Best Affiliate Programs for Beginners (updated for 2022)

ODi Productions May 03, 2022
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Best Affiliate Programs

The best Affiliate Programs for beginners in 2022 are:

5. Share-a-Sale

Shareasale

Share-a-Sale has THOUSANDS of COMPANIES that range from Clothing and Fashion to Business, Software, Health and Fitness, Automotive, Household, and so much more…

You can preview some of the companies before joining, but watch the video to see a sneak preview of what it’s like to actually log in and be a member.

4. Impact (aka Impact Radius)

Impact Radius

Impact, formerly known as Impact Radius, is one of the largest affiliate networks on the planet.

They handle affiliate marketing for some of the largest, multi-billion dollar companies.

Unfortunately, each company has its own exclusive program within it, so you can’t just join and see them all.

3. Commission Junction – CJ.com

Commission Junction

Commission Junction offers one of the largest selections of name-brand high-quality products, like Nike and Bose.

What makes Commission Junction a little better than Impact Radius, is that you get to see ALL the companies they offer when you join.

Getting approved for Commission Junction requires a website, so make sure you’re ready.

Once you’re in, you’ll be able to browse THOUSANDS of big-name companies!

2. Amazon Associates

amazon associates

Amazon Associates is perfect for beginners because you can promote any of the millions of products sold on Amazon!

You also receive a commission on everything a customer purchases within 24 hours of clicking your link.

(No, you don’t need to “renew” your links. It’s all digitally tracked and refreshed.)

If you want more info on Amazon Associates, you can read my Ultimate Beginners’ Guide to Amazon Associates HERE.

1. Direct with the company of your choice!

Some companies offer you the ability to partner directly with them! Some might want to negotiate a rate or have specific requirements.

These programs are great because they allow you to build a long-term relationship with a brand. This can lead to a higher commission rate down the line if you do well for them.

For example, JetPage the website builder I use, has a high ticket affiliate program that pays up to $50 a commission, plus provides a really useful affiliate success kit to help you get conversions. You can learn more about both the product and their affiliate program HERE.

How Do I Join Affiliate Programs?

The first thing you’ll need is your own website. Because these Affiliate Programs all require you to have a website URL to apply.

Luckily, websites are incredibly affordable today. You can set one up for under $100.

I’ve helped thousands to start their first website!

If you need a website: Click HERE, for a step-by-step tutorial on how to set up your own website TODAY!

After you apply and get approved, you decide how you want to be paid.

Usually, it’s by PayPal, direct deposit via bank account, gift card, or personal check.

How To Choose A Niche

Don’t worry about selecting the perfect niche.

When you’re first getting started it’s important to focus on learning the business model. Because once you have the basics now you can easily switch to a second or third niche.

Here’s a List of Profitable Niches to Help you Brainstorm:

Health:

  • Diet and Nutrition

  • Kitchen Appliances

  • Cooking

  • Supplements

  • Mattresses

  • CBD

  • Relationships + Dating

  • Survival + Doomsday Prep

Wealth:

  • Make Money Online

  • Personal Finance + Credit Cards

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Software

  • Stocks

  • Real Estate

  • E-commerce

Electronics:

  • Camera Gear

  • Computers

  • Smartphones

  • Headphones

  • Drones

  • Gaming Accessories

Fashion:

  • Shoes + Sneakers

  • Athletic Wear

  • Watches

  • Sunglasses

  • Smartwatches

Hobbies:

  • Travel

  • Airfare

  • Hotels

  • Music

  • Cars

  • Gaming

And much, MUCH more…

Remember, virtually ANY niche can be made profitable, and nobody is perfect with their first choice.

This is why it’s more important to focus on just learning the fundamentals. Since it’s easy to make a second, third, or fourth business in a different niche.

What Products do I Choose?

Choose products you believe in! It will make creating content much easier since you will already be passionate about the product. Chances are you’ve already gotten some of your friends to purchase the product.

Pick name-brand reputable product. Choosing a low-quality product that you don’t know much about isn’t just unethical it’s bad business.

You might make a quick sale, but you won’t get repeat customers, or be able to build trust.

The other thing to consider is the commission rate. Find the highest commission rate products in your niche and focus on those first.

I Joined an Affiliate Program, What Comes Next?

The next steps are to choose a niche, find your first product, then promote that product by getting traffic to your website. That traffic can turn into affiliate link clicks and sales.

If you want to learn more about exactly how Affiliate Marketing works, click HERE for a completely free, no-email required step-by-step guide