Best affiliate programs for indie makers

A good way to generate income from your blog, podcast, email newsletter, or YouTube channel is to become an affiliate for products related to your topic.

Here are some of the best affiliate programs I’ve found for different niches.

Online course affiliate programs

  • Podia – Creators use Podia to sell digital downloads, courses, and membership programs. Affiliates for Podia can earn up to 30% recurring commission.

Email newsletter software affiliate programs

  • ConvertKitConvertKit is the tool I use to create and send email newsletters. They offer an affiliate program, paying up to 30% for 24 months for each customer who registers as a paid user.

Podcast hosting affiliate programs

  • Transistor – At Transistor, we’ve had a generous affiliate program from the beginning: you earn a 25% commission every month for every podcast customer you refer to us.

Analytics software affiliate programs

  • Fathom AnalyticsFathom is the Google Analytics alternative I use for my websites. I love their simple dashboard! Fathom affiliates receive 25% recurring commissions for each referral to Fathom. Plus, your referrals will get a $10 discount for their first invoice.

E-commerce affiliate programs

  • Shopify – Shopify is one of the most popular e-commerce platforms. Affiliates earn 200% commission on the first customer’s fees for up to $2,000 in commissions.

Affiliate software affiliate programs

  • Rewardful – Yes, even affiliate tools have their own affiliate programs! Rewardful is the tool I use to manage Transistor's affiliate program. The Friends of Rewardful program gives a 25% commission on the first 12 months for paying customers you refer.

Becoming an affiliate for Software as a Service (SaaS) products can be particularly rewarding: the best affiliate programs will offer up to 25% of the revenue you generate for them, recurring every month! On Transistor’s affiliate program, affiliates earn up to $9,000 per month.

Justin Jackson

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Published on December 14th, 2022
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