Here is a look into a few of the top affiliate networks which offer the highest-quality products and present the best revenue opportunities.
Here’s a look at four leaders in the field:
1. Amazon Associates — Amazon sells millions of products that fit into just about any niche, and its affiliate marketing program is part of almost every marketer out there. Comparatively speaking, its payouts are generous and their arsenal of tool cannot be beat. Commission rates vary based on product type and sales volume, but start at 4 percent and can reach up to 15 percent depending on your product line. Please note that Amazon’s program is now illegal in several states, so be sure to check availability in your state before you sign on. Amazon Associates
2. Conversant – Best known as Commission Junction or just plain old CJ — Whatever the current name may be, Commission Junctions has been around for ages & is definitely a heavy hitter in the affiliate world. Commission Junction is host to famous names such as Philosophy, Host Gator, Verizon, Best Buy & many more. This site serves as a clearinghouse for thousands of companies and small businesses looking to get into the affiliate business. It offers a myriad of affiliate programs, but you must apply separately to each one. Payout rates vary wildly, up to 50 percent, and some commissions are based on leads or clicks vs. sales. CJ.com
3. LinkShare — Like Commission Junction, LinkShare provides access to a host of affiliate marketing opps from a huge variety of companies, including Ulta & Buy.com. LinkShare’s site is user friendly which features an easy-to-read publisher dashboard that keeps you up to date on the latest offers from your merchant partners. Linkshare also provides real-time access to your earning data. Commission rates typically reach up to 20 percent. Linkshare.com
4. Share A Sale — Share A Sale provides access to more than 3,300 separate merchant affiliate programs in many vertical markets, including PerriconeM.D., Adidas, Zulilly & Reebok. The network also has many smaller brands than most of its competitors, but many affiliate partners offer high payouts. Share A Sale also offers referral bonuses for signing up new affiliate marketers. Shareasale.com
These are the top 4 of affiliate programs, so go ahead & sign up. You’ll be most successful if you think ahead & provide reviews of and links to products that you know will interest your readers.
And of course, most importantly, always read & follow the Terms of Service (TOS) before embarking on any affiliate program you apply for. Good Luck !