Recommended Affiliate Programs

Your resource to finding the right affiliate program and other money making programs on the web.
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AdBrite



AdBrite is a program you can join similar to Google Adsense. To become a member of this advertising network as a publisher you need a website to place advertisements. Once your account has been set up, you can allocate ad-space on your web pages. AdBrite will then automatically fill that space with advertisements. You can also choose to manually approve or reject certain ads.

AdBrite publishers can get paid per click, or paid per thousand impressions (CPM). Different types of ad units you can choose from are banner ads, link ads, full page ads, and in-line ads. You can also earn commissions for one year from referring new publishers and advertisers to Adbrite.

Cost to join: Free
Requirements: Website with content

Click here to join

Personal Comments: "AdBrite is a very good alternative to Google ads, but you don't have to choose one or the other. I recommend placing both ads and seeing for yourself which is the best."

Personal online income distribution: 0.2% *

Subvert and Profit

Subvert & Profit

Subvert and Profit is a network where you get paid to Digg or StumbleUpon stories and webpages. You will receive an email when there is a task for you, and when you log in, you will see a small list of stories to digg. After you've dugg all of them, your account will be credited after verification.

You need a Digg account to earn money in Subvert and Profit, and be careful to follow the guidelines. You will also earn money (10%) from your referrals's earnings or advertiser's spending.

Cost to join: Free
Requirements: Digg account (StumbleUpon account optional) **, and an Alert Pay account

Click here to join

Personal Comments: "You can't wait around too long before performing a task because they will expire. Once you've received an email from them, quickly get digging. It's easy money for only 2 minutes of work.

Some may question the ethical side of Subvert and Profit, but in truth, it's natural for a business to tap into this lucrative market.

** Subvert and Profit has recently added many more opportunities for you to cash in on social media websites. They're now open to Digg, StumbleUpon (mentioned above), iLike, Newsvine, and YouTube. They've also developed a toolbar for Firefox so you can be instantly verified to earn your money."


Personal online income distribution: 24.6% *

Online Money Transfers

Sign up for PayPal and start accepting credit card payments instantly.


You can join both PayPal and Alert Pay for free. Some services need you to have a PayPal account, and others will only pay you with Alert Pay, and we don't want to miss out on any money. Both of these programs also support merchant tools, and a referral commission based payout.

Cost to join: Free
Requirements: None

Sign up for PayPal | Sign up for Alert Pay

Personal Comments: "Having an online payment system at your disposal is fundamental, having two is better. One may cost less in transfer fees in some cases than the other.

Subvert and Profit (above) pays through Alert Pay."


Personal online income distribution: Not Applicable *

Amazon.com



Amazon.com affiliates have a large range of options for affiliate sales. You can build widgets about certain products, show best prices or hottest selling items, or let Amazon.com build an entire store for you. In the meantime, you make commissions on all the sales you generate.

You personally don't have to do much in terms of product shipping, or even taking orders. All you really have to do is generate traffic and convince people to use your store.

Cost to join: Free
Requirements: Website with content

Click here to join

Personal Comments: "There are indeed many ways for you to increase Amazon.com's sales, thus increasing your profits. The more you sell, the higher your commission percentage goes. Check out Shop.RalphvandenBerg.com to see a full Amazon.com powered store."

Personal online income distribution: 0.0% *

Google Adsense

Google Adsense

Google Adsense has stopped their referral program, but they are still the leading advertising market for paid per click ads. Google Adsense supports Adsense for search, Adsense for feeds, and Adsense for content in the form of banner ads or text links.

Google Adsense pays you according to clicks on the advertisements. Some clicks may be worth more than others, because it depends directly on how much the advertiser bids to pay for that spot.

Cost to join: Free
Requirements: Website with content

Click here to sign up

Personal Comments: "Don't think you can take advantage of Google Adsense by clicking on your own ads, because this is strickly against their terms of service. With Google being the king of the internet, you don't want to have them against you!"

Personal online income distribution: 27.5% *

Hotel Affiliates

Hotels Combined

There are many hotel affiliate programs out there that pay very good commissions when someone books a room from your website. You could create a travel website, and add the hotel booking as an added service.

Similar to Amazon.com, you don't have to worry about anything except marketing your own website. You do not need to handle any booking or payments.

Cost to join: Free
Requirements: Website with content

Click here to join Hotels Combined

Personal Comments: "For the hotel affiliates you will need your own website with some quality content. Your website will be reviewed before you are accepted into the program. Take a look at InsideChiangMai.com to see hotel affiliate programs in action."

Personal online income distribution: 0.1% *

Get Paid to Blog

Get Paid to Post

PayPerPost is an innovative solution to social media marketing. This means advertisers will pay you to write about their products or services on your blog. You do need a functional blog, and it has to be approved, but once you get started, the payouts are quite good.

You can also refer other people to PayPerPost and earn a small, one-time "finder's fee", but most of the financial rewards do come from posting articles for advertisers. Just browse through a list of oppertunities, and pick one you like (easy to write about, or pays well).

Cost to join: Free
Requirements: Active Blog

Click here to join PayPerPost

Personal Comments: "Most of us are blogging already anyway, so why not include a few entries that we're getting paid for? It's a requirement to seperate the paid entries by at least one non-paid entry in between each."

Personal online income distribution: 0.0% *

HostMonster



HostMonster is an excellent web hosting service with more than enough features even for fanatical webmasters. They also have a well paying affiliate program which you can join. When you refer someone to purchase a HostMonster account, you will receive a hefty bonus.

At the time of writing this, the bonus for a sign up is $65, but to receive your first check, you need to accumalate at least $100. After that, you'll get a check for each sign up even if your account hasn't reached $100 yet.

Cost to join: Free
Requirements: None

Click here to join

Personal Comments: "I use HostMonster to host all of my websites, and I'm very happy with the service. I highly recommend HostMonster to anybody looking for web hosting services."

Personal online income distribution: 47.4% *

Share A Sale



ShareASale is one of the largest affiliate networks where sellers pay commissions when you sell their products. You can either sign up to sell your products on other people's websites, or promote other products and get paid per sale, lead, or click.

Once you've joined ShareASale, you can browse through hundreds of merchants, and pick which ones you'd like to support. This program has very high success rates.

Cost to join: Free
Requirements: Website with content

Click here to join

Personal Comments: "Affiliate Sales are part of an immensely big market. You don't need to worry about shipping and payment handling. All you need to worry about is making a quality website, and soon enough the money will start flowing in."

Personal online income distribution: 0.2% *

Pop ups and Pop unders



Many people dislike pop up advertising, but as far as advertising goes, this kind does pay out the most. From PopUpAds you can expect high payments for impressions and clicks. They serve pseudo pop-ups, pop unders, and regular kinds of ads.

To make this program even better, PopUpAds offers a 5 tier referral program, which means you'll be earning money from your referrals' activity, and their referrals' activity, for 5 levels. This counts for publishers and advertisers.

Cost to join: Free
Requirements: Website with content

Click here to join

Personal Comments: "It's like I've said before, there is no reason why you should limit yourself to just a single advertiser network when you could easily be generating revenue from multiple streams."

Personal online income distribution: 0.0% *

* Personal Income Distribution shows you roughly how well the program is working for me.

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