Best Affiliate Marketing Networks and Platforms in 2022

You just launched your blog and got some traffic even if it’s not that decent, now what’s next is to do research on monetizing your blog with different monetization methods. After your research, you came across affiliate marketing, which you found perfect to monetize your blog. In order to connect with advertisers, you will need to join an affiliate network/platform, an affiliate marketing network/platform is simply software that makes it easy to connects advertisers and publishers without having to worry about products or services inventory management. In this article, I have compiled some affiliate marketing networks that are currently best to start with.

Here are the Best Affiliate Marketing Networks and Platforms in 2021

 

1. ShareASale

ShareASale is one of the well-known and long-operating affiliate marketing networks in the world with over 16,550 merchants, 225,000 publishers, and 182 million sales. Creating a ShareASale account is completely free, with no hidden fees. You will find different affiliate programs from finance, marketing, technology, gaming, and dating. To get accepted into the ShareASale affiliate marketing network, you need to have a website or influencer account, either on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and more.

  • Type of products: Both digital and physical products.
  • Commission rate: Depends on the merchant
  • Minimum payout: $50

 

2. Awin

Awin well known as Affiliate Window is also one of the best and long operating affiliate marketing networks in the industry since 2000. Awin has over 16,500 advertisers, 225,000 publishers, and 182 million sales generated so far. In 2017, Awin acquired ShareASale but each network operates as a solo and with its different advertisers and publishers.

  • Product types: Both digital and physical products.
  • Commission rate: Depends on the merchant.
  • Minimum payout: $20

3. Amazon Associates

I know you have heard the name “Amazon” somewhere, from someone and almost everywhere, some of you even use the site for buying your stuff. Amazon Associates is operated by Amazon.com and publishers make money when they refer a customer to Amazon.com and make any purchase. Amazon Associates is available for almost every country in the world, so I bet your country is also included. Even though they offer very low commission rates, it is one of the most trusted and well-known retail websites in the world, so people will be willing to make purchases without any back charges.

  • Product types: Almost everything is available on Amazon
  • Commission rate: They offer low commission rates starting from 1% to 10% depending on the category.
  • Minimum payout: $10 for Amazon gift cards and $100 for direct deposit.

4. CJ Affiliate (Formerly Commission Junction)

Cj Affiliate well known as Commission Junction is also one of the best and trusted affiliate marketing networks there with over 20 years of affiliate marketing experience and works with one of the well-known brands such as Barnes & Noble, Priceline, Office Depot, j. Crew and more.

  • Product types: Both digital and physical products.
  • Commission rate: Depends on the merchant.
  • Minimum payout: $50 for a deposit or $100 for a check

5. Rakuten Advertising (Formerly LinkShare)

Most of you when I mentioned “Rakuten” what came to your mind is that best well-known cashback a.k.a coupon website Rakuten.com, hehe, that’s something else. Rakuten Advertising is also well known and long operating affiliate marketing network/platform with some of the big names such as Walmart, Best Buy, Papa Johns, Macy’s, and more.

  • Product types: Both digital and physical products.
  • Commission rate: Depends on the merchant.
  • Minimum payout: $50

6. Avangate Affiliate Network

Avangate Affiliate Network is well known for its focus on digital products than physical products. They are well known for popular software such as Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Awario, and many other Softwares. You can have access to more than 22,000 software to promote, which some bloggers are saying that they pay high commissions. Avangate even acquired 2Checkout back in 2017.

  • Product types: Most digital products and software.
  • Commission rate: Depends on the merchant, reportedly some commissions rates can go up to 90%.
  • Minimum payout: $100

7. ClickBank

ClickBank is also one of the affiliate marketing networks that focus mostly on digital goods than physical products. It is also one of the most well-known and long operating in the industry since 1998. You will find a lot of products such as online courses, eBooks, membership sites, health products, and more.

  • Product types: Mostly digital products.
  • Commission rate: Depends on the merchant.
  • Minimum payout: $10

8. FlexOffers

FlexOffers is a well-known and one of the oldest affiliate platforms with over 12,000 different advertisers and 500 premium advertisers including HP, AT&T, Samsung, and more.

  • Product types: Both digital and physical products.
  • Commission rate: Depends on the merchant.
  • Minimum payout: $50 within the United States and $100 outside the USA.

9. eBay Partner Network

Most of you are already familiar with the name eBay, yes they have an affiliate network that allows publishers like you to make some money with their blogs. eBay Partner Network is best because its name is well known from around the globe, just like Amazon Associates people will be likely to purchase goods you are promoting.

  • Product types: Mostly physical goods.
  • Commission rate: eBay is one of the affiliate networks that offer very high commission rates ranging from 50% to 85%.
  • Minimum payout: $10

10. Walmart Affiliates

Even though Walmart affiliate is offered through Rakuten Advertising, they also have an in-house affiliate network, which I recommend you to choose since it’s clear and straightforward. Just like Amazon Associates and eBay, Walmart is also well known globally, that’s why customers are willing to buy products from Walmart.

  • Product types: Almost everything is available at Walmart.
  • Commission rate: They are more like Amazon Associates, they also offer very low commission rates ranging from 1$ to 18%, depending on the product’s cutegory.
  • Minimum payout: $100

Final Thoughts

These are not the only affiliate marketing networks available out there, there are more than thousands of affiliate networks available to choose from. Make sure you choose the one that fits you and your blog. Not all affiliate networks are legit, some will just waste your time and effort. Make sure you don’t get scammed, we are tired of scammers, especially the Crypto scammers, also make sure the affiliate program you choose to promote is legit enough. I hope this article helped you in any way, thank you for your time.

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