What are some good alternatives to Amazon's affiliate advertising program?
I have seen a lot of podcasters use Amazon's affiliate program to make some supplemental revenue. And it seems like a great choice. Amazon is a trusted, very reputable company and many people use Amazon.com. It's also very easy to setup and track.
I was wondering if anybody knows of any similar affiliate programs, most likely from a Top 10,000 or better website? Not looking for network or multi-level marketing ideas.
Hey Chris, I know a great alternative to affiliate programs - social capital from Template Monster, where you can earn money even if you have not high-trafficked social accounts or a small blog. You guys can take a look at it here: http://www.templatemonster.dev/social/
I would recommend you about Infolinks:
Good luck :)
Is there a specific reason you are not looking into networks? Such as Affiliate Window, TradeDoubler or CJ to name a few?
As a publisher, I do recommend that you sign up to Affiliate networks as they will have a lot of brands who are exclusive to them, and as such being able to use different networks to reach a wider range of brands to promote. Many of the networks wont have a sign up fee as a publisher and if they do, they would usually pay this back in your first payment run.
Do have a look at the networks such as Affiliate Window, Tradedoubler, Linkshare and Commission Junction (CJ)
Depends upon whether you are looking to secure an actual long-term accruing annuity type of income that provides benefit to businesses, yourself, and social impact on a scalable, limitless platform .... or, if you are looking to align with a program that many are already flogging that generates one-time limited scope revenue stream opportunities. Depends on what your needs and values are ....
I hae found my best success with linkshare.com, http://shareasale.com and commissionjunction (cj.com)
You will find different companies on each of these Affiliate Marketing Sites.
Find sites that have the companies/products that are in your niche.
Try Society of Shop (http://www.societyofshop.com), it gives you hundreds of top merchants to work with in a variety of categories, and makes it very easy to generate affiliate links.
I think Commission Junction is one of the largest affiliate programs. Ebay has one as well.
clickbank.com that is the first place I would look if I were you. They also just released clickbank university that covers exactly how to get started and really be successful as an affiliate or selling your own product.