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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 launched by Amazon.com 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.
They provide plenty of Vendors that you can choose to promote, and they launch Chinese (Traditional) and English (US) interface. Also, Affiliates.one 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 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.
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.
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.