So you want to do some affiliate marketing and make some money online? In order to do this, you need to know what the best programs are for you to join, right? You want to join a successful network of affiliate marketers who are killing it out there.
So here you go! Top 10 Affiliate Programs! I am going to give you the best way to affiliate market and the best programs to join to do this!
1. Wealthy Affiliate
This is the backbone of your entire business. Wealthy Affiliate is a program that was designed by affiliate marketers because there was no platform that catered exclusively to online marketers, so two very successful and intelligent marketers got together and created Wealthy Affiliate over 13 years ago!
I have written a series of articles that describe the Wealthy Affiliate program and everything it can do to grow your business.
You can read all about the Wealthy Affiliate program here:
No matter what your niche is, or what affiliate programs you join, Wealthy Affiliate will provide the support, education, website SEO, website comments, and keyword research you need to run a successful internet marketing business. It truly is an amazing program, and I would not suggest running an affiliate marketing business without it. Period!
This is the crown jewel of the affiliate marketing world, as pretty much everyone knows. It is super easy to become an affiliate of Amazon, and they sell just about anything you want to market.
I will say that with Amazon.com and all merchants, they have a specific affiliate agreement that you must read and adhere to. You don’t want the company to revoke your affiliate agreement because you didn’t follow the rules.
Read Amazon.com’s affiliate agreement here: AMAZON AFFILIATE AGREEMENT
Depending on what your niche is will dictate what affiliate agreements you enter into. ShareASale has thousands of merchants you can choose from to sell their products. It’s an easy process to sign up – you can view the sign-up page here:
4. C J Affiliate
This is another huge site with a multitude of merchants and products to choose from. These types of companies are like the shopping mall vs. individual stores. I will explain about individual companies below.
The CJ Affiliate link is here:
I have recently started my venture into the Clickbank University to learn the best practices when it comes to marketing Clickbank products.
I have just begun my training in Clickbank Univrsity as of the writing of this article, but I invite you to subscribe to this website over on the sidebar which will give you an email alert when I post a new article.
Meanwhile, here are two articles on Clickbank University, and I can tell you they are a very reputable company and many of my fellow affiliate marketing do get a lot of value from promoting their products.
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188.8.131.52.9.10. Individual Niche Companies
So here is where your niche comes in. Rather than waste your time by listing every company in the world (which wouldn’t even be possible anyway), I wanted to go over the individual companies and how to set them up.
I have a website that I set up that promotes health and wellness. I have used the following company’s affiliate programs for that niche:
So here is what I did, and this will help you in setting up your affiliate agreements as well.
When I was setting up my healthy website, I started researching and writing content, providing great information, and then I started thinking about what types of products would meet the needs of my readers for the various conditions or ailments they might be suffering. I also started thinking about which products would make them feel better, look better, etc.
I made a list of products and then I started looking into affiliate programs for those products.
So, let’s just use Microsoft as an example. If the Microsoft products would fit your niche and you wanted to affiliate market for them, you can simply search online for their affiliate program like this:
Networks vs. individual companies
I mentioned the Sell Health and the Market Health programs above, which are two network merchant companies I work with. They are “network” companies vs. individual companies. What that means is that they offer products for a large number of companies. It makes it easier to deal with, rather than dealing with individual companies, but sometimes a company and a product are just not part of a network.
How to find the merchants to affiliate market for
The way that I find my affiliate partners is I simply go to my favorite search engine, and I type the name of the product (or company that makes the product) and I put a dash (-) and the words Affiliate Program.
So like this: Dell – Affiliate program
The following results pop up.
When you click on the link, you are taken to their affiliate page:
If you do not find an affiliate page or link, you can contact the company directly and ask them if they have or would consider an affiliate agreement with you. I had one company whose products I absolutely loved and wanted to market.
How to Apply
Remember, applying to be an affiliate for a merchant is like applying for a job, but less stressful, and easier. When you fill out your application, sell your website and your ability to them.
Write a little bit about the focus of your website and how the merchant’s products would be a perfect fit! Talk up the products and how much you use and love them.
I’ve had great success with this strategy. Give it a try.
I cannot stress to you enough the importance of the affiliate agreement. I mentioned it above, but I wanted to give you another reminder to always read and adhere to your affiliate agreement.
This is extremely important because you could lose your ability to market a merchant’s products if they find you in violation of their affiliate agreement.
Comments Always Welcome
I welcome all questions, comments, even ideas on future articles! Please feel free to leave a comment below or you can always personally email me at Babs@CoachingforInternetMarketers.com. I enjoy hearing from you, and I am always here to give you a hand as you begin this online marketing adventure.
All product links on these pages are affiliate links, which means the merchant will pay Coaching for Internet Marketers a referral fee if you purchase a product. This does not impact the price you pay – it is the same price regardless of my affiliate agreement with the merchant.
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