Finding the best affiliate program network in Canada is serious business that can have a major impact on your online income. There are so many networks, each with their own terms and conditions, and it’s common for individual affiliate programs to have their own rules on top of that. Some networks have a higher payout threshold for Canadians, for example, and often individual affiliate programs may not accept Canadians at all.
Canadian affiliate marketers require a network that accommodates them with a reasonable selection of Canadian merchants, as well as those outside of Canada who welcome affiliate marketers located here. We also require features that make it easy to find those merchants, such as a country search parameters. A good selection of “borderless” affiliate programs, such as digital products or web/cloud-based services, help us to round out our offers while still appealing to Canadian shoppers. Additionally, we need reasonable terms and conditions that don’t penalize us for living in this country.
The legwork involved with finding Canadian affiliate programs can be exhausting. I’m going to cut your work in half by sharing the affiliate program networks that have worked best for me in over 20 years of working online in Canada.
The Best Affiliate Program Networks for Canadians
Share-a-Sale Affiliate Network – We frequently promote Share-a-Sale merchants on several websites. They have the most two-tier affiliate programs of any company I’ve worked with, and that means more passive income for you. Canadian merchants include PuzzleMaster. Web-based services include PC Mighty Max.
CJ – One of the largest affiliate networks and they have a good selection of Canadian merchants of all sizes, including Indigo, Lowes Canada and The Source. Cloud services include QuickBooks Canada and web-based programs include Points.com.
MaxBounty – This affiliate network is based in Canada and serves international merchants. Canadian merchants include Nielsen Homescan and Booking Canada (travel). Web-based services include Hallmark eCards and McAfee Antivirus.
LinkConnector – A popular network among affiliates around the world. Canadian merchants include Intuit TurboTax Canada. Web-based merchants include eBooks.com, TransUnion credit monitoring and Appypie.
Clickbank – The best part about Clickbank affiliate programs is they deal entirely in digital products, such as ebooks, software or online courses. Commissions can be exceptionally high on these info-products. However, the level of quality will vary so it’s best to purchase the products yourself before recommending them.
Read our BIG guide, How to Start Affiliate Marketing in Canada for more information on getting started.
If you’re a Canadian merchant who wants to launch an affiliate program that attracts affiliate marketers in this country, we have a free, detailed guide to starting an affiliate program in Canada.
??? What is YOUR favourite affiliate program network? Please share your Canadian experience in the comments below or Discuss this and other online business topics in the Online Business Canada Facebook group.
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Melody McKinnon's formal education is in business management, which she enhanced with more than 60 certifications revolving around business, marketing, health, general sciences and writing. In over 20 years of working online, she has owned or managed both educational and eCommerce websites.
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