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Updated November 26, 2016

Affiliate Programs & Resources for Webmasters

Our Favorite Affiliate Programs

Based on payment rate, high CTR or CPM, fast loading banners if using their banner server, timely stats reporting, web publisher protection, referral commissions, ease of use, reliability, and reputation and recommendation from other webmasters.

The following sites are NOT listed in order of preference. They are all programs that are used on AstroStar.

In most cases, we earn referral revenue if you sign up through our links on this page.

RECOMMENDED AFFILIATE PROGRAMS

If you no longer see a program that was once here, it means we are no longer using it or phasing it out.

Infolinks
Choose any or all five formats to use on your web pages: InText, InFold, InTag, InFrame, InScreen. I change them often to experiment with colors and formats. You can choose where you'd like any or all ad(s) to appear without having to change the short code at the bottom of the page. Refer other publishers to Infolinks and earn 10% of their revenue for 12 months. Sign up.


Natural News Store
This is our most recent affiliate partnership since August 2015. Originally, I was interested in their cutting products for myself. Then I finally discovered they have an online shop for affiliates AND sub affiliates, so I signed up right away.

I've been a subscriber to their "Natural News" for a few years. They are a "science-based natural health advocacy organization led by activist-turned-scientist Mike Adams, the Health Ranger." I love promoting their products that help our bodies fight the environmental toxins we're exposed to these days.

If you'd like to sell NaturalNews.com products on your site, too, this link takes you right to the affiliate sign-up form. They hand-pick affiliates for the NaturalNews.com store, so it might take a week to hear if you've been accepted. Sign up here.



Spiritual Singles
This unique dating service pays "30% for every subscription generated, for the life of the subscription! (Subscriptions are automatically renewed every 30 days until the member chooses to cancel.)" Affiliates are paid on the 15th of each month. With more people wanting a spiritual partner who has similar values to themselves, Spiritual Singles is becoming more popular than ever. Sign up here.


VibesUp.com
Vibrational therapy products are becoming increasing popular and doing well on metaphysical sites such as ours. I have met Kaitlyn Keyt, the owner and creator of VibesUp.com and was impressed with her own high vibration and gentle ways. I use and wear many of her products. I love them! I signed up for the VibesUp.com affiliate bandwagon as soon as it was available and have been advertising Kaitlyn's entire line of products at AstroStar.com since May 2009.

Commission is 15%; then 5% referral sales for affiliates who sign up from your site. VibesUp received the 2008 Visionary Award. Sign up here.


Media.net
Media.net reaches over 50% of the US online audience through their affiliation with Yahoo and Bing networks. That means better ads, more impressions for your site. You can customize the colors of the ads but Media.net also will optimize the best ad settings if you opt for that. I let them do their fancy stats while I do other things like check the Dashboard. It's easy to read and is fun to watch the live impressions that reset every hour. Media.net's highest rates (using RPM) seem to be seasonal. I've been using this company for two and half years and have been happy with them. Definitely worth trying on any web site. Sign up here.


LottoElite
Give people who come to your site a fun and safe way to play the lottery.

LottoElite.com offers two sales programs: Revenue Share (RevShare) and Cost Per Acquisition (CPA).

In the Revenue Share modality you will receive a commission for each purchase done throughout the customer's life (up to 15% of the value of the purchase done by the customer you referred). This includes not only the initial purchase, but all the purchases done throughout the customer's life.

If you prefer the CPA sales modality, you will receive a commission for each new client that you refer who buys in (up to $45 for each new client you refer and purchases). This is a convenient model if you want an initial high commission, beyond the client's purchases in the future.

For referrals you will receive up to 3% or 1% of each sale that your referrals generate, listed as "Sales Tier 1" or "Sales Tier 2" on all reports. Sign up here.

MyLotto
A long-standing favorite for banners and text ads on the Lucky Horoscopes pages. They always pay on time and are a reliable source of revenue. Your web visitors will enjoy an easy and trustworthy source to buy lotto tickets. Multi-tier revenue for referrals. Sign Up Here.


ClickBank
The affiliate program is a breeze, one of the easiest to use, sign-up, fast loading, view your live stats, etc. They offer dozens of astrology and metaphysical merchants. For awhile I had this in the NOT RECOMMENDED category, but Clickbank has changed their tracking system. This program used to be better for the advertiser because it didn't always track referrals, but now that they've changed their codes, I recommend it. Sign up here.


LinkShare
For years, Linkshare was on my Not Recommended list, even though I used them reluctantly to advertise Hay House, Sierra Club, Gaiam, Alibris, and some other favorites I couldn't part with. We've used Linkshare since 1997. Since early 2006, I realized they were doing much better on all fronts - reporting, linking accuracy, and ease of linking. Not once did I have to track down a glitch or code mistake as I had in the past. I'm grateful for their improvements.

FriendFinder.com
We've used this program successfully since AstroStar first went online in 1997. Their ads have mostly been on our Romantic Realms pages which aren't as high volume as the rest of the site. But FriendFinder has paid consistently and has done well through the years. They have all those terrific niche sites like Italian, Asian, Jewish, Outpersonals, Bondage, Amigos, Adult, German, Indian, French, Big Church, etc.


My Other Favorite Webmaster Resources

Name.com
This my new favorite for domain registration. It's so much easier to use than many other registrars out there. It's a clean interface without a lot of in-your-face advertising to buy what you don't want. They always have a deal with promo codes that are easy to find with a simple Google search. Recently, I renewed with a promo code that dropped the price from $12.99 to $9.99. Not only that, refer a friend and get $5.00 in Bearglecoins if they spend $10.00.


Square is our payment processing tool. One thing nice about Square is that their mobile card reader is free. And when someone else activates a Square account through our link, like this, they can process up to $1000 in credit card sales for free.

PayPal is now charging $14.99 for their Mobile Card Reader. It used to be free and their new reader with chip capability is $149.


HireWriters.com - Hire talented native English speaking writers to create articles for your website.


MikeStowe.com
Professional software engineer and PHP 5.3 Zend Certified -- among other talents. Mike saved the day for me when I almost uploaded a page that was easily hacked. He's a busy guy working as a Developer Relations Manager at MuleSoft, but he might be available for a consultation or speaking at a conference. His specialities are HTML, CSS, JavaScript / jQuery, and PHP.



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