The Best Affiliate Programs For Beginners

The Best Affiliate Programs For Beginners

How To Find Products

This article is focusing on how to find the best affiliate programs for beginners, but for those of you who might not have chosen your niche, I am going to talk a little about choosing your niche first.

A niche is a small and specialized part of one of the industries on the market, so for those of you who might have missed my other articles which explains this in more detail you might want to read my other articles at your convenience. Even though I started my articles on the pet industry, I am now writing strategies and tips you can use no matter what niche you might choose to promote.

Most Lucrative Affiliate Niches

Even though I believe any specialty, you choose where there is a demand and interest can be a profitable niche, I have included what the experts claim to be the top choices for new business owners to consider.

  • Beauty
  • Health
  • Wellness
  • Relationships
  • Dating
  • Outdoor Survival
  • Pets
  • Fitness
  • Fashion
  • Gadgets
  • Self-Improvement
  • Investments
  • Loans

This list is not in any specific order, so don’t mistake beauty as being the top industry and loans being the less profitable. The purpose of this list is to give you some product categories to consider, and once you have chosen the category which interests you the most, break it down even farther into a specialty within that industry to target people who could be potential customers.

the best affiliate programs for beginners
A mother with a child with a specific health problem might use her passion for her child as her business

Examples Of Niches

The reason I am discussing specialities within an industry because this often makes or breaks a new business, I also know from my own experience this was one of my biggest obstacles before I found the pet industry. I jumped from one to another for years before settling down content on where I am today, so I am doing my best to help beginners understand this more than I did when I started my own business online. It is a fact the majority of people who start a new business gives up within their first year, and I know from my own experience the reason for this is they don’t understand how to choose the best niche for success.

Health Niche Examples

You can have success in basically any niche of your choice, but for beginners your choice is more important because you must have faith and motivation to be successful with your first business. If you end up like the majority of people double guessing your choice, you will not be content or motivated.

You can break down any industry similar to the way I have for you above, I hope providing you this extra information on niches helps you understand how to choose your specialty more clearly. You can keep breaking down as far as you wish until you find the specialty which interest you the most, I chose pets because I love all animals, but being a dog owner I could have very well broken this down even further by targeting only puppies and dogs. I could even had broken this down even further by specializing in my favorite breed of dogs, so you see you have more choices than you might have imagined simply by using this strategy.

the best affiliate programs for beginners
What about affiliate networks

Where To Find Products

One place which is a very good place to start for beginners is to join affiliate networks, you will find a variety of choices of programs in almost any industry you are interested in promoting. There are more than enough networks available you can join which will cost you nothing, but I am partial to CJ Affiliates which is the only network I am signed up with. The list below is the best affiliate networks for beginners as far as I know, but I have not used any of these other than CJ Affiliates to be honest with you.

  • Flex Offers
  • Clickbank
  • Rakuten
  • Share A Sale
  • Pepperjam
  • eBay Partner
  • Amazon Associates

Why I only use CJ Affiliate network is not only because they are one of the largest networks online, but I joined them when I first started my online business and I have never had any reason to join any others. I have experienced more than enough programs in my industry over the years and I have promoted quite a few industries, but you can join as many or all of the networks in this article without it costing you anything but the time to sign up with them.

Other than CJ Affiliates the only other resource I use which I highly recommend for beginners is Sovrn // Commerce, I use this with amazing results and with their browser extension I can promote any affiliate products from any of the companies in their program on Facebook and Twitter in a matter of a few minutes. I do mentor beginners on using this strategy regularly, so if you are interested join Sovrn // Commerce and if you need Free Mentoring to get started contact me.

Recommended Programs

I receive requests almost every day from Quora and my Mentoring With Jeff Facebook page asking what are the best high paying affiliate programs, so I have recommended some which I feel are very good opportunities at no cost to you.


Another question I have been asked should I blog on my website, you will find providing tips on your website for your visitors is one of the best strategies for beginners starting a new business. My next article is going to be on this topic in detail, so if this interests you I suggest you watch for my article coming next week. I will provide the benefits of adding a blog to your website, and also how to write your first blog post to get you started on the right track.

Best Affiliate Products For Beginners

I really attempted to give you a better understanding of niches and how to find products within your niche in this article, but if you have any questions, feel free to contact me and I will do my best to help you.

What Is On My Mind Today

Mentoring with Jeff really does care about helping beginners get started and promote their business, we are going to be getting into how to write your first blog post next week. I can imagine some of you feeling overwhelmed and maybe even considering this might not be for you, but don’t give up, I will help you get started and before you know it, you will be writing like a pro. Remember Mentoring With Jeff is always just one click away, you can always contact me for assistance.

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7 thoughts on “The Best Affiliate Programs For Beginners

  1. This is a great post on the different affiliate programs. I know for me when I was just starting out monetizing my website seemed so far away; however, finding that you can start making money through affiliate programs on your website makes it an easy task and there is always so much to choose from.

    1. Thank You Dena

      I am always happy to hear from you, I do feel this post will help many beginners
      get started on the right track with less frustration and wasted time as we
      did when we started our own online business


  2. This is an excellent post that serves as a common sense guide to understanding how different affiliate programs work. I am also intrigued by Sovrn // Commerce and look forward to learning more about it. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank You Thabo

      I am always happy to hear from you, I have been using Sovrn // Commerce which
      used to be Vig links for many years with revenue deposited in my Pay Pal
      account monthly since my first sale.


  3. This is a great list of possible niches and affiliate programs. I have several sites and have used just about all of them you have on your list. Great list!

    1. Hello Christina

      Its awesome to hear from you again, I thank you for sharing
      the programs on my list have been positive assets to your
      websites and revenue.


  4. A very helpful post for beginners, Jeff. You are doing a great job providing all this valuable info. Every beginner should benefit from this awesome list and info about niche and affiliate marketing.

    I know I would have. I have been doing affiliate marketing for a few years now. And I know, for sure, that if I have come to your post earlier, it would have been so much easier for me.

    I love the list of affiliate programs especially. I have a couple of questions please:

    1. Any ideas on the best affiliate programs for travel niche?

    2. I plan to promote affiliate products – which affiliate program would be best for travel and also for another niche – health and wellness (e.g. meditation products)?

    Look forward to your kind advice.

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