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By Samuel OforiPublished about a year ago 5 min read

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards a certain percentage of commission for each product bought by the customers who are brought by the affiliate's own marketing efforts.

Great for:

People who love to talk, write, explain and have the ability to persuade.

Skillset needed:

Ability to promote a product online using social media, videos, ads, etc.

Time Required:

Virtually within an hour. You just need to select an online product that pays a commission when you promote and sell it using your affiliate link.


1.Select an online product from the domain in which you are well conversant with. For example, if you are a dietician then select a product related to diet. There are lots of products available in every domain you just need to focus on which domain is suitable for you.

2.Places to find products:,, These websites have thousands of products listed from multiple domains.

3.Choose a product that pays you at least 50% commission on each sale.

4.Most product websites handle affiliate link generation and payouts so you don’t need to worry about how you’ll get your commissions. Just get your custom affiliate link created by the vendor and start promoting it.

Choose a product that pays you at least 50% commission on each sale.

4.Most product websites handle affiliate link generation and payouts so you don’t need to worry about how you’ll get your commissions. Just get your custom affiliate link created by the vendor and start promoting it.

5 If you want to earn instant money from affiliate marketing try to promote your affiliate link on social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Digg, StumbleUpon, and Reddit.

Earn by:

Monetization is simple, just make more people buy the product through your affiliate link. Create a Facebook page or Banner ads about the product.

Tell people how the product will help them to solve their problems.

Improve people’s knowledge about the domain and help them to solve other related problems.

A business market is the specific group or industry a company focuses on when trying to sell products and services. These audiences are often dictated by the kind of materials an organization deals in and the kinds of competition these businesses experience. A business market is also called a target market.

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The 8 best affiliate programs for beginners

Amazon Associates.


eBay Partner Network.

Commission Junction (CJ)




Rakuten Affiliate is one of the biggest challenges you’ll face when building an affiliate marketing business is finding the best affiliate programs for beginners.

After all, there are thousands of high paying affiliate programs to choose from.

Choosing the wrong affiliate program could potentially set you back months, whereas the right one could see you generating your first affiliate buckaroos before your site is even “finished”.

So – because this is a question we get asked a lot – we’re going to dedicate our time together in this blog post looking at the best affiliate programs for beginners.

And we’ll try to give you a far more balanced view of why signing up for affiliate networks sometimes makes more sense than an in-house affiliate program, and vice versa.

Let’s get to it.

Best Affiliate Marketing Programs For Beginners

Amazon Associates Affiliate Program

CJ (Commission Junction) Affiliate Program

ShareASale Affiliate Program

ClickBank Affiliate Program

Rakuten Advertising Affiliate Program

Impact Affiliate Program

Awin Affiliate Program

Etsy Affiliate Program

eBay Partner Network Affiliate Program

Fiverr Affiliate Program

Refersion Marketplace

PepperJam Network

FlexOffers Affiliate Program

Avangate Affiliate Program

MaxBounty Affiliate Program

LinkConnector Affiliate Program

Affiliate Networks vs. Affiliate Programs

The first mental hurdle you have to cross is the difference between in-house affiliate marketing programs (merchants) and affiliate networks.

Some beginners treat these terms as if they’re interchangeable – they’re not.

Far from it.

Let’s say you build an authority site around outdoor sporting equipment, promoting products like trampolines, water slides, lawn sports, etc.

You’d then have the choice of either signing up to several (or dozens!) of affiliate marketing programs for different manufacturers and suppliers.

Or you could simply sign up to a network that can connect you with the majority of the product suppliers you want to work with.

The sensible route for somebody new to affiliate marketing is to simply sign up with affiliate networks and go from there.

But affiliate networks aren’t some kind of panacea.

In fact, some affiliate programs only exist outside of affiliate networks, so you’d have to sign up to them individually.

My favorite example of this was back when I started out as an affiliate marketer…focusing on replica lightsabres.

True story – I made a lot of money selling toy lightsabers.

The company behind them was called Master Replicas, and they ran a great affiliate program. So I had to sign up directly with them because they “owned” the prop and replica lightsabre market back then.

Years later they migrated to an affiliate network, but the payouts were lower, the terms were pretty bad and eventually, I just let the affiliate site die of a broken heart…and broken affiliate links.

So, we’re going to look at both sides of the game.

Firstly, the best and most popular affiliate networks, and secondly a range of diverse and reasonably generic enough affiliate programs that they apply to most audiences.

What To Look For In A Good Affiliate Marketing Program

Ease of Use

When you’re first starting out in affiliate marketing, you should make things as easy as possible on yourself.

That includes signing up for affiliate programs that not only make sense but are equal parts great management and great design.

This can make creating affiliate links, or uploading a banner, an absolute nightmare.

I’ve been that soldier – crying over my keyboard because the geniuses behind a given affiliate program created an interface so complex that the only person capable of “solving it” would have to be a hybrid of Stephen Hawking and Doctor Strange.

Affiliate networks tend not to have that problem – their goal is to make your life in affiliate marketing as easy as possible.

Because if you’re not making money (i.e. passive income), then they’re not making money either – nor are their clients.

With that being said, there are just as many in-house affiliate programs that are the affiliate marketing version of the Sistine Chapel.

But the point we want to reinforce here is that ease-of-use should be a deciding factor for whatever affiliate program you choose.

It won’t be as much of an issue when you have a little more skin in the game.

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