List of the 31 Best Software Affiliate Programs
SEMRush is one of the top all-in-one software SaaS products for SEO and SEM. It is the most popular tool of its kind according to Alexa traffic rank. Closely followed by the very similar SaaS product, Ahrefs. I do not know which one of these 2 SEO tools have the most paying customers.
You can get $200 CPA for sales, in addition to$10 CPA per free trial you send their way. Those are some awesome commission rates!
One of the most popular features within the SEMRush software is the Google keyword rank tracking tool and the SEO audit tool that can analyze sites for search engine friendliness. You can also find lots of data for millions(?) of search keywords and phrases both in the USA and in many other countries. It will show similar keywords and related questions also, with data like monthly search volumes and estimated keyword difficulty.
SEMRush also keeps track of backlinks.
Marketing tools are lots of different banners in various sizes and languages. Currently, the banners are available in English, Spanish, French, German, and Russian. The software itself is also translated to all of these languages.
Adobe is a world-known brand for its top design software suite with apps like Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. If you have not yet heard of these apps you just need to know that they are the industry standard when it comes to web and digital design.
Their stock photo site features of course photos, but also videos, 3D assets, and templates for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere Pro. This makes this stock site rather unique and very useful to active customers of their software suite products. It also integrates with Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC.
They pay $250 CPA for the Starter packages that cost $50/mo. Double that to $500 CPA for referring sales of their CMS that costs $300/mo and Professional packages that start at $400/mo. Again, you can double that CPA to $1,000 for each enterprise customer you manage to send their way.
The HubSpot CMS is a tool or a system to create websites and landing pages and includes features like SEO and content strategy, A/B testing, calls-to-action, and live chat.
The Sales Hub includes e-mail tracking, e-mail sequences, live chat, e-mail scheduling, and more.
The Service Hub includes ticketing, live chat, conversational bots, e-mail templates, e-mail sequences, and more.
All of these 3 products start at $50/mo.
You could also send traffic to their free CRM tool and be paid if they purchase any of the other products within the generous 90-day cookie period.
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They offer a 20% revenue share, which is a little lower than what you can get with similar affiliate programs. However, it is still great, and the products are maybe not 100% comparable anyway.
AccuRanker focuses on being “The World’s Fastest and Most Accurate Keyword Rank Tracker”.
Prices start at €99/mo and go up to €1,000 and more for customers who need to track lots of keywords.
FlexOffers is a huge affiliate network with a lot of programs for most GEOs. Once you are accepted to join the network you can browse all the programs by category or by using the advanced search function.
Currently, there’s about 11,000 programs part of this network of which 3,700 are for the USA, 980 for the UK, as well as several programs for a lot of other countries. You can browse the programs before you join the network by clicking on “affiliate programs” on the top menu on their website.
The advanced search function can be really useful to filter the programs based on several options. You can, for instance, show all programs that allow deep linking, in the category of clothing and accessories, and are available in the USA. This search currently finds 850 matches.
FlexOffers has a dedicated section related to credit cards which require manual approval to get access to. You need to be able to refer at least 100+ credit card approvals a month and have a great website to qualify.
The Software category is found under Consumer Electronics and it features about 80 affiliate programs. Some of the top names here are NordVPN, Kofax, and Beautiful.ai.
It is not as famous as SEMRush, but they offer many of the same tools. They also offer slightly lower commission rates of up to 30% recurring, instead of the flat 40% recurring rate offered by SEMrush.
This is not a cheap platform, so you can earn a lot by sending them customers that stay for a long time.
They charge from $69/mo to $499/mo, which means you can earn $20.7/mo to $149.7/mo for each customer you send their way.
Mangools offers 5 SEO tools. A keyword research tool, a SERP analysis tool, a rank tracking tool, a backlink analysis tool, and a SEO metrics & insights tool.
Their website is hugely popular according to Alexa traffic rank. They also inform on their website that they’ve got 25,000 paying customers.
They’ve got a great offer for affiliates. 30% lifetime recurring revenue share.
They’ve got 3 tiers of membership plans, Basic which costs $49/mo and can earn you $14.7/mo, Premium for $69/mo which can earn you $20.7/mo, and Agency for $129/mo which can earn you $38.7/mo.
They also offer annual plans.
Entice signups with a 10-day free trial.
They’ve got an affiliate program with an amazing recurring revenue share of 30%. 30% is not quite as good as the affiliate program for SEMRush though, another top SEO tool, which pays 40% recurring revenue share.
The price for this software is $37/mo for the cheapest option, $67/mo for the mid-tier option, and $147/mo for the highest-end option. They also offer yearly plans.
You can earn between $11.1/mo and $44.1/mo per customer you send their way that opts for a monthly plan.
Advanced Web Ranking is an SEO SaaS product.
They’ve been around for a long time. I remember purchasing this product so many years ago to track my Google rankings.
They claim to be the “World’s most accurate, longest-standing rank tracking tool.”
They offer a decent recurring revenue share of 25%. However, it is a bit lower than many of the top SEO affiliate programs out there.
They offer 4 pricing tiers. $49/mo, $99/mo, $199/mo, and a higher-priced enterprise tier. This means you can earn $12.25/mo, $24.75, $59.7/mo, or more for each of your referrals.
They also offer annual plans.
Entice signups with the 30-day free trial. No credit card required.
With all of the different social media sites now and businesses trying to stay active at each one of the larger ones, having a social media management platform can be really useful.
This software is hugely popular with over 15.500 paying businesses. And maybe, more importantly, they’ve got lots of satisfied customers according to online reviews.
It works with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
They got a free 14-day demo available without the need to add your credit card, in case you want to try it out before buying it or referring it to others.
They offer recurring revenue share for 1 year of each referral. This means you earn $21+ for the Solo plan and $93+ for the Standard plan if your referrals go with annual billing.
You will find a simple calculator estimating your earnings in a 12-month period depending on how many sales you send. If you send 10 sales it estimates $2.670 in earnings, which means their average commission per sale is about $260.
Grammarly.com is one of the most popular websites in the world. They offer a great product suitable for writers, content marketers, students, and basically anyone that needs to write exceptionally well.
I myself am not a native English speaker but I do a lot of writing in English. After starting to use Grammarly I found a lot of errors in new and existing content that is so easy to fix using their plugin for Google Chrome. The free version takes care of misspelled words and the paid version also looks at how to write sentences.
I am really happy to share that they offer very good commission rates which kind of surprised me. $20 CPA for paying customers and $0.20 for free users. Top affiliates can qualify for even higher commission rates.
They’ve also got a $25 signup bonus for new affiliates. The tracking cookies last for an amazing 90 days.
This is the affiliate program for the affiliate software Post Affiliate Pro. This software offers online businesses a way to have their own affiliate program. It is a SaaS product, meaning that there is a recurring subscription fee for using it. They give away free 14 day trial memberships, so you can try them out before you decide if you want to promote them.
You’ll get 20% recurring revenue share for as long as your referral continues being a customer for this software. Prices range from $97/mo to $477/mo, so your commission will be between $17.85/mo and $87.77/mo. That is 20% of 92% of the total purchase, since they deduct payment processing fees of 8%.
This is also the program you need to join to be able to promote LiveAgent which is a popular live chat, and support ticket software solution. This pays the same 20% recurring commissions. Prices range from $9 to $39 per agent per month.
This is another top SEO affiliate program with one of the highest commission rates of 40%.
SpyFu focuses on competitive SEO analysis.
From their website: “Search for any domain and see every place they’ve shown up on Google: every keyword they’ve bought on Adwords, every organic rank, and every ad variation in the last 14 years.”
They offer also offers SEO tools for keyword research, rank tracking, and more as well.
Their pricing starts at $39/mo. $79/mo for the mid-tier plan and $299/mo for the highest-tier plan. This means you can earn from $11.7/mo to $89.7/mo for each customer you send their way.
They also offer annual plans.
I am a LiteSpeed customer myself. I believe they have a great tech that helps webmasters getting their websites loading faster and use fewer resources of their server compared with the traditional Apache web server.
I believe their tech is especially useful for WordPress websites.
Faster loading websites are great not only for the customer experience and conversions but also improves SEO.
I am happy that this affiliate program has a recurring commission model. It is also great that they will not only continue to pay the commissions if the customer upgrades their license but increase it.
If you are their customer you can instantly activate your affiliate account without providing any additional information.
Earn a nice 35% recurring revenue share for your affiliate marketing efforts. FormGet has a popular website and a range of different products including a Form Builder for creating online forms, collection of payments, capturing of leads and doing surveys.
They also have email marketing software and a solution for billing and subscription management.
The email marketing software includes features such as a drag and drop email builder, list cleaning, automatic follow-ups to non-opens, scheduled drip automation, and autoresponders.
Tapfiliate is not quite as popular as some other affiliate programs for affiliate software, according to Alexa website traffic stats. They do offer a nice 14-day free trial. Great both for enticing signups and for using yourself to check it out before you decide if you want to promote it.
Tapfiliate is available as a fully white-label software solution without their branding.
Affiliate commissions are set at 20% recurring. That is 20% of the prices they charge, which are $69/mo for the Essential version and $149/mo for the Pro version.
An SEO software tool with a different pricing strategy. Instead of recurring monthly billing, SEO PowerSuite mainly has a one-time purchase fee. A nice alternative to the other SEO software products. However, they also offer a recurring service which is called “Subscription to Search Algo updates” and required to continue to get all the features of the software. The commission, however, is only applied to the initial sale.
The current pricing is $299 for the standard professional license and $699 for the enterprise version. Customers are also able to purchase only parts of the SEO PowerSuit like for instance only the rank tracker software for $125 if that’s the only tool your referral needs.
The software includes many of the standard SEO tools you would expect like a rank tracker, site audit, backlink research, and a link building assistant that can help you find potential link exchange partners.
The program is part of the Avangate affiliate network for software products.
They pay 20% for the life of your referrals.
According to Alexa rank traffic data, SERPWoo looks to be really popular. They also report having over 18,000 active users.
The SERPWoo SaaS product has 4 tiers of pricing from $49.95/mo to $299.95/mo.
This means you can earn about $9.99 to $59.99/mo for each of your referrals.
They also offer annual billing.
Great for integrating SEO services with your business and giving your clients a fully branded SEO dashboard.This white label solution is currently only available for agencies.
Some of the tools included with SEO Reseller is: White label website audit, keyword research, on-page optimization, content creation, organic link acquisition and of course keyword rank tracking.
The software suite integrates with Google Analytics for traffic data and also with Google Ads.
It also features tools like marketing automation and customer CRM. Just discovered that they also offer white label WordPress web design services, on demand webdevelopment hours for WordPress sites, PPC landing page optimization, and more. There’s really so much to this affiliate program that it should be a suitable partner for a lot of webmaster service related businesses.
The rather funny name of SiteBuilder Builder makes sense when you consider what it actually is. You’ll get to create your own website builder software, branded 100% the way you want.
The SiteBuilder Builder also includes web hosting, domain name, e-mail management (when integrated with one of 3 third parties), and a customer CRM. This is really a complete tool to use if you have, or aspire to get, web design clients that needs a complete solution for their websites.
You can set your own monthly and yearly prices in your preferred currency, and accept payments with PayPal from your customers. There is a €100 minimum deposit limit to get started using this, while the yearly price to use this white label reseller product is €49 and that is the price your customers would need to pay. You select what price you charge them, though, and everything you charge above €49 is goes to your business.
You can try out the site builder tool with their demo. It is really easy to use with drag and drop functionality and lots of different widgets you can drag onto your web pages. It even has some eCommerce and booking functionality. Great for static websites.