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17 Best Amazon Affiliate Alternatives In 2024 (More Profits)


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The Amazon affiliate program is often the go-to for new affiliates, but this may not be wise. It potentially costs you thousands in lost income due to Amazon’s consistently reducing commission rates, making income growth challenging. As someone who’s faced the challenges and limitations of the Amazon affiliate program, I’ve explored various alternatives to unlock greater earning potential. I’m excited to share my tried-and-tested recommendations with you, helping you increase your revenue without the need for additional traffic. Let’s delve into the world of alternative affiliate programs that can truly elevate your earnings. Alternative Affiliate Networks Now, we’re going to take a look at some more affiliate networks out there that offer an alternative to Amazon’s affiliate program and a way to boost your affiliate income. The main reasons for considering non-Amazon affiliate networks as an alternative are higher commission rates, and you can speak to a dedicated affiliate manager in many cases. Not just some nameless customer service soul at the other end of an email form or phone call who knows less about affiliate marketing than you do. 1. Shareasale ShareASale is one of the best affiliate networks to work with. This affiliate network has been in business for over 20 years, has Awin as its parent company, and has thousands of merchants to choose from. But they also feature lots of advertisers you won’t find elsewhere, which means you can find emerging niches here. Finding offers to promote is straightforward, even if their dashboard looks a little bit dated. You can filter available programs using everything from EPC (Earnings per Click), to ShareASale’s in-house ‘Power Rank’ scoring system. So you won’t have to spend all day trawling through thousands of advertisers to find the handful you want to promote on your niche site. 2. CJ Affiliate By Conversant Commission Junction (CJ Affiliate by Conversant) is probably the biggest affiliate network in the world, both by reputation and the caliber of the merchants they have on their books. Their advertiser portfolio reads like a list of some of the world’s biggest brand names, e.g. Zappos, VistaPrint, Walgreens, Xfinity, Verizon, Trip Advisor, TK Maxx, etc. The signup process is relatively straightforward, as is applying to affiliate offers. But if you want to speed up the approval process: You’ll find that makes your approval for programs go a lot more smoothly. You also get all the usual creatives for programs and the ability to generate deep links to products. This affiliate network has been a favorite among affiliate enthusiats for a long time now and is one of the best alternatives to Amazon’s program. 3. Impact Impact Radius is one of the newer affiliate platforms in the world of affiliate marketing and was founded by some of the same people who set up Commission Junction. Their goal was to create a new type of network focused on high-quality relationships with partners rather than just high-volume relationships. But they’re still an affiliate platform with offers you can promote – a mixture of over five hundred CPA (Cost per Acquisition) and CPS (Cost per Sale). So there’s the potential here for you to earn a lot of affiliate revenue. The only downside for beginners is that it appears to be very easy to get declined when applying to their network. But you can still apply to programs on their network (Target, etc) separately and get approved. 4. Rakuten Advertising Rakuten Advertising is a Japanese company with a significant presence in the online retail market in Japan and Asia. They acquired Linkshare in 2005 and currently manage the affiliate programs of over one thousand advertisers. What makes this a great network to work with is that you can promote global brands such as Kodak, Macy’s, Lego, Microsoft, Dyson, Klarna, Telus, and hundreds of others. But you also get to work with smaller, more niche companies too. The signup process is relatively straightforward, and they tend to approve most new affiliate applications pretty quickly. The interface is a little dated but the sheer quality of their advertisers more than makes up for it. 5. Awin AWIN has over 16,000 advertisers on their books that generated a total of $10.8 billion in sales last year. This also means that Awin affiliates are also making a lot of money. Awin is also the only network that charges a $5 fee (refundable) to sign up with them. But it does seem to limit the number of time wasters signing up with this Amazon alternative. Something else to like about Awin is that while they do work with major brand names like Qatar Airways,  AliExpress, Etsy, and HP, they’re also a great place to find smaller, emerging brands with a ton of potential. 6. OfferVault OfferVault is different from the other affiliate platforms featured in this guide because it’s neither a network nor a direct affiliate program. Instead, it’s a free-to-register-for search engine that allows you to find many other affiliate networks and offers with just a few clicks of your mouse. The programs and networks featured do lean more towards CPA and CPL offers. So you can expect to find networks like MaxBounty and TerraLeads popping up in their search results, but not Commission Junction or ShareASale. But if you are looking for affiliate programs that pay out anywhere up to $2,900 per lead, then OfferVault is an excellent place to start. Just be prepared to work with smaller advertisers in very competitive niches against other – probably very experienced – affiliate marketers. 7. ClickBank Next up on our list of alternative affiliate programs is ClickBank, a network with a difference because its advertisers sell a mixture of physical and digital products. The physical products are often health supplements, whereas the digital offerings span everything from gardening, politics, and herbal remedies to games, personal finance, and how to make money online. Selling digital products as an affiliate makes a lot of sense… Your customers get their order immediately, and you can earn a whole lot of money promoting the right products. The top-performing offers on ClickBank pay up to $200 – $400 for a single referral. The trick with ClickBank is finding a winning offer in a market that’s not completely saturated. But if you can do that, then it’s entirely possible to make 5-figures per month with this network. Our first stop is to look at Amazon’s direct competitors in the e-commerce space i.e. other companies that sell lots of different stuff and are happy to pay you a commission for hooking them up with new customers. Niche Solutions I’m a big fan of not going wide with a huge authority site when you first start out in the affiliate marketing game. My advice is to go narrow and deep using smaller networks and niche affiliate programs that focus on very specific audiences. They also tend to pay some of the best commission rates. There are lots of other great affiliate programs out there to choose from. Here are some of my favorites. 8. Fan Fuel I’m a big fan of the health and fitness vertical and have several profitable affiliate sites operating in that specific niche. And one of my favorite networks to work with is FanFuel. Unlike most other networks, they manufacture their own range of health supplements, including bodybuilding products, weight loss supplements, beauty treatments, overall wellness supplements, and nootropics. FanFuel markets its products using a number of active professional athletes and fitness influencers to build its brand presence. They have a very attractive commission structure,  a good selection of payment options, and their landing pages also do a great job of converting qualified traffic. This is one of the best Amazon affiliate alternatives if you’re in the health, beauty, or fitness niches. 9. Market Health Market Health is both an affiliate program and network. The network is basically used to host their offers and manage their affiliate publishers and other assets. And it’s a winning combination. From an affiliate’s perspective, you get to work directly with a marketing-savvy manufacturer who’s willing to pay you a minimum commission of $40 for each sale you generate for them. Their health and beauty products cover everything from acne treatments to colon health and anti-aging creams and even pet products. So there’s enough variety in their offerings to span several niches. 10. Travel Payouts Travel Payouts started in 2011 as a site to help people find cheap flights, before developing its own affiliate program, and then finally becoming an affiliate network. And they’ve paid out over $28 million in affiliate commissions since those early days. International travel obviously experienced a serious downturn during the recent pandemic. But despite this, the travel industry is recovering and will reach pre-pandemic levels in the not-too-distant future. So now is a good time to position yourself ahead of that uptick with some solid travel affiliate programs. Travel Payouts is home to 100 such CPA offers from leading brand names for flights, hotels, car hire, and much more – their top affiliates Read More Read More

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