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Top 14 Australian Affiliate Programs to Monetize Your Website

If you have started a Facebook Page, blog or website, the next step apart from awesome content is to monetize it so it makes you an income.

A good way of doing this is through affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is promoting and selling other people’s products, and taking a cut of the profit.

It means you don’t need to have stock, post out products or order anything. You can just find products or services you really love, and start promoting them with a special link.

Now, I’ve written a heap about it before – but today, I thought I’ve give you a list of the Top 14 Australian Affiliate Programs to use — programs the I use myself and are reputable!

1. Commission Factory

This network was created by “Affiliates for Affiliates”, which means they build relationships between affiliates, advertisers, and agencies throughout Australia and Asia Pacific.

They offer different brands to promote in various niches. Their member interface for affiliates is user-friendly and functional. Their support page for WordPress plugins is also organized. So far, they have the best user experience to their customers.  Their customer service is also second to none!

They are a great platform for brands such as:



2. ClixGalore

The clixGalore affiliate marketing network offers many quality merchants and affiliates with no monthly fees and really great support, but they’re using an old interface which can be painful and frustrating at times. But if you are looking for an affiliate network with no fees where you can promote your products, this is for you.

Merchants on the ClixGalore platform include:

  • Australian Ugg Boots
  • Zanui
  • Roses Only


3. APD Group (formerly DGM)

It is a digital transformation business that offers a wide selection of products. Spanning almost two decades, its five digital pioneers – Next Digital, dgm, Empowered Communications, Jericho and @ccomplice – have come together to form what is now APD. It has a brand new revenue stream for publishers.

They only have a fairly limited amount of Publishers to promote – but there are some big ones in there such as:

  • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
  • Betta Home Living
  • BCF
  • Ancestry.com
  • Chemist Warehouse
  • Clarks Shoes
  • Clinique
  • Bobbie Brown
  • Bras N Things
  • Boohoo.com
  • Estee Lauder
  • Dell
  • Kogan.com


4. CJ Affiliate (formerly Commission Junction)

It is an online advertising company and is the largest affiliate network in North America that operates worldwide. Aside from its established merchants, it has a wide range of offers such as the Pay-Per-Sale deal, Pay-Per-Lead or Pay-Per-Call. All commissions are also paid by CJ, meaning payments are predictable and secured.


5. Ebay Network

It is a multi-billion dollar online auction and shopping website that sells different types of goods worldwide. Its payments are usually on track and it’s fast and consistent. It also has low payment threshold of only $25. However, it’s relatively hard to be approved and does not have flat commission rates.


6. Clickbank

It is an affiliate marketing network for digital products like eBooks, software and membership sites in various categories. Registration is easy that’s why it usually is the first choice for beginners, and it supports recurring commissions. However, it has limited promotional tools and has a high refund rate with its 60-day refund policy.

Clickbank is good for small bloggers and websites wanting a foot in the door for the affiliate world.

7. Performance Horizon

This affiliate marketing firm provides its customers SaaS solutions, which is an advanced technology used today to give better performance to its clients from which they can increase their revenues. The firm also promises faster payments for affiliates.

Look – I must say although a huge company with fantastic clients, it is a real pain in the arse to use for publishers….  And the help isn’t very helpful.  Great if you are tech savvy.

Clients include:

  • Wotif
  • British Airways
  • Travel Supermarket



US-based Affiliate Programs That Have Australian Marketers

8. Share A Sale

This is an effective premium affiliate program that allows a variety of options for you such as Earning Per Click, Average Amount Sale, Average Commission and Reversal Sale. One thing unique about this program is that some products are ShareASale exclusive, meaning most of them are not found on other platforms. It also pays fast.  Many of their merchants are also web-based services which make it great for Australian audiences as we don’t have to cough up for the huge postage that incurs from shipping from the United States.

Merchants include:

  • Modcloth
  • Grammarly
  • Rose Wholesale
  • Wayfair.com
  • Reebok
  • Love Honey

9. iTunes Affiliate program

This affiliate program allows you to connect to millions of songs, books, movies, apps and more perfect for your tech or music blog while you earn commissions on qualifying sales. Its cookie period is 24 hours, meaning you get a commission if a user clicks on your affiliate link and makes a purchase within 24 hours. The commission rate is around 7% for content like music, movies, and books, and 2.5% for apps and in-app purchases.

10. Udemy

It is an online learning platform that offers competitive commission rates and affiliate-exclusive coupons, discounts and exclusive content, and payments are always on time.  It certainly isn’t a ‘classic’ affiliate network – but this is great for small websites and bloggers as you can either do your own e-course and sell it to your customers, alternatively, you can sign up with them and promote other peoples courses and take a cut!

11. Microsoft affiliate program

Microsoft is the largest software and technology company that has launched its affiliate program which allows you to earn commissions (about 10% on qualifying sales) by referring Office 365, Surface, Xbox, PCs and Windows Store content including, apps, games, music, movies and TV shows.

12. Amazon

With its incredible range of products, this affiliate program creates a unique opportunity for you. Its control panel is so simple to promote affiliate products and keep track of earnings, and it has a low minimum payout. However, if you’re promoting products from the US and purchases were made from Amazon in other countries, you won’t get commissions.

13. Awin Affiliate Window (formerly Zanox)

This is a global affiliate network that allows affiliates to promote big brands on their website. Its widgets, tools and interface are user-friendly, although their customer support needs improvement.

14. Rakuten Marketing (formerly LinkShare)

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This is one of the oldest affiliate marketing networks that offers a wide array of products/brands in different categories. Its user-friendly admin control panel and robust support documentation makes it a great choice, but it has limited advertisers and its payment schedules are sometimes irregular.  But it is HUGE and in Australia we are kinda limited for choice when it comes to huge affiliate programs.

Clients include:

  • Kikki.K
  • Noni B
  • Rockmans
  • Microsoft
  • Rockwear
  • Coach
  • Supre
  • Temple and Webster
  • Jurlique
  • Freedom Furniture
  • Sheridan
  • SurfStich.com
  • Lorna Jane
  • Adore Beauty


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