Most companies will pay an affiliate commission only per sale (after the customer buys their products).
But there are some exceptions that pay just for lead (after the potential customer signs up without spending any money).
In this post, I will show you affiliate programs that will pay you immediately.
This means that a potential customer can sign up just for a trial period and you still get paid.
These companies pay affiliate commissions for every new signup:
- Skillshare ($10 per signup)
- ShareASale ($30 per signup)
- Packed with Purpose ($30 per signup)
- Zenefits ($25 per signup)
- Semrush ($10 per signup)
- Pluralsight ($5 per signup)
- FreshBooks ($10 per signup)
- Creativebug ($8 per signup)
- Constant Contact ($5 per signup)
- Ginger ($0.5 per signup)
- Grammarly ($0.20 per signup)
- Sendinblue ($5 per signup)
1. Skillshare ($10 per signup)
Skillshare offers two ways to earn money. You can join a regular affiliate program and share your unique tracking link to get $7 per every new customer.
But there’s even better deal for Skillshare teachers who get $10 per every new signup. This means that you’ll get paid even if a student you bring to Skillshare closes account after the trial period.
Becoming a Skillshare teacher is very easy and you don’t need to pay for a premium account.
Just create a useful class about the topic you like, make it at least 10 minutes long and upload it to Skillshare.
This way, you will earn money from two revenue streams:
- Referrals: Get $10 for every student you bring to Skillshare that signs up for a membership.
- Royalties: Earn royalties based on the number of paid minutes watched in your classes every month.
Here’s how I did last year. The last column shows the number of referrals. The most successful month was July 2020 when I got $40 for new students.
As you can see, I earn much more from royalties I’m earning for my premium classes.
2. ShareASale ($30 per signup)
ShareASale is an affiliate networks that connects online retailers with over 225,000 affiliate partners around the globe.
In 2017, ShareASale was acquired by Awin to create one of the largest affiliate platforms in the world with over 1,000 employees, 225,000+ publishers and 16,550+ advertisers.
ShareASale pays $30 for affiliate leads and its cookie duration is 60 days.
3. Packed with Purpose ($30 per signup)
Packed with Purpose is a specialty gifting company that offers gifts with societal impact through the everyday act of gift giving.
They create high-quality handpicked products that are artfully packaged in sustainable gift boxes.
Packed with Purpose offers $30 for affiliate leads. They also offer free tracking tools, sales and coupons.
4. Zenefits ($25 per signup)
Zenefits offers online service for managing human resources. They offer tools like streamlined onboarding, PTO tracking, org charts, performance reviews and much more.
Zenefits pays $25 for each new signup and $250 for created opportunity. It has a 30-day cookie duration.
5. Semrush ($10 per signup)
Semrush is the online visibility management and content marketing platform with 13 years of experience and 1,000+ employees.
Semrush helps marketers and publishers optimize their websites for discovery by consumers via search engines.
They pay $10 for every new trial and $0.01 for the new sign-up.
6. Pluralsight ($5 per signup)
Pluralsight is an online learning platform that offers extensive library of courses for developers, IT professionals and data analysts.
All their 6,000+ courses are taught by industry experts.
Pluralsight offers $5 for affiliate leads and its cookie lasts for 45 days.
7. FreshBooks ($10 per signup)
FreshBooks offers accounting software for easier invoicing and faster payments. They make it easy to track everything client-related.
FreshBooks will pay up to $10 every time someone signs up for their trial depending on where your leads come from:
- South Africa: $5 per lead
- U.K., Australia and New Zealand: $7 per lead
- U.S. and Canada: $10 per lead
8. Creativebug ($8 per signup)
Creativebug is an online community that offers video arts and craft workshops and techniques.
They offer $8 commission on qualified sign-ups with 30-day cookies on affiliate links and monthly commission payouts.
9. Constant Contact ($5 per signup)
Constant Contact offers a powerful suite of digital marketing tools that simplify online marketing efforts.
They pay $5 for each referral that signs up for a trial.
10. Ginger ($0.5 per signup)
Ginger offers the AI-powered writing assistant that will help you correct your texts, improve writing style and boost your creativity.
They offer $0.5 commission for each free registration and $20 for premium plan purchase.
11. Grammarly ($0.20 per signup)
Grammarly is an online text editor that scans your English text for grammatical mistakes. It offers a comprehensive grammar check including spelling, punctuation and misused words.
They offer $.20 commission for each free account signup and $20 for premium plan purchase.
12. Sendinblue ($5 per signup)
Sendinblue is email marketing platform for growing businesses which can help you turn your visitors into customers.
When a user that you refer creates a free account, you’ll get $5. If that user buys a subscription, you’ll get additional $100.