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Top 10 Affiliate Networks For 2017

Affiliate Networks

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An affiliate network acts as an intermediary between publishers (affiliate marketers) who sell products and services and the merchants who create those products and services and their affiliate programs.

For merchants, affiliate network services provided often include reporting, tracking, payment and refund processing, affiliate management, and most importantly – access to a large base of publishers (affiliate marketers).

For affiliate marketers, network services include a central database of available affiliate programs organized by category and popularity to choose from, a simple registration platform for those programs, reporting tools, analytics, and payment processing.

While affiliate marketers are generally able to join affiliate networks for free, merchants usually have to pay a fee to participate in the network. Affiliate networks usually charge an initial setup fee for each merchant and often a recurring membership fee. It’s also common practice for affiliate networks to charge merchants a percentage of the commissions paid to affiliates. This percentage is known as an ‘over-ride’ and is payable on top of the affiliates commissions. But make no mistake about it, despite these fees, the benefits to the merchant for joining these networks is well worth the price. Here’s why…

There are several payout models used by affiliate networks including the two primary models: CPS and CPA.

(CPS)Cost-Per-Sale

CPS, also referred to as PPS (Pay Per Sale), is a low-risk, high-profit, revenue-sharing model used by marketers to lure an unlimited number of new customers to their product or service. Cost-Per-Sale pays a set commission to the affiliate marketer who refers a lead that results in a purchase. Marketers love the CPS model since they only pay a commission after they get paid first by the purchasing customer. It’s in essence free marketing and advertising since the affiliate is the one who produces the lead without any up-front cost to them. This is also why CPS payout commission percentages are so high. Incidentally, the CPS model is primarily what we focus on here at highpayingaffiliateprograms.com.

(CPA)Cost-Per-Action

CPA marketing programs pay affiliates when a specific action is taken by the referral or lead. Common actions include clicks, impressions, form submits, sign-ups, registrations, or opt-ins. Since Cost-Per-Action models don’t necessarily involve a direct sale (and involve more risk taking) the payout percentages are far smaller than they are in Cost-Per-Sale. 

The 10 13 Best Affiliate Networks For 2017

1. Clickbankclickb

Clickbank is huge. And it’s been in the game for over 17 years. ClickBank’s focus is digital information products. As one of the largest online retailers, ClickBank has a vast library of over 6 million unique products in order to reach 200 million customers around the world.

2. RakutenRakut

Formerly Buy.com, Rakuten.com has grown into a monster. Rakuten ranks among the top three e-commerce companies in the world with over 90,000 products from 38,500 shop owners and more than 18 million customers. Among its numerous online properties, its flagship B2B2C (business-to-business-to-consumer) model e-commerce site Rakuten Ichiba is the largest e-commerce site in Japan and among the world’s largest by sales.

3. CJ Affiliate by Conversantcjconv

Formerly Commission Junction, CJ Affiliate by Conversant reaches millions of consumers shopping online through their affiliate marketing network. The Conversant, Inc. companies include Commission Junction, Dotomi, Greystripe, Mediaplex, and ValueClick Media.

4Amazon Associatesamaza

Amazon.com needs no intorduction. Amazon is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. It is the largest Internet-based retailer in the United States. It’s affiliate network, called Amazon Associates, allows you to tap into over a million products
to advertise to your customers.

5. ShareaSaleshareas

ShareASale has been in business for 15 years, exclusively as an affiliate marketing network. Their technology receives accolades for speed, efficiency, and accuracy – and their reputation as a fair and honest business is well known within the industry.

6. eBayebayp

Many marketers don’t even know that eBay has an affiliate network. eBay has now been online for over 20 years. The ebay Partner Network provides first class tools, tracking, and reporting.

7. AvangateAvang

Avangate is a player in digital commerce that you may not be familiar with. Avangate, backed by a cloud platform, focuses on online commerce, subscription billing, and global payments for Software, SaaS and Online Services companies. More than 4000 digital businesses in over 180 countries trust Avangate including Absolute Software, Bitdefender, Brocade, FICO, HP Software, Kaspersky Lab, Telestream.

8. FlexoffersFlexO

FlexOffers.com is a premiere affiliate network that builds mutually profitable relationships between strategic, skilled, and trustworthy online publishers and a robust portfolio of 5,000+ popular advertisers spanning all verticals. With over 10+ years of experience in the affiliate marketing industry, they offer unparalleled customer service, an array of optimized data delivery tools, and fast and dependable payments– proving that flexibility is the key to affiliate success. FlexOffers.com was recently ranked the eighth overall affiliate network in the Revenue+Performance Top 20 Affiliate (CPS) Network 2015 Blue Book survey.

9. Avantlinkavantl

Avantlink is the industry-leading technology platform for affiliate referrals. Avantlink works hard to remain on the cutting edge with constant upgrades and updates to the their platform, rapid implementation of new tools and technology, and an unyielding emphasis on quality over quantity.

10. RevenueWirerevenenuew

RevenueWire is a global ecommerce platform specifically designed for companies that sell digital products online (just like Clickbank). Combined with industry-leading services like AffiliateWire, their ecommerce platform is a player in more than 120 countries.

11. ReviMedia

ReviMedia is an online lead generation network specializing in owned and operated campaigns for insurance, home services, and financial verticals, as well as exclusive advertisers’ campaigns both focused in the US and international markets. They also own their own proprietary lead management platform called Px.com which offers quality scoring of every lead and insights into performance by key demographic info. ReviMedia is extremely flexible to run campaigns with many different integrations. They pride themselves on their transparency with clientele as well as having flexible payment terms. ReviMedia also offers advertising partners access to their vast direct publisher network of over 2,000 publishers. They consider themselves a one-stop-shop!

12. AdCombo

AdCombo is a CPA Marketing Network, that uses its own in-house technology, that allows you to customize advertising campaigns to reach your targeted audience throughout the globe. They aim at, and hit their target in, encouraging strategic lucrative partnerships between advertisers and publishers to monetize their traffic. AdCombo has offices and co-workings in 5 cities around the globe.

13. AffiBank

AffiBank is a comprehensive and categorized affiliate programs marketplace. Most of the offers pay affiliates a whopping 75% commissions on sales. Most of the affiliate programs listed in AffiBank’s marketplace use AffiBank’s in-house tracking system.

Which Affiliate Networks Should You Choose?

The ten choices I’ve listed above are the affiliate networks that I’m most familiar with. Most I use today or have used in the past. It’s hardly a complete list of all the good affiliate networks that are out there since there are so many. If you would like to share a network that you really like working with please list it in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

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High End Product Launches

One of the very best ways to earn big ticket commissions is to promote high end product launches. But there’s definitely a fine art to it so if you’re new to affiliate marketing I would encourage you to NOT focus on promoting product launches until you know more. 

The product launches I’m referring to are targeted toward other internet marketers and they attract the very best online entrepreneurs in the world. It’s extremely competitive and requires a lot of work. It helps a lot to have a sizeable list of followers that are also interested in affiliate marketing.

JVZoojvzoo

 Affiliate Commissions: Depends upon which launch you promote. Major launches can pay $1000+ per sale.

Signup Link To Sell On JVZoo: Click Here

Affiliate Platform Description:

Get paid instant commissions direct to your PayPal account by promoting any of the products in the JV Zoo marketplace. JVZoo incorporates everything you need in one convenient place so you don’t need any third party sales tools.

Here’s a peek inside:

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JVNotifyProjvnotifyprologo (2)

 Affiliate Commissions: Depends upon which launch you promote. Major launches often pay $1000+ per sale.

Signup Link To Sell On JVNotifyPro: Click Here

Affiliate Platform Description:

The Primary Goal Of JVNP 2.0 Is To Help The Partnership Gain Access To And Attract Potential JV Partners For Relationships Of Mutual Benefit By Providing Both The Tools And Environment Conducive To JV Relationship Creation And Nurturing, In Addition To Helping Them Become More Attractive JV Partners By Raising Their Own Game Through Learning, Applying What They’ve Learned, Interacting In The Forums And Social Networking Area, And Participating In Fellow Partner Launches.

Here’s a peek inside:

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muncheye-1MunchEye

 Site: Click Here

Affiliate Platform Description:

MunchEye is a internet marketing launch calendar.

Here’s a peek inside:

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 Site: Click Here

Affiliate Platform Description:

LaunchSuite is another excellent internet marketing launch calendar.

Here’s a peek inside:

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Please help yourself to the free training and tutorials available:

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Affiliate Marketing Training Checklist

Building Your Foundation:affiliate marketing training checklist image

Step 1: Planning And Goal Setting

Step 2: Choosing Your Niche

Step 3: Selecting Your Domain Name

Step 4: Building Your First Website

Step 5: Listbuilding

Step 6: Search Engine Optimization

P.S. If you’re completely new to affiliate marketing and aren’t sure yet whether or not its for you please click here:  Newbie Guide To Affiliate Marketing

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