eBay Partner Network: Top Online Auction Site

Commissions: 50% - 70% revenue share (of eBay profit).

This is the affiliate program for one of the top 50 websites in the world, eBay.com.

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The commission rate is based on the fee that eBay charges for sales at their site. They pay a share of their profits from sales, depending on the product category. I don’t know exactly how much you would earn from sales but 50% and higher commission rates should seem good.

The biggest reason to sign up and promote eBay is probably their vast selection of products. A little like Amazon, eBay also has almost every kind of product for sale at any given time.

You will also get access to lots of marketing tools. You can use the link generator or bookmarklet tool to easily create affiliate links to the pages at eBay that you want to promote. This could, for instance, be a search result page, the homepage, or a custom URL.

Main Markets: Worldwide. USA, Ireland, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Netherlands.

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.

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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.

TradeTracker: Huge EU Focused Affiliate Network

Affiliate Programs: 295 for their UK branch.

Top Brands: Trivago, Ali Express, Orange, Vodafone, Momondo.

This affiliate network is available with branches for many different countries in different languages. Their primary markets though is the UK and the EU. You can find affiliate programs for many niches, including online shops, fashion and jewelry, travel, trading, gambling and much more.

The UK part of the network has a massive selection of travel-related offers including from famous brands like Momondo and Trivago.

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UK network offers

A lot of the most popular brands in Europe are part of this network, and you can advertise the ones that are available in your country.

The affiliate network is translated into a lot of different languages giving it a local feel and making it easy and convenient to use.

They offer an excellent section on their website that lets everyone browse their current offers part of the network before joining. Browse by category or search for your favorite brands.

Estimated Global Popularity: Medium.

Main Markets: EU, Europe, België - Nederlands, Belgique - Français, Česká republika, Danmark, Deutschland, Eesti, United Kingdom, España, France, Italia, Magyarország, Nederland, Norge, Österreich, Polska, Schweiz - Deutsch, Suomi - Suomea, Sverige, Россия, Asia, United Arab Emirates, India.

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.

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Amazon Associates: Top Online Retail Affiliate Program in the USA

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 and blogger. It is totally free to join (as with mostly all affiliate programs). With over a million products of mostly any category, there’s 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.