Top 10 Affiliate Networks & Programs For Affiliate Marketing

Top 10 Affiliate Networks & Programs

I didn’t have any plan to write this post. In fact for the past few days I was working on the topic “Learn Exactly How To Make Money Online With Affiliate Marketing” but when I began writing, I realized that it would contain a hell lot of words. So I decided to split up the post and published an introduction to affiliate marketing at first.

And, now you know what is affiliate marketing and how does it work. Right? Okay. So let me introduce you some of the Best Affiliate Networks and Top Affiliate Programs so that you can join them straight away.


List Of Top 10 Best Affiliate Networks & Affiliate Programs

There are tons of Affiliate Networks on the Internet but I am going to feature only the best among them. They offers the best affiliate marketing programs for beginners and have the top paying affiliate programs.

1. Google AdSense

Google AdSense

Google AdSense is a free program that empowers online publishers to earn revenue by displaying relevant ads on a wide variety of online content, including: Site search results, Websites and Mobile webpages and apps.

Alexa Rank: #1

Minimum Payment Amount: $100

Payment Method(s): Check, Direct Deposit, Western Union

Programs Offered: Pay Per Click

Referral Program: No

2. Commission Junction

Commission Junction

Commission Junction (CJ), a ValueClick company, is a leading provider of performance-based marketing solutions. CJ facilitates and supports equitable, lucrative relationships between advertisers and publishers.

Alexa Rank: #303

Minimum Payment Amount: $100 (Check); $50 (Direct Deposit)

Payment Method(s): Check, Direct Deposit

Programs Offered: Pay Per Click, Pay Per Lead, Pay Per Sale

Referral Program: No

3. ClickBank

ClickBank

Founded in 1998, ClickBank is a secure online retail outlet for more than 50,000 digital products and 100,000 active affiliate marketers. It is the most effective and most profitable way to sell information over the Internet. Find tens of thousands of digital products to promote online.

Alexa Rank: #260

Minimum Payment Amount: $10

Payment Method(s): Check

Programs Offered: Pay Per Sale

Referral Program: No; But you can refer vendors (advertisers) and earn 20% of the $49.95 activation charge. Additionally, you earn 5% of ClickBank’s typical markup of each sale that your recruited vendor makes for one year.

4. Google Affiliate Network

Google Affiliate Network

Google Affiliate Network is a free program that makes it easy for website publishers to connect with quality advertisers and get rewarded for driving conversions. To participate in Google Affiliate Network, you must have a valid Google AdSense account. Google Affiliate Network distributes payments via Google AdSense.

Alexa Rank: #1

Minimum Payment Amount: $100

Payment Method(s): Check, Direct Deposit, Western Union

Programs Offered: Pay Per Click, Pay Per Lead, Pay Per Sale

Referral Program: No

5. Amazon Associates

Amazon Associates

Amazon.com Associates is one of the most popular and successful affiliate program on the Internet. You earn advertising fees from all qualifying purchases, not just the products you advertised.

Alexa Rank: #11

Minimum Payment Amount: $100 (Check); $10 (Amazon Gift Certificate, Direct Deposit)

Payment Method(s): Check, Amazon.com Gift Certificate, Direct Deposit

Programs Offered: Pay Per Sale

Referral Program: No

6. LinkShare

LinkShare

LinkShare is a leading provider of full-service online marketing solutions specializing in the areas of Affiliate Marketing, Search Marketing, and Lead Generation. As the online marketing industry continues to evolve at a fast pace, advertisers,  publishers and agencies are turning to LinkShare for technology innovation, superior service and most importantly – RESULTS!

Alexa Rank: #603

Minimum Payment Amount: $1

Payment Method(s): Check, Direct Deposit

Programs Offered: Pay Per Lead, Pay Per Sale

Referral Program: Earn $1.50 when you refer new affiliates to LinkShare.

7. ShareASale

ShareASale

There are currently over 2,500 Merchants plugged in to the ShareASale Network. Each of these merchants has a different type of product that they are selling – and each is ready to commission you on that sale if you bring a customer to them.

Alexa Rank: #598

Minimum Payment Amount: $50

Payment Method(s): Check, Direct Deposit

Programs Offered: Pay Per Click, Pay Per Lead, Pay Per Sale

Referral Program: Earn $1 when you refer new affiliates to ShareASale and earn 5% of their future earnings.

8. Neverblue

Neverblue

Neverblue is a performance-based online marketing company that specializes in lead generation and client acquisition. Through the powerful medium of Internet, Neverblue successfully matches advertising clients with solid business leads, registrations and sales.

Alexa Rank: #4,827

Minimum Payment Amount: $25

Payment Method(s): Check, Direct Deposit, PayPal

Programs Offered: Pay Per Lead, Pay Per Sale

Referral Program: Earn 5% of referral’s revenue for the first 6 months.

9. PepperJam

PepperJam

PepperJam, a GSI Media company, is an industry leader in online performance marketing and technology. PepperJam operates a next generation performance marketing network, which provides innovative tools and analytics to optimize the complex performance marketing channel.

Alexa Rank: #33,414

Minimum Payment Amount: $25

Payment Method(s): Check, Direct Deposit, PayPal

Programs Offered: Pay Per Lead, Pay Per Sale

10. LinkConnector

LinkConnector

LinkConnector is an affiliate marketing network helping merchants and affiliates increase online sales and revenue. LinkConnector has introduced exclusive technologies to the market that give our merchants and affiliates a strong advantage.

Alexa Rank: #8,492

Minimum Payment Amount: $100

Payment Method(s): Check, Direct Deposit, PayPal

Programs Offered: Pay Per Click, Pay Per Lead, Pay Per Sale

Referral Program: Earn $2 for referring new affiliates and earn $100 for referring new advertisers to LinkConnector.

BONUS: Automated Affiliate Marketing

With just one sign up get instant access to thousands of advertiser’s affiliate programs. Get paid automatically for links from your site to advertiser websites.

11. VigLink

VigLink

VigLink looks to make it easier to use affiliate programs on your blog or website. Your links can be doing more. Unlock the power of your site’s links through affiliate marketing and earn extra money from your site automatically, transparently and honestly.

Alexa Rank: #5,332

Minimum Payment Amount: No Minimum

Payment Method(s): PayPal

Programs Offered: Pay Per Click, Pay Per Lead, Pay Per Sale

Referral Program: Refer your friends to VigLink – they will give you 30% of their earnings for 1 year!

12. Skimlinks

Skimlinks

With Skimlinks, you can finally tap into the revenue stream you’ve been missing out on. Your community is posting links to merchants and mentioning products they use – previously you couldn’t easily convert these into affiliate links. The Skimlinks technology takes care of this automatically, converting product links and references into affiliate links; and, no matter what your niche, we’ve got the merchants to keep you covered: over 17,000 of them, aggregated through our service.

Alexa Rank: #8,434

Minimum Payment Amount: $10

Payment Method(s): Check, Direct Deposit, PayPal

Programs Offered: Pay Per Click, Pay Per Lead, Pay Per Sale

Referral Program: Refer your friends to Skimlinks – they will give you 12% of their earnings for 1 year!

  • Jay

    Hi Mahesh,
    Thanks for this article. To the best of your knowledge, are any of these networks more geared towards the promotion of apps specifically, digital products more generally?

    From your description, it sounds like ClickBank might be more oriented this way.

    Thanks!
    Jay

  • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

    Hi Jay,

    Yes, if you want to promote Digital Products (eBook) then go for ClickBank. Unlike other affiliate networks ClickBank is a market place of digital products only.

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  • Ron Benson

    Thanks much Mahesh I had spent days looking for good 2 tier affiliate programs and I was pleasantly surprise that I was able to find and signup for three here: Linkconnector, Viglink, and Skimlinks due to your great post. I will be sure to check back often!

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      My pleasure! :)

  • http://notesabouttech.com Eddy

    Hey Mahesh, thanks for this post.. VigLink looks nice. I think Affburner is better though and deserves to be on this list.. Cheers

    • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

      Hi Eddy,

      Thanks for that… I will feature that network if it’s relevant and offers more value than any of the above networks.

      Thanks!