30 of the Best Affiliate Programs for Travel, Retail, Social Media and More

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The other day I was doing some research on affiliate programs for a travel platform I’m setting up when it occurred to me that it would be an awesome blog post to share here on the Frugalpreneur. Now, I’m a go big or go home kind of person so I thought I’d put a little time and come up with 30 of the best affiliate programs that you could use on your platforms.

Whether your audience needs business, travel or social media services, or they’re simply looking for a good book we’ve got affiliate programs that will work swimmingly for you!  

Business Affiliate Programs

ClickFunnels Affiliate Program: ClickFunnels offers affiliates 40 percent on all sales, recurring for life. It’s also one of the best affiliate programs for earnings pending your audience needs their service.

Constant Contact Affiliate Program: Constant Contact gives affiliates $5 for everyone who signs up for a free trial

ConvertKit Affiliate Program: ConvertKit, an automated email marketing tool, offers affiliates 30 percent on each referral. It’s one of the best affiliate programs because it’s recurring so on a $99 sale you make $30, every month.

Hubspot Affiliate Program: Hubspot offers sales, marketing and service hubs to their clients and as an affiliate, you can make up to $1,000 per referral.

InfusionSoft Affiliate Program: InfusionSoft is an automation technology; they offer affiliates $500 commission per sale.

Leadpages Affiliate Program: Landing pages and advertisements are important for online business owners and Leadpages offers 30 percent on all sales generated.

MailerLite Affiliate Program: MailerLite is one of the best affiliate programs because this email marketing site offers affiliates 30 percent recurring commission.

Shopify Affiliate Program: Shopify allows affiliates to make an average of $58 per referral; you can make up to 200 percent of the subscription.

Teachable Affiliate Program: Teachable is an eCourse platform, and as an affiliate, you can make 30 percent recurring commission.  

Website Affiliate Programs

Bluehost Affiliate Program: Bluehost is a web hosting platform; as an affiliate, you can earn $65 per referral.

DreamHost Affiliate Program: DreamHost offers its affiliates up to $120 per signup, and you don’t have to be a customer to be an affiliate. They offer their customers web hosting.

Elegant Themes Affiliate Program: ElegantThemes provides 87 themes for WordPress users. As an affiliate, you earn 50 percent of your referrals subscription amount for the lifetime of your subscription.

SiteGround Affiliate Program: SiteGround provides web hosting. As an affiliate you can earn between $50 and $100 per sale, they have a tiered affiliate program.

WP Engine Affiliate Program: WP Engine Affiliate Program develops WordPress themes and plugins. You can earn 35 percent on each sale.

Social Media Affiliate Programs

Hootsuite Affiliate Program: Hootsuite offers social media scheduling, and as an affiliate, you can make up to 15 percent on annual plans.

Social Pilot Affiliate Program: Social Pilot also offers social media scheduling. As an affiliate, you can earn up to 30 percent recurring commission.

Stock Photo Affiliate Programs

Adobe Affiliate Program: Adobe Stock offers stock photo and asset materials that you can download. As an affiliate, you can make up to 85 percent of a referral’s first month or 8.33 percent of their one-time yearly payment (equal to $72). I personally use (and love) Adobe Stock.

iStock Affiliate Program: iStock is one of the most recognizable photography and asset materials. As an affiliate, you can make 10 percent of an existing customer’s sale and 20 percent for a new customer.

Shutterstock Affiliate Program: Shutterstock offers exceptional photography and graphic assets. As an affiliate, you can make up to 20 percent. That is up to $300 on plans and around $0.04 on average for each item.

Travel Affiliate Programs

Booking.com Affiliate Program: Booking.com lets customers book hotels around the world, as an affiliate program you can make up to 25 percent commission on checked out registrations that you refer.

Cheap Flights Affiliate Program: Cheap Flights lets customers book cheap flights, as an affiliate you can make between 60 to 75 percent commission on referrals.

Skyscanner Affiliate Program: Skyscanner lets customers find the cheapest flights to anywhere (they also help customers find cheap hotels and rental cars). As far as I can tell as an affiliate you make an average of $0.15 and $0.25 per click to their page; their affiliate page also mentions a commission of 50 percent for flight tickets.

TourRadar Affiliate: TourRadar connects customers with tours around the world, as an affiliate you can make 5 percent commission (typically $15 to $20 per booked trip).

TravelPayouts Affiliate Network: Travel Payouts Network connects website owners with links so you can make commissions off referrals for travel-related purchases including flights, hotels, rental cars, insurance and more. You can make up to 70 percent with the average being 16 percent commission.

TripAdvisor Affiliate Program: TripAdvisor lets customers book vacations including flights, hotels, and activities. As an affiliate, you can make up to 50 percent on referrals.

Retail Affiliate Programs

AliExpress Affiliate Program: AliExpress offers a variety of retail items to their customers. Affiliates can make up to 50 percent depending on the product.

Amazon Associates Affiliate Program: The Amazon Associates affiliate program is one of the best affiliate programs out there; many bloggers make a great bulk of their commission from this program. You can make up to 10 percent on qualifying sales, regardless of whether someone purchases the item you recommend or a different one.

Target Affiliate Program: Big box store Target allows affiliates to make up to 8 percent on referral commissions.

Other Affiliate Programs

Disney Affiliate Program: The Disney Store offers an affiliate program. As an affiliate, you can 2 percent on every sale made — I’m not sure if this makes it one of the best affiliate programs but alas, I include it because I love Disney!

iTunes Affiliate Program: iTunes offers affiliate referral fees on Apple Music memberships (2.5 percent) and movies, television, and books (7 percent).

What’s your favorite affiliate program? Share it in the comments below!

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