-quality merchants to sign up. It has revamped over recent years, and the focus is on digital and lifestyle programs.
7. CJ Affiliate (formerly know as Commission Junction)
CJ Affiliate is the world’s largest and most established affiliate marketing network. Merchants within the CJ Affiliate network pay out more than $1.8 billion annually.
FlexOffers connects advertisers and publishers. FlexOffers provide access to 12,000+ affiliate programs, offers revenue sharing program that promises affiliates 50% of the revenue generated through new partners they bring to the network.
Named one of the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America, JVZoo is a SaaS (Software As A Service) that facilitates and automates online sales, marketing, and delivery. They provide affiliate products and mechanisms to help sell.
JVZoo approve new accounts very quickly and you don’t need to provide much information to get going.
MaxBounty has a range of campaigns available to affiliates including Cost Per Action (CPA) and Cost Per Lead (CPL). Categories include market research, diet, dating, finance, real estate, social games, and more.
The network doesn’t just accept any affiliate application. You are required to undertake a telephone interview with one of the affiliate managers during the approval process.
Peerfly is another CPA (cost per action) affiliate marketing network where you can earn money from referrals without the customer making a final purchase. They have approximately 3,000 offerings for affiliates.
12. Rakuten (includes LinkShare)
Rakuten has been voted the #1 Affiliate Marketing Network for several years. Their network includes global brands covering fashion, education, electronics, travel, financial services and more
In a similar fashion to Skimlinks, Viglink identifies commercial products mentioned within content and links them to destinations determined in real-time, advertiser-bid auctions.
I would suggest getting a website or blog up and running before you apply to join an affiliate marketing network as many merchants will ask you for the web address.
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