The most popular affiliate programs of 2015 include MageWorld, iTunes Affiliate Program, Amazon.com, Rakuten LinkShare and eBay Partner Network. Rounding out the top 10 are ClickBank, BlueHost, Avangate.com, Neverblue.com and ShareASale. Some honorable mentions include CJ, FlexOffers, Revenue Wire and AvantLink.
Amazon.com and eBay Partner Network are two of the most popular, recognizable affiliate programs in e-commerce. The Amazon affiliate program allows bloggers to link to products on Amazon.com, which helps to boost Amazon's sales while providing the blogger with a commission rate up to 8.5 percent. The eBay Partner Network commission rates are on a scale that provides more for those who have the most referrals. Affiliates can eventually make up to 80 percent in commission.
MageWorld is one of the most popular and best programs because bloggers can earn between 20 and 30 percent commission right away on referral sales. Users can join the iTunes Affiliate Program for free and link to different apps, books and music on the iTunes website. Rakuten LinkShare receives top marks on several lists for the top 10 affiliate programs for its trustworthiness and efficiency alone. Those who are part of the Avangate.com affiliates program and the eBay Partner Network can receive special and substantial bonuses.