Affiliate programs are a great way to earn an income online.
They’re low risk, low cost and easy to get started.
What is an affiliate program?
An affiliate program rewards a referrer (i.e. you) for helping a company get new customers.
Usually it takes the form of a unique URL that you post on your website, blog, YouTube description etc.
When someone clicks through this link to the company’s website, a cookie is created in that person’s browser.
If they go on to make a purchase, you are then rewarded, usually as a % of whatever they purchase.
The biggest affiliate program in the world is definitely Amazon’s program. Although the commission and cookie expiry is relatively low, you get rewarded for anything that a person buys. And the conversion rate is high, so you’re more likely to earn a small amount per transaction, but with a lot of transactions.
Other than Amazon, we think there are 10 really great programs to keep your eye on for 2020:
Top 10 programs for 2020
|ConvertKit||30% recurring||30 days|
|SEMrush||40% recurring||10 years (yes, really!)|
|Wix||$100 per premium sale||30 days|
|NordVPN||40%+ on sign up, 30% recurring||30 days|
|Pabbly||30% recurring||30 days|
|TripAdvisor||50% of immediate ad revenue||Session|
|Sandals Resorts||4%||60 days|
|Invoice Ninja||50% recurring for 4 years||N/A (URL based)|