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Top Six Most Popular & Profitable Affiliate Marketing Categories (Types) 2017

Affiliate marketing is one of the main sources of making money online nowadays. Due to huge rise recorded in last few years in affiliate marketing, there are various types of affiliate marketing is being used by the affiliates and merchants. Some of them are very popular and profitable, while the others are not very common. So, I prepared a list of top six most popular & profitable affiliate marketing categories (types) 2017.

Top Six Most Popular & profitable Affiliate Marketing Categories-Types 2017
Affiliate Marketing Categories

Table of Content

  1. How to Build Best Affiliate Program?

  2. Introduction to Affiliate Marketing

  3.  Scope of Affiliate marketing in Future

  4.  How to Make WordPress Website for Affiliates

  5. How Does Affiliate Network Work for an Affiliate

  6. Business Partnership with an Affiliate Network

  7. Top 5 Best Ideas for Niche Selection in Affiliate Marketing 2017

  8. How to Start Your Career as Affiliate Marketer?

  9. Common Mistakes Every Affiliate Marketer Should Avoid

  10. How to Make Money with Affiliate Marketing?

  11. Top 30 Life Hacks of Affiliate Marketing

  12. How to Become a Merchant in Affiliate Marketing?

  13. Top 10 Affiliate Marketing Networks of the World

I’ve done all the necessary research work and data collection by considering the market trends. To do so, I took help from different reputable and reliable online resources to compile this list of top six most popular and profitable affiliate marketing categories (types) of 2017 for you. However, this order might be variable for some of you but apart from that, I am sure this will help you to make a decision about which way to go.

 

Top Six Most Popular & Profitable Affiliate Marketing Categories (Types) 2017

  1. Content Affiliate Marketing

This category of affiliate marketing run through the content based sites, blogs or portals etc. In content-based affiliate marketing, an affiliate builds his content around the merchant’s product. Then he/she monetize his/her site by sending the traffic towards merchant’s page. Traffic diversion can be done something like banners or text links inside or around the content.

Mostly, two types of blogs or websites can be used in the process.

General Interest Sites:  Cover all the general issues and gossips. Target high volume of traffic but low conversion (from the visit to purchase) rate.

Niche Specific Sites:       Cover specific niche with low traffic volume but higher conversion rate for contextual products.

  1. PPC (Pay Per Click)

Second on the list of top six most popular and profitable affiliate marketing categories (types) of 2017 is PPC. This is most popular among the webmasters with small websites. PPC is the most convenient way of earning for small webmasters. In this category of affiliate marketing, a merchant pays commission to his affiliate whenever a visitor visits the merchant site via affiliate reference.  In PPC, it is not necessary for a referred visitor to make a purchase over merchant’s page. Instead, the affiliate will get the commission for referring a visitor only. The amount can be small as compared to PPA but unlike PPA, every click counts in PPC.

Top Six Most Popular & profitable Affiliate Marketing Categories (Types) 2017
Affiliate Marketing Categories
  1. PPA (Pay per Action)

As the name indicates, in this category of affiliate marketing, an affiliate only be rewarded/paid if anyone of his referred visitors took an action (as agreed by both merchant and affiliate) over the merchant/advertiser’s site. Action can be of different types such as purchase or an affiliate lead.

This is one of most popular and profitable way of making money for affiliates. The margin of the profit can be around 15 to 20%. And it is cost saving on from the merchant point of view.

  1. PPS (Pay per Sale)

In this category of affiliate marketing, an affiliate only rewarded if his referral to the advertisers/merchant’s page ends up with a sale. That’s why I keep this category on the fourth of my list of top six most popular and profitable affiliate marketing categories (types) of 2017. Although, the margin of profit is very high as compare to other types. Sometimes, it can be around 60 to 70% of the total sale but conversion rate can be very low especially if you are a newbie.

  1. PPL (Pay per Lead)

PPL is a bit different from PPS type of affiliate marketing. An affiliate referral must convert into a lead for his merchant to get rewarded in this category. This type often used by insurance and finance companies, or the same kind of businesses who rely on leads for their business growth.  A lead can be something like filling an application form membership form or any comparable action associated with advertiser/merchant’s website.

  1. Social Media Affiliate Marketing.

Sixth on my list of top six most popular and profitable affiliate marketing categories (types) of 2017 is social media affiliate marketing.  The sudden rise of interest from the people in social media and community sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ etc. drive the intention of affiliate marketers towards this rich source.

Affiliate marketers working with this category; refer the peoples to advertiser’s website via their social media accounts. To do so, they don’t need to rely on their own websites but their circle of friends, followers, members of their groups/communities/ boards or fan pages etc.

Want to add something in this regard? Feel free to share yours by commenting below.

Stay Blessed.

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