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In this post, I will outline the top 10 affiliate programs for bloggers and internet marketer who want to earn money online.
Many internet marketers and bloggers have used affiliate programs as their main source of income for a very long time. As such, there are tons of affiliate programs popping up all over the internet these days.
Regardless of this, there are a few affiliate programs which are in the top ranks, and so I will be talking about them in this post.
P.S : Affiliate programs are a great way to monetize any blog:
The best part…
You can join many of the top paying affiliate programs with very little page views and traffic to your blog or website!
This is totally cool since many beginners, like myself, have a small following but we want to be able to earn some income from our websites or blogs. This helps to keep us motivated, or to let us know that this new journey we’ve embarked on is worth it!
We’re soon going to get into those top 10 affiliate programs for bloggers
Why use affiliate programs?
They are a great way to promote products you believe in or love and make money online. Especially if you are not interested in creating your own online products to sell.
They are free to join!
Unlike display ads, you can start to make money using affiliate programs with very little page views.
How do affiliate programs work?
Affiliate programs work in a special way.
Businesses, brands or people offer an affiliate program and others such as bloggers, online marketers, small or large online businesses and other social influencers will sign up to become an affiliate of any particular affiliate program that appeals to them.
The products and/or services in that affiliate program will be promoted by us bloggers and online marketers and we receive a commission when a specified action is taken. Those actions could be sales, enrollments or clicks.
Here is the list of what I believe to be really awesome affiliate programs to promote if you’re a blogger.
I have categorized the top 10 affiliate programs for bloggers below
As a blogger, one of the most popular affiliate programs that you can promote is web hosting services. Web hosting is the ability for a website or blog to be made accessible on the internet by services handled by an outside party or company (the web hosting provider). Having your website or blog accessible though is just the basic package. As a blogger, if you want to promote web hosting services, then I suggest you recommend QUALITY web hosting to your readers to build your readers confidence in you and your online business.
This type of web hosting should offer features such as
- Reliability- Promote web hosting services that will run smoothly for your readers and keep their websites or blogs up and be running at all times.
- Support- Promote web hosts that have great customer support, so that if your readers do purchase the web host that you promote, and they do experience any problem, then they can easily get in contact with a support staff who will help them solve their issue.
- Speed- We as human beings have come to love things that are fast and will quickly abandon a slow loading website or blog. Therefore, you should promote web hosting services that have a reputation for speed.
- Overall great reputation- Promote web hosting services who have been there for a while and have a great reputation with their customers
Here are three web hosting service providers who form part of the top 10 affiliate programs for bloggers to promote
1. Siteground web hosting:
This company offers really great web hosting services that meet all the above criteria. Their commission structure is as follows
1-5 monthly sales -$50 per sale
6-10 monthly sales- $75 per sale
11-20 monthly sales -$100 per sale
21+ monthly sales- $125 per sale
There is no payment threshold with Site Ground. You will receive your payment via PayPal once you’ve made a sale. Affiliates get paid every Wednesday.
2. iPage web hosting
iPage also offers great web hosting services which meet the above criteria. Thier commission structure is as follows:
Sale of Shared hosting (the most common package for bloggers)- $105 per sale
Sale of VPS hosting -$105 per sale
Sale of WP Essential Hosting- $120 per sale
Sale of Dedicated Hosting $150
Commission payments are made via Paypal, check or bank transfer. iPage pays out commissions 15-30 days after the end of the month in which qualified sales are made.
3. Bluehost also has a pretty nice web hosting affiliate program that you can join to make money.
3. NameCheap web hosting
This is another great hosting service provider that you can promote.
You receive a 15% commission on every first-time sale that you facilitate.
Keyword Research Tool
If you’re a blogger in the blogging niche, then a good affiliate program to promote would be a keyword research tool that you love. Especially if you’re going to be focusing on SEO as a way to get organic traffic to your own blog or website.
A great keyword research tool to try out and promote is Jaxxy.
This is the best keyword research tool on the internet. :D. Don’t believe me? Take a look at my results with Jaxxy here. This is a very easy tool to promote because it does what it says and gives great results.
I want my main source of traffic to be Google and other search engines. Therefore, I use and love an amazing keyword research tool called Jaxxy to help me find the best keywords so that I achieve my goals of ranking on Page one in Google. I highly recommend this product to my readers who are interested in improving SEO. It’s a great way to share products that are helping me with SEO, as well as a great way to earn some commissions.
P.S you can find keyword research tools of your choice to promote but please ensure that they deliver on their promises.
Social Media Scheduling Tools
If you want to be a blogger in the blogging niche, then you will need to know that there a lot of bloggers in every niche imaginable, who are using social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest to promote their blogs and get traffic and engagement.
Promoting via social media can consume a lot of time, and so, this presents an opportunity for you to promote social media scheduling tools that you use and love.
This will help your readers (bloggers) save tons of time by being able to automate their social media promotion, thus helping them create better systems for their blog/online business.
Here is a social media scheduling tool that I use, love and promote.
This is a great scheduling tool for bloggers and other internet marketers who use Pinterest to market. It is fairly simple to use and understand and it helps to save tons of time for bloggers.
It also gives you detailed insights of how your pins and Pinterest account is doing so that you can adjust and improve where needed.
Tailwind also has awesome customer support and help as well as guides on how to use the Tailwind scheduling tool.
P.S There are tons of other social media scheduling tools on the market with affiliate programs that help you earn a commission such as Buffer and Hootsuite to name a few. Try some of them out to figure out which ones you love and wish to promote.
Website or Blog Themes
As a blogger or website owner, you need a great theme. Therefore, website or blog themes are one of the top 10 affiliate programs for bloggers or influencers to promote.
Because everyone wants a beautiful looking website.
There are many free website themes, especially on wordpress.org. However, because they’re free they have very limited features or functionality. Many bloggers and internet marketers know this and so they are willing to purchase their own themes, providing it’s not over priced.
When promoting themes don’t promote crap. They won’t work and that won’t make your readers who buy them happy that you’re promoting unreliable products.
I have used and recommend ThemeForest themes.
6. Theme Forest
I like themes from Themeforest, especially simple WordPress themes for bloggers. They are affordable, customizable and the theme creators provide great support. Also, many of their themes look awesome!
I do not currently have a theme from them on my blog, because I am trying to make up my mind about which theme I like and want to choose from ThemeForest for this particular blog.
However, I have used them in the past for other projects.
Every blogger is interested with email lists and newsletters. I have not started tapping into email marketing just yet, but I am collecting emails and growing my email list. Many pro bloggers claim that email marketing is an awesome income stream for online marketers or bloggers. Therefore, some great email marketing services to promote are:
One of the easiest ways to get this going is by signing up for a newsletter delivery service like Convertkit. This is a service that allows you to capture and save emails and later on send out email marketing campaigns or newsletters to help inform your subscribers of awesome deals, or your newest blog post. You can also use email campaigns to inform them of events that are going on with your blog or facebook page/group and so on.
There are many available online these days since email marketing and online marketing are so popular.
They do not offer a free trial and their service is a bit on the pricey side (at $29 monthly for 1000 email subscribers). Their service is awesome, so the price isn’t bad and your commissions will be quite nice!
You receive a monthly 30% commission from every buying customer that you refer.
Another great email marketing service with an affiliate program is MailerLite.
They offer you free email subscription services for your first 1000 email subscribers after which you will start paying for the service.
Affiliate commissions for MailerLite are as follows:
30% of the purchase made by people you refer to MailerLite. You receive this commission every time a person your referred purchase from MailerLite
Your commissions are paid via PayPal once you accumulate $120 or more.
9. Wealthy Affiliate
This is an awesome platform for beginner bloggers or anyone else interested in learning how to create and run a profitable online business. Specifically, you will be getting hands-on, step-by-step help with launching and growing a business online by two people who have launched multiple profitable online businesses themselves.
You will also get the opportunity to be able to network with the community of wealthy affiliate comprising of 800,000 people, just like you, who are on their path to starting their own profitable online business or blog and learning industry information on everything related to setting up an online business.
I use, love and recommend wealthy affiliate.
The best part is that you always have the help of the training, lessons, the Wealthy Affiliate community and the support of the founders of Wealthy Affiliate at all times.
Udemy is one of the largest online marketplaces for online education. There are courses for almost every niche imaginable, but for bloggers in the blogging niche, you can promote tons of courses about blogging from Udemy. Affiliates receive competitive commissions on all courses they sell.
Are you thinking of joining any of those affiliate programs? Let me know if you are!
Also, let me know if you’re an affiliate for any other affiliate program that you believe should be among of the top 10 affiliate programs for bloggers and internet marketers.
Learning Material That I Highly Recommend
Pinteresting Strategies: This e-book helped me increase my page views drastically. My blog went from 12,000 page views to 56,000 page views in a few months!
Making Sense Of Affiliate Marketing: This course is a must for anyone interested in making money online through affiliate marketing. I’ve learned so much about affiliate marketing just from this course and I have been able to grow my blog’s income from $1700 to $3000 exactly 1 month after getting the e-course and implementing some of its strategies.
Pinterest Traffic Avalanche: This e-course walks you through absolutely everything you need to know about succeeding on Pinterest. It’s super in depth and will teach you some amazing Pinterest strategies that you won’t find anywhere else. This course is especially great for helping you create the best pins which in return, help you get loads of traffic from Pinterest.