13 Best Affiliate Programs For Pinterest to Make More Comissions

In this article, we’ll take a look at the best affiliate programs for Pinterest. Pinterest is one of the unique social networks, but some of those slightly strange features can support influencers and entrepreneurs in building thriving promotional networks.

I built this list with two things in mind. First of all, there’s the money.

I combed through many, many different affiliate programs to find the ones that offer the best payment terms. I also considered the types of products and services that are likely to perform well on Pinterest, which has its own audience with its own preferences.

But if you are looking for more than Pinterest programs, take a look at our other article for more details.

Here’s the list of the thirteen best affiliate programs for Pinterest.


1. SocialPilot

SocialPilot creates social media management tools for businesses and individuals. These tools can help manage multiple streams of social media content effortlessly. This is an ideal company to promote if your following includes lots of business and creative types who need an orderly social media output.

The affiliate program has a very nice perk: your commissions can keep coming in after the initial purchase. That’s because the service is subscription-based, with customers paying every month, and you keep getting each month—up to 30% per client!

Commission(s): 30%

Cookie Duration: 90 days


2. Amazon Associate

Amazon Associates is one of the big boys in this space, with tens of thousands of participants in their affiliate program. As you can expect, there’s no single product that Amazon Affiliate marketers are pushing. Instead, there’s a range of products and services that shift according to the corporation’s priorities. One month the link may be to Prime Video, another month to their Grocery Delivery.

The payment structure at Amazon is complex, as you would expect with the world’s largest retailer. Different categories of products bring in percentage amounts when a customer you referred clicks on them. You’ll make the most from Luxury Products and Luxury Beauty Products (around 10%) and less from other categories like Watches, Jewelry, Luggage, Shoes, and Handbags & Accessories (about 4%).

Commission(s): PPS, Varies

Cookie Duration: 24 hours


3. ClickBank

ClickBank is an internet marketplace whose business model is built around affiliate marketing. They allow other companies to list products on their sites, like eBay or Amazon, but the reason that companies want to sell their products on ClickBank is the site’s network of affiliate marketers. In a way, they act as a middleman between affiliate marketers and companies.

ClickBank allows vendors to choose the commission that a marketer will earn if they create a sale. That means you could earn just 1% on a sale, or up to 75%, depending on which product you’re promoting. The idea behind this structure is that companies that want a lot of promotion will select a high commission rate, while those that don’t need as much can go lower.

Commission(s): PPS, Varies

Cookie Duration: 60 days


4. ShareASale

ShareASale is another network of affiliate marketers, similar to ClickBank. However, they are different in that they focus specifically on small and medium-sized businesses. Their system is also capable of handling real-time tracking of how a product is performing and the ability for vendors to screen affiliates by quality.

For both affiliate marketers and vendors, ShareASale allows a lot of customization. Both groups can choose the types of payment models they’re interested in offering and pursuing, respectively. This means you’ll have the ability to choose between promoting products that use PPS, PPC, or PPA.

Commission(s): PPS, PPC, or PPA, Varies

Cookie Duration: 90 days


5. Mister Art

Getting back to programs that are direct with a single company, rather than a large web platform, Mister Art sells art supplies over the internet. In fact, it’s the largest online art retailer. Influencers who’ve built a following through their creativity are a natural fit for promoting Mister Art’s products.

The affiliate program offers a fairly high commission on products that are quite often high priced. A partnership with Commission Junction, a platform for tracking affiliate marketing, allows Mister Art to give marketers a large amount of information and security. They provide third-party tracking, real-time reporting, and regular commission payments.

Commission(s): PPS, 30%

Cookie Duration: 30 days


6. Zazzle

Zazzle is a platform for creatives to provide customizable pieces of art, jewelry, coffee mugs. Their website features software that allows customers to create and edit their own designs for printing. Predictably, one of their top sellers in the past year was masks.

Zazzle calls their affiliate scheme the ‘Zazzle Associates Team,’ and it’s based around sharing links to specific products made by their independent designers. In addition to their usual rate shown below, they have a volume bonus that bumps the commission up to 17%.

Commission(s): PPS, 15%

Cookie Duration: 45 days


7. Tailwindapp

Tailwind is a social media planner.. It’s a bit more advanced than a drag and drop website builder like Wix (which we’ll cover in just a moment) but provides several tools that make HTML writing easier. There’s a special hover command to make elements of a site pop out when a mouse is over them as well as software that cleans your code and checks for duplicate content.

Tailwind gives their affiliate marketers a few resources to make their job easier. There are tools to find hashtags that will bring in the best possible engagement. Pinterest specifically has a system to help optimize each pin.

Commission(s): PPA, 15% recurring

Cookie Duration: 90 days


8. Canva

Canva is an online graphic design outfit, which helps you present your content in the best way. Their system for creating templates applies to all sorts of media, from powerpoints and Instagram stories to infographics and invoices. There are in house designers that collaborate with clients on high enough membership levels.

They gear their affiliate program towards design influences and design educators. Canva also offers live support on affiliate marketing to those they accept into the program.

Commission(s): PPS, up to $36

Cookie Duration: 30 days


9. Teachable

Teachable offers a platform for anyone to create and sell courses online. Someone with expertise in spearfishing, for instance, can film lectures and demonstrations. Then, people who’re interested in the topic buy the course from the Teachable website. There’s also the option for customers to subscribe to the site as a whole for full access.

Those two options mean that there are two targets for an affiliate marketer. Option one is trying to get your audience to sign up to the whole site, which carries a hefty price tag (and, therefore, a big commission). Option two is promoting specific courses that your followers might show particular interest in.

Commission(s): PPS, 30%

Cookie Duration: 90 days


10. TripAdvisor

One of the more recognizable brands on this list, TripAdvisor, helps travelers to make choices about where to eat and what hotels to stay in. Their service is based on reviews from other travelers. You’ve probably seen their logo on doors or their plaque on walls while abroad.

Their affiliate program has two sides to it. The first is direct referrals to hotels, on which affiliate marketers are paid a whopping 50%. The second stream is a PPC setup, which kicks in when a user who’s followed your link clicks to third-party booking services. The amount you’ll make varies based on location and season, so there’s no certainty here.

Commission(s): PPS, 50% on booking and PPC, variable

Cookie Duration: 14 days


11. Booking.com

Booking.com is another travel website that finds deals for hotels, air travel, car rentals, and even airport taxis. They have a strong focus on creating bundles that travelers can complete in one click, taking care of their hotel and rental car simultaneously.

Their affiliate program is tailored towards businesses more than influencers. They have several tools to create customizable banner ads that can be attached to a business’ website. It would show specific flights or hotels and their price, as part of a system that booking.com runs. You wouldn’t have to change anything beyond setting it up.

Commission(s): PPS, 25%

Cookie Duration: 1 day


12. Wix

Wix is a website builder that balances ease of use with powerful functionality. One can build a website through their system, which allows you to customize your website’s design. There’s a lot of other tools that work under the hood, like an SEO optimizer.

Wix can be picky with their affiliates, but they offer profound benefits to those they do select. Not only is there a big payout for the traffic you drive, but you also get access to many of their creative resources to build your brand and online presence.

Commission(s): PPS, $100+

Cookie Duration: 30 days


13. Grammarly

Grammarly is a proofreading software that helps writers create mistake-free stories, blog posts, and copy. Their basic tools are free, but membership options grant access to more advanced tools that evaluate the tone of voice and readability.

An affiliate can earn money from their links providing users who register for the free option and those that join the paid one. Of course, you’ll make more money when someone chooses the paid option, but free subscriptions are easier to deliver.

Commission(s): PPA $0.20 per free subscription, PPS $20 per paid subscription

Cookie Duration: 90 days

What Is Affiliate Marketing?

Before taking a look at different programs, I’d like to go over the basics of affiliate marketing quickly. Affiliate marketing is a child of the internet; it’s a way of advertising based on the connections people build online. Simply put, a popular social media user can enter into a deal with a company to promote their products in exchange for a commission.

The company will provide you with a link to their products, and each time someone clicks on it or buys something, that commission kicks in, and you make some dollars.

This article will focus on affiliate programs that work well on Pinterest, but please check our complete guide for a full list of affiliate programs.

Ok, What Else Do I Need to Know?

As you’re looking through this list, there are two bits of information that’ll keep popping up. It’s important to understand the role of cookies and the different types of commissions to make the best choice of affiliate programs for you.

What Are Cookies? Why Are They Important?

Cookies are the little crumbs that keep track of us across the internet, allowing a website to remember your past visits. If you’ve made some kind of change on a website, like muting the volume or choosing interests, it’s a cookie that tells the website to apply those same changes next time you log in.

Affiliate marketers need to care about cookies because they will record that your link is the one that brought the customer to their site. That means that, even if your follower buys the product a few days after clicking your link, the cookie will remember that you were the one who referred them.

What Types of Commissions Are There?

Not all affiliate programs work the same way. Different companies base their payments on different metrics—basically, what your follower needs to do so that your commission is triggered and paid out. Remember these acronyms because they show up below!

Pay Per Sale (PPS)

PPS is the most intuitive payment structure. If someone you’ve referred buys a product, you get paid a certain amount. It’s also the most common, with about 80% of affiliate schemes using the model.

Pay Per Click (PPC)

In this payment model, you earn a commission each time someone clicks on one of your links, whether or not a sale happens.

Pay Per Action (PPA)

When you’re part of a PPA program, the brand bases your commission on the customer doing something rather than buying something. The action might be completing a survey or subscribing to an email newsletter.

Outro

So, which one of these brands fits your personality and following best? Pick one or two or three, and see if those commissions start rolling in.

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