How to Find Lucrative Affiliate Programs? [3 EASY Ways!]

Last Update: August 10, 2019

People often ask me, "How can I find good affiliate programs to join?"

Let me answer your question within this post.

(Feel free to share this post to anyone who is thinking how to find affiliate programs.)

Here are 3 ways:

1. Type on Google, "your_niche Affiliate Programs"

You may find 100's of great affiliate programs within your niche in a few minutes.

Replace "your_niche" obviously with the niche that you are working on. For example, "luxury travel affiliate programs" if luxury travel is your niche.

Keep in mind that some people might be promoting their own company or affiliate programs there so don't rush right away if someone is recommending you something.

2. Use Wealthy Affiliate's "Affiliate Programs" Platform

Some time ago, Wealthy Affiliate launched a brand new affiliate platform.

That's something completely new and unique in the whole affiliate marketing industry.

You'll have a chance to find affiliate programs within any niche, from many different networks, read reviews of each program, etc. etc.

=> Learn more about WA Affiliate Programs platform Here

A great thing about WA affiliate program platform is that you can also communicate with other members regarding each program.

You can also see other people's reviews and add reviews by yourself.

3. Follow Influencers and Competitors within Your Niche

I've personally found several great affiliate programs just by following what other people are promoting.

If a reliable influencer is promoting something within your niche, the chances are that it might be worth taking a closer look at it.

I recommend that you follow, for example, 5-10 successful people within your niche to grab ideas that you can also use within your own marketing.

You can find them from YouTube or by doing Google searches with the keywords that you are targeting. Then look at the top websites and YouTube channels on Google.

BONUS TIP #1 - Promote What You Use

Think about the products that you are already using yourself.

Could you promote them to your audience? Probably they also have an affiliate program?

Oftentimes it's the easiest to sell the product that you are using yourself.

If you have sold yourself an idea of buying a product, it will be easier to convince others as well.

BONUS TIP #2 - Focus on a Few

Don't join 10's of affiliate programs just for the sake of it.

Focus on 1-5 affiliate programs strongly rather than trying to promote everything.

I've tried both strategies. I promoted a lot of different things and then I've focused on just a few programs.

I got much better results by focusing on a few.

Other successful affiliate marketers have said the same. Have a clear focus on which programs you want to promote and give them all your attention instead of joining a million different programs.

Final Reminder: Promote Only Something That Is Valuable, Do NOT Rush

Don't be in a hurry with getting involved with affiliate programs.

The goal is to find products/companies that you can promote possibly for months, years or even decades to come.

You don't want to rush promoting something that is not valuable and helpful to your followers.

The ultimate goal of your affiliate marketing business is not just to make money but to HELP YOUR FOLLOWERS to achieve their goals.

Let me give you an example from my own experience.

I had known a program for almost a year and I had used and researched it myself very closely for 2-3 months before I even mentioned about it to anyone online.

I wanted to make sure that it's something worth promoting and it is something that I can do for years to come.

It's much easier to promote something when you genuinely love the product and think it's the best others can get.

There you go. Smash the green "Like this" button if you found this helpful. :)

It's Your Time!

-Roope "Lucrative opportunities are all around us" Kiuttu

PS. Now I'd love to hear from you.

How do you usually find affiliate programs?

Which strategy has worked the best for you?

Let us know in the comments below!

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Kiranoppa Premium
Happy to hear you recommend focusing on just a few affiliate programs. I don´t want to join too many just for the sake of joining, or because we´re told we should join certain number of affiliate programs on the WA training.

I´m actually a bit stuck on the training, because I haven´t joined as many affiliate programs as we "should". Maybe I could just move on without joining too many programs.
LouiseBT Premium
Hey Roope
Thank you so much for always sharing your knowledge with the community - you are amazing!
I have not done everything you mention here, I have followed other influencers to see what they are doing, but not the other methods you suggest. So far, I have also joined too many affiliate programs too quickly and gotten myself lost in the process - living and learning.
I see you have recommended 1 - 5 Affiliate Programs, I am definitely way over that number now - best I backtrack and bit and see what I should change :-)
Blessings always
Mubs1 Premium
The only downside about promoting 1 or 2 affiliate programmes is one could dry up and reduce your earnings zero. I had this experience with one programme I promote heavily. It was doing good ($2000+/month) and then June google update ruined it.

I learned my lesson and am focusing on 3 now including Amazon.
Kiranoppa Premium
Thanks for sharing your experience, that´s also good to know that could happen if you promote only 1 program.
Roybretton Premium
Hello Roope,

I hope that you are doing well, it's always a pleasure to read your blog posts, I appreciate your wise words and advice.

I normally find affiliate programs by searching Google.

I think it's good to see what other genuine affiliate marketers are promoting, we can learn a lot through others.

Have a great Sunday.

RoopeKiuttu Premium
Thanks for sharing Roy!
skmorrow Premium
I have been guilty of applying to a lot of affiliate programs, and am having success with very few. I agree, you have to pick and choose and focus your efforts.
RoopeKiuttu Premium
Yep, with a good focus it's usually easier to get the results.
CarolMeador Premium
Thanks for this informative post, Roope. I am just beginning to look for affiliate programs, and this was very helpful. Carol
RoopeKiuttu Premium
Happy to hear that Carol!
CarolMeador Premium
jetrbby80316 Premium
This is a good one!
KingZ221 Premium
Great advice Roope.
Thanks for sharing.
RoopeKiuttu Premium
Thank you Eli!
Great post Roope!

I must admit, with my current (and first) niche, kitesurfing for beginners, There doesn't seem to be a huge number of companies within the sector who offer affiliate programs. I wonder if anyone here has experience of approaching companies and suggesting they start an affiliate program?
RoopeKiuttu Premium
Thanks for sharing Adrian.

Have you looked into other kitesurfing websites and YouTube channels? What are they promoting?

Some companies don't publicly show an affiliate program on their website but if you send them an email and ask for it they might have it. So that's something to keep in mind. Companies love it if someone is willing to promote their products.
DukeDivDoug Premium
I really enjoyed reading your article. I was helpful. Keep up the great work you are doing.
RoopeKiuttu Premium
Glad to hear that Doug. I wish lots of success with all your work as well! 👍
Twack Premium
Excellent, solid tips, as always. Huge thanks Roope.
RoopeKiuttu Premium
Thank you Twack! I appreciate it!
Talk2Ray Premium
Thank you, Roope, for sharing this. I have researched a little bit on the new Affiliate Programs section but want to do more, it just takes time. Your input helped me get some ideas about how to proceed.
RoopeKiuttu Premium
Yes, I agree with you Ray, it takes time. And I think it's fine because optimally we want to find something valuable to promote for long term.
Dave07 Premium
Lots of useful advice here!
Personally i use the Google search method. You find some interesting stuff if you dig deep enough 😀
RoopeKiuttu Premium
You're right. Google search works perfectly for this.
MKearns Premium
I'm saving this one. Thank you, Roope!
RoopeKiuttu Premium
Thank you Michael!
jetrbby80316 Premium
Much needed post Roope, Great advice. Thank You!
RoopeKiuttu Premium
Glad to hear that, Thank you for reading Kaju!

Feel free to share this for your WA referrals also who want to find affiliate programs :)
jetrbby80316 Premium
I have already recommended this post to several WA members, one who asked this question in the forum:)