So you have just started with your own website and are wondering how to effectively monetize it, wondering what will be the best affiliate programs to use on websites?
I still remember how confused I was when I started with my first website. Had no idea, what affiliate program should I use to gain maximum profit. Literally, I had signed up for every affiliate network I had come across and that complicated my problem even more. I learnt a lesson – Not every affiliate programs are worth promoting.
Before promoting any affiliate network on your websites, you should carefully analyze, check whether that affiliate network goes with the content of your website. Always check to see if that affiliate network have enough relevant ads/products related to your niche.
Here’s a list of top 6 most popular, commonly used and best affiliate programs for websites:
Adsense is the most common way to monetize a website. As Adsense has the largest inventory of ads, you can use it on any type of website – be it informational or product oriented.
Adsense serves contextual ads matching your content and when a user clicks on the ad, you get paid. It really aint that difficult to earn from Adsense.
If you already have not applied for an Adsense account, you can apply from here.
Amazon is the world largest online retailer and number one destination for people who do shopping online. Amazon literally has millions of products and one can easily find products related to their niche.
Also, making a sale through Amazon is easy as people trust Amazon. The commission amount ranges from 4%-8.5% depending on the number of sale you make in a particular month. Amazon is an easy to use lucrative affiliate program and certainly to be used on product oriented websites.
Ebay is a popular and leading online auctioning site. You can find everything and anything on Ebay.
Ebay is more lucrative than Adsense or Amazon if you promote the right listing and make people buy. Generally, Ebay works best for vintage and rare products. The best way to make people buy from eBay is to feature the same product from Amazon and Ebay and compare, show your reader how buying from eBay would be more profitable to them.
Google Affiliate Network:
Google Affiliate Network is the largest affiliate network with literally thousands of merchants. You can find all the big names like Target.com, Perfume.com, Redenvelope, PersonalCreations etc. on GAN.
You can easily find product related to your nice. Also, the good thing is the amount you earn from GAN is added to your adsense earnings. This way you make payout faster.
Shareasale is another decent and easy to use affiliate network. Though it is not as big as Google’s Affiliate network but it does have some really good merchants and products.
Also, Shareasale is comparatively more easier to use and you can even use shareasale for trend hunting as it displays merchants and the products they offering according to holidays and occasions. I think you should give this a try.
Chitika is another affiliate program you can use on your website. Chitika shows ads based on the keyword used by visitor to find your page.
Don’t set your expectation high with Chitika, it would hardly be a high earner for you but it is a nice affiliate to supplement your main income.
The best part about chitika is that it can be used along with Adsense and the payout is only $10.
These are the some of the best affiliate programs for websites. If you have any questions on the affiliate programs listed above, feel free to ask them in the comment section. And if you liked this article, share it with your network.
If you are new to making money online, you might also want to read “Best Affiliate Programs For Beginners“.
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