10 Best Affiliate Programs for Online Business

by Suresh Karuppaiya

Affiliate programs are kind of agent system where you sell products of some companies and then you get a bit of commission out of it. The main way of selling the products are blogs & website advertising, email, free advertising websites etc. You are given a code by the company and you need to advertise using this code, You will be paid a certain amount of commission on every sale that is made from your link. This process continues and you end up getting some really high amount if you are sincere in your work.

Affiliate programs are getting popular day by day because of several reasons, few of them, I have shared below .  Companies advertising their product give a bit of discount when they advertise them on the affiliate networks because of the possibility of number of sales they can get from these networks. They know that this market can boost their sales if they are ranked in one of the best-selling products.

The commission paid to the affiliate marketers is just awesome. Sometimes it ranges from 10%-90% of the original rate of the product. This is something which motivates new users to join affiliate marketing. So now, coming on the topic, I will be sharing about some of the most popular and best affiliate programs which you can join in 2013 to earn great amount in form of commissions.

1. Link Share

Link Share is the oldest affiliate programs and has something unique to offer. Unlike many other affiliate programs on the Internet, you always need not to sell a product in order to get the payment. There are many other things Link Share asks you to do to get paid. You can get some forms filled or some sign ups on targeted websites. Link Share also has great authority and trust of users since many years.

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2. Clickbank

Clickbank is the most popular affiliate program for the digital products. The products mainly on Clickbank include guides for various things, premium videos etc. ClickBank has several thousand products on every niche. Doesn’t matter if you want a guide to learn a programming language, you need a guide to get six packs in a short time or you need to lose or gain weight quickly, ClickBank has thousands of options for every need of yours. Since most of the products on ClickBank are digital, you get very high commissions on sales. The commission ClickBank offers might range from 10%-100%. ClickBank is one of the fastest increasing affiliate market and you will surely have a great time working with them.

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3. Commission Junction

Commission junction is said to be world’s number one affiliate program directory. Commission Junction helps their advertisers build equitable and lucrative relationships with the sellers directly and then sell their products after deciding a certain percent of commission. In this affiliate program, you are in direct touch with the seller and you can try to negotiate about the commission. Commission Junction mainly deals in the art affiliate services, media and tracking services. Being one of the oldest in the affiliate market, Commission Junction is one of the most trusted brand.

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4. 1shoppingcart

1ShoppingCart is an all-in-one eCommerce shopping cart and marketing solution. Over 25K businesses use 1ShoppingCart. Affiliates earn generous commissions for leads and sales referred. Getting traffic to your store is key to your success. With 1ShoppingCart® you’ll have an Online Store that is optimized for search engines out of the box so buyers will find you instead of your competition through Google, Bing or Yahoo.

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5. Infusionsoft

If you have a strong presence among small businesses through your website, email list or social networks, our Affiliate Program is a great way for you to earn revenue. Simply drive traffic to our website and landing pages using provided links, banners and other resources, and you’ll earn up to $1,500 for each sale.

We make it easy for you to succeed as an affiliate by providing extensive marketing resources including banner ads, emails and unique links, along with professional affiliate support.

We’ll also send you an online lead registration form so you can enter leads that come from offline sources. And, you’ll get 24/7 access to our partner portal so you can check the status of your commissions at any time.

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6. Google Affiliate Network

After being the best online advertising platform, Google launched Google Affiliate network recently to offer more earning options to its users. Google Affiliate program offers some great products in their affiliate programs and then gives the users a chance to earn more income monetizing their website or the blog. This can also be a great option for those who do not have an approved Adsense account as this network can offer them an alternative to Adsense.

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7. ShareASale

Claiming the number-three spot in the 2012 Blue Book of Top 20 Affiliate Networks for being the “overall best performance marketing network in the world today,” Chicago-based ShareASale has over 2,500 merchant programs and features brands such as HootSuite and PS Print.

ShareASale has received with the company’s reputation/security, ethics, customer service, and ease of commission payment receiving glowing reviews.

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8. Apple Affiliates

Apple is one of the largest company on the planet. The revolutionary products like iPad, iPhone and MacBook made it the most popular gadgets company. Apple own an online store named as iTunes, which is one of the best music downloading platform on the Internet. Along with this, Apple owns iBookStore and Mac App Store. You can advertise using their code and earn commission on millions of songs, books, games and applications for Mac as well as iPhones.

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9. Amazon.com Associates

Amazon is one of the best affiliate programs available on the Internet. Amazon web store is certainly one of the oldest web store and the best too. Amazon provides you an opportunity to earn up to 20% of the original rate of the product you sell from your link. Amazon is one of the best choices no matter you have a huge Facebook fan page, a Facebook group, a Blog or an email list. Amazon always gives you an opportunity to monetize on your resource and earn good.

Currently Amazon is the most popular affiliate marketing system on the Internet with an Alexa rank of 8 across the world. Amazon has something really awesome to offer. Being in Amazon Associates network, you can earn commission on every single product on Amazon store. There are many affiliate programs which allow you to earn commission only on the digital products like premium videos and ebooks, but Amazon allows you to sell anything using your affiliate link and you will be paid a certain amount of commission.

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10. Amember

Accept subscription payments, manage customer profiles, deliver digital content, integrate with your blog, forum, or CMS, send opt-in newsletters, run your own affiliate program — everything is easy with aMember Pro. The payment gateway (eg PayPal, 2Checkout or Authorize.Net) checks the information entered and makes the transaction. Full-featured affiliate module, Thanks to subscription system integration, you can precisely track recurring commissions.

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Conclusion

This was a post about the most popular and best affiliate programs to join in 2013. I hope you found this post useful. Do let me know if you have any query or you have any feedback about this post or blog.

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