This is the PART 4 of the series about affiliate marketing for solopreneurs. Read other posts here:
PART 1
PART 2
PART 3
PART 5

High-level affiliate marketers don’t waste time with products that will make them a one-time sale of $20. They aim to promote high-value, high-ticket offers, that will bring them recurring commissions while they’re asleep.

Now, it makes sense that it’s a lot harder to make those commissions, if you don’t have a proper marketing strategy. It takes more work and establishing a brand.

As a solopreneur, though, you don’t need some hardcore strategy and investments to gain some extra passive income on the side. How much you will earn depends on you.

But, let’s have a look at the best-paying affiliate programs out there and the most popular ones that you can take advantage of to create a passive stream of income.

#1: The Six Figure Mentors

This is an ultimate business system for anyone who wants to start their first six-figure business. They have courses, trainings, a supportive community, and you even get a personal business coach.

Basically, they offer the base foundations you need if you want to start your first profitable online business. You can check out their free training here.

The way their affiliate offers work is that they sell most of them in the BACKEND of the funnel.

For example, if you decide to join the SFM for their initial price of $29, you’ll be offered to upgrade your plan to a higher-tier service.

This is a great example of a really good affiliate offer and you should be looking out for similar ones that have UPSELLS and DOWNSELLS. Meaning, after a person has decided to buy from them, they will offer something else to upgrade or downgrade (if refused the upgrade).

How much do they pay? up to $8000 per sale with bonuses up to $1000 recurring.

Sign up for a free trial HERE

#2: Shopify

Shopify is probably the easiest e-commerce platform to use. I’ve had several online stores and I used Shopify for ALL of them!

As a Shopify user, you get several free themes to use in your shop, there’s thousands of plugins (paid AND free), easy integration with different platforms, such as Facebook, and so on.

It’s crazy how simple it is to use Shopify, honestly. This is one of the reasons why they are the leading e-commerce platform in the world, with over 500 000 business using it.

How much do they pay? Shopify doesn’t have any upsells or downsells, but they offer a recurring 20% commission and a $2400 per sale.

Sign up here: https://www.shopify.com/affiliates

#3: Proof

Proof is an app that will provide your audience a bit of a social proof boost in order to encourage them to buy.

You’ve probably seen these somewhere online.

A little pop-up shows up at the bottom of a screen, saying that “Suzy from Colorado just bought a pair of starry leggings”.

Good job, Suzy! No, seriously, that’s what it does. Social proof can be seen everywhere in marketing – from little pop-ups like this to testimonials. Reason? It works and pushes people to buy, because they feel safer.

How much do they pay? Proof doesn’t have any high-tier offers or upsells, but you can get a 40% in recurring commissions – up to $51.60 per customer referred monthly.

Sign up here: https://useproof.leaddyno.com/

#4: Kinsta

Kinsta is a WordPress hosting service that claims to be as secure as Fort Knox.

It’s quite rare to see a hosting service offer recurring commissions on top of the initial payment.

While what they claim might be true, since they do daily back-ups for your website, I haven’t found anything that would be very extra-ordinary. Pretty much all hosting services offer the same thing, so you need to compare them according to the price and the speed that you get for it.

How much do they pay? Up to $500 for the initial sale and 10% recurring monthly commission.

Sign up here: https://kinsta.com/affiliates/

#5: SEMrush

SEMrush is a platform for digital marketing professionals and entrepreneurs wanting to up their keyword and SEO games.

This service allows you to spy on your competitors and find out what keywords are they using to rank their website. SEMrush also offers SEO audits and other marketing tools.

This is a really advanced platform and great for those who want to grow their online presence like WHOAH.

How much do they pay? No upsells or downsells, but you get $40 recurring – up to $160 per month for each referral.

Sign up here: https://www.berush.com/en/

#6: Ninja Outreach

Ninja Outreach helps you create and manage business relationships with top industry influencers.

They offer a platform for you to create and track your outbound emails. This is another advanced type of software, mostly used by digital marketers to build influencer campaigns for their clients.

How much do they pay? 50% recurring – up to $300 per referral per month! Plus, a 50% commission for the online course they offer.

Sign up here: https://ninjaoutreach.com/affiliate-signup

#7: The 67 Steps

You’ve probably seen this guy in his garage on Youtube. It cracks me up every time I watch the parodies about him.

But, you cannot deny that he’s pretty much a marketing genius. Good for him creating a meme that people share for him willingly. Free advertising!

Love him or hate him, he has several good courses and programs around business. One of the most popular ones is The 67 Steps, a mentoring course designed to help you cultivate a mindset that is required to have a successful business.

How much do they pay? 50% to 75%, up to $250. No recurring commissions, but some upsells and downsells.

Sign up here: http://www.the67steps.com/affiliate.php

#8: Instapage

Instapage is a web-based software designed to help you build high-converting landing pages effortlessly.

It’s a pretty crowded niche that they’ve established themselves in, but they boast industry-leading conversion rates.

While 30% commission isn’t that much, their pricing plans start at $79, which promises a pretty healthy moolah rate every month.

How much do they pay? 30% recurring, up to $68.70 per referral monthly.

Sign up here: https://instapage.com/affiliate-program

Do you think making $8000 per affiliate sale is doable for you?

NOT IN A BUSINESS NICHE?

I understand that, if you are not in a business or marketing niche, it will be difficult for you to promote these programs organically. As I’ve mentioned in my previous posts in this series, make a list of your favorite apps and services and look up if they have an affiliate program. You’ll be surprised to find out how many of them actually do!

Here’s what my quick search for “high end furniture affiliate” turned up:

But, here’s a few high-paying programs outside the business niche.

PERSONAL FINANCE AND INVESTING

  • Etoro – social investment network – $160 for every customer that completes a deposit through the platform
  • Personal Capital – manage your investment income – $100 per qualified lead
  • Credible – helping students find the best loans for their studies – up to $240 per accepted loan offer
  • Colmex – a trading platform that allows people to trade in capital markets – up to $1000 per funded account

HEALTH, FITNESS, AND BEAUTY

  • Organifi – a food supplement company that offers a subscription-based model – 30% recurring on all products, up to $74.70 per referral per month
  • Phen 375 – wight loss pill – 45% commissions, up to $90 per sale
  • Food Blogger Pro – teaches people how to start profitable food blogs – 20-40% recurring monthly
  • Forward – doctors help you create custom plans for your health – $8 leads, $80 for tour bookings, $240 direct sign-ups

POPULAR AFFILIATE NETWORKS

Affiliate networks are pretty much a middle-man between you and the merchant. Usually, you need to sign up for the platform and then need to apply for the individual merchants separately.

What’s great about these networks is that you can use their search engine to sort the programs in any way you want. You can look for the most popular ones this week, the ones that pay the most, or the ones that have the highest conversion rates.

You might need to do some research to figure out how to use them, since they have their own lingo, like EPC and Gravity, and all kinds of different fancy abbreviations. But, they are usually pretty simple to use.

Shareasale – my favorite affiliate network for now. You can apply to promote huge brands in all sorts of niches, ranging from clothes to mattresses.

Rakuten Network – has been voted as the #1 affiliate network for 6 years in a row. They offer you to collaborate with the biggest brands out there, like Walmart and Lacoste.

Clickbank – probably the most well-known affiliate network out there. All the shady internet marketers promote Clickbank stuff. Just kidding! You can definitely find some offers that are worth your time, but most of them are pretty low-quality.

Moreniche – an affilliate network focused on nutrition and health niche.

Commission Junction – in my opinion, quite similar to Shareasale, because you can find all kinds of offers, including the popular ones like GoDaddy.com.

THERE’S AN AFFILIATE OFFER FOR EVERYONE

This sums up the fourth part in this series. Did you find any new programs that you’d like to promote? Can you think of any others? Let me know in the comments!

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