5 Best Affiliate Networks for Beginners

If you are looking to earn a passive income, then affiliate marketing is one of the most efficient methods. For those of you don’t know what affiliate marketing is, it is you marketing someone else’s product and making a commission for every sale generated through you.

So, how do you start affiliate marketing? Well, you can start looking for products independently or you can join an affiliate network.

5 best affiliate networks for beginners

What is an affiliate network?

An affiliate network is a program that will provide affiliates like you with product that you can market to earn some commission. These commissions wary with products and the membership that you have. Believe it or not there are some people who have made millions of dollars through affiliate networks.

Once you join one of these affiliate networks you get access to the thousands of merchants who have millions of products to sell whether it’s digital, physical  or any other sort.

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Below are some of the best affiliate networks for beginners.


The first program on this list is ShareASale.com. I think this is one of the best, if not the best affiliate network for beginners. You can go ahead sign up and start promoting from thousands of products on there.

The first big hurdle will be to get accepted into their program as they do not accept all countries. So it’s better to check first if your country is on their list or not.
If it is then all you will need is a blog or a website to get accepted into the program. They actually support four different methods of getting paid, so it’s a great place to start.

Their commission rates are a lot higher than Amazon which is why they are preferred by novice and expert affiliates alike.

Regal Assets

Next we are going to talk about Regal Assets and the reason I put this program on the list is because it will probably interest a lot of people considering it has to do with investing in gold, silver, platinum and other such materials.

It’s one of the highest paying affiliate programs probably ever because some of the biggest commissions that they’ve paid out to affiliates has been in five figures. They’re based in Burbank California and they have A+ better business bureau rating, so they are a legitimate company.

I know when you talk about the five-figure commission on products people might be sceptical, but they help people with their financial adviser. They help people create retirement funds and invest in gold, silver, platinum and other precious metals.

Since their transactions range somewhere between $20,000 to $85,000, the commissions they pay per sale are way high then any other affiliate program out there. If you can get new people to create accounts, basically to create portfolios or legal assets then you can get five-figure commissions with Regal Assets.

You can go to RegalAssets.com and become an affiliate here. You can also read about their program as are on every major blog in digital niche.

CJ Affiliates

So CJ Affiliates is on number three on my list and here also you can sign up to become an affiliate and the best thing about this program is they accept all countries into their program.

They payout affiliates through four different methods, so no need to depend on PayPal. It is easier to get approved in this program, a lot easier than ShareASale.

But there’s one problem with CJ Affiliate once you join the program you cannot just pickup a product and start promoting it like amazon, instead you have to wait for 24 hours to get approved by the program. This can be a hurdle for some beginners as you’ll have to get approved for every product and sometimes they don’t even allow you to sell multiple products without picking up any sales.


Net-A-Porter.com is another affiliate network that often makes it into the list of best affiliate networks. This program is targeted towards fashion niche. Basically, you get commissions as an affiliate to promote the world’s biggest designer labels. Jacob Chole and McCartney are just a few of them.

So you are selling basically the most expensive clothes out there to the 1% who can actually afford them and as you can know you will be getting huge commissions for doing so.

Joining Net-A-Porter is one of the toughest tasks. You have to email them before you can even try to promote their products, after which they decide if you are a right fit and grant you access to their network.

They pay up to 6% of commissions which may not sound like much but that is huge as you will be selling clothes that are worth thousands of dollars apiece.

Amazon Affiliate

Amazon affiliate network is the most popular affiliate program in this list of most popular affiliate networks and rightly so. It is up there because they have a huge catalogue of products which includes electronics, clothing, footwear, appliances and many other products.

And the best thing is that anyone can sign up to their programs. They even provide you with custom banner and links for your websites. So you don’t have to worry about putting extra lines of code into your website.

Their commissions can range from 4% on electronics to 10% on clothing & apparel. When you join amazon affiliate program for the first time you have to generate at least 6 sales within the first 180 days of you joining the program which should be fairly easy if you know how to.

Unknown to some amazon also has some very high priced items on their website such as luxury watches and leather items. Some of them run up to as much as $50,000. So you can make a living with just one commission each month.

This was our list for the 5 best affiliate networks for beginner affiliate marketers. If you believe we missed some that should have been included in this list, then do let us know.

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