Affiliate marketing becomes beneficial for both the brands and the marketers when done through a network that can keep brands free from the hassle of interacting with potential affiliates and tracking their payments.
Affiliates also get an opportunity to work for multiple brands without negotiating individual deals with merchants. Affiliate networks allow greater freedom in choice and working to affiliates.
Following are some of the networks where affiliates that are mostly influencers can earn passive income.
Amazon invites passionate reviewers, stylist, content creators and curators to join as affiliates. And they are left to work from anywhere including blogs and websites. But there are some rules like making at least three sales in the first 180 days of joining and promoting products on websites with robust content. The downside of Amazon Associates is low payment that is as low as 4 or 5%.
The biggest advantage of this marketplace is the commission that is as high as 75% on some of its products. And ClickBank boasts of an expansive library of over 6 million unique products. Also, the affiliates are allowed to choose any of the products and they can make more money by offering upsells. Another exciting thing about ClickBank is that many of its products are sold on a subscription basis that give affiliates recurring profit.
eBay Partner Network (EPN)
One of the largest marketplaces, EPN boasts of having over 1.4 billion listings at any given time and it claims to have 80% of all its merchandise to be new. In affiliate program, it also offers commission in different rates. But it supports its affiliates with user-friendly tools, reports and resources. Also, it has a Premier Program to reward the affiliates that can drive huge traffic.
It calls its affiliates salespersons or publishers and it has made a dedicated network, FlexiOffers.com PublisherPro, for the benefit of the affiliates. Today, there are over 12,000 advertisers’ programs available on this network and it allows integration of the marketing content to any site in any form like banner ads and text links. The payment is issued when a minimum amount is accrued.
It claims to be an all-in-one platform for ecommerce with over 9.5 million products from over 200 niches and categories. In affiliate marketing, it is a newbie-friendly and easy-to-use network that has all the necessary tools and solutions needed to make a successful affiliate business.