By | December 29, 2017

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Find below a list with the most popular affiliate networks;

You can find affiliate programs run independently but it’s much easier to sign up to a network, they are useful intermediaries between you and the merchant and provide some additional services like reporting and payment management;

There are a lot of them out there so let’s have a look at my Top 20 Affiliate Networks

shareasale logo1. ShareASale

In business for 17 years is a well-known and honest business in the industry, it has been acquired by the global affiliate network Awin in January 2017,

merchants 4000+ it deals mainly in physical products

payment thresholds: $50

easy to use interface with all the common features of an affiliate network, real time tracking, link customization etc.

the graphic looks old, they could think about a revamp


2. Rakuten Marketingrakuten

It’s one of the best global network at the moment;

merchant 38,500 + and 90,000 between digital and physical products to choose from

payment thresholds: $50

comprehensive interface, all data are under control at glance; lots of tools and up to date technology to make the affiliate work easier


avangate3. Avangate

Founded in 2006 is specialized in digital products and services,

merchant 4000+ and more than 22000 available products

payment thresholds: $100

one of their cool feature is that you can create affiliate links that go directly to the product checkout page; it could be a good option depending on your strategy


cj affiliate4. CJ Affiliate (formerly Commission Junction)

In business since 1998

merchant 3000+

payment thresholds: $50

CJ is known for list almost every major retailers


clickbank5. Clickbank

in business since 1998 is today one of the most popular affiliate network, specialized in digital products,

merchant thousands

product about 6 million, digital and physical

payment thresholds: $10

I personally like the way you can look for the products, the filters you can use to narrow the search and the stats for each of them, there is a referral program for vendors unfortunately not for affiliates, the platform it’s huge and that’s not a guarantee on the products, lots of low value and scams so eyes open


6. Linkconnector.comlinkconnector

10 years in business

they focus on quality and give merchants a bit more power compared to other platforms allowing them to approve or deny affiliate website for the promotion of their products; they have a zero-tolerance fraud policy and if an affiliate is caught is banned from the network not only the program


7. RevenueWirerevenuewire

Offers digital products with commissions up to 75% from top merchants in the software, forex, mobile and online marketing industries. The Canadian network has won multiple industry awards and has 100s of advertisers across multiple verticals

payment thresholds: $100

One cool thing of this network is that they have at least one contest for the affiliates running all the time


8. FlexOffersflexoffers

It has more than 10 years’ experience and access to over 10,000 advertisers (growing at a rate of 50 new advertisers daily). Their product range covers over 25 categories in 27 countries

merchant 12000+

payment thresholds: $25 USA $100 non-USA, for top affiliates they can pay weekly instead than monthly

They have a referral program for publishers called Flexrev Share, you can earn up to 50% of the profit of the publishers you refer


9. Impact Radiusimpact radius

From the same founders of Commission Junction, and leadpoint, they differentiate from traditional networks by focusing on SaaS solutions for both advertiser and publisher

payment thresholds:: affiliates are managed and paid directly from advertisers

they put in direct contact partners (affiliates) and advertisers to optimize output


10. Avant Linkavantlink

Network for USA Canada and Australia, they don’t work with lead generation, adult content or gambling content but they do with guns, I’m not against anything in particular but I would either ban or deal with all the bad boys

payment thresholds: $50

They do have a lot of tools to help the affiliate to convert and analyze


11. Tradedoublertradedoubler

It’s around since 1999, it’s a Swedish creation which has rapidly grown into a huge international marketing company

merchant 2000+

payment thresholds: $40

one cool thing is that they invest in young digital businesses and start-ups, their program TD Ventures has a fund of €5 million to invest and up to €500,000 can be invested in a single company in exchange for equity in the business. As for their statement: “we are looking to invest in companies that complement our services and those that are pioneering new technologies”


12. Performance Horizonperformance horizon

Provider of SaaS solutions for digital partner marketing, was started in 2010 by a group of Affiliate Marketing veterans. Among them, Malcolm Cowley and Paul Fellows previously founded

merchant focus on travel, retail and finance

payment thresholds: $30

they have in place a self-billing system which allows each affiliate to decide when, where, and how to receive payment; Training platform and technical support are top of the line


13. Webgainswebgains

Webgains was founded in 2004 and since 2006 it’s been part of the ad Pepper media International N.V., which is listed on the stock market.

merchant 1800+

payment thresholds: n/a

There are high end clients on the network such as Nike, AliExpress and Samsung.


14. Pepperjampepperjam

Formerly eBay Enterprise inc, formerly GSI commerce Inc, they declare to be the largest affiliate network in the world

merchant 1000+

payment thresholds: $25 but they pay twice per month


15. Digital River OneNetworkDirectdigital river

In business since 2006 it only deals on digital products, it has some big names among its advertisers,

product 400000

payment thresholds: $25

having well-known merchants and products available give great possibilities but as well make competition harder


16. Affiliate Future

Founded in 1999, UK based is part of GlobalData media company

merchant 600 from high street brands to niche retailers

payment thresholds: £20 for UK £100 for non-UK


17. TradeTrackertradetracker

UK based network

payment thresholds: n/a

The interface is engaging and they use up to date technologies, among them the Real Attribution Model which rewards all publishers involved in the sale and not only the one with who the sale is closed, they have a very annoying pop up to bring you to info page for this feature


18. Share Resultsshareresults

In business since 2004 this Canadian platform offer a wide range of products to the affiliate, finance, fashion, online education to name a few

payment thresholds: $20

They are proud to use and develop their own software and to provide personalized client support


19. Amazon Associatesamazon associates

Does it need an introduction? Almost anything can be found in Amazon so there are millions of options for the affiliates

payment thresholds: $10

commission are not too high and only 24 hours cookie policy


20. EBay Partner networkebay partner network

another giant that doesn’t need introduction, there are over 1 billion listing in eBay to choose from for the affiliates

payment thresholds: $10

they provide powerful tools for tracking and reporting


Find some others

So, what do you think of these networks? Did you know all of them already? I’m sure you know few that are not in the list which I would be glad to check out, so please tell me about them in the comment section, join our list for updates and to get some cool resources for affiliate marketers.

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