9 Best Affiliate Sites for Bloggers| High Paying Networks.
Well that’s why I’ve compiled this post where I’ll be discussing the Top Affiliate networks for bloggers, Top in the sense of Services and payouts.
A lot depends on your niche, so just to make it clear, if you’re in the Blogging, or Marketing niche, this definitely should be the last Affiliate marketing platforms’ guide you’ll need, if you’re on something else still it’s worth checking out.
Before that, I’d like you to read how you can still make 100-200$ without a Thousand hits a day on your blog. Because in order to work with Affiliate programs, you need high traffic right ? I’m pretty sure that post would prove you wrong.
Clickbank– Pay Per Sale
Clickbank is the platform you need to be going after, if you’re just starting out. Why? It has lot’s of features, that enable you to make sales and generate a descent revenue, without having millions of hits on a blog.
Why to go with clickbank:-
- Easy Approvals:- That’s the reason I said you don’t need to be a professional, not just yet. They don’t have very strict evaluation measures and therefore it’s easy for you to kick start your Affiliate Marketing Career.
- No need to have a specific blog, you can market products directly to users’ emails, facebook or wherever you want.
- In-demand products. The products on ClilckzBank are very well off quality, and thus it’s easier for you to hit your mark.
- A variety of promotional materials and strategies. So you don’t need to stick to that “blog image ad” traditional method anymore.
- High payouts. As high as 75%.
ShareAsale – Pay Per Sale
Okay so if you’re promoting your products through a blog, ShareAsale is one of the best Affiliate marketing networks for you. Why?
Well, because it has a vast list of options and tools you can use on your blog, like the banners and text links. Another awesome feature why you should go with it is because of it’s Flexible commission rates. Meaning, the commission depends on what kind of product you are selling.
Starting from 15% – 75%, what else do you want?
It was named #1 Affiliate Marketing Platform by an independent survey , and rightly so because it’s one of the oldest Affiliate marketing platforms in existence today, started in 1998.
Also, because of so many scam affiliates and stuff, it’s good to go with someone with experience, and no one can beat Commission junction there. It has some very unique characteristics, like you have to individually connect with the merchant and that makes it one of a kind.
Not only by bloggers and marketers, but it’s also one of the most trusted Affiliate platforms trusted by fortune 500 companies ( ofcourse, Old is Gold, right? )
I’m sure you’ve heard the name. Infact, there are whole niche sites dedicated to it, and successfully even making 5 figures a DAY from it. The point is, it’s trusted by Almost all the major brands of the world.
I mean sure as hell, it’s Amazon, right? So there can’t be any doubt on it’s legitimacy.
Amazon is a Pay per Sale thing and the commision isn’t “overwhelming” if you ask me, the max you can make it 8-10% with it, but hey try making some really good four fugure sales a month and the total value would add up to something pretty huge.
What’s more? You’ll receive the commission within 24 hours. Most other programs have a certain amount or time period after which you are paid, well with Amazon, it’s not the case and that’s what makes it special.
Well, it was voted the Top 10 CPA networks, so it’s definitely your thing.
What’s so special? Well, NeverBlue pays for Downloads, Sales and leads ( the downloads part being the special ) . Not only that, it’s easy to get approved over there, and it has a minimum payout of 25$.
Also, it has over 1000+ Products for your to market, so whats your next excuse for not joining NeverBlue?
My personal favorite, ImpactRadius is used as a platform by major companies including Hostgator.
Need another reason to trust Impact radius? Well it was founded by almost the same crew, who founded CommisionJunction, the oldest affiliate platform.
It ofcourse has varied payout amounts as the payouts are managed by individual comapnies, and you need to get approved by every single one of them. For eg for marketing Hostgator, you need their approval. For marketing AsmallOrange you need their approval too so just like that.
It was selected the #1 Affiliate Platform by 2012 Blue book of Affiliate Networks , out of roughly 10 million other networks. Still got doubts?
Alike CommisionJunction, you need to approach, convince and grab the ad deal from each advertiser manually. Means, Rakuten will just get you the platform, but you have to choose your own products and get them approved.
Well it’s not much of a hardowrk, considering the huge payouts.
Another feature worth mentioning here is that Rakuten pays out even small payouts, meaning if you make a sale for $50 , doesnt mean you need to wait till you make it $500 in order to cashout.
They pay by check and it can be en cashed quite greasily.
Well, if you own a blog related to “SEO” , Digital Marketing or WordPress theme etc, it’s one of the best platforms for you.
- You get 30% of whatever your client does. ( Either purchase something, or just deposit money into the account).
- It has over 4 different platforms ( graphicRiver, Themeforest, Codecanyon, Videohive ) etc, so technically you have a lot of scope. Someone who might not be interested in a theme might still be interssted in Graphic designing or video creativity. The point is, if your client purchases from any platform, you’re getting 30% of it.
MaxBounty ( Cost Per Action )
Yet another Affiliate program to top the list of Top 20 CPA Networks in 2012.
As you might have guessed by the name, it focuses on offering “maximum’ profits to it’s affiliates.
It pays for “per action” . So what does this mean? It means, it doesn’t pay you for “clicks”, or “impressions” ( Ofcourse, silly things like adsense are capable of that right ) ? Instead it lets you connect with certain partners, those partners have a certain action they want to achieve ( build an email list, get something downloaded ) or things of such sort, and you have to get it done.
To be honest I’ve never used it myself, but I’m listing it here because of the hundreds of positive reviews and Writeups that I came across while my research.
Although I’d love to hear your thoughts and experience with MaxBounty.
Okay so Why affiliate Marketing?
Just now, I got the idea to do a full fledged series post on this title, but for now let’s give you an insight. Okay so you are an adsense fan . Great.
How much will adsense possibly pay if you’re not one of those big fishes? And are generating only around 500-1000hits a day? ( Like me, I don’t get a million hits a day and I feel no shame in declaring it ).
If you’re extremely lucky, and the son-in-law of the Adsense Manager at Google, the max he can do for you is pay you $5 per click , How much did you make with 100 hits? $500?
Now I’m receiving only around 500 -800 hits a day, and still I’m successfully converting atleast 10 of them a day for various platforms. The lowest payout I’m getting is $30 a sale, so even if I dont make any other sale and just 100 $30 sales, how much am I making in a day? $3000?
See? You don’t need A lot of hits to make 4 figures a month ( or a day if you’re good). Neither do you need adsense. Infact have a look at How I’m making around $300 a day from silly things such as twitter.
I’d really like to hear your thoughts on Affiliate marketing, or your experience with any of the above affiliates. Or even if something bad happened, just tell me it’s always a pleasure to connect with you guys.
Here’s an overall review of the above mentioned Affiliate Networks, do let me know your ratings in the comments.