Have you ever heard the saying ‘make money while you sleep? This is what affiliate marketing programs can do for you if done in the right way.
Participating in a good affiliate program can make you very rich. You just need to help businesses to promote their products and money will start flowing into your bank account.
Affiliate marketing is a technique used by brands and companies to market their products to people through merchants. The merchant get paid a commission if he or she refers people to buy his principal’s products
For example, a company selling beauty products may decide to promote its products on websites and blogs. The blog owner that refers completed sales to the company selling the beauty products will get paid a commission for his efforts. This is how affiliate marketing works.
Some affiliate programs allow you to get recurring income.
Some of the best affiliate programs in 2019
There are a lot of affiliate programs. However, I will discuss the best programs based on my experience.
Amazon Affiliate Program
Amazon is the largest retailer in the world. This company turns over billions of dollars every year. To participate in Amazon affiliate scheme, you need to have a website or a blog.
The website should have review articles on some of Amazon’s products.
It is always better if your blog targets a niche. You can choose to blog about fuel injection cleaners or baby shoes. The smaller your niche, the easier for you to manage your website.
Your website must have original and well researched articles. Amazon does not like blogs or website with thin content and plagiarized contents.
After designing a website or blog, head on to https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/ to apply to participate in the Amazon affiliate program.
You will be notified within hours if your application is successful. Sometimes, it may take few days before Amazon notifies you about the success or otherwise of your application.
To be successful in Amazon affiliate program, you must know how to use Search Engine Optimisation techniques for your website or blog.
Good keywords research skill is very important. You should choose buy intent keywords that are not too competitive.
Tools like Keywordrevealer or Longtailpro can be used for keyword research.
For example, if you want to promote fuel injector cleaners on Amazon affiliate program. You need to write review articles on the niche of fuel injection cleaners. It is also very important that you search for buy intent keywords with low competitive ranking related to fuel injection cleaner.
Once you get good buy intent keywords, you will need to use SEO tactics to rank the keywords on search engines like Google. If the keywords you choose do not rank, it will be difficult for you to make money.
Social media like Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter can also help you make money while promoting Amazon’s products. YouTube has also been a very good tool for those participating in Amazon Affiliate Program.
Clickbank is an online retailer that mostly sells digital products. Clickbank also sells few physical products. The principal model of marketing for Clickbank is affiliate marketing.
Clickbank is well known for its affiliate marketing program in the United States and other countries of the world.
Clickbank pays its affiliates commissions for any sales they refer to it. After joing Clickbank’s affiliate program, you will be given a link which you can place on your website or other websites. If anybody buys Clickbank’s products through your link, Clickbank will pay you a commission.
You can promote Clickbank’s products through your website or blog, Pay Per Click (PPC), YouTube, social media and other internet advertisements.
Participating in Clickbank’s affiliate program can be very profitable if you know how to get traffic and how to convert the traffic to sales.
You can join Clickbank’s affiliate program through this link www.clickbank.com
Clickbank bars residents of some countries to participate in its affiliate programs. If you live in countries like Nigeria, you can contact me so I teach you how to open your Clickbank account using proxies.
Commission Junction (CJ) Affiliate
CJ formerly known as Commission Junction is a company that manages affiliate programs for a lot of companies in the US and Europe. You can call CJ an online advertising company.
You can join the affiliates programs of companies like Godaddy, Bluehost, GetResponse and Grammarly etc through CJ.
CJ will pay you any commission earned from the affiliate programs you join on its network.
You can join CJ through this link www.cj.com
Just like CJ, ShareAsSale is an online advertising company that manages the affiliate programs of a lot of companies in the US and Europe.
When you join ShareAsale, you can apply to join the affiliate programs of the companies it manages.
When the companies accept you on their affiliate programs, you will be given a link, banners or widgets to put on your website or blog. When anybody buys products through these links, banners or widgets, CJ pays you the commission.
You can join ShareASale through this link www.shareasale.com
Bluehost is a US based domain hosting company. Its affiliate program is one of the most profitable among all web hosts in the world.
Check most top blogs, you are likely to see that Bluehost Affiliate Program is one of their monetization tools.
Though Bluehost Affiliate Program is tough to join especially if you are not resident in the US or Europe, if your blog or website has good traffic, your application will be considered.
You can join Bluehost affiliate program through CJ Affiliate.
It is arguable to say that GetResponse is the king of all email marketing tools. With GetResponse, you can build a great email list.
Website and blog owners do not joke with building of email lists. You can use this opportunity to make money.
Luckily, GetResponse has a good affiliate marketing program. All you need to do is to have a website or a blog, apply to join the program and if you are successful, you can start to promote GetResponse’ products.
GetResponse will give you a link. You will get paid a commission if anyone buys GetResponse’ products through the link.
You can apply for this affiliate program here https://www.getresponse.com/affiliate-program
Other affiliate marketing programs you can join include:
- Target Affiliate
- Walmart Affiliate
- Udemy Courses
- Mailerlite Affiliate
- A2 Host
Do you know any good affiliate programs aside those I listed in this article? If yes, please share with us in the comments section.
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