These are the affiliate programs that we use and have had good experiences with since we started our blogging journey.
Awin Affiliate Window


Awin, or Affiliate Window, is a popular affiliate network that connects you with hundreds of brands to promote and earn commissions from.

Make sure when looking for brands to partner with that they are within your niche and you stand behind them. Readers know when you are being ingenuine and it will only hurt your business in the long run.

It costs $5 USD to join, but you get that money back once you’ve made your first $5 in commission.

Some big brands that are on the Awin platform include Etsy, Hyatt, and HP.

Sign up here.

Share a Sale

ShareASale is a part of Awin, but has it’s own separate platform and it’s own brands to pair up with.

It is completely free to sign up and one of the more beginner-friendly affiliate marketing platforms, from what I have found.

ShareASale has hundreds of merchants to team up with, so no matter what your niche, you are sure to find a few that match your interests.

Check out ShareASale here.

Commission Junction

Commission Junction

Commission Junction, or CJs, is another affiliate network that connects you with brands.

It’s free to join and easy enough to get started.

I recommend waiting to join CJs until you have consistent traffic as you need to refer at least one sale within the first 180 days to stay with the program.

Check it out here. 

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