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Updated July , 2015
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.
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.
MyLotto is a safe, fun, and easy way for your viewers to buy official lotto tickets anywhere around the globe. This program does well as text links on the Lucky Horoscopes pages and many customers sign up for recurring purchases. The commission is a minimum 10% of each sale. I've used MyLotto for about ten years and have had the same manager, Tom Geffen all these years. It's not a fly-by-night but a time-tested, reliable lottery business.
Spiritual Singles pay "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.
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.
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.
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.
AllPosters Affiliates Program Earn up to 30% of sales. They have over 50,000 poster and art print images. It's easy to sign-up, track your sales, and build links and storefronts. Some months we earn more on our second tier referrals than we do on selling the posters!
FriendFinder.com We've used this program successfully since AstroStar first went online in 1997. It's mostly been on our Romantic Realms pages which aren't as high volume as the rest of the site. But FriendFinder has been consistently a good payer. Checks are issued monthly with a $50 minimum.
My Other Favorite Webmaster Resources
HireWriters.com - Hire talented native English speaking writers to create articles for your website.
Lunar Pages Web Hosting. Highly recommended. We have been use them for AstroStar.com for many years (at least eight) with no noticeable down-time, at least none that's affected our stats. Lunar Pages is now offering a discount on a service we like and use:
NameCheap.com Hosting and Registration - My favorite for domain registration.
GoDaddy.com Hosting Plans and Registration from $1.99 per month. Unlimited Bandwidth. My second favorite for domain registration.
If you are interested in putting the monthly Lucky Horoscopes on your site or blog, please contact me email@example.com
Email for Small Business with Constant Contact
SelfPromotion - Terrific free site submission service. Pay $15 annually to get the extras. It's worth it.
TinyURL.com - It's free. We use TinyURL.com to shorten those l-o-n-g affiliate links in our newsletter. If you use it, please make a donation at their website, so we can all keep using it.
Astrology, Horoscopes, and New Age Articles:
Do you need a writer for your website? Contact Rudy Aversa. Rudy has ghostwritten for nationally known astrologers and has had experience in daily, weekly, and monthly horoscopes. He will provide samples upon request.
Goldmoney.com - Secure, Convenient, Trustworthy
Recommended by Catherine Austin Fitts
Set up a cash line in 8 minutes.
Kabbage analyzes a complete set of a business data (e.g. sales history) in real-time, and, based on that information can provide access to anywhere between $500 and $50,000 in ten minutes or less. Service is easy, secure, and automated.
Benefits: Approvals happen in 7 minutes! - More than 80% of merchants who are selling $1K per month get approved.
On average, businesses are seeing sales increase by 266% after taking a Kabbage advance.
Customers' data is safe and secure.
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