Earn money online with affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing is an easy-to-use and free way to earn money from your website, blog and email account. It involves placing advertisements for other companies on your website or blog. Or sending newsletters with advertisements from your email account.

Visitors to your website or blog will see the ads. Should a visitor click the add or purchase something, you will earn commission for the referral.

How does Affiliate Marketing work?

Advertisers are usually large companies that want to market their products or services. They create banner ads and text links. Website owners and bloggers show the advertisements on their pages in return for a commission.

You, as the website owner, register to be a publisher / affiliate. You will receive a unique referral link and the code to insert in your website, blog or email. In most cases, all you need to do is copy and paste the code where you want it to appear on your website or blog.

The company you are registered with will have a control panel where you can see all your earnings.  Depending on how popular your website or blog is, you could earn a fair amount of money every month.

Does affiliate marketing work in South Africa?

Affiliate marketing is huge overseas. Locally here in South Africa it is taking longer, but it means you have fewer competitors. Not all affiliation programs allow for South African citizens to participate.

For this reason we have compiled a pretty comprehensive list of Affiliate Networks and Affiliate Programs that are available to us here in South Africa.

Some networks will pay you directly by EFT, or post a cheque to your mailbox or pay into a PayPal account. You usually have a choice.

Affiliate Networks

Some companies manage their own affiliate marketing, while others hand it over to affiliate networks to manage on their behalf.

When you sign up with an affiliate network, you will be able to choose from many different affiliate programs, like life insurance companies, florists, online shops, etc.

The list below allows for South African citizens to participate and earn a commission. Sign up with them and start earning money.

Affiliate Programs

These programs are offered directly by the company involved in paying you a commission. The average incentive is 10%, but each program varies.

The list below allows for South African citizens to participate and earn a commission. Sign up today and start earning money!

Accommodation & Travel

Health Products

Energy Saving Products


Online Shopping

ISP (Internet Service Providers)



Affiliate marketing is not a replacement for a job. You will not get rich quick.

Have you ever clicked on an advertisement online and made a purchase?  Probably not. How do you plan to convince people to click and buy?

A website filled with ads will not bring you any success. Websites need content first. Visitors come to read the content, not the ads. If you are lucky enough to have an advertisement that appeals to someone, then maybe they will click on it and maybe they will make a purchase. Only then will you earn the commission.

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