It’d be nice to make more money off of your blog, right?
After all the effort it takes to make a blog successful. And the continued effort that content requires every single week, without fail, for your blog to continue being successful… You need to start making some kind of revenue from it.
But the question most bloggers struggle with crops up: “Where do I begin?”
That’s a pretty difficult question to answer. There’s a lot of right and wrong answers to it, too. Depending on your blog niche, traffic, etc. However, for this post – the answer is simple. It’s “affiliate programs.” More specifically, the best affiliate website for you, as any kind of blogger.
Why Super Affiliates are So Successful?
Successful affiliate marketers don’t waste time constantly dabbling and dipping their toe’s into things. They maintain deep focus and remain consistent over a long period.
When it comes to marketing strategy for the best of the best, finding the right affiliate program that has an outstanding commission structure is the name of the game.
Elite level marketers don’t waste time promoting products that produce one-off $20 commissions.
Instead, they align themselves with high paying affiliate programs. These affiliate marketing programs offer products/services that net huge commissions. And they’re the bread and butter for the super affiliates of today.
Of course, the affiliate programs alone don’t create wealth for these titans of digital marketing.
They create and share content that provides a ton of value, making a difference in people’s lives. Furthermore, they establish powerful brands that communicate their message to the world.
People that succeed, fully understand the power of self-education — they’re always learning, growing and challenging themselves in some way.
Success in affiliate marketing (and any business really) is as much about your psychology as it is about marketing strategy and know-how.
Ok, let’s get into the top 8 affiliate websites any level of blogger can benefit from.
1- Fiverr Affiliate Program
Promote the world’s largest marketplace for digital services – Fiverr. From whiteboard explainer videos to WordPress and logo design, earn up to $150 for every first-time buyer with their dynamic CPA model. Get paid to drive traffic, it’s that easy.
With over 3 million digital services available, 250 unique categories and a gig purchased every 4-seconds, anyone can easily find a relevant service to promote from Fiverr’s marketplace.
Maximize your affiliate potential with Fiverr’s new stores for affiliates. As an affiliate, there are some things you do the best. You might be the best content writer, the best marketer, or the best videographer in your industry, but… there are some tasks you clearly struggle with. You may need help developing creative copy for Facebook posts or crafting that unique thumbnail image to increase clicks on Youtube, the list goes on and on.
To save you time and increase your affiliate success, Fiverr has created the ultimate set of stores to support your affiliate efforts with premier talent. Those stores include the most relevant and best performing gigs from their top sellers in variety of categories: Web or Blog, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.
ClickBank is first in the list of highest paying affiliate programs to get started for beginners and is my personal favorite. It’s ClickBank where I earned my first commission online and I still can’t forget how happy and energized I was on that day.
ClickBank is basically a marketplace for digital products such as eBooks, videos, online courses, softwares, memberships etc. There is a small percentage of physical products as well on the platform.
Unlike most of the other affiliate networks, ClickBank doesn’t have any rigorous process for signing up and promoting the products.
It’s completely free to join as an affiliate on ClickBank. Vendors need to pay a one-time fee of $49 when they list their product on the ClickBank marketplace.
The commissions at ClickBank ranges from 50% up to are as high as 90%.
3- Hammacher Schlemmer
I absolutely love this store and online catalogue. They stock some crazy stuff, some of which is also crazy expensive.
If you are not familiar with the company, the name Hammacher Schlemmer is well known for innovation and they are America’s longest running catalogue.
Hammacher Schlemmer offer high-quality products at their New York store, online and through their Affiliate Network.
Affiliates earn 8% commissions.
Now I know that an 8% commission doesn’t really make it sound like it should be in a list of high paying affiliate programs, but just take a look at the price of some of their products:
Affiliate Commission Examples:
- Item12332: Mixed Martial Arts Trainer – Price $7,000 x 8% affiliate commission of $560
- Item12533: Amphibious ATV – Price $49,000 x 8% affiliate commission of $3,920
- Item12245: Golf Cart Hovercraft – Price $58,000 x 8% affiliate commission of $4,640
4- Rakuten Marketing
Rakuten Marketing provides a user-friendly interface that I like. When I was starting with an affiliate marketing program, this network allows me to learn the ropes. Since it has at least 1,000 brands, I choose products that offer high incentives. Like the other high paying affiliate programs, Rakuten does not have a fixed payout scheme. The commission rate depends on the amount that the merchant will pay.
One thing that I like about Rakuten Marketing is that it offers customized deep linking and rotating banners. I can customize the ad unit, depending on my requirements.
But, if you are not a techie, you can use the standard aid unit provided by the affiliate network. Rakuten gets high scores for its tech implementation.
5- WP Engine
WP Engine is a web hosting business that’s part of an industry worth a lot of money. Actually, it’s worth in the region of US$76 billion per year.
But they carved out a very specific slice of that pie – hosting for WordPress, the dominant blogging platform on Earth. What also makes WP Engine stand out from other web hosting affiliate programs is their reputation – people love them.
And this is despite the fact that their entry-level hosting package costs over $30 per month, and their “best value” package comes in at almost $300 per month.
And they have no visible issue finding new customers.
They’re also not afraid to handsomely reward affiliates for sending new customers their way, to the tune of $147 per sign-up.
$50 – $80 commissions for web hosting affiliate programs are pretty normal, but $150 per signup is way above the norm.
How many $150 signups would it take you to replace your day job?
Go for it!
6- Jillian Michaels
Jillian Michaels helps people lose weight, gain muscle tone and eliminate excuses. She’s a renown fitness trainer and thousands of people sign up for her program every month.
Her monthly customers aren’t quitting because she provides customized advice through her interactive smartphone app.
She offers over 500 unique workouts that the app suggests (based on the user’s input). She also upsells existing customers on DVDs, books and fitness equipment which helps you earn more moolah.
Example payout: you will earn 20% on new subscriptions. If you rack up $1,000 in net new monthly memberships, she will pay you $200.
StudioPress is another rather a niche but very worthwhile affiliate to pursue if you have the digital presence audience. They create responsive, adaptable and highly customisable WordPress hosting and themes, that extend the function and accessibility of WordPress fluidly.
8- iTunes Affiliates
One common thread you’ll see among the affiliate programs I mention here is trust. Many of the best affiliate programs are not going to be earning you a huge boost for every single commission; rather, since they’re trusted companies, you’ll earn high volumes of commissions and a moderate payment for each commission.
Apple’s iTunes is a good platform for affiliate promotion for two reasons. The first is the trust, as mentioned. The second is that, in addition to music and media, your affiliate commissions count for app sales and in-app purchases.
Sure, you can earn a few cents per song when someone buys the new Kanye album, but hook a whale on a new Gacha game and, well, imagine earning a commission from this guy’s purchases. If all of that is nonsense to you, let me sum it up; this guy spent over $16,000 on a free-to-play Final Fantasy phone game in one year.
So, there you have it – 8 high-paying affiliate programs that you can sign up for.
I did my best to include a wide variety of programs, but my focus was on how much affiliates (you) get paid.
And in some cases, that’s up to $300 per sale, which is absolutely nuts when you think about it. 10 referrals like that each month is job replacement income for the majority of people.
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