There are many affiliate programs to be found online today however they may not help you to make money fast. Many of these programs claim to be the best most comprehensive programs available. Top affiliate programs are those that pay the most, offer many quality products and enable life time commissions for any purchase that any referral will make.
No matter how good affiliate marketing programs are, marketers will not make money fast unless a lot of effort has been made to produce quality website material. I have taken quite some time to research exactly which affiliate programs are the best out there today.
The top affiliate programs for 2014
Arguably the top affiliate programs for 2014 are Commission Junction and Linkshare and ShareASale. Each program offers a reasonable rate of pay and pay regularly on a consistent basis. The affiliate programs also offer user friendly features of publishers.
Commission Junction is highly rated by many in the online marketing community. The program is easy to use and offers a wide variety of various options for marketers. Commission junction provides a large number of merchants for online publishers, whether it is for broad markets or specific niches. Commission Junction has instant approval for new applicants which means beginner marketers can also join the program. The site offers a statistical feature to provide information on sales and on traffic.
Linkshare is another program that can be considered to be one of the top affiliate programs for 2013. Linkshare is known for the fact that it yields lower commissions than other affiliate programs available. However Linkshare makes up for this short coming with features that is appealing to customers. The site has an easy approval rate for marketers to join with free sign up. Linkshare also offers easy to use tools such as links and banners to link to blog pages.
ShareASale is popular for it is unique features that are easy to use to assist in product marketing. ShareASale are known to pay regularly and on time. Another bonus is that the site has a low payment threshold of $50. ShareASale incorporate a large market platform that includes over 2,500 merchants. The site also offers easy to use features to monitor sales.On an update to this post which was previously for 2013, I would like to add that Clickbank can be added to this list. Previously dismissed as a top 3 affiliate competitor, Clickbank is back!