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7 Best Affiliate Programs to Join for Tech Bloggers

7 Best Affiliate Programs to Join for Tech Bloggers

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Increase your blog monetization revenue by joining the best paying affiliate networks.

There are many options other than just depending on Google Adsense or other advertisement platforms.

Ad pay you well if you are getting massive traffic but having few thousands of page views monthly may disappoint you.

There is some disadvantage of showing ads too.

  • Slow-down your site
  • No control over what ads are shown
  • No guaranteed earning

So how do you make more as a blogger?

One of the most popular choices is going for affiliate marketing.

There are hundreds of affiliate program you can join in technology blogging niche.

It is essential to choose a product that perfectly blends with the content of your blog. So if your website gives detailed reviews about VPNs, it would not be a great idea to promote React development.

Here are some of the best paying program you can join to increase your earning.

ShareASale

One of the famous affiliate network where you can join thousands of merchants to promote their products.

ShareASale got more than 40 categories so choose what works for you.

  • Computer & electricals
  • Web hosting
  • Career and jobs
  • Marketing
  • SEO related service & products
  • Web services and webmaster tools

Once your account is created, you search and join the respective merchants. Usually, merchants approve your application within few days.

Once approved, you’ll have necessary marketing materials to promote on your blogs.

Some of the popular program you may consider.

  • StudioPress – if you are covering WordPress related topics
  • WP Engine – if you are including WordPress hosting
  • RocketTheme – for Joomla associated topics
  • SurfEasy – VPN covering blogs
  • FreshBooks – if covering startup, accounting, financial services

Microsoft

Microsoft is one of the most popular technology company launched its affiliate program in 2016.

You can earn commissions by Office 365, Surface, Xbox, PCs including apps, games, music, movies and TV shows that are available in the Windows store.

Microsoft claims that they offer one of the best commission rates in the industry.

The company offers two affiliate program options

Microsoft Private Affiliate Program

With its partnership with Tradedoubler, a global affiliate marketing company, Microsoft has made an attempt to promote their products in over 60 countries including Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Japan, United Arab Emirates, United States.

Microsoft Public Affiliate Program

To further penetrate their products locally, Microsoft has teamed up with local affiliate marketing networks companies.

Microsoft offers banners and text links for promotion. Different products have different commission rates which range from 5% to 10% with 14-day tracking cookies.

Bluehost

Bluehost is undoubtedly one of the most popular web hosting companies in the world.

If you are covering hosting topics, promoting Bluehost would be a good idea.

Almost all the bloggers are dealing with the field of technology mention Bluehost hosting plans.

They offer a flat commission of $65 for every customer who purchases your referral. However, if you make more sales, they might even increase your bounty.

Bluehost offers promotional resources like banners and ads. You also get detailed report and analysis of your sales. It has a dedicated affiliate management team to answer any of your questions.

SEMRush

Covering blogging, SEO, marketing? Join SEMRush affiliate program today!

SEMRush does complete SEO analysis of your website and is trusted by a lot of professional bloggers.

BeRush is the affiliate program of SEMRush which gives access to promo materials, complete and convenient statistics and excellent customer support.

They offer promo content in 5 languages-English, Spanish, French, German and Russian.

For every new user, you get 40% recurring commission which you can withdraw twice a month if you surpass the minimum threshold.

Impact Radius

More than 500 merchants to join through Impact Radius marketplace. You get detailed analytics report about your campaigns.

  • Daily click
  • Performance by date/month/referring type/referring domain
  • Top campaigns

Some of the relevant program to join for a tech blogger.

  • Startup, eCommerce – AppSumo, BigCommerce, Bigstock
  • Computer, Security, Internet – Hotspot Shield VPN, Hostgator, MaxCDN, Namecheap, SUCURI, SecureMAC
  • Learning – Skillshare, Treehouse
  • Design – 99designs, Envato Elements

The payout is monthly, and PayPal is accepted.

CJ Affiliate

Formerly known as commission junction is one of the popular among bloggers. You can search for thousands of merchant to join.

Some of the features are:

  • Deep link generator
  • Real-time transaction analytics
  • Easy to find the merchant, getting links, banner

You may join 1&1 hosting, Grammarly, etc.

Rakuten

Provide tutorial?

One of the great way to promote online courses from Udemy, Coursera by joining Rakuten affiliate network.

And not online courses but you can promote thousands of other advertiser programs.

Monetization is always challenging for a blogger and I hope above helps you to earn more from your content.

Let me know what works for you.

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Kanishk Jain
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Kanishk is a part-time blogger and a full-time technology geek who loves writing about various aspects of tech ranging from desktops to mobile phones.

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