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9 Easy Ways to Implement Affiliate Marketing Programs

What tool or service do you use to easily implement affiliate marketing on your business website or blog?

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.


1. ClickBank

Nathalie Lussier If you have a digital product, then tapping into ClickBank’s marketplace of awesome affiliates is the way to go. I love that ClickBank handles all the payments to affiliates and takes care of a ton of the technology stuff, too. It’s easy to set up, and it integrates with many membership site plugins as well.

- Nathalie Lussier, The Website Checkup Tool

2. Zferral

lawrence watkins Zferral is an online platform that allows businesses to start their own affiliate marketing program. Starting at $79/month, it allows you to get started with your program at a lower upfront cost. This way, you can test the market and see if your product lends itself to affiliate marketing. The support is good and the product has many integrations with other apps like Mailchimp.

- Lawrence Watkins, Great Black Speakers

3. Skimlinks

doreen-bloch Skimlinks is a phenomenal affiliate marketing service that’s even used by Internet giants like Pinterest. Once installed with a few lines of code, Skimlinks can convert any existing product URL into an affiliate link so you can monetize your content. And Skimlinks even has a feature to include rollover product specs and pricing. It’s one of the best monetization methods for blogs.

- Doreen Bloch, Poshly Inc.

4. Referly

Bhavin Parikh Referly is a relatively new startup that makes it extremely easy to add items to your collection and refer those items to others.

- Bhavin Parikh, Magoosh Test Prep

5. WordPress Affiliate Platform Plugin

Dave Ursillo WordPress Affiliate Platform Plugin from is a great way to integrate an affiliate program with your WordPress storefront.

- Dave Ursillo, The Literati Writers

6. VigLink

Aaron Schwartz VigLink is a seamless affiliate solution. Their reporting is great and, importantly for someone who is just starting, they have a very responsive customer service function.

- Aaron Schwartz, Modify Watches

7. PeerFly

John Hall I’ve seen great results from PeerFly affiliate marketing, headed by Chad French. It’s a great resource for large and small blogs, and they are very reasonable about the payout.

- John Hall, Digital Talent Agents

8. HasOffers

Peter NguyenHasOffers is probably one of the best, most cost-effective affiliate tracking tools out there.

- Peter Nguyen, Literati Institute

9. Commission Junction

josh weiss CJ is the #1 company in the affiliate space. It’s quick, free and easy to sign up as a publisher, join affiliate programs, implement text links and banner ads and start making affiliate money.

- Josh Weiss, Bluegala

About the Author: The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.
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