With the uncertainties in the economy and so many businesses cutting back on affiliate commissions – like Amazon! – bloggers around the internet are scrambling to replace their once stable affiliate income sources.
I don’t want that for you, blogger!
There are still plenty of thriving businesses that have great – and high-paying – affiliate programs and there is no better time than now to capitalize on them.
More and more people are starting blogs and need YOUR help to steer these new mamas into creating an income-generating blog!
Some of the best things that you can promote as an affiliate is SasS, or software as a service.
This might not fit every blog niche out there, but you can always market to your email list or on social media.
I belong to many email lists of bloggers and they tell me of the latest deals for digital products.
When you sign up to be an affiliate, you don’t have to purchase anything to become an affiliate (like you are required to with some courses), and the commission per sale is pretty high.
Here are some of the most popular affiliate programs for bloggers I personally use (or have used) and LOVE!
I will also share 25 best affiliate programs for bloggers like fashion bloggers, food bloggers, travel bloggers and other lifestyle bloggers out there!
You can find out more about my recommended resources here.
The Best Affiliate Programs for Bloggers
Bluehost is a web hosting company that has been around the internet for a long time.
This is a hosting platform used by some of the most prominent bloggers around today.
Like Michelle Schroeder of Making Sense of Cents, who has hundreds of thousands of monthly readers. Or Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income, who is one of the most well know bloggers in the whole blogosphere.
Based on that, you know that it is a reliable service that many people trust.
Bluehost has a pretty sweet affiliate program too.
Their program is free to join (whether or not you personally use it) and pays out $65 per qualified sign-up.
It also boasts one of the most affordable hosting packages around. Getting your readers to sign up through your link couldn’t be easier.
They have plans starting as low as $3.95 per month which makes it a great affiliate program to offer, especially if you have a course or ebook about how to start a blog.
What I like about using Bluehost is the fast and highly reliable customer service.
I can get my questions answered in 3 minutes or less if I call Bluehost.
Similarly, many of my course students are surprised by how helpful Bluehost is with any tech issues you may have.
Hands down, this is the best affiliate program for bloggers if they want to start a business with their blog and make money!
Siteground is another hosting platform that many bloggers promote, and that I personally use (on my other mom blogs), and for good reason.
They pay out high commissions on a weekly basis. The best part, the more sales you make, the higher commissions you earn. One to five sales per month is going to net you $50 per sale, while 11-20 sales per month will net you a $100 per sale!
They have a lot of similar tools for their affiliates like other hosting platforms.
You can create your own landing page to send potential sales to, attractive visuals to place banners on your site, and top-notch tracking tools.
They also have one of the best customer service teams around, which makes getting your hosting set up a breeze.
Their hosting plans are also crazily affordable!
Siteground is another affiliate program for bloggers that is comparable to Bluehost!
If you aren’t familiar with ConvertKit, it is an easy to use, affordable email software service that many bloggers use and is #3 in my list of affiliate marketing programs for bloggers.
It allows you to set up landing pages to capture new subscribers, email sequences, and broadcast emails to subscribers.
There is even a really nice and user-friendly email designer that you can use to create beautiful, custom emails that will grab your subscriber’s attention.
There are automated sequences that you can set up so that when someone signs up on a form it will put them into an email sequence.
ConvertKit, unlike the hosting programs that I previously mentioned, is paid out on a percentage basis.
Considering ConvertKit has different levels of service, they offer a 30% payout for everyone that you refer through your link.
The best part about the percentage payout is that it is a monthly, rather than a one-time payout.
That means at the very lowest, you can earn $8.70 per customer, pre month that you refer to ConvertKit.
That can become a pretty good passive income stream!
I don’t personally promote my ConvertKit link at all and still make a side income of around $300 a month. Not bad for no promotion!
ConvertKit even has some stellar training by it’s top affiliates to help set you up for success.
4. Ultimate Bundles
Want to be a part of a program that has already paid out over $4 million in affiliate commissions?
Then you should seriously consider joining the Ultimate Bundles affiliate program.
If you aren’t familiar with the Ultimate Bundle, it is a package of ecourses and ebooks that come out several times per year and covers a wide variety of topics.
Everything from homemaking, to finance, to blogging and more.
There are two different ways to make affiliate commissions from Ultimate Bundles.
You can either be an affiliate and earn 40% commissions or become a contributor and earn 70% commissions.
While anyone can become an affiliate, it is a little more difficult to become a contributor.
You need to be accepted as a contributor and have either an ebook or ecourse to contribute to the bundle.
If you already have a pretty good-sized list you have the potential to make a couple of thousand dollars in a single day just from this affiliate program.
With bundles ranging from about $37 to $97, those commissions can add up pretty quickly!
This is an amazing affiliate program for new bloggers since commissions are so high!
5. Blogging Concentrated (BC Stack)
Blogging Concentrated, or otherwise known as BC Stack, is similar to the Ultimate Bundles but solely focuses on blogging.
It only comes out once per year and is packed with a crazy amount of blogging resources.
BC Stack isn’t just limited to ebooks and ecourses though, it also includes a collection of software and services, and tickets to live training events!
It is crazily affordable too, at only $39!
The commission structure is two-tiered. When someone buys directly through your affiliate link you make 50%, that’s $19.50 per sale and another 10% from anyone that buys through their link.
Yes, I understand that sounds very MLMish, but I promise you, you won’t be throwing any house parties or bugging your friends and family on Facebook.
Once your audience knows about this awesome resource, they will be baning down your down to grab it from you every year!
Plus, you can earn bonuses up to $10,000 if you are the top affiliate ON TOP of the commissions that you earn!
When it comes to both the BC Stack and the Ultimate Bundles, peoples become familiar with the products and are looking to buy them!
Let me give you a little insider tip when it comes to generating sales for these types of products. People love to get extra free stuff.
So if you have products that aren’t already included in these bundles, then offer your audience something juicy to get them to click YOUR buy button.
I have seen bloggers offer $300 courses for FREE if you bought through their link.
All bloggers and writers can use a little extra help with writing now and then.
Grammarly is an online writing tool that helps writers improve their overall writing and grammar.
Whether in blog posts, emails, or social media posts Grammarly can help. While Grammarly does offer a free plan (which affiliates can earn $0.20 per signup) their premium plan is really where it’s at.
Whether writing for work, personal, or academic text, the premium version of Grammarly will make you a better writer.
The premium version of Grammarly offers six key features; checking for critical spelling and grammar mistakes, conciseness (both of these are available on the free version), readability, suggestions for vocabulary enhancements, style checks for genre-specific writing, and a very reliable plagiarism checker.
One of the best parts is the chrome extension, so you don’t even have to leave the document or site that you are writing on to get help.
While it is no debate that Grammarly is a great service, what about the affiliate commissions?
There are three different premium payment plans that Grammarly offers, $29.99 per month, $19.98 per month when paid quarterly, or $11.66 per month when paid annually.
Anytime someone purchases Grammarly premium through your link, you make $20, not too bad!
Plus they have a 90-day cookie. This means if someone clicks your link and doesn’t actually make a purchase until 3 months later, you still get paid!
Grammarly is an affiliate program for bloggers that I use and promote!
7. Blogger’s Courses
There are literally thousands of courses by bloggers, everything from cake decorating to childbirth.
And you can bet that most likely if you have purchased a course from someone that they offer an affiliate program.
There are even bloggers that offer affiliate programs for their courses even if you have not purchased the course.
While affiliates should only promote things that they actually use and believe in, there are many reputable bloggers out there that offer affiliate programs for their courses without having to purchase them.
Many of the courses that bloggers host on teachable have affiliate programs.
The commission for these can vary greatly, but the common going rate is around 50%.
That means if you are promoting a $300 course, you are going to make $150 each time someone purchases that course through your link.
If you aren’t sure where to start with this, look at the courses that you have purchased.
Some bloggers promote their affiliate programs right away while others do not allow you to sign up for them until you are enrolled in the course.
If you haven’t actually purchased any courses, then take a look at some of your favorite bloggers.
What kinds of potential affiliate programs do they offer? What are they promoting? What is a course that you have been wanting to buy but haven’t?
And, just to let you know, I offer an affiliate program for all my courses so make sure to check out the page and sign up!
25 Affiliate Programs for Bloggers (Fashion Bloggers, Travel Bloggers, Food Bloggers)
ShareASale is a large affiliate network that offers affiliate opportunities in over 40 different categories.
Once you sign up, you’ll have access to these affiliates and can start promoting their products to earn a commission.
FabFitFun is a popular subscription box that allows buyers to customize the contents by choosing from a variety of products and items.
Their affiliate program not only offers $8 commission on each box sale, but as an affiliate you can receive 20% of your first box.
I see many bloggers use this affiliate program for new bloggers and it’s an easy program to get qualified for.
10. Kiwi Crate
Their affiliate program offers commission on account renewals as well as subscription orders and 10% on store orders.
Wayfair, along with their sister brands (Joss & Main, AllModern and Birch Lane), offers an affiliate program for promoting their products on your site.
You can earn up to 7% commission with order sizes averaging around $300.
FlexOffers is an affiliate network that connects publishers/bloggers with advertisers in a variety of categories. These include family, education, clothing, home and garden and many more!
Once accepted into the program, you can earn commission every time traffic from your site leads to someone making a purchase, filling out a form or any action the advertiser is willing to pay for.
AWIN offers affiliate connections for those who share content with an online audience. They partner with some well-known brands to offer commissions to those involved in their affiliate program.
There is a $5 fee to sign up, which is immediately credited to your account as soon as you make your first affiliate sale.
14. Erin Condren
You can earn a 10% commission on sales plus the affiliate program offers a 30 day tracking period, giving you a longer opportunity to earn those commissions.
15. The Scholastic Store
I’m sure every mom is familiar with Scholastic book orders! Well, Scholastic has a website and they offer an affiliate program.
You can earn up to 6% in commissions by promoting their products on your site.
16. The Honest Company
Through Target, you can earn up to 8% commission on an enormous assortment of products.
Once you sign up for their affiliate program, it works very much like Amazon – you can place links, banners and widgets on your site.
Visitors who click through are tracked with a 7 day cookie until they place an order.
Target is a popular affiliate program for bloggers, especially home decor, moving, first apartment bloggers or cleaning blogs.
18. CJ Affiliate
They strongly emphasize partnerships and collaboration between advertisers and publishers.
19. Highlight Magazine
Remember these incredibly fun magazines you used to get as a kid? Like Scholastic, Highlights also has an affiliate program.
Through their affiliate network, you can earn referral fees for sales of Highlights products – which include books, games and gifts!
Ergobaby is a well-known baby product site that focuses on baby carriers but also sells strollers, nursing pillows and diaper bags.
They supply their affiliates with banners and text links and pay out depending on your commission level. Commissions start at 4%.
21. Annie’s Craft Store
If you have a craft-related or DIY blog, this could be great for you! Annie’s offers 20% commission on sales and 30% commission on online classes.
22. Diaper Dabbler
Their affiliate program offers a 60-day cookie for click-through shoppers and a 10% commission.
23. Book of the Month
Their affiliate program offers up to $10 on all sales and a cookie length of 30 days.
24. Ecocentric Mom
If you make a sale through Ecocentric Mom, you could earn between 4-12% commission on products and subscriptions.
25. Mommy Makeup
When you sign up for their affiliate program, you have the opportunity to earn commission on all products as well as take advantage of affiliate-only special offers and promotions.
26. Grocery Budget Makeover
As far as their affiliate program goes, they offer 25% commission on course sales but require that affiliates have a PayPal account for payment.
This is perfect for an affiliate program for finance bloggers!
MomSelect is a mom-focused affiliate network that connects influencers with big-name companies and brands.
They are looking for trendsetting mom-influencers who can produce timely and creative content.
28. Glitter Network
As an affiliate, you will be able to choose from hundreds of brands to promote and earn commission by sharing coupons and offers.
29. Modern Mom Boutique
If this is a product you can get behind, Modern Mom Boutique offers 10% commission on all sales and a 180-day cookie.
This is perfect for affiliate programs for fashion bloggers!
30. In the Leafy Treetops
Their affiliate program pays 10% commission with an average order volume of $40-$50.
Etsy is a marketplace where people can sell hand-made products and vintage items.
Their affiliate structure offers commissions on qualifying sales that result from links to Etsy products from your site.
Teachable is an online platform that allows individuals to create and offer/sell courses. These courses include a range of topics and subjects.
You don’t have to be a teacher on Teachable to sign up for their affiliate program. They offer 30% commission on courses sold.
Bonus: If someone signs up for a course that requires a monthly payment, you receive a monthly commission!
Top Affiliate Marketing Programs for Bloggers
While some affiliates might be freaking out over the loss of an income stream, you should be gearing up to increase your affiliate commissions.
Once you start looking around you will be amazed at the affiliate programs for bloggers out there.
You don’t have to solely rely on measly affiliate commissions from shopping networks.
Write some posts and start promoting some of these affiliates.
Over to you – are an affiliate for any one of these programs?
Share with me the affiliate programs you signed up for!