Everyone wants to make more money, right? Do you think you need to be in the ‘blogging about blogging niche’? It’s simply not true. Promote high paying affiliate programs enough and it’s entirely possible to earn a lot of money using affiliate links, as long as you know who your ideal reader is.
That is so important, and something I could not wrap my head around for years. Something that helps, is having an affiliate program which is a trusted brand and one who has a high payout rate.
12 High Paying affiliate programs you should be promoting
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Before you start promoting affiliate programs there are a few things you need to know:
The Easiest Way To Make Money Blogging:
I LOVE blogging. I’ve been doing it for 12 years and I love every minute of it!
It’s cheap, it’s fun, and it’s insanely profitable.
Blogging, when done properly, can be EXTREMELY profitable… If you set your blog up correctly and promote the affiliate programs listed below (only if they’re right for your blog) is PASSIVE income! Meaning that you can generate affiliate income without any additional work.
While you SLEEP!
If you’d like to learn the RIGHT way to have a very profitable blog, I’d like to recommend this INSANELY helpful course. Michelle makes over $50,000 a MONTH from her blog!
In fact, Michelle has ONE particular blog post that has earned her over $300,000. FROM ONE POST! Obviously, the girl knows her onions…and she’ll give YOU her strategies! If you are ready to finally make the money you want from your blog and you want to learn the right way to do it, check out this training.
I was SO impressed with how thorough the course is and below, I’m showing you exactly what happened when I implemented her strategies over a year ago. Which has now quadrupled!
You Need To Gain Your Readers Trust
I NEVER recommend anything I don’t love and use myself. It’s so tempting to start promoting affiliate programs because of the high payouts, but if your readers don’t connect with you or trust you because you’ve never actually USED the product, they won’t want to purchase.
So, no matter the niche your blog is in, these affiliate programs offer high payouts. The high payouts are for different reasons, but they’re still excellent programs:
If you ever wondered how you could become an affiliate to Etsy, then you should check out Skimlinks. The great thing about this affiliate program is that you can promote any Etsy link and if someone orders from German, you still receive affiliate commissions.
For some reason, when you apply to be an affiliate for Etsy, you must get a certain amount before you can join the location-based programs.
My favourite part of this program is that wrap around code. So, it doesn’t matter what you are linking to on a specific website, if they have a program on Skimlinks, you can receive an affiliate commission.
2. Ultimate Bundles
This is the most recent affiliate program that I had signed up to, and I LOVE it. The main reason that I love it is because there are three different ways you can earn with ONE affiliate program:
- You get 40% of sales
- If you contribute to the bundles then you get 70% affiliate commission AND
- When you refer an affiliate earn 5% on their affiliate earnings!
Read even more reasons why you should become an Ultimate Bundles member right here.
3. Thrive Themes
Thrive is offering the following products
- WordPress Themes
- All-in-one e-mail building tool Thrive Leads
- Thrive Architect (Visual editor)
- Landing pages
- Clever widgets
- Headline optimizer
- Ultimatum (Marketing tool for WordPress)
- Ovation (Testimonials)
- Quiz Builder
Thrive offer a plethora of products, as you can see. My ultimate favourites are the Headline Optimizer, Thrive Leads (with their smart links feature) and Thrive Architect. The Clever Widgets are also pretty special! They really are an all-in-one marketing tool which is insanely affordable at $19 a month.
Take a look at my earnings for my FIRST affiliate sale through Thrive:
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The Shopify Affiliate Program includes entrepreneurs, educators, influencers, content creators, and others who refer their entrepreneurial audience to Shopify. The program is free to join and allows affiliates to monetize their audience and earn commissions from each new Shopify merchant referral.
Affiliates can earn an average of $58 for each user who signs up for a paid plan with your unique affiliate link, and $2000 for each Plus referral. To maximize your earnings, each referral will be supported to help them transition from trial to paid plan.
5. A2 Hosting Affiliate Program
It’s easy to sell this high-speed web hosting to your audience! Affiliates earn up to $140 for every new customer you send through your affiliate link. Just tell your friends, family, website visitors and followers about A2 Hosting. Your earnings can pile up fast. They paid $500,000+ to their top affiliate in 2018.
Sell more. Earn more. You earn more for every sale based on the number of sales you deliver each month.
1-10 sales: $85/sale
11-20 sales: $100/sale
21-30 sales: $120/sale
31+ sales: $140/sale (31 X $140=$4340!)
6. WPEngine Affiliate Program
Promote the WPEngine platform and you can earn a minimum of $200 per referral or 100% of the customer’s first month’s payment (whichever is greater) for WP Engine platform sales. Additionally, you can promote WP Engine’s premium StudioPress WordPress themes and earn 35% of the StudioPress theme’s value per sale.
To make things even better, you get paid if your visitors convert on either wpengine.com or studiopress.com regardless of where you first sent them.*
Like many affiliate programs, the more you sales you refer, the higher the payout.
As a ConvertKit affiliate, you’ll earn a 30% affiliate commission rate each month from everyone you refer. That means if you send us an account worth $99/month, you’ll earn $30. Recurring monthly.
8. DesignCuts Affiliate Program
If your ideal audience is heavily involved in graphic design or even creating pins that REALLY stand out, you should join DesignCuts and start referring people to fonts and graphics packs!
9. Amazon Associates (wherever your audience is located)
The chances are, people will click on your Amazon link, see that they have things stored in their basket or see something that they previously looked at and decide to buy.
Why? Because Amazon is one of the biggest companies around and according to Life in an Amazon Warehouse: Fear and Efficiency, Amazon process 35 orders per second.
Shareasale is great because they have a two-tier affiliate program. That means you can get paid per lead (per sign up) as well as per sale! However, a lot of the Shareasale merchants are also on Skimlinks and it is counter-intuitive to sign up to both. Check if there are any merchants in particular from Shareasale that you would like to promote, available through Skimlinks.
There are many many affiliate programs that you can join on Shareasale no matter your niche. Some programs offer a 30% commission rate, such as Brit Co (also on Skimlinks), even Grammarly offer $20 per premium sign up. They’re worth checking out.
ClickBank is an online affiliate network with affiliates worldwide. They offer secure payment processing, reliable tracking and payouts, and an extensive affiliate network. Vendors can create and sell both digital products (such as ebooks, software, and membership programs) and physical goods through this platform! So you can list your products for sale OR promote affiliate programs. There are so MANY programs you can promote within Clickbank.
12. eBay Partner Network
For the same reasons as Amazon. If you’re referring people to eBay, the chances are they’ll be compelled to purchase something else. It’s a truly trusted source, and you won’t encounter many problems earning with eBay.
As I said in my previous post Apply These Not So Secret Affiliate Marketing Techniques To Double Your Income, you NEED to have a strategy in place. That’s why I’m so glad I took the course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. I noticed significant differences after one week.
Learn The BEST Affiliate Marketing Strategies From A PRO!
Two years ago, I saw the course on sale and waited a few weeks before making my decision. I ended up paying full price and did the whole class in a week I was that excited.
I’ve got a strategy planned; I have goals in place.
A week after implementing one of her strategies, I’ve earned back my investment and my amazon.com affiliate income was at $50 where it was previously at $0. I’m just really annoyed that I couldn’t implement everything I’ve learned immediately.
Now I’m receiving cheques each month for approx $1200 for this ONE PROGRAM and it is ALL thanks to this course.
Making Sense Of Affiliate Marketing
Michelle is only in her late 20’s, and she’s already earning MILLIONS from her blog.
In a year!
Join the ranks of Michelle Schroeder and be on your way to earning $50,000/month in affiliate income like she does! In fact, she had a record SIX FIGURE MONTH in July 2016!
Michelle’s course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing is something that I highly recommend if you want to get better at affiliate marketing and earn hundreds, if not thousands of dollars/pounds every single month and it’s ALL from Affiliate Marketing.
In The Beginning
Ever since I started a blog, twelve years ago, I wanted to earn ‘passive’ income from affiliate products; I just had no clue how to do it. I thought that I could just drop links into posts, and that would work, but that’s not the case at all. I’m so glad I was able to develop a strategy with the help of Michelle.
I’m constantly tweaking my old posts and re-promoting them to earn more money online, and it’s working a treat!
One post, in particular, brings it at least £100 each month and that was before I even took the course. Now it brings in approx £900 each month across different networks.
What are you waiting for?!