What Platforms Provide The Most Affiliate Commissions?

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If you are an affiliate marketer you are obviously interested in making the most use of your time and content development skills.

If you are going to write a new article, create a new video, or design a new social media post, you want to make sure that if you do receive any affiliate commission you receive the maximum amount possible.

You worked for that link clink, and one link click requires the same amount of work whether it’s for $100 or $1,000 so rightfully so, you want to make the most of it.

You’ve probably spent hours wondering what platforms provide the most affiliate commissions. Well, you have come to the right place for answers.

In this article, you’ll read about some of the highest commission platforms in terms of $ amount, but also percentage of commission for sign up. You’ll also read about where exactly to find these platforms.

That’s not all, this article makes some key points surrounding what to look out for when seeking out affiliate platforms. There are a few things that should not be substituted for higher commissions, we will discuss those as well.

So let’s get started!

What Platforms Offer The Highest Affiliate Commissions Per Sale?

There are many different types of platforms offering high commissions on high ticket items. Historically, this has been a very scam filled industry.

These higher commissions were typically offered by MLM platforms.

An MLM, from an MLM proponent perspective (also known as a Multi-Level Marketing business) is a business, take HerbaLife for example, where a consumer of products can share their experiences with friends and family.

When that friend, family member, or the general public signs up, they receive commission for that sign up.

There are a couple catches though…

With an MLM, you would have to purchase the high ticket items yourself in order to receive the affiliate marketing links needed to start making commission.

Often times you weren’t selling anything but the “digital course” you took that taught you exactly how to sell the product and perpetuate the problem.

MLMs find new victims every day.

One thing that is key to remember is that if you have to purchase a product you are no longer an affiliate marketer you are a consumer of that product.

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MLMs are essentially just semi-legal pyramid schemes. Heavy emphasis on “semi”.

Many are victims of MLM scams before they become affiliate marketers. You can read a bit more about my story with MLMs and how I discovered Wealthy Affiliate and became a successful affiliate marketer by clicking here.

While many of the commissions with MLMs can be much higher, you are also paying a premium up front to even market that product. Without naming any names, I’ve seen particular MLM scams that charge up to $50,000 for their top products right off the bat.

This is why ultimately affiliate marketing is low or no up front cost (no premium), but the commission $ amounts can suffer.

That being said, there are quite a few programs out there that can offer you high commission.

The Amazon Affiliate program has a majority of mainstream products, depending on your niche you can sell very high ticket items.

Majority of the large brands sell products on Amazon, and many independent manufacturers and distributors also use Amazon as their primary marketplace because they have nowhere else to market and sell their items.

You can use services like Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) to house products and thus they can be shipped directly from Amazon’s warehouses.┬áThis is why so many high ticket items can be found on Amazon quickly.

A quick example: Being part of the health and fitness niche with Incite Fitness I can find products on Amazon that are basically entire home gyms. Home gyms can range up to around $10,000. If you are receiving 7% on a $10,000 product this can be quite lucrative as your commission is then $700 for just one sale of that item.

Another unique benefit of the Amazon Affiliate program is that usually you can look over the reviews and vet the different products without having to dive too deep into the product itself for research purposes.

However, the drawback of the Amazon Affiliate program is that you only receive up to maybe the 7% commission outlined in the above example.

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This means that the amount you bring home at the end of the day is not near as much as if you were to be pulling down 50% of a higher ticket item like that.

If your niche does not offer as many high ticket items, you’ll need to look for those platforms that are higher commission % platforms. Not necessarily high ticket or high $ amount products.

Even then, you can sometimes find some high $ amount, high commission % platforms that are lucrative places to find promotions. That brings us to the next major point and what probably really led you here in the first place…

Where To Find High Percentage Commission Affiliate Platforms?

Some of the platforms that offer the highest ticket items are platforms like Clickbank, Commission Junction, JVZoo.

It’s important to be careful that the different affiliate opportunities on these sites are carefully vetted and that you do your due diligence.

It’s imperative that you dig into the company before marketing it. One bad marketing scheme can result in a plethora of bad press and bad word of mouth about your online business.

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If this happens it can be crippling.

You may kill your overall rankings in the search engines, your social media reputation could collapse, and ultimately you may be stuck struggling to rebuild your online business because you marketed a product as a “great product” that really turned out to be a flop.

Clickbank can be a prime example of a marketplace with a few sketchy affiliate offers out there.

Although you may receive 50% commission for a particular product marketing campaign, that product could be something like The Millionaire Switch.

There are ways to make sure that you shed light on the terrible products and you can offer very detailed negative reviews that can hopefully offer a realistic point of view on these products.

These platforms can still offer some very legit high commission products that can offer hundreds of dollars worth of commission depending.

An example of a high commission product on Clickbank would be like this one:

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I personally have not reviewed 7-figure Cycle. As you can see it is 50% commission on a sale and you can knock down over $1,000 on that same sale.

These products can be great products, but most with a huge $/sale are probably similar to the MLM products that were discussed above. You likely don’t want to market these, and usually the high price tag can be a deterrent for regular every day people looking to purchase products within your niche.

Yes, there is the classic “would you rather put in the work to sell one product for $1 million, or 1 million products for $1”.

The answer out of most people is that it takes the same amount of effort to get the one sale whether it be for $1 million or $1, but that’s not necessarily true.

The population of people with the capacity to make a $1 million purchase is much smaller than the number of consumers who can make a $1 purchase.

Something to focus on is what seems like a realistic product price for your niche. Although these products may be a bit lower cost, this is where the higher % commission is important.

My #1 Recommendation For a High % Commission Platform

There are quite a few high % commission platforms out there. Clickbank once again offers many of these. Commission Junction (CJ) is another great platform with high commission for more reputable brands. Some key brands like Nike, Underarmour, even GoDaddy and Yahoo use CJ to find affiliates.

An example of what you’ll find on Commission Junction is shown here:

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While all of these are great once you are an affiliate marketer. You can also use a one stop shop.

My number one recommendation for a high % affiliate platform is hands down Wealthy Affiliate.

Wealthy Affiliate allows you to market multiple projects, this includes domain sales, services, hosting (SiteRubix), and support. You can also advertise their keyword research platform Jaaxy.

Not to mention Wealthy Affiliate provides you with a full scale affiliate training university with hundreds of online training videos.

The commission that Wealthy Affiliate offers is around 50% on all products and services.

Although Wealthy Affiliate is not a high ticket item promotion, it can add up quickly with the commission structure shown below for both Jaaxy and WA:

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As you can see both the commission structure for Jaaxy and Wealthy Affiliate is pretty lucrative. This is especially true with yearly sign ups.

The 12% conversion rate is one of the best for affiliate marketers and has proven to be a great revenue resource for myself and over 1.4 million other WA members.

Interested in learning more about Wealthy Affiliate and what the platform has to offer?

If you have experience with high commission platforms, have questions about where to find them, or have an opinion on what the best high commission affiliate resources are… please leave a comment below to discuss these topics further.

I’ll personally respond to you as soon as possible.

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20 thoughts on “What Platforms Provide The Most Affiliate Commissions?”

  1. Thank you for this lovely and educating post. Affiliate marketing is one of the best way to make money online if not the best. But to see company that pays high commission is really an uphill task considering the newbies likw me who still struggles to find our way. But reading your post on high commission companies like clickbank, JVZoo and others will really help.

    1. Hello Kehinde!

      I appreciate the kind words, and thank YOU for reading this article. 

      I would have to agree with you and state that affiliate marketing is perhaps the most lucrative opportunity for online business owners at this time. 

      High commissions can be hard to come by, and as I mentioned in the article these commissions sometimes come with a price and that can be a lackluster or “scammy” product so to speak. 

      If you ever find yourself running into a wall, feel free to reach out to me and I’ll do my best to help you get over that hurdle and find the right products. 

      Yes, definitely start with Clickbank and JVZoo… if you need additional help you can always check out the training that Wealthy Affiliate offers through the Wealthy Affiliate University

      Let me know if you have any more questions or thoughts!


  2. Great article, and it is a pity that Amazon offers such low commissions, as I find that it is the easiest platform to become an affiliate for.

    MLM, as you stated, is most times just a rip-off, with the marketer never quite making his money back. Most people spend more at MLM’s than they make.

    Although I haven’t tried Commission Junction, Clickbank has paid me some great commissions, but the problem is you have to sieve through the products to find something worth promoting. Also if you don’t make a sale for more than 90 days, they start deducting $1 off your commission each pay period, which I find is unfair.

    Wealthy Affiliate looks like a great option, and the best thing is that it could become a recurring commission if you play your cards right.

    1. Hi Michel!

      It really is, Amazon is perhaps the easiest platform to provide high quality products at a reasonable price point for consumers. I do agree it’s simple to sign up as an affiliate as well. 

      I do agree with you there, I personally spent a little bit at MLMs back in my early years in college not realizing the scheme I was involved in. I was the typical kid trying to make a few bucks convincing myself that the terrible energy drink I was drinking was a healthy alternative to Monster and I was doing my friends a favor by promoting it. 

      That’s interesting. I had not yet heard about the $1 deduction! I guess it helps that I end up with consistent sales but that’s a very good point to take into consideration when analyzing the different platforms and their benefits. Thank you so much for sharing and hopefully my readers will catch that little excerpt here in the comments. 

      Wealthy Affiliate is great! The recurring part of the commission is really the best part. Once you establish some base users and then more trickle in each month it’s pretty simple to keep the ball rolling and retain members. The platform speaks for itself once folks sign up for a free account.

      I appreciate all your wisdom and help here. Please come back and read more and keep offering your perspective. I quite enjoyed it!


  3. Everyone just starting up as an affiliate marketer would always want to maximize the opportunity to make the highest money which likely results in falling into multi level marketing schemes which are scams, more often then not. However, wealthy affiliate provides a viable platform to leverage your skills to make money.

    1. Yes! I agree 100%. That’s usually what attracts people when they are new to online business. It’s like the shiny car that is made by the same manufacturer that makes your every day driver. It really is just a scheme to get you to shell out more than you need to in order to ACTUALLY make money online and build a REAL online business. 

      Are you also a member at Wealthy Affiliate? If so I’d love to connect there and bounce ideas off of one another. 

      Thanks for reading! Glad you found this article. 


  4. Hi Dalton!

    Thanks for sharing this interesting article, I just stumbled across it and I felt like chipping in some comments based on the quality of the content especially by outlining the benefits of Wealth Affiliate to other Affiliate commissions platform like clickbank. Wealth Affiliate still remains the best and most recommended platform for online entrepreneurs and anyone looking to grow an online business. It has wonderful trainings and each comes with a module to help enhance your skills.Great article anyway. Cheer’s

    1. Hey Tony! Thanks for weighing in my friend. 

      Glad you also have had a positive experience with Wealthy Affiliate. I really do find it to be a tremendous platform. I actually have gone after the Premium Membership at WA because it’s second to none in terms of training, hosting, and the community is so helpful. If you are looking to run a successful online business Wealthy Affiliate is the place to be. 

      Thanks for offering your own unique perspective!


  5. This post was filled with lots of information, reading it I was able to refresh my memory about a thing or two about affiliate marketing but one thing that caught my eyes is the fact that people actually promote jaaxy keyword search tool, I have been a member of wealthy affiliate and i have not tried it, reading your post has made me challenge myself into promoting it. How do I start? 

    1. Hello Seun, 

      I’m glad you thought that this post was informative! That was my goal. It seems you are already an affiliate marketer, it’s good to hear that this article allowed you to brush up on some of the stuff that may have fallen by the wayside. 

      Promoting Jaaxy is pretty simple. I have an example of an article I wrote promoting Jaaxy. You can check that out here.

      All you need to do to grab your affiliate link for Jaaxy is look under your Wealthy Affiliate promotional links and it should be housed there. Since you have Jaaxy as a perk of being a Wealthy Affiliate Premium Member you can also access your Jaaxy dashboard through the side of the WA page and that will take you directly to Jaaxy. Click “affiliate program” and that will take you to the links and banners you might need.

      Hope that helps!


  6. I have bookmarked your this particular articule in order to go back to refresh my memory from time to time. I have been opportuned to see a lot of the free training video and written tutorials on Wealthy Affiliates. We need to really do a lot in bringing genuine Affiliate platforms to the front line because what these MLM have done in the past has really put a dent on people’s interest in Online/Affiliate marketing. I look forward to my own success story with Affiliate commissions. 

    1. Vapz! Thanks for the bookmark. That’s great to hear, WA has a great deal of free videos that help anyone learn the ins and outs of online business if they are willing to learn. 

      That’s interesting that you yourself have written trainings related to affiliate marketing. If you care to share any I’d be interested in checking them out!

      It’s tough to fight the MLMs with their get rich quick promises. Sometimes it takes a little bit of being scammed and realizing what the wrong platforms look like to see the light and understand that many affiliate marketing platforms can be high quality and much better options than MLMs. 

      Thanks for reading! I’m certain you’ll find success in no time at all.


  7. Dear Dalton,

    Thanks for sharing your insight on affiliate commissions. It is timely article for me, since I am looking for the best platforms to promote.

    I agree with you that Wealthy Affiliate is one the best affiliate program, since the program provides detailed training classes to follow and also the commission is high. I promote some products in Amazon and earn only 10 to 20 cents for each product sold.

    You mentioned that Clickbank product is good one to promote. I promote several products from Clickbank and so far the results is not promising. Do you have tips to promote Clickbank products?



    1. Hi there Anthony,

      Glad to share as always! Hopefully I was able to provide some valuable insight into the Wealthy Affiliate platform but moreover the scams that are MLMs and ultimately where to find the healthiest, highest, and consistent affiliate commissions. 

      10 to 20 cents is rough. I’ve been there and done that. I think my first commission ever was $1.17. That is very low compared to what WA and other large affiliate platforms have to offer you. 

      My tip is to check Google Trends before choosing a Clickbank product. Many of these products that are on Clickbank are not yet popular or don’t have much traction. In that particular case you won’t see many search results and ultimately sales will be lower.

      You also can see how many search results have been coming in with regards to that product by doing your keyword research and analysis up front. Here’s an article on that.

      Hopefully that helps when deciding which products to promote. Maybe I can write a follow up article on choosing the best Clickbank products if you believe that would be of interest.

      Thanks for reading!


  8. Dalton this is a very good article. You knowledge of the subject is amazing. You nailed it! I love the wealthy affiliate part, it’s indeed an interesting program where you can earn why learning without breaking a bank!  the commission structure for Wealthy Affiliate is juicy, especially the yearly sign ups. Though the industry is full of scammers and scam program but if you can do your due diligence you can find legitimate ones like wealthy affiliate.

    what other affiliate marketing program can you recommend? Especially those with training like wealthy affiliate.

    1. Hi there! Thanks for the kind words, I aim to make every reader’s experience a great one. 

      The yearly sign ups are most definitely where it’s at with Wealthy Affiliate. I myself am a Premium Member and know the benefits of the platform so it’s simple for me to justify my own yearly membership. Thus, promoting it is much easier because I practice what I preach! 

      It’s unfortunate that the online business industry has such a black eye because of MLM schemes and scams. Ultimately I wish they were illegal as are pyramid schemes, but then maybe less people would be drawn to affiliate marketing as their saving grace. 

      The internet is only growing. It will be wild what online business has in store for us over the next couple of years!

      I honestly have yet to find a platform that is as comprehensive as Wealthy Affiliate. 

      I am, however, a part of Affilorama. That platform offers some quality video lessons if you think you need something a bit outside of the box and maybe less comprehensive, more targeted than Wealthy Affiliate.

      I wrote a review on that platform and you can read it by clicking here.

      Hopefully this response was informative. Let me know if you have any additional questions. 

      Thanks again for reading!


  9. Hi Dalton,

    Thank you for the informative post, I really learnt great ideas from it, personally,. You have written lots of helpful article which encouraged lots of people about affliate marketing.I am now with a Wealthy Affiliate. I hope they can help me succeed online.I do use the jaaxy each time I am searching for a good keyword. I will definitely be back to your website for some more of your helpful information on a lot of topics.I am bookmarking your article to share with friends.

    1. Glad you thought it informative. Congratulations on joining Wealthy Affiliate! Welcome to the fantastic community. WA is most definitely the place you want to be if you’re looking for online business success. Stick with the training, you’ll be glad you did. 

      Jaaxy is a great tool for keyword research and analysis. Please do continue to visit and please reach out if you have any additional questions you might like to ask. I’m always here to help.

      Have a great evening!


  10. Dear Dalton,

    Thanks a lot for the highly uplifting and educational post. As a full-time Affiliate Marketer this post means a lot to me and I got great insights.

    Indeed as you rightly said, I was also a victim to few mlm companies and I am not saying all the mlm companies are scams but as like any field there are many scams in mlm as well. I really had some bad experience with few companies. After some research I found the best way to earn money online is via Affiliate Marketing.

    I am an Amazon associate, they are awesome but their commissions is very very low. Thanks a lot for the High Percentage Commission Affiliate Platforms and to be honest never tried these platforms. For sure gonna give these platforms a try.

    I personally believe the product we recommend resembles us. So for me my product needs to be an awesome and helpful product with high standards. I am a member of WA and it changed my life and because of WA I am a full-time Affiliate marketer so I promote them.

    I also prefer recurring commissions!

    Much Success!


    1. Hi Paul, thanks for the kind words about the article. I’m glad you thought it uplifting and educational!

      Full time affiliate marketing is tough, it’s great that you have been able to become successful doing so. I would agree with you from essentially all perspectives that MLMs are not the way to go. 

      I do definitely encourage branching out from Amazon Associate. It’s great and many great products are provided on that platform. However, at the end of the day the big commissions are going to come from other resources. 

      Congrats on also joining WA! It really has helped me tremendously with my online journey as well. Recurring commission is great. 

      Best of luck to you in the future. 


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