Best Affiliate Networks for 2019
While affiliate marketers are usually able to join affiliate networks for nothing, merchants usually have to pay a cost to participate in the network. Affiliate networks typically charge an initial setup fee for every merchant and frequently a recurring membership fee. It’s also usual practice for affiliate networks to charge merchants a fraction of the commissions paid to affiliates. This percentage is called an ‘over-ride’ and is payable on top of the affiliates commissions. But don’t be fooled about it. Despite these fees, the advantages to the merchant for joining these networks is well worth the cost. Here’s why…
There are many payout models used by affiliate networks including the two chief models: CPA and CPS.
CPS, also called PPS (Pay Per Sale), is a high-profit, low-risk revenue-sharing model used by marketers to entice a limitless number of new customers to their service or product. Cost-Per-Sale pays a commission to the affiliate marketer who gives a lead that results in a purchase.
CPA marketing programs pay affiliates when a particular action is taken by the lead or referral. Common actions like impressions, clicks, sign-ups, opt-ins, form submits or registrations. Since Cost-Per-Action models don’t really involve a direct sale (and is more risk taking) the payout percentages are way smaller than they are in Cost-Per-Sale.
PeerFly is an international, award-winning online affiliate platform that eliminates the risks, headaches, and costs associated with conventional online advertising by funneling that liability across a network of hundreds of professional affiliates who get paid only when a quantifiable transaction occurs, like a sale or lead.
ShareASale has been in business for over 14 years, solely as an affiliate marketing network. Their technology gets accolades for efficiency, accuracy, and speed and their reputation as a honest and fair business is famous within the industry.
Wide Markets Ltd, offers a distinct cross-channel advertising solution for eCommerce businesses. The company owns Wide Markets Media, Wide Markets Fashion, Wide Markets eStores, and Wide Markets Tickets.