Best Affiliate Marketing Networks for 2017

Affiliate Marketing networks are a medium between affiliates (who promote products) and merchants who sell their product and  or services. You can approach merchants for their affiliate programs or else can join affiliate marketing networks to start working as affiliates as they have large database of merchants with their affiliate programs at one place.

Affiliate usually can join for free at these affiliate marketing programs whereas merchants have to pay some fees to join them.

Some of the best affiliate programs you can join are

CJ affiliate by conversant

  • It is one of the biggest affiliate network available and you need to apply in each individual network and they review and manually approve.
  • Niche – Almost all niches
  • Payment Mode – Direct Deposit, payoneer, Check, All options worldwide
  • Payment Threshold – $50
  • Payment Cycle – Monthly
  • Cons – if you did not provide good results, they will suspend you.


It has been in business for more than 15 years and covers almost all niches with more than 4000 merchants. It provides many marketing material which help affiliates to promote like custom URLs, banners, newsletters, text links etc. They also provide data-feed if merchant provides that. You can also track how many links are you giving to your merchants

You need to apply for each individual program to participate. some have auto approval settings and some manually review before approval.

  • Niche – Mostly physical products in all niches
  • Payment mode – Check or direct deposit worldwide, payoneer
  • Payment Cycle – 20th of every month for last month
  • Threshold – $50
  • Click here to register to Share-a-sale affiliate program

Read – How to start earning with Share-a-sale affiliate program


Clickbank is most popular affiliate program for digital products and get good sales for sellers as well there. Products are downloadable products like ebooks, videos etc. It has vast library of millions of digital products in all niches. Commissions are high up to 70% as compared to other affiliate programs as products are digital in nature

  • Niche – All Niches digital products are available
  • Payment gateways
    • Direct deposit – US and International
    • wire transfer – International
    • check payment – US and international
  • Payment Cycle – weekly / bi-monthly
  • Payment threshold – $10 or more. you can select it yourself in setting.
  • Pro – No need for applying each individual affiliate program to join. you can just go, search and start promoting.
  • Cons – Very high competition

Read More – Where can you sell your ebooks

Amazon Associate

It allows affiliate to promote amazon products to increase sale on their platform. They suspend account if you did not get any sale in 180 days.

Read More – How to trigger sale at Amazon associates and prevent your account from suspension

  • Payment options domestic USA – Direct deposit, Check, gift card
  • International – Check, Gift card
  • Payment Cycle – Monthly (after 60 days of sale)
  • Threshold – Direct deposit threshold is $10, Check threshold is $100
  • Cons – Very low commission rates

Rakuten Linkshare

It is one of the oldest affiliate program. They provide features of ad rotation to optimize your ads. They also provide deep linking option. Even though there network is not that big, around 1000+ merchants.

  • Niche – all niches
  • Payment schedules – they pay as soon as they get from advertisers. So no fix payment schedule
  • Payment method – Check, Direct Deposit
  • Threshold – $1
  • Click here to register to Linkshare affiliate program

Read More – 9 Basic Steps to affiliate marketing success

Few more are


Like amazon, ebay have their inhouse affiliate program where you can promote their products and earn commissions

  • Payment method – Paypal, Direct Deposit
  • Payment Cycle – Monthly


Like clickbank, it is for digital services and software products.

  • Payment Mode – Wire transfer, check, paypal
  • Payment Cycle – Monthly
  • Threshhold – $100


  • Niche – All
  • Payment Mode USA- check, direct deposit
  • Payment Mode Non USA- Paypal
  • Payment Cycle – Monthly, weekly
  • Threshhold – $50 for USA, Paypal $100, wire transfer $5000

Few More

  • Avantlink
  • Revenuewire
  • RaviMedia
  • AdCombo
  • Affibank

Please let me know if you are using any affiliate link and can be added to this list.

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