What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is simply a performance based marketing in which people are rewarded for each sale they bring to individuals or companies. in a lay man terms take for an example that you are a Garri seller and you want more sales but you do not know how to reach out to as much buyers as you need. so you recruit me to bring you buyers and you will pay me for every sale i bring to you. in the above example i am an affiliate and you are a vendor or publisher. in the online world this is referred to as affiliate marketing and the commission usually ranges from 50% to 100% for digital products. this is the form of affiliate marketing i will recommend.

Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn money through your blog.

When I first began blogging, I ignored affiliate marketing because I thought it would be a waste of time.

Once I began diving into the world of affiliate marketing, I realized that for years I had been promoting products without earning a cent. Not to say that there’s anything wrong with that, however, if you can promote your favorite products and earn money in the process, then why not, right?

1. ShareASale

ShareASale offers pay-per-sale, pay-per-lead, and pay-per-click programs, with a minimum payout of $50. ShareASale is my favorite affiliate program because of their large marketplace (they have tons of blogger friendly programs) and the ease of use. If you want to make money through affiliate marketing, I highly recommend you give ShareASale a try.

2. Ebates

Ebates offers cash back at over 2,000 stores whenever you begin your shopping through the Ebates website. I love the Ebates affiliate program because not only can you earn cash back for purchases you make, but as a blogger, you will earn $5 for every referral as well as some pretty nice bonuses. The Ebates affiliate program pays out quarterly with a $5.01 minimum.

3. CJ Affiliate

CJ Affiliate is one of the largest affiliate programs around. If you can think of a company, there’s a good chance you’ll find their affiliate program on CJ Affiliate. I’ve been using CJ Affiliate for almost a year, and while it is one of my favorite affiliate programs, it’s not as user-friendly as ShareASale. I definitely had to take some time to familiarize myself with their platform.

With CJ Affiliate, you can choose your minimum payout, with $50 being the absolute minimum.

4. Amazon

Amazon is an extremely popular affiliate program for both new and seasoned bloggers. Amazon affiliates is easy to join and use, allows you to choose from over one million products to advertise, and will give you up to 10% commission on qualifying purchases.

While the commission is pretty low, the thing I like about the Amazon affiliate program is that if someone visits a product through your affiliate link and decides not to buy, BUT ends up purchasing something else instead, you can still earn a commission on the product they purchased.

5. Creative Market

Creative Market is an online marketplace community that allows you to buy digital design products such as WordPress themes, vector graphics, photography, fonts, and more.

Creative Market offers a 10% referral commission for every new customer you bring to their site. Now again, I think 10% is a pretty low commission, however, with this affiliate program, you will earn 10% on every purchase that customer makes for an entire year. Now for me, that makes the Creative Market affiliate program worth joining.

7. Rakuten Marketing

Rakuten Marketing (formally known as LinkShare) has been voted as the number 1 affiliate marketing network. Rakuten Marketing has thousands of programs to choose from (such as Macy’s, Sephora, and Walmart).

8. VigLink

VigLink is a very interesting and unique affiliate marketing network. VigLink works by converting your existing outgoing links into affiliate links. This means you don’t have to sign up for individual affiliate programs.