So, you’re thinking about starting a home-based business in affiliate marketing, are you? (If not, you most certainly will be by the end of this article.) If you’re going to get big with this business of yours, the most important thing to do is choose the right network to affiliate with. There are hundreds out there, so how could you be sure which are the best? Hopefully, this article will help you narrow your choice down a bit.
So, without further ado, here are the top 5 best networks to affiliate with:
At the top of our list, we have Google AdSense. And is it any wonder? Google is not only the most popular search engine in the world but also has the most often used products and services in general. As such, they need a ton of advertising to keep up and are willing to pay you handsomely if you affiliate with them. However, their commissions can be quite small. If you run an ad on a YouTube video, for instance, you will only get paid a few cents if a viewer interacts with it or watches it all the way through. If you want to earn your commissions from YouTube, you will have to work very hard.
Coming in at number 4 is Rakuten. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s probably because you knew it as Buy.com. Rakuten advertises over 90,000 products and generates 100 million purchases a year. It has been voted the best affiliate marketing network for seven consecutive years. Though it has a spot on this list, it doesn’t make number 1. Why? You’ll find out…
At number 3 we have the eBay Partner Network. eBay is the leading auction website in the world. eBay was previously affiliated with Commission Junction (which is also a respectable affiliate program, if you’d care to check it out), but it grew large enough to create it’s own affiliate program in 2008. This program pays it’s affiliates every time a customer makes a bid or purchase.
It’s hardly a surprise that the largest internet retailer in the world would come in at number 2. Many affiliates say Amazon’s commissions are small, between 4 and 10 percent the price of the products. However, if you choose to promote more expensive products, the commissions can be large — very large. If you get a $1800-dollar sale, you can get $180!
ClickBank has grown into a marketing beast since 1998. They get an average of 30,000 sales a day, and they don’t mess around when it comes to commissions. ClickBank commissions can be up to 75% the price of the product you’re promoting, which is HUGE! If you’re ever thinking about starting an affiliate marketing business, I would recommend affiliating with ClickBank above all else. If you do decide on ClickBank, there is a link in the source box to download my new product that teaches you how to affiliate with ClickBank. It has helped me a ton and I’m sure it will help you, too.
So, which network will you affiliate with? There are scores of other ones online. I’ve just given you what I believe to be the best of the best. So go ahead and choose one; I doubt you’ll regret any decision you make.