10 Best Affiliate Programs for New Bloggers

Hey, what’s up, everyone! Glad you made it back to the blog and hopefully you ladies and gentlemen are enjoying the content I’m putting out.

I want you to ponder upon a few questions:

Are you a new blogger & overwhelmed with the hundreds of affiliate programs you can possibly join?

Do you want to join a trustworthy affiliate program that pays their affiliates on time and won’t screw you over?

Do you want to be an affiliate of a program that has a solid track record and a good reputation?

Or do you want to know the easiest programs you can join without any hassle or headaches whatsoever?

Well in this post I’m going to share with you the 10 Best Affiliate Programs for New Bloggers.

The programs that I’m going to share with you are programs that I’m currently in or have been highly recommended by other bloggers.

After you finish reading this post, select a few of the affiliate programs mentioned and sign up for them. See what they are offering and put together your promotion strategy so you can start bringing in the sales and dollar-dollar bills!

So without any further talking, let’s begin 🙂

Clickbank

Clickbank is one of the oldest and well known online marketplace and affiliate networks on the planet.

The way that Clickbank works is that product creators can list their information products for sale in the marketplace and affiliates can promote them.

Product creators can set the commission percentages for affiliates all the way to 75%. So if you are an affiliate for a high converting product, you can really rake in the big bucks if you have an engaged list.

Signing up with Clickbank is fairly easy & simple. It’s just a quick process of filling out your name, address, contact & tax information and you are ready to start promoting.

Amazon Associates

Amazon Associates is another good affiliate program for new bloggers.

If you have a blog that focuses on physical products, this is the best program for you to join because the amounts of products you are able to promote are endless.

After you sign up to join Amazon Associates, they give you 180 days to make 3 sales to keep your account active. If you don’t make 3 sales within the allotted time limit, Amazon will shut down your account.

The only thing I dislike about Amazon Associates is that the commission rates can be kind of…umm…low depending on what type of products you promote.

Here is the rate card below:

So choose the products you promote wisely. It can have a great effect on your income.

Bluehost

Bluehost is a web hosting company that has one of the highest paying & most robust affiliate programs.

Simply put, you can make $65 per referral from each person that signs up for a Bluehost web hosting account from your link.

That’s a heck of a referral fee and it can add up quickly if you promote it the right way on your blog.

Max Bounty

Max Bounty is a solid affiliate network that is full of various types of affiliate offers.

They have programs such as Cost Per Lead, Cost Per Action(CPS), Incentive Offers, email submits, etc.

They have affiliate offers in various niches such as dating, software, biz opps, auto loans, health & fitness and a whole slew of other niches.

Getting accepted is not very hard. The main thing the affiliate managers want to know is if you’re a real person looking to promote their offers in a legit and ethical manner.

Max Bounty has had issues with scammers in the past, so i can’t blame them for wanting to do their due diligence before accepting you into their network.

I suggest you sign up with them & provide any information they ask for, and most importantly, act professionally.

They are a solid network with a good reputation. They treat all of their affiliates like gold.

JVZoo

JVZoo is an affiliate network catered specifically to information product and software creators.

You can find all sorts of products to promote in niches such as Private Label Rights(PLR), fitness, internet marketing, ecommerce, etc.

It’s very easy to sign up and get approved to JVZoo. A real cool thing about JVZoo is that when a new product is launched, the creator will run an affiliate contest and reward the top-selling affiliates with prizes. Pretty cool ain’t it?

CJ Affiliate

CJ Affiliate is an affiliate network with thousands of offers you can promote.

The sign-up process is fairly easy and once you are in, you can search their database and see which offers suits your audience the best.

ConvertKit

ConvertKit is a very popular email service provider that many bloggers, including myself, use to send out their emails.

I’ve tried many email services in the past and I can honestly say ConvertKit is the best provider for email I’ve used.

ConvertKit’s affiliate program will pay you 30% commission per month for each customer that subscribes through your affiliate link.

So just imagine how much money you can potentially make if you have hundreds of accounts that signed up through your link?

It’s a no-brainer to join their affiliate program.

Rakuten

Rakuten is pretty much the same thing as CJ Affiliate. Easy to sign up and plenty of offers. The world is your oyster.

ShareASale

ShareASale is the same deal as CJ Affiliate & Rakuten. Just a different name. Easy sign-up process and tons offers to promote.

Canva

Canva is an online graphic design tool that you can use to design beautiful pins for Pinterest. This is perfect if you don’t know how to use Photoshop or just don’t want to pay for it.

I’ve used it personally and I have to admit it’s pretty good & stable. You can make some pretty damn good pins with it.

Their affiliate programs pays up to $36 per referral, depending on which plan they purchase. So depending on what plan they buy, you could earn less.

If you are using Pinterest to drive traffic, you should be using Canva to design your pins and also sign up for their affiliate program.

One quick note on getting accepted to affiliate programs/networks.

You always want to look professional so you don’t give off any wrong vibes.

Try not to use a generic email address like “name@gmail.com” or “bobby@yahoo.com”.

Buy a domain and setup your email address with that domain. Example “john@johnsblog.com” or “mary@cookingwithmary.com”

Also if there is a phone number to the network or program, give them a call and tell them you want to become an affiliate. They will direct you to an affiliate manager who can guide you through the application process and more then likely they will approve you much quicker since they heard your voice on the phone and know that you are a real person.

Professionalism is key. I can’t stress that enough.

That’s it for now everyone. I hope you found this blog post useful and you are planning to apply to a few programs.

Let me know what you think about this article in the comments below and I’ll see you next time!

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