If you are reading this, then you are interested in finding out all about Affiliate Marketing Programs. Well, you came to the right place! In this post, I am going to share with you my thoughts and experiences on Affiliate Marketing.
Have you ever felt like there had to be a better way of living your life? Do you feel sometimes like you do the same thing every day for 9 hours and then you have to get up early and do it over again the very next day? Does life start to feel like the movie Ground Hog Day?
Do you get frustrated fighting the same ole traffic to and from work? Do you dream about having more time with your family and children?
Well, if you answered yes to any of these questions, then Affiliate Marketing could be for you!
I used to be right there where you are. Now, I work from home on my websites all day. Life is great getting to work from home all day. Now, don’t get me wrong, it is hard work and I certainly put in my hours.
But, I can also sleep late when I feel I really need to and I don’t have the long commute to work or office politics to deal with. I’m just saying!
Just in case you don’t already know, below is the definition of Affiliate Marketing Programs. What are they and how does this work?
Affiliate Marketing Program Definition
An Affiliate Marketing Program is a program that a company might offer where you promote their goods or services online and receive a commission when a sale is made. The commission is normally a percentage of the sale. Commissions vary depending on the Affiliate Marketing Program that you join.
Not all companies offer Affiliate Marketing Programs but many do. I believe that more and more companies will start to realize that offering Affiliate Marketing Programs is great for their business and jump on the bandwagon. So, this will open up even more opportunities for you!
You Need A Website First
To do this, you will first need a website. I recommend a WordPress website because they are super easy to build by using a WordPress theme and they offer a ton of functionality through plugins. Absolutely no programming experience is required either.
Top 3 Affiliate Marketing Programs
Now, let me share with you the top 3 Affiliate Marketing Programs that I have found. And, this comes from experience along with trial and error! I have been doing and studying Affiliate Marketing since 2015 and I have to say that I love it!
Are you ready?
Wealthy Affiliate is my top pick for several reasons.
It is not only a place where you can get complete and thorough training in Affiliate Marketing but they offer many other things as well. They will also teach you to build your WordPress websites to use to promote Wealthy Affiliate or any other Affiliate Marketing Program that you choose!
The Wealthy Affiliate Affiliate Marketing Program offers an extremely generous Recurring Commission Structure. Yes, I said Recurring! Recurring Commission means that you make a commission each month as long as the member is still subscribed.
Let’s take a look at what they offer in Recurring Commission… click the graphic if you want to see the full details on the commission structure at Wealthy Affiliate.
So, it costs the member $47 per month to be a Premium Member at Wealthy Affiliate. You would make half of $47 per month for each month that the member stays a Premium Member. Half of $47 is $23.50. 50% Recurring Commission is an extremely generous commission. Don’t you think?
I am a Premium Member and I can personally tell you that it is the best value you will find so it makes it very easy to promote. Wealthy Affiliate is my sole source for all that I do as an Internet Entrepreneur.
On top of all of the training, I even get 50 websites plus hosting. That’s crazy good!! In fact, just the hosting alone for all of those websites would cost me more than that!
While we are talking about it, let’s take a closer look at how much you can earn with the Affiliate Marketing Program at Wealthy Affiliate… here we go! Below is a chart that shows you how much Recurring Commission you can make based on sales per day.
Click the chart below if you would like to plug in your own numbers to see how much you can make with Wealthy Affiliate.
So, according to the chart above, you can make $1,380 a month if you get 3 referrals per day at a 12% upgrade rate. Doesn’t that sound realistic? Well, it is!!
Get started with your Free Starter Account at Wealthy Affiliate.
What do you think about Wealthy Affiliate? Let me know in the comments at the bottom of the page.
Now, let’s move on to my next Top Pick for Affiliate Marketing Programs!
The Amazon Affiliate Marketing Program is top notch and offers a huge array of products to promote. I am a part of this program myself.
For this program, you need to choose a niche for your website. Then, you will choose products on Amazon based around that niche that you want to promote. You can write reviews on the Amazon products to promote them. And, you will include an Affiliate link on your web page to the product on Amazon.
You will get this Affiliate link from Amazon once you join the Amazon Affiliate Marketing Program.
It is very simple to sign up. When you do, you will get a confirmation e-mail if you are accepted into the program. As far as I know, everyone is. Then you will have access to your Affiliate links for Amazon products. Keep in mind that it is a good idea to have some traffic already coming to your website before you add your Affiliate links or sign up for the Amazon Affiliate Marketing Program.
The reason is this…. once you sign up for the program, you have 90 days to make 3 qualified sales on Amazon. Each of these sales needs to be from separate customers, For example, I had sales from 2 different customers purchasing 6 items total and this still did not qualify as 3 qualified sales within the 90 days time frame.
My Amazon Affiliate account was canceled for not meeting their requirements. In turn, all of my Affiliate links on my page were not good anymore. They still linked to the Amazon product but I would not get a commission for the sale because my Affiliate ID on that link was not good anymore.
So, I had to reapply to the Amazon Affiliate Marketing Program once I was receiving more traffic to get 3 qualified sales within the 90 days time frame. The painful part of it all is that I had to redo all of my Affiliate links on my website with the new ones.
If your account gets canceled for not getting 3 qualified sales within 90 days, you have to start over with new Affiliate links to make sure that you get credit for the sale. So, please be careful about this!
Commission For Promoting Amazon Products
Now, let’s get into the commission part of this. I think that is what you are interested in mostly. Am I right?
Here is a look at what Amazon offers.
Joining the Amazon Affiliate Marketing Program is free and it is easy to do.
Once you join, you will be able to choose from over a million products from Amazon to advertise on your blog or website. Amazon offers so many awesome tools to link to their products including links, photos and banner ads.
You can earn up to 10% commission on products that you promote.
If someone clicks one of your Affiliate links to Amazon and ends up buying a different product on Amazon in that session, guess what? You still make a commission! That is the best part of this program!
Let me know what you think of the Amazon Affiliate Marketing Program and if you have used it. What was your experience? Leave a comment at the end of this page to let me know!
Now, let’s move along to my 3rd top pick for Affiliate Marketing Programs.
I am also a member of the SunFrog T Shirts Affiliate Marketing Program. All that you have to do for this program is to sign up for an account to start putting your designs on their SunFrog t shirts and products. Then, promote the items on your website and make a commission. It’s very simple!
SunFrog T Shirts also offers an extremely generous commission. And, on top of that, their prices are very low for your customers. The product quality is also very good.
See the above chart for the SunFrog Commission Rates. SunFrog offers 15% for selling a product. You can promote your designs or someone else’s designs already on SunFrog and earn a 15% commission for each item sold. If you are the designer of the item also, you make an additional 10% commission. This means if you are the seller and the designer, you can make a 25% commission for the sale.
These commission rates are lower than last time I checked but this is what it states within my Dashboard at SunFrog. I need to do some further research because these commission rates are lower than they were before.
If you like doing graphic design or putting your designs on t-shirts or any other products to promote, then SunFrog might be for you. I have researched other t shirt design companies and even used several of them. I can say from first-hand experience that SunFrog is the best.
You can also create SunFrog t shirts to go along with your niche for your website. For example, if you are into Cycling and that is the topic of your website, create some Cycling shirts on SunFrog to sell. Link from your Cycling website to your Shop selling Cycling shirts on SunFrog. The ideas and potential are limitless!
This is my website from Wealthy Affiliate that links to my SunFrog Shop if you want to check it out!
This is just an example of how you can link your niche website to your SunFrog Shop. You will need to drive traffic to your main website. In this example, my main website is CrossTheLight. In turn, people will click the Shop link to go to SunFrog to see my CrossTheLight Shop! See how this works!
I hope you have learned a lot from this article about Affiliate Marketing Programs and my top 3 picks! I have experience with each of these programs my knowledge of these programs is real and true. I would love to hear your comments on any of these programs. What are your experiences with these Affiliate Marketing Programs? Would you like to try them?
Are there any other Affiliate Marketing Programs that you have tried that you think are good? Please leave your comment in the comments below!
The goal of this entire website is to share my experiences with you in WordPress Website Development and Affiliate Marketing. I want to help you to succeed and to achieve your dreams!
Until next time!
Lots of love!