Mar 7, 2011

Choosing An Affiliate Network To Work With

Choosing An Affiliate Network To Work With

Affiliate Networks and ProgramsIn this post we will be covering some more details about choosing a niche, what products to promote as an affiliate marketer and choosing an affiliate network to work with. I promote a combination of physical products and digital products and make very good commissions from both.

I promote products from hundreds of different merchants and sell in more niches than I can even remember. However, the majority of affiliate products I promote come from a few affiliate networks listed below.

If you are selling digital products I suggest you join

The advantage of Clickbank is that they approve all affiliates immediately, which makes it a popular choice for people starting out. I think Clickbank have some excellent digital products and you can apply all the techniques I teach on this website to both physical products and digital products sites.

If you are new to marketing online I suggest starting with Amazon for physical products and Clickbank for digital products. Once you get the hang of it and start making affiliate sales, then you can branch out and apply for some other networks that target specific niches.


Amazon needs no introduction, they are a massive online company who sell pretty much everything these days. As far as promoting physical products as an affiliate, I recommend starting off at Amazon. There are a few reasons for this, one is that the approval process is quite easy, and also they tend to convert traffic reasonably well. In fact if you send any traffic over to Amazon and they buy even a totally unrelated product to the one you were promoting, you still get paid commission for that sale. This is great because people often shop around when they’re on Amazon and buy more than one item, so your overall commission can be high.


Shareasale are a great network and they have plenty of very good products that you can promote as an affiliate. They have all kinds of different products such as outdoor equipment, sports, electronics etc…and the payouts can be as high as 20% in some cases. When you join this network you won’t get automatically approved to promote all the products in the network, instead you have to apply to the merchant from within the Shareasale interface. Some merchants will allow anyone to promote their products, and with these ones you will get instant approval, otherwise you have to apply. When applying it’s always a good idea to have some form of website to show, and if it’s related to their offer then that’s much better, or you might like to stick to the merchants that auto-approve.

Commission Junction

Commission Junction are the largest physical products network there is. They have a huge number of products to choose from, including well know brands. They have a similar set up to Shareasale, in that you do not get auto-approved for all their offers, but must instead apply to each one.


Most of you will be familiar with Clickbank, so I won’t go into too much detail here, but if you’re not, then Clickbank is a great affiliate network for promoting digital products such as ebooks and software. The commission are usually high, usually between 50 to 75% for most products, and the approval process is instant.


Offer Vault is a great resource for finding affiliate products to promote. They are a network of affiliate networks and some products pay very high commission for sales and even for leads. Getting paid for leads means you get payed when people just give their email address even if they do not buy the product. If you have traffic going to a page and can find a product that fits well with the niche you are promoting, this can be a great way to make some good money with online online affiliate marketing. The down side is these affiliate networks do not usually auto-approve and it can be a bit tough to be accepted in however, it is sure worth the effort. There are some commissions that pay $40-100 just for a lead!

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