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Affiliate Marketing industry is huge, it becomes the key of making money online method and revenue, it also arisen plenty of opportunities to everyone like bloggers, marketers, business decision makers, KOL (Key Opinions Leader), to make money online through their methods, like you and me making money on blogs, and to generate passive income.

With varies choice of business opportunities whom works with affiliates directly, most of Affiliate Marketers will go through and use Affiliate Marketing Platforms and Networks to look for their offers on their blogs. Those Affiliate Platforms will take a percentage, or a small cut of any fees generated. They do serve a valuable purpose in the Affiliate Marketing climate.

In this session, we will explain Best Affiliate Marketing Platforms and Networks, and make comparisons between some of largest Affiliate Marketing Platforms and Networks.

Best Affiliate Marketing Platforms and Networks 2020

Amazon Associate

Amazon Associate launched by since 1996. Publishers could display banners, affiliate text links provided by Amazon Associate on their websites, for plenty of choices such as books, households, groceries, electronic products, digital products, music…… , etc. Or they could choose and link to direct pages to Amazon Associates Homepage. While visitors clicked on publisher’s banner or text links, go to Amazon Associate website and purchase the item(s) of the link, they publisher get commission.

They include Easy Banner / Links, Search for Product by Keywords / ASIN / ISBN, different sizes of Banners, Advertising API, make your own link with your niche, keywords and categories, Link Checker, Promotion recommendation for you, etc.


Oh, and now you can link with all your country stores  in Amazon Associate together.

eBay Partner Network

eBay launched eBay Partner Network in 1995. It is one of largest Affiliate Network worldwide. They have 1.4 billion Listings items, 80% New items, 183M buyers in 190 marktets, 90% “buy it now” items. 

They provide a platform for publishers to manage your links and items, solution to build your ads and campaigns, monitoring your performance, optimize your results, sales + events recommendation, etc.

Also, the platform provides Smart Links, for users to copy and paste their saved campaigns into code snippets style. If you are not familiar with code snippets, you can try Link Generator, search for the product / service you like, and copy their link into Link Generator, then it will pop-up the simple link, which you can copy and paste into your website, they still have options of html and JavaScript to choose. is one of the largest Affiliate Marketing Platform and Network in Taiwan. They provide a platform for publishers, Advertisers to promote for Vendors directly. You do not need to negotiate with Vendors directly. It is a treble win situation. For Vendors, Publishers can promote effectively, also can help self-made products obtaining a lot more rate exposure frequency and sale. Also, Vendors can reduce the advertising budget at the same time. 

They provide plenty of Vendors that you can choose to promote, and they launch Chinese (Traditional) and English (US) interface. Also, has their own referral program, the condition is the referee completed of registration, the referrer can get an additional 5% of the referee ’s promotion bonus on the affiliate network for a period of one year (from the date of member registration of referee).

Wealthy Affiliate

Wealthy Affiliate is the largest Affiliate Marketing, Training Platform and Network. Kyle and Carson are the owners and launched since 2005. 

They provide 24/7 help, Affiliate Programs, Community, Live Chat, Keywords Research Tools, Building Websites Tools, Online Affiliate Marketing Training Lessons, Live Events, Live Lessons Weekly, 24/7/365 Technical Support Help Team, Web Hosting, Domain platform.

Wealthy Affiliate has their own Affiliate Program Referral Plan for members. For Starter Members, earn $4 for special offer referrals, then $11.75 monthly and $87.50 yearly commissions. Premium Members earn $8 for the first month $19 special offer, then $23.50 monthly, and $100 per Premium sign-up yearly commission.

CJ Affiliate

From the data of Wikipedia, CJ Affiliate by Conversant, founded in 1998, Santa Barbara, California. Former Commission Junction competitor beFree, Inc. Value-click, Inc. announced it has changed its name to Conversant, Inc., bringing former Value-click, Inc. companies Commission Junction, Dotomi, Greystripe, Mediaplex, and Value-click Media under one name. Conversant was brought by Alliance Data in 2014. Commission continues to be known as CJ Affiliate

Location across 14 offices worldwide, one of the oldest and largest affiliate networks. Specialize in pay-by-performance programs, and is a part of a Fortune 500 company which mentioned above, Alliance Data. Their Affliate Programs are over 3000 brands, which publishers can choose.

Rakuten Marketing

According to the record in Wikipedia, Rakuten Marketing was found in 1996 by Stephen Messer and Heidi Messer. They claimed the largest pay-for-performance affiliate marketing network in 2005. Publishers need to apply into each advertiser’s affiliate program on their own, and wait for the approval. 

After you join the Rakuten Marketing Affiliate Network, you will then apply to join the specific advertisers’ affiliate programs. Each advertiser has their certain criteria, that you need to meet in order to be approved into the program. So that you can publish their advertisements in your method.


ClickBank was found in in 1998, in San Diego, California. Founders are Tim and Eileen Barber. They started business from a garage to global retailer and affiliate marketing industry . The site claimed that they had attracted over 1,500,000 affiliate marketers in 2011, approximately 100,000 of whom were designated as ‘active’ at any given time.

They have Market Place for members to choose their niches and vendors to promote. 

ClickBank has their training program called ClickBank University, for $49 per month, members can have unlimited access to their training lessons. 

They also have Vendor Referral Program, members and clients can earn extra income by referring new vendors to ClickBank. When members refer a vendor who registered and activates their account, members earn 22% of their $49.95 activation charge.

Additionally, member / client earn 5% of ClickBank’s markup of each sale that the vendor you referred makes for one year.

Comparison and Charts

I will use an example of Wealthy Affiliate and Clickbank as shown below:



In the above example, I used Wealthy Affiliate and Clickbank to make a comparison.

Both have some basic functions, such as Private coaching, easier to find help when encountering problems, step-by-step training courses, sign up for free, and having their own affiliate network for both.

If compares to a bit more in-depth level, for example:

When the user wants to communicate with the boss, 24/7 live support, including free websites, including web hosting, to provide a domain application platform, to provide keyword research tool, and so on.

Some terms of further support from users, obviously Wealthy Affiliate is more comprehensive and complete in function than Clickbank.

Let’s compare some of the large Affiliate Marketing Networks:


The above Affiliate Marketing Networks, all of them have functions of creating free membership, and providing 24/7 Live Support for users.

For personal trainers, there has 2 platforms are available, Wealthy Affiliate and Clickbank.

As for step-by-step training courses, there has 3 platforms are available, Affiliate One, Wealthy Affiliate, and Clickbank.

Additional / further support for users, such as Including Free Websites, Including Free Web Hosting, providing Keyword Research tools, only Wealthy Affiliate has done better than other platforms.

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Castle

    Thank you for your article. It is good to have this information available. Affiliate marketing is an amazing opportunity for anyone wanting to start an online marketing business. I see a banner relating to WA Wealthy affiliate. This is a great programme for beginners and experienced people alike. The training is excellent and you get all the resources you need to get started. 

    1. Ling

      Hello Castle, thank you for your comment. Affiliate Marketing is getting famous that how people make money online. Wealthy Affiliate is a good platform and legit way where it fits for beginners, or anyone who are willing to learn Affiliate Marketing how it works and runs. Plus they let people free to try, so why not give yourself a chance to discover, right?

  2. angelce903


    I enjoyed your article as it detailed all the available and legit affiliate marketing programs to start your business. As far as I am concerned, I knew all of them, except Affiliates which is in Taiwan and Rakuten. I also confirm that WA is the best affiliate marketing program because it’s more complete than the others. However, what is the program that you recommend the most besides WA?

    1. Ling

      Hello there, thank you for your comment. Wealthy Affiliate is one of legit ways for anyone who would like to learn more about Affiliate Marketing, and it fits for beginners that it will have step-by-step trainings, so that people will learn in easiest way and understand more. We created this post because we would like to let people know, that there have plenty of legit Affiliate Marketing programs, and made a comparison that people can understand more which and where to choose to fit their needs. And this is the decision what needs to make. 🙂 I hope it helps.

  3. Lucas Moore

    This comparison that you have made has brought to light so many other platforms. ShareASale was the first network I  joined as an affiliate, and it is
     still my favorite to this day, nearly a decade later! They have a huge
     assortment of merchants across a variety of niches so you are sure to
     find lots of great stuff to promote. thank you very much for creating this article.

    1. Ling

      Hello Lucas, thank you for your comment. ShareASale has been years in Affiliate network already. Except ShareASale, there have plenty of Affiliate networks available, but how to choose the one fits you, it takes some time to discover. We created this article and let people to understand more easily that how to choose. Let us know if you have any ideas about making money online.

  4. Nath

    Well, this is simply the whole truths herem when I got started to making money online, I got into a lot of things that required me to know people and bring in people to register and develop more so I could earn commissions and all but with affiliate marketing, it is a different ball game entirely. Thanks for the comparison

    1. Ling

      Hello Nath, you are welcome. If you have any ideas about how to make money online, let us know about it.

  5. Justin

    Hello there, I have been really anxious to know more about affiliate marketing and it’s been really great to see such a wonderful information about it here and I am happy indeed. I really haven’t been able to get the best out of it all but from all I have gathered around its all making sense. Cheers

    1. Ling

      Hello Justin, thank you for your comment. We would like to let our audience know about the comparison of some and most famous affiliate programs, also to build a platform and help them out how to make money online as possible. Let us know if you have any ideas about making money online.

  6. Karin

    Interesting . I have been a member of WA for just over 2 months now and finished the training. In the meantime I did indeed come across and/or applied for these different programs. I just find it crucial to apply when the timing is right. And that’s tricky. Timing means traffic and I am publishing an article almost every day to increase my chances for having traffic and earn commission.

    Thanks for giving us insight in all the different programs out there.

    1. Ling

      Hello Karin, thank you for your comment. No doubts that Wealthy Affiliate is the best way where have Affiliate Marketing training, website building and domain platform all-on-one, especially for beginners who don’t know where to start, and here is the place. Included 24/7 supports of Wealthy Affiliate technical teams, keyword research tools, and live chat helps from our plenty of active members, etc.I’m sure that you will have a great journey. For applying affiliate program, because vendors / advertisers also would like to see your website if it’s reliable, and it takes time to build up. Make sure that you follow the steps in training what as taught, take it easy and I’m sure you will find your ways.

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