Affiliate marketing is becoming more and more popular as more and more people are looking into starting their own online business.

Affiliate marketing companies are a great way to earn extra money online. There are many Affiliate marketing networks out there offering affiliate programs.. This means that important brands are willing to pay you a percentage of the sale if ever a sale would come directly through a publicity on your website or a link that you put through any social media. But be warned, not ll Pay for results/ affiliate programs are what they seem. You might work your hard and never get a dime for whatever reason or you get paid a measly percentage of the sale.

Which are Best Affiliate Marketing Networks Online You May Ask?

After doing extended research and much reading, I was able to put a list together of the top 5 affiliate marketing networks. These seem to be the most popular, the ones that are most generous with their commissions and the ones that people seem to trust the most. I use some of them too.

Please note that these are not in any particular order.

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There is not a product out there that Amazon doesn’t sell. Nothing. Whatever you are looking for, Amazon will have it. Their website is easy to browse, their products are of great value and the brands that they sell are very well known. It’s easy to join and the marketing tools are easy to use and very up to date. Affiliates can rack up great commissions on every sale. Join the Amazon Associates Programme and earn up to 10% commission

2-CJ by Conversant

This affiliate network has to be one of the most popular and most respected in the industry. The technology that they use for their platform seems to be a few steps ahead of their competitors. Big brands love them and use them as a representative for offering their brands to affiliates. They are recognized as being the number 1 affiliate marketing provider to over 1000 e-retailers.

3-Wealthy Affiliate

Top Paying Affiliate Program

This company is like three for one. They offer online training and classes on how to build a successful internet marketing business, including affiliate marketing; how to build websites on WordPress. They also sale domains as well as hosting the websites that you build all the while contributing to the growth of your own online business. Most importantly, they also have one of the most lucrative affiliate programs out here today: For every referral that you give them to their online class and they register as member, you can as much as  $22.50 recurring commission. When you register with Wealthy Affiliate, you will be joining a community of over 100,000 members from whence can make friends with many. Arguably, their online community is amazing, it’s most  welcoming and very supportive. It is available to answer questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As it’s membership span internationally.. Literally making it a community that never sleeps and a sure place to enable one to become a successful affiliate.



This has got to be the best online keyword search tool in the world. First of all, the basic search tool is free for everyone. They have a few options for those who want to do extensive keyword searching and they also have an option available to businesses. The best part of this is their affiliate program. For every person referred to their premium membership, an $22 recurring commission is given to the affiliate. This is not to mention the $80 recurring commission for a referral to their pro membership. How generous is that?


This affiliate marketing network is very popular with entry level merchants. Their links are easy to share and their products are mostly related to fitness, education, food, wine, cooking and skin care. The commissions depend on the merchant offer but it can get as high as 75% per sale.

Some people tend to misunderstand affiliate marketing and refer to it as multi-level marketing. This is NOT the case at all. It’s basically a business agreement between a brand/company and another person/online business that is willing to promote certain products in exchange for a commission for each sale. If you want to create a thriving business online, then affiliate marketing is definitely the path to take if your desire is to make money online..

13 thoughts on “5 Best Paying Affiliate Marketing Networks Online

  1. Hi Rean, some of these affiliate marketing networks are new to me. This CJ for example, never heard of it. As for Clickbank, I have heard that products you may find there are usually spam, so that must be the reason for such a high commission. Nobody would give that much from a real product. But I have no experience with them, this is only what I have heard. Thank you.

    • Hi Jovo,
      Thanks for stopping bye and for reading my article. I am glad you found some of the information contained useful.Thank you for your constructive comments.

      With regards to CJ Affiliate by Conversant. It’s quite an a seasoned and A very popular professional network. CJ by Conversant was formerly called Commission Junction. It is considered to be one of the biggest affiliate platforms online. If you have worked in the affiliate marketing arena for a while, you would probably have heard of them before name change.

      With regards to Clickbank although it probably and rightly is the global internet retailer of digital products, the complaints of unscrupulous vendors selling scam digital products seems to be plaguing them.. Why they are not coming hard on such practices is difficult to understand. Still they are rated 6th on the Blue Book winners and Top 20 Affiliate Networks for 2016. Apparently they are still enormously popular, ClickBank is still the entry point to the industry for a huge number of merchants. One has to do some due diligence before choosing a product to promote from them.
      All the Best

  2. Hi, Rean! Thanks for the great info. I am already aware of Wealthy Affiliate and Jaxxy. These provide great products and as a user of both I would recommend them even if not for their affiliate programs. I was not aware of CJ and Clickbank – I will definitely look into these.

    • Hi Daniel
      Thanks for your helpful comments and appreciation. I am glad you have heard of Wealthy Affiliate and Jaaxy. CJ.. is Commission Junction which is ranked 4th on the Top 20 Affiliate Networks For 2016.Clickbank on the other hand is described as a global internet retailer and is ranked number 5, one below CJ. However there seems to be some complains here,regarding some unscrupulous vendors selling scamyy product.So one wonders why it’s ranked so highly and why Clickbank is not doing enough to eradicate peddlers of digital products.

      Wealthy Affiliate on the other absolutely awesome, as you know. I like the fact that The training and learning platform at Wealthy Affiliate is unequaled. One is not only able to learn how to create a successful business online but end up being able to actually do it. One other thing that I find unique at Wealthy Affiliate is that Carson and Kyle the co-founders are very active within the community.. One never feels lost or alone as the WA community is very supportive. Undoubtedly Wealthy Affiliate is one of the top high paying affiliate programs online today… worthy promoting.
      All the Best

  3. Hi there Rean,

    I know that ClickBank is popular with digital products but I’ve also seen people selling scam programs through it. In fact, even after people lodge complaints about the products, you can still find them selling like hot cakes on the internet.

    Makes me wonder why the Clickbank team isn’t more vigilant in removing these illegal advertisers.

    • Hi Cathy.. Thanks for visiting my site and for your very constructive observations. It boggles the mind why Clickbank, is ranked 5th on the number 5 on the Top 20 Affiliate Networks for 2016. if it has not been taking seriously the problem of some vendors selling scam programs. They have no business to be rated as one of the leading affiliate programs then. Again thanks..


  4. When using Amazon, are affiliate links the only way to make money? Or, are there other ways? Thus far, I have only heard that affiliate links are the way to go but I was wondering if there any other alternatives. Obviously affiliate links are fine but I was curious. Thanks for the help.

    • HI Kevin
      Thanks for visiting my site.. I can see you are looking for Ways to make money online. You have come to the right for the various informational articles on ways to make money online. I wouldn’t say that affiliate links are the only at to make money.. please feel free to read and try find a niche you are passionate about and see if you can build a business around it.

      Wish you every success.

  5. Hello Rean,
    Lovely write-up, lovely picture too!
    Though you could do it better by making it more convincing, your WA logo link to wealthy affiliate site in the “getting started ” page is too early in the day…,without first convincing your reader on why they should choose wealthy affiliate, it kind of gives the impression that you are trying to push them to go for WA. Also try to edit the about me page as there appears to be some typos and missed words in the write-up.
    Over all I think this is great and you ae on the very right path, Congrats

  6. Nice article Rean! The world of affiliate marketing is like this huge unknown world that few know much about. I have been learning more about it in the past few months and I must say that it is amazing and offers lots of opportunities for anyone that wants to make some money promoting something they are interested in.

  7. Hi!
    I’m glad to have stumbled upon your website. I just signed up to CJ Conversant and Amazon affiliate programs. I am quite new to this so I am trying to be as patient as possible because I know being an affiliate requires gradual growth.
    I did not sign up with Click bank because for some reason it doesn’t work in Africa…..
    Do you know about the ‘Share a Sale’ affiliate program? Is it as good as the ones you mentioned above?

  8. Hi Rean,

    I really liked this article detailing the best paying affiliate networks, and I am very happy to see that I am a member of 3 of them! The three being Wealthy Affiliate, Clickbank, and Jaaxy.

    Overall, which one is your favorite? I am more experienced with clickbank over wealthy affiliate and Jaaxy but I imagine that those are very good as well once you get started with them.

    Thanks for the post!

    • Hi

      Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a very constructive comment.

      Of the three affiliate programs, I am very happy to be a member of Wealthy Affiliate for not only the great commissions one can earn but also for their community support, a feeling of belonging as well as the peace of mind one gets for knowing you are operating on a set that is totally white hat and that I would not be scammedts.

      I would make Jaaaxy my second choice too for all the numerous awesome benefits it offers.

      Thanks again for your visit




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