VigLink: Huge Top Affiliate Network

Affiliate Programs: 60.000.

Top Brands: Amazon, eBay, H&M, Gap, Nike.

Commissions: Various commissions for each program. 35% (of the network share) 2-tier commission for the first year.

I really like that this network has so many world leading brands part of it. It is also great that they offer a decent 2-tier commission structure, unlike most other networks. You’ll find many of the absolute top fashion brands here like H&M, Victorias Secret and GAP.

Fashion & Clothing Offers: Besides the top brands mentioned above, you'll also find a lot more highly popular offers here. In fact there's close to 2.400 different ones currently part of their fashion & accessories category. Let me list some of the most important ones: Nike - sports and street fashion shoes, eBay - lots of second hand products, Amazon - Lots of top brands for mostly any kind of product category. And a few of the fashion clothing ecommerce stores: Zappos, boohoo, Showpo, ASOS, Forever 21 and Superdry.

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You will also find lots and lots of other categories with affiliate programs part of this network. This includes top dating sites like Be2, C-Date, Be Naughty, Adult Friend Finder, Ashley Madison, eHarmony.

It is simply amazing how many brands and companies are part of this network. It can be a bit of a daunting task however, to browse and find the best offers, due to lack of information about each program on the merchant browse and search pages.

However, you won’t need to browse their offers at all as this network has three features and tools that will help you out. One is a unique affiliate linking script. It can automatically add relevant affiliate links to the existing content on your blogs and websites.

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Estimated Global Popularity: High.

Share A Sale: Worldwide Affiliate Network

Affiliate Programs: 4.200.

Top Brands: Viator, Balsam Hill, Fanatics.com, Grammarly, WP Engine.

Commissions: Around 10% for clothing, various commissions for the other programs.

The Share A Sale network has been around for a long time now and they have a lot of affiliate programs you can promote as a member. It is actually one of the world’s most popular affiliate networks at the moment. Their site looks a little simple and not too serious, but it is easy to use. The affiliate system is nice looking and comprehensive with many options and features.

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The network is especially big with fashion clothing & accessories stores and interior and health related programs. They also feature A LOT of programs for other categories.

Fashion & Clothing Offers: Share A Sale has a clothing category with over 800 offers. Fashion is a sub-category of clothing and it has 380 offers, lots of which are high paying with up to 15% - 20% revenue share. There's also other popular sub-categories including for apparel, dresses and accessories.

It can be a bit hard to find the good offers to promote though as they have a lot of really low quality offers also, unfortunately, and those often appear at the top of the lists. This is a pretty big drawback to me.

You get access to a big database of coupons and deals as well as gift cards to attract clicks and customers to many of the offers.

Many of the programs have great average PPC values. You can easily see the average PPC of each program as well as how much reversal (for instance canceled orders) you can expect from each offer.

Estimated Global Popularity: Maximum.

Amazon Associates: North Americas Biggest Online Store

Products: Over 1 million.

Commissions: Up to 10% revenue share.

The world’s biggest online shopping mall. They offer an advanced affiliate program that lets you promote any of the products available for sale on the site. A “must have” program for any website owner or blog. It is totally free to join (as with mostly all affiliate programs). With over a million products of mostly any category, there is something for everyone.

Up to 10% revenue share for luxury beauty products. 7% for fashion related items. Less for other categories of products. 2.5% for PC & PC components, 2% for TVs. You’ll find a list with commission rates here. Their affiliate rewards are pretty decent considering how low the prices for their products are.

The biggest online retailer in North America where one in every three online sales is done through the Amazon marketplace – and it is also big far outside the USA borders as it is expanding into new markets!

Main Markets: North America, USA & Canada, but they are also big worldwide.

CJ: Leading Global Affiliate Network

Affiliate Programs: 2.730.

Top Brands: Zappos, Walgreens, TripAdvisor, Vistaprint.

CJ is a huge affiliate network featuring offers by a lot of the world’s most well-known brands, including global superstars like TripAdvisor, Samsung.com, and Ray-Ban.com.

Fashion & Clothing Offers: Currently there's 413 clothing stores part of this network. The top most popular and highest earning ones are zulily, vineyard vines, Torrid, TJ Maxx, SheIn, REVOLVE, Old Navy, Nike, New York & Company, Forever 21. 260 offers are available for the USA while there's 150 for the UK. You can promote to residents of many other countries also though. For instance there's 100 offers available in Sweden.

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Their publisher (affiliate) control panel is very modern and pleasant to the eyes. Easy to use also and provides a lot of information about each offer straight on the advertiser search page. You can also join the individual programs from that same page!

A nice feature about the advertiser search page is that you can filter the results based on useful things like “Serviceable area”, “Language”, and more.

Currently, the network has a total of 2700+ different offers to promote, of which 1875 available for USA customers, and 920 for UK customers, slightly less available for French, Spain, Germany and other countries.

318 offers are currently available in Spanish, 325 in French, while 348 are available in German. There are also offers in other languages.

Estimated Global Popularity: Maximum.

Main Markets: Worldwide.

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Spreadshirt: Online T-Shirt & Clothing White Label Affiliate Store

Products: T-shirts and other clothes + misc items with custom designs.

Commissions: 20% - 28% revenue share.

With the Spreadshirt affiliate program you can easily deploy a white label t-shirt and clothing store on your own domain. You can also create it on their domain but that limits the customization features. You can design your own products or choose from the 1000’s of designs already available within their marketplace. You can even add a tool to your website that let’s your visitors design their own clothing.

The white label sites are not 100% fully custom branded, and at least the custom clothing designer tool has backlinks and mentions of Spreadshirt.

You can also earn money by creating clothing designs for sale on their marketplace. These will be available in all of the existing white label sites out there and also in their own shop.

Generously paying 20% of order value in commission, with the possibility to increase that by up to 28% if you can bring a certain volume to your sales.

Main Markets: USA, Europe and Worldwide.

Awin: Top EU & Global Affiliate Network

Affiliate Programs: 13.000.

Top Brands: Etsy, The Motley Fool, Emirates.

Awin was previously known as Zanox. This rather new affiliate network now has global reach and advertisers and publishers from all over the world.

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They have an amazing directory under “Publisher > Advertiser Directory” on the top menu. The directory features all the advertisers / affiliate programs part of the network, and anyone can browse it without logging in. Make sure you set your preferred location by clicking on the flag icon at the top right of their site to show the correct programs for your GEO.

Currently you’ll find 975 clothing related programs, 700 travel related, 561 health & beauty related, 26 dating related, and much more!

Estimated Global Popularity: High.

Main Markets: USA, UK, EU. Australia, Belgique, België, Brasil, Canada, Deutschland, España, France, Ireland, Italia, Nederland, Nordics, Polska, Portugal, Schweiz, Suisse, Sverige, Österreich.

Etsy: Top Marketplace for Handmade Products

Products: 50 million.

Commissions: 2% - 5% revenue share.

Etsy is a huge marketplace where people sell handmade, custom and unique products, perfect for gifts for others or to yourself. It is a huge website and marketplace which is really popular among sellers and buyers. They have over 2 million active sellers, 37 million active buyers and over 50 million products. And it is all really affordable!

Clothing Offers: Etsy has a huge amount of different clothing and accessory products for sale at any given time. At this moment they have listed over 6.2 million clothing and shoe products for sale. 3.2 million clothing products for women and 134.000 shoes for women. 1.7 million men's clothing items and 33.000 men's shoes. While they certainly have fashionable clothes for sale, they do not sell designer brand products. Instead the marketplace is full of individual craftsmen and women designing and sewing clothes of their preference.

Currently Etsy is available to promote through the VigLink affiliate network paying 4% – 5% revenue share for sales as well as through the Awin affiliate network with similar commission rates.

At VigLink they offer 12 different programs for different regions. They also have a global offer and that is paying 4% revenue share. At Awin they offer a USA program as well as a ROW (rest of the world) program and 10 more region specific programs. The ROW program pays 5% revenue share while the USA program pays 4% standard but only 2% for marketing with user generated content, and 2% for cashback and loyalty sites.

According to Awin stats their USA program has over double the conversion rates of the ROW program, and also almost double the EPC rate.

Main Markets: Worldwide.