Top Affiliate Networks To Find Affiliate Programs 2019

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Are you looking to promote the best affiliate programs that offer high commission and also pay in time?
Today, you will be learning about the affiliate marketplaces which top affiliates use to earn millions of dollars a month. I have shared some of the popular WordPress affiliate programs and also a post on the recurring affiliate programs that you can join.
I am sharing an exclusive list of top affiliate marketplaces which you can join immediately and once you are part of it, you can browse through countless affiliate programs and pick the one that suits your requirements.
Note: I will be using the term Direct affiliate program and in-house affiliate program. Both the terms mean the same thing.
Many of you might know about the benefits of affiliate networks and also refer to it as an affiliate marketplace. Those who don’t, I’m highlighting the benefit of joining an affiliate marketplace.
  • Affiliate program for all: One of the major problems we face as an affiliate is to find the affiliate program that aligns with our niche. In any affiliate network, you can find the affiliate program in various categories and pick the ones that suit your requirements.
  • Easy to reach minimum payout: When you sign up for an affiliate program directly (in-house affiliate program), the challenge is to reach the minimum payout. In an Affiliate marketplace, your minimum payout is the sum of all the affiliate programs that you promote. For a beginner, it’s easier to reach the minimum payout.
  • Fewer chances of affiliate sale frauds: When I joined the Hostgator affiliate program with their in-house affiliate software, it was a complete disaster. I have written about it here and have also made a video on the same. Hostgator people might not have liked me for it but eventually, they understood the problem and moved their program to ImpactRadius which offers better tracking.
There are times when the direct affiliate program can’t track the sales due to improper configuration of an affiliate software or a new affiliate manager but then there are times when some of them simply don’t want to pay you.
With an Affiliate marketplace (Network) you don’t have to worry about this problem. Their tracking mechanism is par excellence and you will be paid for your hard, as well as the not-so-hard work you put in.
I believe now you have understood the benefits of joining an affiliate marketplace. Let’s look at the best affiliate networks that you can join and start making money.
In the next section, you can read a brief about all the best affiliate network marketplaces. However, if you don’t intend to read and just sign up for the affiliate marketplaces, here you go:
  1. ShareASale
  2. Commission Junction
  3. Clickbank
  4. ImpactRadius
  5. Partnerstack
  6. Refersion marketplace
  7. Awin 
  8. Avangate
  9. Rakuten
  10. Amazon Affiliate Program

Top Affiliate networks to help you make money from Affiliate marketing

These networks are in order of my personal preference and the ones that are working out for me. Some of them have limited affiliate programs to promote but don’t discard any based on that. That is because you just need one great product to promote and earn thousands of dollars, if not millions.
If you have attended an Affiliate summit or watched affiliate summit videos, you might already know about them.
ShareASale was founded in 2000. Ever since it has paid millions of dollars to their affiliates. They have a great list of affiliate programs for the various niche. Even though their interface is not as modern as we would like it to be, you will have no problem understanding it. ShareASale makes it easier for you to get started with affiliate marketing. If you wish to know how a company offers an affiliate program on ShareASale, you should read this guide. This will give you a backstage view of the other side.
You can join ShareASale program now. It usually takes 2-3 working days to get approval for the network. You can then follow my instructions in the video above and find the top 100 affiliate products on the  ShareASale network.
Commission Junction
Commission Junction
Commission Junction is one of the most reputed and popular affiliate marketplaces for bloggers and affiliate marketers. They have been in business since 1998 and this is a place where you will find a ton of affiliate programs.
They are one of the first few that you should join. Like other affiliate networks, Commission Junction connects marketers with brands. Do fill up your profile details before you join an affiliate program under the Commission Junction network.

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I have had a great experience with Commission Junction over the past 8 years and no issues with getting paid. This is a must join affiliate marketplace for any blogger.
Impact Radius
Impact Radius
Impact Radius is another fast-growing affiliate marketplace where you can find many fashion, web app, hosting, and antiviruses related affiliate programs. Lately, I have noticed a lot of brands moving their affiliate programs to Impact Radius. They are one of the first to take advantage of the fingerprint technique to count the sales, which is a big advantage for marketers and also for the brands.
Many of you might not have heard of PartnerStack, given it’s a relatively new affiliate marketplace. I have been using it since 2016 and found many great affiliate programs here. On PartnerStack, you can find products related to entrepreneurs, small businesses, hosting and few others.

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What I really enjoy about PartnerStack is the simplicity to join the program. The interface offered by PartnerStack is one of the best and also very easy to use. They currently support only PayPal as the payment method. The minimum payout is $50 only.
Refersion marketplace
Refersion is a popular affiliate marketplace with a good number of brands. Here, you can find affiliate program in various categories. Once you are signed up, you can search affiliate programs based on various filters.
Do remember, every affiliate program is managed by the brand itself, so you will be paid for the individual programs. They also have their own rules.
You can see important details about like “Tracking Compatability”, Marketing Materials Provided and Payout method. You can also configure options to receive email notifications for the new affiliate program in any particular category.
Don’t mistake this marketplace for ShareASale or CJ. Here, you will find the details of all affiliate programs that use Refersion software to manage their affiliate programs. The marketplace looks like it is work in progress, given a lot can be done to improve the user experience. For example, the search button is missing. However, it’s good to have another resource that lets us find and discover new affiliate programs.
Amazon Affiliate Program
A list of top Affiliate network will always be incomplete without listing the Amazon Associate Program. This is a program that works in every niche and you have a huge opportunity to make money from it.
Here at ShoutMeLoud, we have covered about Amazon Affiliate Program a lot of time and something you should definitely read. Here are a few hand-picked guides to help you get started:
Once you have gone through it, the next step is to sign up and start utilizing one of the biggest catalogs of products in the world to make money for you.
Clickbank is a popular place for marketers to discover new affiliate programs. If you don’t have a Clickbank account, I suggest you create one right away. It’s free. In the future, if you discover a good affiliate product to promote that is managed using Clickbank, you can join it instantly.
I love this marketplace. In the last 5 years of using Clickbank, I have never faced any issues with the payment. The only challenge for a new user will be the UX.  Here is what the dashboard looks like:
You can do a lot of things with Clickbank. I suggest being patient when you are learning everything about using Clickbank initially. Use the image below as a reference for finding affiliate programs.
For those monetizing their web property using affiliate marketing, this is a place you must join.

Over to you: Share your best affiliate network

These are the top Affiliate networks that any blogger, marketer, or influencer should join in to start making money from Affiliate marketing.
As the affiliate industry is growing, we can expect more cutting edge affiliate network to surface. However, you should always consider working with reputed companies as they are more customer-centricc and you will get paid.
I will keep updating the list as I discover new affiliate networks worth adding to the list.
You could also help me by recommending a network that I should add here. I will look forward to your suggestions in the comment section below.
Go ahead and make some money for yourself.
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7 Best Monthly Billing Hosting Options For Newbie Bloggers

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Looking for the best monthly billing hosting options?
There are a lot of cheap WordPress hosting services that can host your website for just a few dollars per month. However, many of these services are only able to offer such cheap prices because they lock you into a long, one to three-year contract.
So even if the monthly cost is low, you’ll usually need to make a big investment upfront, which can be tough when you’re just getting started with your website.
All the hosts on this list offer a different approach. Instead of requiring a big upfront investment, they let you pay monthly.
This lets you keep your startup costs low and avoid getting locked into a long-term contract.
Let’s dive in

What To Expect From Month to Month Web-Hosting

Pay monthly hosting is nice because there’s no lock-in or big upfront investment, but there are also some trade-offs to choosing this type of hosting.
First off, as you’d expect, you’ll usually pay a higher price per month. That’s because even when hosts offer a monthly billing option, they still usually have discounts that they’ll give you if you purchase multiple months at a time.
There are also some smaller things to consider…
First, for some hosts that offer a free domain name, they usually only apply that to an annual purchase. For example, GoDaddy gives a free domain name to annual plan purchases, but not to people who pay monthly.
Second, some hosts might also charge a separate one-time setup fee if you pay monthly. This has become less common, and none of the hosts on this list currently charge a setup fee, but it’s still something to pay attention to.
Now that you know some of the trade-offs of pay monthly hosting, let’s dig into your best options…

Best Pay Monthly Web Hosting

1. A2 Hosting

A2 Hosting
A2 Hosting is a popular budget host that offers monthly billing and surprisingly good speeds (for the price you pay).
A2 Hosting’s cheapest monthly billing plan starts at just $9.99 per month with no setup fee (this plan only supports a single site). You can also get a ~50% discount off your first month, so you’ll only pay about $5 to get started.
Despite that cheap price, the plan still comes with important features like:
  • Free SSL certificate
  • Unlimited storage and bandwidth
  • SSD storage
  • Free migration
  • 24/7/365 support
  • PHP 7+ (much faster than the older PHP 5.6)
  • HackScan protection to secure your server, including firewalls and DDoS protection
  • Choice of 4 different data centers in the USA, Europe (Amsterdam), and Asia (Singapore)
If you need to host more than a single site, the cheapest plan that supports unlimited sites will cost you $12.99 per month.

2. Cloudways

Cloudways is an interesting pay monthly host. Rather than having its own servers and data centers, Cloudways is actually a tool that helps you connect to and manage hosting from various cloud platforms including:
Normally, using those cloud services requires some technical knowledge. But Cloudways gives you a really simple dashboard that lets you manage everything without needing any special knowledge, including features like:
  • Managed security, including firewalls and free SSL certificates
  • 24/7 support
  • Easy WordPress install
  • PHP 7+
  • One free migration
All of Cloudways plans use monthly billing by default and make it really easy to upgrade or downgrade your plan as needed.
The cheapest option uses DigitalOcean as the cloud hosting provider and will cost you just $10 per month.

3. WPX Hosting

WPX Hosting
WPX Hosting is a popular managed WordPress host, which means they only host WordPress sites (and are experts in hosting WordPress).
Their plans are a little more expensive than A2 Hosting and Cloudways, but they make up for it with some helpful value-added features and great performance.
With WPX Hosting, you get:
  • Built-in staging functionality to safely test changes to your site
  • Free SSL certificates
  • Unlimited free migrations
  • Integrated CDN service
  • Malware scanning (and removal, if needed)
  • Automatic daily backups, along with storage of 28 days of backups
  • DDoS protection via Incapsula
  • PHP 7+
Beyond that, WPX Hosting offers 24/7 support, and their support staff has a good reputation for being helpful and responding quickly.
WPX Hosting’s cheapest pay monthly plan starts at $24.99 per month and lets you host up to 5 websites.

4. Kinsta

Kinsta is a popular managed WordPress host that’s also the most expensive host on this list.
But like WPX Hosting, Kinsta backs up that higher price with great performance and helpful time-saving features.
First off, Kinsta uses the Google Cloud Platform infrastructure, which is the same infrastructure that Google uses for its products. Beyond that, Kinsta adds other performance-boosting features like:
  • PHP 7.3
  • Nginx
  • LXD containers
  • MariaDB
Then, you also get convenient features like:
  • Automatic daily backups
  • Security features including DDoS detection, hardware firewalls, uptime monitoring, and more
  • Free SSL certificates
  • Easy staging sites
  • Custom hosting dashboard
Kinsta is where I host ShoutMeLoud – you can learn more in my full Kinsta review.
Kinsta’s cheapest plan costs $30 per month for use on a single site.
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5. HostGator

HostGator offers a much more affordable pay monthly option than WPX Hosting or Kinsta.
All of HostGator’s cheap shared hosting plans come with:
  • Unlimited storage
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Free SSL certificates
You’ll use cPanel to manage your site, which lets you manually create backups at any time.
If you’d like to learn more, check out HostGator review.
HostGator’s cheapest pay monthly plan starts at $10.95 per month for a single domain name. However, you can also get the next tier up which allows unlimited sites for just $11.95, so I definitely recommend you go with the Baby plan instead.
You can also save 30% using HostGator discount coupon.

6. Hostwinds

Hostwinds is another affordable pay monthly hosting solution.
All of Hostwinds’ plans come with:
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited storage
And they also offer other value-added features, including:
  • Free dedicated IP address
  • Free SSL certificate
  • Softaculous auto-installer
  • Free migrations
Hostwinds’ cheapest plan starts at $6.99 per month to host a single site, but you can also host four sites for $8.99 per month or unlimited sites for $10.99 per month.
One unique thing about HostWinds is that you can pay with cryptocurrency (a variety of different coins, including all the major coins).

7. GoDaddy

You probably know about GoDaddy because of its domain registration services, but GoDaddy also offers affordable month to month web hosting plans, as well.
All of GoDaddy’s plans include:
  • 24/7 security monitoring and DDoS protection
  • 24/7/365 support
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Easy one-click WordPress installs
Higher-tier plans also offer value-added features like free SSL certificates and premium DNS services.
GoDaddy’s cheapest plan that allows monthly billing is its Deluxe plan, which lets you host unlimited websites for $10.99 per month. As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, you will not get the free domain name when you use monthly billing at GoDaddy.
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Get Started With Pay Monthly Web Hosting

If you want the cheapest pay monthly web hosting, your best options are hosts like Cloudways, Hostwinds, GoDaddy, HostGator, or A2 Hosting.
Of those five options, Cloudways is definitely the most unique offer because of how it’s based on cloud hosting.
On the other hand, if you’re willing to pay a little more for better performance and more convenience, then Kinsta and WPX Hosting are also two good options that offer monthly billing – they’ll just cost you more.
Now over to you – do you have any questions about these hosts? Ask away in the comments!

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List of Travel Affiliate Programs For Travel Bloggers

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For me, traveling is freedom.
If you are a travel blogger, I give you a standing ovation. Being a digital nomad, I understand how tough it is to blog while traveling. I also know that it’s even tougher to monetize your travel blog.
There are many travel bloggers who often get sponsorship for traveling (like free trips with all expenses covered), but not everyone is so lucky at the beginning of their blogging career.
Travel blogging is a popular & profitable niche that can generate great amounts of revenue using various monetization methods.
Some of the most popular monetization methods are:
*** Today I will be telling you about some of the top travel blog affiliate programs.
This is a one of a kind list of travel affiliate programs & I hope you make the most out of it.
If you are already well-versed in the art of affiliate marketing, then read on for the complete list of affiliate programs for travel blogs.

Best Travel Affiliate Programs to Quadruple Your Blog Income:

1. Affiliate Program is a popular name in the travel industry.
They also have an affiliate partner program that is open for anyone with a blog/website, an app, or a travel agency. As long as you can offer the best choice of accommodations, this program is for you.
  • Free & easy sign-up process.
  • Offers search box, deep linking, and banner integration options.
  • They have an offer-based, commission split model. affiliate program commission

2. TripAdvisor Affiliate Program

When someone is planning a trip, they usually check out TripAdvisor for reviews, recommendations, and bookings.
Getting on this affiliate program will be valuable as you can source content from their website and link your readers back to the original content through your tracking link.
  • 50% commission.
  • Deep linking to over 500,000 cities & hotels.
  • Tiered commission structure.
  • Monthly payout.
Note: Tripadvisor program is available via CJ. You can get free Commission junction training here.

3. Agoda Affiliate Program

Agoda Affiliate Program
With over a quarter million properties, Agoda definitely deserves to be in this mega list of travel blog affiliate programs.
Their in-house affiliate program is open for everyone to join (but it’s mandatory to have a website/blog).
The approval is a manual process & takes about 48-72 hours.
  • Up to 60% commission on margin.
  • Offers search box, text links & data feeds.
  • Use hotel power ads to increase your revenue by 3x.
  • Minimum payout $200.
  • Payout mode is direct bank transfer.
Note: Agoda’s affiliate program can also be joined using ShareASale.

4. Skyscanner Affiliate Program

Skyscanner is one website that I always use when checking the price of a flight.
If you have never used them, you should download their mobile app & I promise you won’t be disappointed.
For your travel blog, Skyscanner offers various options. The one that you might want to start with is the Travel Widget.
Skyscanner travel affiliate booking widget
You can use this widget in your sidebar or around the content where you are more likely to have users take an action. This widget will redirect them to the Skyscanner site.
If you want to take it to the next level, you can hire a developer & use the Skyscanner travel API to build your own search functionality on your website or mobile app.
  • Offers white-label solutions for offering flight searches on your website.
  • One of the most popular travel affiliate program APIs.
  • Flight booking widget for your sidebar.
  • One of the best & most detailed reference systems to help you get started.
  • Supports flight bookings, hotel bookings, and rental cars.

5. AirB&B Referral Program

AirB&B referral program
Referral programs & affiliate programs are two sides of the same coin.
In a referral program, instead of earning hard cash, you earn points (or other non-monetary value) which you can utilize to buy products on the same network.
Here is an infographic from Refferalcandy that explains the differences & similarities:
Refferal marketing vs Affiliate marketing
AirB&B has a very popular referral program that helps you to earn decent “money” by referring other users.
You can earn up to $72 for every successful referral & a maximum of $5,000 USD travel credit per account.
  • Easy to share referral link as a user will also get AirB&B credits worth $18.
  • A well-known name in the travel industry.
  • Good for travel income.
Note: You might want to have a look at other popular apps (such as Lyft, Uber, HotelsTonight) which also offer referral programs.

6. ShareASale

Best Travel Affiliate Programs
ShareASale is an affiliate marketplace where you can find top affiliate programs in any niche.
Many of the popular travel airlines, hotels, and services (such as Qatar Airways, Agoda, The Lalit Hotels, Riu Hotels, etc.) are available via ShareASale.
If you have never used ShareASale before, the navigation may be confusing at the beginning.
  • Payment via direct bank deposit.
  • Easier to reach minimum payout than in-house affiliate programs.
  • See the top performing affiliate programs in every niche.

7. Amazon Associates

Amazon Associate porgram
Whenever I research or compile an exclusive niche-based affiliate program list like this, it is always incomplete without Amazon’s affiliate program.
Amazon is the top destination for online buying. They have an amazing reputation and will help you earn great amounts of money in no time.
Once you join the Amazon Associates program, you can link to any of the products listed on Amazon & earn money across the entire site.
What’s really cool about the Amazon affiliate program is you will earn money whenever a referred user purchases any product from Amazon.  That is, it doesn’t just have to be the product you sent them to.
  • Highly reputed network.
  • Getting started is easy and you will find tons of guides & videos.
  • Numerous products related to travelers & traveling.
  • Higher commission as you start referring more users.
Tip: If you find it time-consuming to create links for individual products, you can use Viglink to make the process easier. You can learn more about Viglink here & join here.

Other popular travel website & services offering affiliate programs:

  • Hipmunk offers Network via ImpactRadius: Join here
  • Hyatt Hotels & Resorts via VigLink: Join here
If you have not joined any of the above-listed travel affiliate programs, then you should do that right now.
This list is currently up to date, but to make it complete, it requires your contribution!
Do let us know of any other popular affiliate programs for the travel niche that you would recommend to other travel bloggers. Make sure you use a link cloaking plugin to make your affiliate links user-friendly.
I look forward to reading your tips & insightful ideas in the comments section below.
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