Hi, Jamie! Very good list. I needed something like this for 2018 so that I know what to target in the future blogs I create. As for now, I’m comfortable using SiteGround affiliate network and it’s pretty good actually. Their hosting service is pretty much the best considered its price. I’ve tried others but SiteGround stands out. I’ll also try new affiliate networks, something from the list you have just provided. I think Amazon is too saturated at the moment, and I need a better network. 2018 will be interesting indeed.
So, before you criticize any other Wealthy Affiliate member’s website, please do your own research and don’t just criticize based on your own limiting beliefs. I can’t guarantee for other people but I can swear to you 100% with my life that I always write my reviews honestly based on thorough research. The proofs are all on my website if you’re willing to do your own research.
That being said, LinkConnector’s platform looks and feels outdated and is rather clumsily designed. Their dashboard also makes it difficult to find “hot” products or compare conversion rates, leaving affiliates somewhat in the dark about which products to choose. Ironically, despite their low-quality website, they offer some of the best customer service in the affiliate space.
By quite a large margin Amazon has the largest affiliate marketing program out there, with products from more than 1.5 million sellers. Amazon has the most easy-to-use technology of all the affiliate programs I will be reviewing today. Beginners to affiliate marketing with even the most limited technical expertise will have no problems in getting up and running with the Amazon associates program, while more experienced marketers can create custom tools and websites with the APIs and advanced implementations available to them. The great thing about Amazon is that anything from kids toys to laptops can generate sales if they are purchased through any Amazon affiliate link.
But to be honest, that only happens for beginners. If you’ve really taken the time to look at my site, I’m always writing 100% honest and balanced reviews. I spend hours to research for each product and reflect their true identity. I don’t just trash other products to promote Wealthy Affiliate. I do have other recommended programs like Inbox Blueprint, Affilorama and ClickBank University because they deserve to be recommended.
There are many affiliate marketing programs one can join as a publisher as well as an advertiser, but having your own system - once you define your niche - will also bring money because it will be a passive income. You present the platform for people to use and then improve it, working out the features and details to stand out among the competitors.