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Affiliate marketing is an easy way to make money blogging. You sign up with affiliate programs, place links on your site, but aren’t seeing it convert into dollar signs.

The truth is that you may not be using the best program for your niche.  The more the product solves the reader’s problem, the better your chance of making the sale to add money to your bank account.

You may have signed up with a partner and applied to programs others are using. But, if they are not a fit for your reader, those links will not work.

One typical example is blog hosting. Bloggers will start a blog, and one of their first posts is how to start a blog where they link to a high paying affiliate partner.  But, the rest of the content is fashion.

They get zero conversions on that blogging post and can’t figure out why.  The reason is that the link and topic are not what their niche wants.  It does not speak to their person.

That is why it is essential to apply to join the marketing partners that will not only pay you what you are worth but also solve a reader’s problem to get them to want to click and buy.

Don’t even think about signing up for any affiliate program until you check out this list of the top paying affiliate programs for bloggers!

 

WHAT IS AN AFFILIATE PROGRAM?

Affiliate marketing is when you add a unique tracking link to your site. When a reader clicks on the link and takes action, such as signing up or buying, you may make a commission.

When you can learn how to leverage your content along with your affiliate links, you can make thousands on your blog every single month!

Putting those affiliate links to work on your site is a smart, passive way to monetize your blog.

 

HOW DO I FIND THE AFFILIATE PARTNER FOR MY BLOG?

Most affiliate programs use third-party providers to host their programs. You start by creating an account, and once approved, you will search the database to find the partners that are a fit and apply to work with each of them individually.

The links below take you either to information for the partner (which will refer you to the third-party app) or to their internally hosted program.

The partners you can sign up with include:

Amazon

ShareASale

Impact

Commission Junction

FlexOffers

There are others, but using one of these will get you started.  Of course, if you want to find a specific partner, you can run a Google search for “Partner Affiliate Program,” and you will find out if they have a program and where to apply.

 

CAN EVERY NICHE USE AFFILIATE MARKETING?

There are programs for nearly every niche.  However, that does not mean you will be successful.  Some programs have better payout structures or have products/services that directly solve a reader’s problem.

That does not mean you can’t use them; it merely means your affiliate marketing success may be different from other niches.

 

TRAVEL AFFILIATE PROGRAMS

Calling all of my travel bloggers!  If you write about cruises, road trips, travel hacking, or destinations, then there are countless programs you should look at adding to your site!

PROGRAM COMMISSION CLICK TO JOIN
Expedia Up to 6% Sign up!
Booking.com Starts at 25% Sign up!
Trip Advisor 20% Sign up!
Hotwire $2 – $15 per sale Sign up!
Airfare Watchdog 40% Sign up!
Orbitz 2% – $30 Sign up!
Kayak 50% Sign up!
Cruise Direct 3% Sign up!
Omio 6% Sign up!
Sandals 4%+ Sign up!

 

FINANCE BLOGGER AFFILIATE PROGRAMS

Blogging about personal finance, frugal living, or money in general? You will want to take the time to check out these programs.

Program Commission Click to Join
SmartAsset $40 per signup Sign up!
Ebates $30 per referral Sign up!
Coupons.com $0.40 per print Sign up!
Trim $1.50 per signup Sign up!
Credit Karma $2.00 per signup Sign up!
Ibotta $2.00 per signup Sign up!
Ultimate Bundles 40% Sign up!
My FICO $5.00 per signup Sign up!
FamZ00 25% Sign up!
Instacart $25 Sign up!

 

PARENTING NICHE PARTNER PROGRAMS

Talk about babies, toddlers, or kids? Is your content to help parents? These programs may be a great fit for your niche.

PROGRAM COMMISSION CLICK TO JOIN
ShopHerMedia Various Offers/Rates Sign up!
Amazon Average 3% Sign up!
Ultimate Bundles 40% Sign up!
Etsy 4% Sign up!
Mable’s Labels 10% Sign up!
Sittercity Up to $30 Sign up!
Shipt 10% Sign up!
MomAgenda 10% Sign up!
EarthMama 20% Sign up!
ABCMouse $4 Sign up!

 

HOME & DECOR AFFILIATE PROGRAMS

Calling all of you who share decor, gardening, organizing, and home life content!  Check out this list of partners to consider using on your site.

PROGRAM COMMISSION CLICK TO JOIN
Cozi $1.50 Sign up!
Wayfair 7% Sign up!
Pier 1 4% Sign up!
One Kings Lane 5% Sign up!
Canvas People 10% Sign up!
Garden Tower Project 16% Sign up!
Nature Hills Nursery 10% Sign up!
Houzz 3% Sign up!
Erin Condren 10% Sign up!
OrganizeMore 8% Sign up!

 

DIY/CRAFTS/PHOTOGRAPHY AFFILIATES

If you talk about anything from DIY to photography, then you are a DIY type of site!  The programs below may be the perfect fit for your site.

PROGRAM COMMISSION CLICK TO JOIN
Etsy 4% Sign up!
Blueprint 9% Sign up!
Cricut 12% Sign up!
Scrapbook.com 105 Sign up!
Hobby Lobby 3.2% Sign up!
CreativeLive 30% Sign up!
Zazzle 15% Sign up!
Blick 10% Sign up!
Arteza 15% Sign up!
Michael’s 2.4% Sign up!

RECIPE BLOGGER AFFILIATE PROGRAMS

Mmm….donuts (said in my best Homer Simpson voice).  Calling all bakers, cooks, and chefs! If recipes are on your site, then you need to check out these programs.

PROGRAM COMMISSION CLICK TO JOIN
Thrive Market $20 Sign up!
Home Chef $10 Sign up!
Hello Fresh $10 Sign up!
Instacart $25 Sign up!
Full Circle $15 Sign up!
Vine Box $15 Sign up!
Pinch of Yum 50% Sign up!
Hamilton Beach 14.3% Sign up!
Sun Basket $20 Sign up!
Wine.com 4% Sign up!

 

SPORTS AFFILIATE PARTNERS

Football. Basketball, Golf. Soccer.  The list goes on and on.  The affiliate programs below may be a match for your content.

PROGRAM COMMISSION CLICK TO JOIN
Columbia Sportswear 8% Sign up!
Fila 5% Sign up!
NFL Shop (find NBA, NHL, MBL) 8% Sign up!
(and then search)
GoPro 5% Sign up!
Taylor Made Golf 4% Sign up!
Play Your Court $15 Sign up!
SportsMemorabilia.com 50% Sign up!
Fanatics 8% Sign up!
Lids 8% Sign up!
(and then search)
Bass Pro/Cabela’s 5% Sign up!

 

TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM PARTNERS

Gamers, coders, and developers can take advantage of the programs listed below.

PROGRAM COMMISSION CLICK TO JOIN
TigerDirect Up to 3% Sign up!
Microsoft 5-10% Sign up!
Greenman Gaming 2 – 5% Sign up!
G2Deal 5% Sign up!
NewEgg 2.5% Sign up!
GameStop/ThinkGeek Up to 9% Sign up!
AVG 25% Sign up!
GearBest 7% Sign up!
Gazelle 5-10% Sign up!
Twitch 5% Sign up!

 

SELF-CARE/EMOTIONAL HEALTH AFFILIATES

Whether you talk about anxiety, depression, relationships, or any type of emotional health, you may think there are not programs for you.  But, oh – there are.

PROGRAM COMMISSION CLICK TO JOIN
Amare 40% Sign up!
INeedMotivation 45-50% Sign up!
Tony Robbins 15% Sign up!
InnerTalk 20% Sign up!
Online Therapy $100 Sign up!
Couplewise 2% – $30 Sign up!
Healthy HE Summit 50% Sign up!
ETTCH 20% Sign up!
Greater Minds Up to 50% Sign up!
Simple Truths 10% Sign up!

 

HEALTH/FITNESS AFFILIATES

Whether you are a holistic health educator, talk weight loss, or are a yoga instructor, you will want to look into the programs below to see if they are a fit for your readers.

PROGRAM COMMISSION CLICK TO JOIN
FitBit 3% Sign up!
Just Thrive 5% Sign up!
Vitamin Shoppe Up to 9% Sign up!
Lifespan Fitness 6% Sign up!
Jillian Michaels 20% Sign up!
Aaptiv Program Up to $30 Sign up!
Beachbody/PX90 50% Sign up!
Yuve 15% Sign up!
CLE Holistic Health 60% Sign up!
Under Armour 5% Sign up!

 

PET AFFILIATE BLOGGER PROGRAMS

Dogs, fish, birds, cat bloggers, come on down! Review this list for potential ways you can make more money through affiliate marketing on your site.

PROGRAM COMMISSION CLICK TO JOIN
BarkBox $18 Sign up!
Rover Up to 12% Sign up!
Petco 4% Sign up!
Pets Warehouse 8 – 10% Sign up!
Pet Well Being 40% Sign up!
Natural Wonders Pet 15%+ Sign up!
Chewy $15 Sign up!
Pet Assure $10 – $30 Sign up!
1-800 PetMeds Up to 15% Sign up!
FitBark 12% Sign up!

 

FASHION PARTNERS

Strike a pose! You may know about using your favorite brand partners, but you will also want to look into joining the programs below for more ways to monetize your content.

PROGRAM COMMISSION CLICK TO JOIN
RewardStyle Varies Sign up!
FabtFitFun $10 Sign up!
Jane 10% Sign up!
NewChic 15% Sign up!
Cents of Style 10% Sign up!
Yes Style 10% Sign up!
Warby Parker Up to 20% Sign up!
Spanx 8% Sign up!
Clarie’s 5% Sign up!
Standards & Practices 9% Sign up!

 

BEAUTY AFFILIATE PARTNERS

If your content is about beauty or skincare, then this is the list for you!

PROGRAM COMMISSION CLICK TO JOIN
RewardStyle Varies Sign up!
Credo Beauty 10% Sign up!
Ipsy $5 – $10 Sign up!
Birchbox $5 – $10 Sign up!
Madison Reed $20 Sign up!
Ulta 2-5% Sign up!
100% Pure 8% Sign up!
The Detox Market 3% Sign up!
SkinCareRx 20% Sign up!
BeautyLish 4%+ Sign up!

 

ONLINE MARKETING AFFILIATE PROGRAMS

Social media, advertising, and other marketing bloggers need to share tools they can use that also pay them a nice affiliate commission.

PROGRAM COMMISSION CLICK TO JOIN
Leadpages 30% recurring Sign up!
Crowdfire 35% Sign up!
Commun.it 30% Sign up!
Social Searcher 50% + 10% recurring Sign up!
Tailwind 15% Sign up!
SmarterQue One Month Free Sign up!
ConvertKit 30% recurring Sign up!

 

BLOGGING AFFILIATE BRANDS

Do you blog about blogging? You may already have a list of programs in your arsenal, but make sure you consider these as well.

PROGRAM COMMISSION CLICK TO JOIN
Learn Grow Earn 40% Sign up!
Siteground $50+ Sign up!
AppSumo Up to $50 per order Sign up!
Namecheap 50% Sign up!
PicMonkey 30% Sign up!
Grammarly $20 Sign up!
Canva 50% trial; 25%+ ongoing Sign up!
ConvertKit 30% recurring Sign up!
Legal Policies Up to 40% Sign up!
Tailwind 15% Sign up!

 

FAITH BASED AFFILIATE PROGRAMS

If you content is based on your religion, these may be the partners that work for you.

PROGRAM COMMISSION CLICK TO JOIN
Churchsource 10% Sign up!
Dayspring 135 Sign up!
PureFlix Up to $15 Sign up!
Judaica 10% Sign up!
Faithbox $10 Sign up!
BuddahGroove 10% Sign up!
Israel Catalog 10% Sign up!
Bibleland Shop 15% Sign up!
Dar-us-salam 5% Sign up!
Christian Strong 20% Sign up!

 

HOMESCHOOLING AFFILIATE PROGRAMS

Parents who teach their kids at home are need of resources and guides.

PROGRAM COMMISSION CLICK TO JOIN
7Sisters 40% Sign up!
HomeScholar 20% Sign up!
Kids Discover 10% Sign up!
CreationCrate 10% Sign up!
All About Learning Press 15% Sign up!
Nest Learning 12% Sign up!
Queen Homeschool Supplies 15% Sign up!
Real Science for Kids 20% Sign up!
SteamKids 50% Sign up!
Warm Hearts Publishing 40% Sign up!

 

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