Best Affiliate Programs for Beginners

These are the best affiliate programs for beginners in my opinion at the moment. I am trying to list affiliate programs that have high conversion rates thanks to cheap products and some that even pay for free trials. This can enable beginner affiliates with low traffic to earn real money online as soon as possible.

In addition, I try to focus on listing affiliate programs in not too hard niches. I will therefore not list affiliate programs that require especially high expertise, authority, and trust to rank in Google. This means you won’t find financial, legal, or health-related affiliate programs here.

However, if you have expertise related to these three niches they might be the right ones for you anyways.

For most new affiliates, however, I would suggest focusing on easier niches with good commissions like fashion, beauty, and more.

Notice: We may earn commissions for sending new affiliates to some of these affiliate programs.
List of 14 Top Beginners Affiliate Programs
Program Commission
Walmart 0% - 4% revenue share.
Walmart has one of the largest online stores in the US. They have so many different items for sale that you'll most likely find something to promote here that is related to the niche of your websites. I am certain they've got lots of low competition product categories suitable for affiliate marketing beginners. Most product categories pay 4% commission rates. Note that they only accept orders from customers in the US at the time of writing this. Read more.
eBay Partner Network 50% - 70% revenue share (of eBay profit).
This is the affiliate program for one of the top 50 websites in the world, eBay.com. The commission rate is based on the fee that eBay charges for sales at their site. They pay a share of their profits from sales, depending on the product category. I don’t know exactly how much you would earn... Read more.
Etsy 2% - 5% revenue share.
Etsy is a huge online marketplace for selling and buying handmade items. It offers beginner affiliates a plethora of different products to promote. The main categories here are jewelry & accessories, clothing & shoes, home & living, wedding & party, toys & entertainment, art & collectibles, craft supplies, and vintage. Just in the jewelry category alone, there are about 10 million products! Read more.
FlexOffers Varying commission rates. 2-tier scheme.
The FlexOffers affiliate network has a huge selection of affiliate programs. Many of which are very well suitable for many beginner affiliate marketers. You can, for instance, find many of the best and most popular online stores selling clothing, shoes, and accessories here. In fact, there are over 2,700 such programs to promote via FlexOffers. This includes top names like H&M, Verishop, DSW, and Zappos. In addition, there are also affiliate programs for mostly any kind of niche I can think of here. You can browse all of the affiliate programs before you apply to join the network if you check out the directory on their website. Read more.
ClickBank Varying commission rates.
The list of affiliate programs is easy to navigate and shows useful information like average commission per sale and it also links to each program’s external landing page. Those landing pages are great resources for additional information about the affiliate programs and products. This network is packed with thousands of products to promote. For mostly... Read more.
SEMRush $200 CPA for sales. $10 CPA per free trial. $1 2-tier commission.
SEMRush is a really popular SaaS product for online businesses. They offer a full range of SEO tools, online marketing tools, and more. They've got over 6 million users worldwide and is used by many top businesses like WIX and Booking.com. With their high paying offer of $200 CPA for sales and great $10 for free trial signups, I think this could be a good affiliate program to join for beginner affiliates. At least for beginners that are looking to create websites with content around marketing, SEO, or making money online niches. Read more.
Dating Factory 50% recurring revenue share. 5% 2-tier commission.
Your white label dating site with Dating Factory will have 30 million members from the start! You can choose from over 30 niches. The most popular ones are “general casual” and “general adult”. Other niches include gay, lesbian, senior, Christian, disabled, Asian, black. Choose from several responsive web designs, lots of languages, and set age... Read more.
White Label Dating 50% recurring revenue share.
White Label Dating has paid over $200 million in commission to affiliates. Creating a dating site from scratch can be daunting considering not many people will want to pay for registration if there are no other members on your site for them to date! With a white label dating site, you can remove that hurdle... Read more.
Spreadshirt 20% - 28% revenue share.
With the Spreadshirt affiliate program, you can easily deploy a white label t-shirt and clothing store on your own domain. You can also create it on their domain but that limits the customization features. You can design your own products or choose from the many designs already available within their marketplace. You can even add... Read more.
Share A Sale Varying commission rates.
The Share A Sale network has been around for a long time now and they have a lot of affiliate programs you can promote as a member. It is actually one of the world’s most popular affiliate networks at the moment. Their site looks a little simple and not too serious, but it is easy to... Read more.
Amazon Associates Up to 10% revenue share.
The world’s biggest online shopping mall. They offer an advanced affiliate program that lets you promote any of the products available for sale on the site. A “must have” program for any website owner and blogger. It is totally free to join (as with mostly all affiliate programs). With over a million products of mostly... Read more.
CJ Varying commission rates.
CJ is a huge affiliate network featuring offers by a lot of the world’s most well-known brands, including global superstars like TripAdvisor, Samsung.com, and Ray-Ban.com. Their publisher (affiliate) control panel is very modern and pleasant to the eyes. Easy to use also and provides a lot of information about each offer straight on the advertiser... Read more.
StrawberryNET 8% revenue share.
Promote one of the world leading online beauty shops. A huge number of brands and products. Worldwide affiliate program which is very nice for international blogs and websites. If you want to promote beauty products like makeup, skincare and perfume you are (pretty) sure to find the right products at Strawberrynet. This store is currently... Read more.
Awin Various commission rates for each offer. $30 2-tier commission.
They have an amazing directory under “Publisher > Advertiser Directory” on the top menu. The directory features all the advertisers / affiliate programs part of the network, and anyone can browse it without logging in. Make sure you set your preferred location by clicking on the flag icon at the top right of their site to... Read more.

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