The Top 10 Best Affiliate Programs for Fashion Bloggers

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Whether you are just starting out or have a steady following, affiliate programs are detrimental in allowing your blog or website to generate revenue. Simply by embedding affiliate links or allowing clickable affiliate advertisements to appear in your content, affiliate programs allow you to earn commission. While most affiliate programs pay you commission when a purchase is made through your affiliate link, some also pay commission for every click on an affiliate link. Since affiliate programs will most likely become your sole source of revenue, it is important to know the difference between affiliate programs and decide which programs will work best for your blog or website.

Important Words to Know:

 

Affiliate Program: A platform that allows a publisher to generate revenue by utilizing links and advertisements associated with the products and services of a business.

Affiliate Network: Exactly how it sounds! This is a network of participating affiliate programs, and serves as the connection between the publisher and the affiliate programs. When a publisher is enrolled in an affiliate network they have the ability to gain access to the affiliate programs within the network.

Publisher: The blogger or content writer of a website in charge of managing and utilizing the affiliate links and advertisements.

Commission: The revenue earned by the publisher through the affiliate program. Generally, the publisher earns commission when a reader clicks on participating links and purchases a product.

Cookie Duration: The amount of time that an affiliate link is active for the generation of revenue. For example, once publishing the link to a various product the publisher may only have a 24hr window during which a purchase through the link can earn them commission.

User Experience: Whether it be the ease of creating affiliate links, tracking earnings, or simply navigating the site, some affiliate programs and affiliate networks are easier than others. Overall user experience, is a great way to rate and compare these sites.

Exclusivity: While most affiliate networks and affiliate programs will give you instant access to use their services and start generating revenue, some are more competitive and may require you to have a certain amount of followers and page visits.

Rakuten Affiliate Network (formerly Linkshare)

Participating Affiliate Programs Include:

7 For All Mankind, Clarins, Lancome, passarela.com, Macy’s, Mango, Monsoon Accessorize, musicnotes.com, Saba, Sephora, Sportscraft, Vans, Viator, Vince Camuto, VisionDirect.com, Walmart, Wayfair, Wine.com.br, and Zimmermann

Exclusivity

Rakuten Affiliate Network allows anyone with a legitimate website or blog to register. Once registered with the network you can work with almost any of the participating affiliate programs.

Niche

This affiliate network is great for any publisher in the fashion and beauty niche. It has a wide variety of affiliate programs including department store, high-end, and beauty brands.

Commission

Revenue is generated when the publishers affiliate links result in a sale. Earnings are paid to the publisher on a monthly basis, as long as the earnings have reached a minimum of $50. If a month of revenue is less than $50 it is rolled over into the next month.

Cookie Duration

Varies according to affiliate program

User Experience

The Rakuten Affiliate Network has an easy to navigate site. The application process for publishers is quick and easy. Once accepted into the network, in depth reports allow you to easily track your traffic and earnings.

Shareasale

Participating Affiliate Programs Include:

Gymboree, Crazy8, Janie and Jack, Reebok, The RealReal, Modcloth, Shein, Lulus, SA Co., Dress Lily, Proozy.com, CUPSHE, Sun Frog Shirts, Johnston & Murphy, Working Person’s Store, ChicV, Soft Surroundings, RoseGal.com, Fashion Mia, Pura Vida Bracelets, Tea Collection, ROMWE, Rose Wholesale, Chic Wish, Groopdealz, Primary.com, and Trunk Club

Exclusivity

Shareasale allows any publisher with a legitimate website or blog to register. Once registered the publisher gains access to over 3,900 affiliate programs in several categories including accessories and clothing.

Niche

Due to the vast variety of participating programs, Shareasale is an excellent affiliate network for any type of fashion blogger including accessories, beauty, high-end merchandise, and clothing.

Commission

Shareasale has a variety of ways to generate revenue, including pay-per-click, pay-per-lead, and pay-per-sale based commission depending on the affiliate program. Sale based commissions vary from 4%-35%.

Cookie Duration

Varies according to affiliate program

User Experience

Shareasale is an easy to navigate website with a simple registration process. Shareasale offers much more information than Rakuten Affiliate Network regarding their affiliate programs prior to registration, which is very helpful. After registering, Shareasale offers detailed reports to help track traffic and earnings.

RewardStyle

Participating Affiliate Programs Include:

Sephora, West Elm, Net-A-Porter, Laura Mercier, Crate & Barrel, Top Shop, Joe Fresh, ModCloth, Starwood, Missguided, Kate Spade, and Etsy

 

Exclusivity

RewardStyle prides itself on being an invitation-only platform, and is one of the hardest networks to get into. Publishers must have a history of heavy traffic and a loyal following.

Niche

Rewardstyle is a great fit for publishers with a successful fashion blog that maintains high traffic. They have an incredible selection of participating affiliate networks and affiliate programs for a fashion-focused blogger.

Commission

This network offers much higher commission than most of its competitors, which is why many fashion bloggers apply again and again for access to its affiliate programs. Commission is generated by pay-per-sale transactions.

Cookie Duration

30-Days

User Experience

Compared to the websites of Shareasale and Rakuten Affiliate Network, Rewardstyle is one of the nicer websites and is both sleek and user friendly. Detailed reports allow the user to easily track traffic and earnings.

CJ Affiliate (formerly Commission Junction)

Participating Affiliate Programs Include:

Shopbop, Ulta, Qvc, Chantecaille, Strawberrynet, American Apparel, Zappos, Brooks Brothers, Banana Republic, Forever 21, Free People, Gap, Ann Taylor, Old Navy, LOFT, Lululemon, Philosophy, and Urban Outfitters

Exclusivity

Any publisher with a legitimate blog or website is able to register for free and can participate in most of the affiliate programs available through the network. Before applying CJ Affiliate does warn publishers that if they are unable to generate revenue with their site or blog for any six month period, the account will be deactivated and charged a $10 fee.

Niche

CJ Affiliate has a lot of large fashion brands and is a great resource for any serious fashion blogger.

Commission

Publishers generate their earnings through pay-per-sale transactions on a monthly basis. Publishers who maintain 10K in commissions per month and present high quality content can qualify for the CJ Performer program, gaining them additional insight and access into even more affiliate programs.

Cookie Duration

Varies according to affiliate program

User Experience

CJ Affiliate has a fairly user friendly website if you are familiar with affiliate networks already. However, if this is your first time with affiliate networks it can be a little confusing, and many fashion bloggers agree that they would not suggest this for a new fashion blogger. CJ Affiliate does have easy link generation compared to many of its competitors, and allows you to track traffic and earnings with detailed reports.

Shopstyle Collective

Participating Affiliate Programs Include:

Shopbop, Sephora, Neiman Marcus, H&M, Revolve, Forever 21, CB2, asos, Ulta, West Elm, Wayfair, Glossier, Anthropologie, Reformation, Net-A-Porter, Nike, Topshop, Nordstrom, Saks 5th Ave,

Exclusivity

Anyone with a legitimate website or blog is free to sign-up, and the process is quick and easy.

Niche

Between the great variety of affiliated brands and low risk structure of the commission, this is a great platform for any type of fashion blogger.

Commission

Shopstyle Collective is one of the only networks that focuses solely on pay-per-click commission. That means that whenever anyone clicks on your affiliate link, regardless if they make a purchase, you receive commission. Since Shopstyle Collective pays for every click, commissions are not received for any sales.

Cookie Duration

Varies per affiliate program

User Experience

Shopstyle Collective is extremely user friendly and can be used easily on any device. This is particularly useful because most platforms are very difficult to manage using a mobile device. They offer easy link generation, the ability to tag videos, and product widgets. They even offer the ability to generate revenue from affiliate links within your snapchat and instagram accounts!

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Skimlinks

Participating Affiliate Programs

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Viglink

Participating Affiliate Programs

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Impact Radius

Participating Affiliate Programs

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Ebay Enterprise

Participating Affiliate Programs

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Amazon

Participating Affiliate Programs

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