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What is the Best Affiliate Marketing Program for Beginners

What is the Best Affiliate Marketing Program for Beginners

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When I started affiliate marketing my biggest question was what is the best affiliate marketing program for beginners? I was just starting out and my website was brand new which means I had little to no traffic and no authority.

Luckily, I had a clue on where to start because I was in the middle of my Wealthy Affiliate training. For those of you who don’t know Wealthy Affiliate is a platform that provides full training for anyone who wants to get their start with an online business. If you are curious you can check out my Wealthy Affiliate review by clicking here.

Ok, so getting back to the topic of discussion, affiliate programs, there are affiliate programs that won’t even think of accepting your application if you don’t have an established website or domain with substantial traffic. I found this out the hard way.

I wasted plenty of time submitting applications to multiple affiliate programs that obviously I was too new for. The response that I got from these companies was that my website traffic was too low for their program. This was beyond frustrating, and I wasted a lot of time.

Think about it. I submitted the application and then I had to wait a couple of days to get their declined response. Initially, I did not know that was what I was waiting for. So, the goal of this article is to save you some time and frustration and you can learn from my mistakes and save your time and effort applies to programs that will accept you.

So, without further ado, below I have put together a list of affiliate programs that will be easy for you to join.


ClickBank is by far one of the easiest affiliate programs to sign up for. Their application is very simple and to the point. Their platform houses many different categories for all types of niches.

They have thousands of products that you can promote within any niche that you can think of such as e-business & e-marketing, business/investing, parenting & families, health & fitness, and many more.

I recommend applying for ClickBank as it is soooo easy to make money through this platform. Many affiliate programs have an initial application process that you must get approved for and then for each product you want to promote there is another company and application that needs to be submitted within the initial affiliate program. With ClickBank, you only have the one application to submit and then you have access to any and all affiliate products that you want to promote.

ClickBank’s affiliate links are called hop links. You will have access to them all once you gain access to their program. They also have a Knowledge Base if you get stuck, have questions, or need additional assistance.

It may take a couple of days to gain acceptance into their program. After you receive the notification that you have been accepted go back to the ClickBank website and log in. Click here to sign up for ClickBank now.

Shareasale                                                                                                                                            shareasale welcome page

Shareasale is another affiliate program that has an easy approval process when you are getting started with your affiliate marketing. I especially like the Shareasale because they have great products, well-known companies which are easy to market.

Their process is similar to that of ClickBank in that you will complete the initial application and they will follow up with you in a couple of days letting you know if you have been approved for their program or not.

Once you receive the approval you will go to the Shareasale website and log in. After you log in, you will select the merchant’s tab and that will take you to all of the products that are available to promote.

Next, you will have to apply for each product’s company. Some of them have immediate approval and some of them you will have to wait for approval which should be up to 5 days, some take longer.

The application process for the specific products you are wanting to promote consists of simply checking a box and clicking a submit tab. I have provided a snapshot below. It does help to complete the optional promotional information for approval. I highly suggest it if you really want to promote the product.

That about sums up the process for Shareasale. Easy right?

==>Click here to join Shareasale now<==

CJ (Community Junction)                                                                                                                            community junction welcome page

Community Junction is a very large network with thousands of popular products and companies to promote. Again, this is one of my favorites. The initial application is pretty simple, however, that is not all you need to do to be able to promote the products within this network.

Next, you will have to set up your network and answer multiple questions about how you plan on promoting the products of your choice, etc. The process is a bit lengthier than the others, however, it is well worth it.

You might as well get used to this process because this is common for applications to promote products. However, we think of ourselves as affiliates, these affiliate programs refer to us as publishers so when you complete the applications you will be selecting the publisher applications.

So, what is the best affiliate program for beginners? I would say that all of the above are equally awesome. What determines what works best for you and your niche may vary. However, the above programs will give you plenty of products to promote.

If you have any further questions, comments, or have anything that you would like to add please feel free to do so below.

7 thoughts to “What is the Best Affiliate Marketing Program for Beginners”

  1. Hey really good article, i have not yet tried click bank but i am thinking about giving it a shot. I am not an affiliate through many networks yet but i have heard a lot about click bank. Maybe they have a better selection of my niche then amazon, thats what i am hoping for. Keep up the good work!

    1. Thanks for checking out my article. I am glad that you enjoyed the article. ClickBank has products to promote for many different niche’s, I think you will find that once you visit their site. 

      When I started and even now, Amazon does not have a lot of products for my niche either. You have to be dealing with a tangible product for Amazon to work for you. 

      I hop that you find what you are looking for. What is your niche?

  2. Hey there,

    Thanks very much for compiling this list of the top affiliate programs to join as a beginner. I am beginner myself and have tried joining them but was rejected by them all.

    The website that I registered with has only 5 posts in it. Could that be the reason why I was rejected by them? If so, what number of posts should one have in order to be accepted?

    1. Hello Dave. Thank you for taking the time to read my article and leave a comment. I glad that you enjoyed my article. 

      When I first started with applying for affiliate programs I had the same issues; it is sometimes hard to get accepted to many affiliate programs on a new website. 

      The one thing that I have learned is that a lot of the time that you are rejected it is because the affiliate programs may not understand what your site is about. 

      The best thing that you can do is for those programs that rejected you; send them an email and ask them why you were rejected. I have gotten almost all of my rejections overturned this way. 

      When you send the email asking why you were rejected be sure to clarify what the purpose of your site is and how you plan on promoting their products. This is extremely important. 

      Some affiliate programs will reject your website because it has little content and not much traffic. There is no majic number for the number of posts that a website needs for acceptance into these programs. For those that reject you for low traffic you will have to reapply at a later date. This is alright because there are plenty of affiliate programs that will accept you even though your site does not have much traffic. 

      My favorite affiliate program is Shareasale. Clickbank is a great affiliate program as well and will be the easiest for you to join I highly recommend you apply for these as they have thousands of affiliate products and programs that you can promote.

      I hope this gives you a starting place, don’t procrastinate. If you have any further questions feel free to ask. Wishing you the best success in your business.

  3. Hey this is a really good article, i actually use a couple of them myself. I am on clickbank but not to sure how to use it so i just use my other affiliate programs for now. I have used share4sale a little bit, i need to get back on there to promote more products. Keep it up and keep going hard!

    1. Hey Justin. I use all of the platforms that are listed in this article. I have to say that I do love Shareasale. I think that you should periodically check them all because they are always adding new merchants and products that you can promote.

      I am glad that you enjoyed my article. Best of luck to you!

  4. Hi SHWANA,
    If you don’t mind me asking you a relevant question that would be great. I’ll try to make it short…Actually I am an blogger with a couple of content based niches blogs up and running with adsense on them. I’ve been thinking to put some extra to it like affiliate plugins or something relevant to monetize it further, but i need suggestions as there are so many options out there and i can’t afford some of those and some are just not made for starters.
    There is this company UK revglue that is offering free list of affiliate CMS plugins but i have no insight or experience what so ever with any program like this so please i’ll link you with the plugin list revglue (.) com/free-wordpress-plugins so if you can help me out with it or recommend something that will be really helpful.
    Thank you

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