An affiliate network acts as a bridge between publishers (affiliates) and merchant affiliate programs.
Thousands of Affiliate Programs are available under the one umbrella of an affiliate network. As follows is a list of the some of the biggest and best affiliate networks around:
Clickbank: 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.
CJ Affiliate: Formerly known 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.
JVZoo: 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.
Peerfly: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.
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.
Shareasale: ShareASale is one of the largest affiliate networks and is part of AWIN. Shareasale has approximately 4,000 merchants with 1,000 of them being exclusive to their platform.
Skimlinks: Skimlinks are partnered with over 50 other affiliate networks and focus on driving sales from your website with content solutions.
Viglink: 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.
Drop me a comment below, if you’ve got other good networks to add to the list.