Below are products I have promoted as an affiliate by joining up to their software affiliate programs.
With leadpages you get 30% monthly commissions for the lifetime of the customer. I love monthly recurring commissions, it’s predictable and you can build a real asset as I describe in how to create an authority site / muse business.
Leadpages uses Impact Radius affiliate software which enables you to not only track traffic but also conversion rate and earnings per click (EPC) which is super useful to know when driving paid ads.
As well as sending to their homepage, you can also turn any page or offer into an landing page to get affiliate commissions such as:
OSI Affiliate has some unique quirks and features such as a social share signup widget where people can promote brands on social channels just by only providing their email address.
It also has a host of reward options available to “advocates” such as coupons, discounts or even gift cards. A very useful feature is named auto signup where you can automatically turn any customer that purchases from your store into an affiliate.
Check out how the dashboard looks for your affiliates below.
OSI Affiliate comes with a free 15-day trial with plans based on the number of affiliate users starting from just $47/m.
Affiliate WP (also known as WP Affiliate) is an extremely popular affiliate tracking program as its a plugin for
It’s really handy to stay on top of affiliate management directly from the
So let’s see an example in action for affiliates. Below is the dashboard that Human Proof Designs uses to track their affiliates, which connects to their domain using a subfolder (https://www.humanproofdesigns.com/affiliate-area/).
You are greeted with your affiliate ID and a referral URL generator which easily turns any page of your wordpress site into an affiliate landing page – this is the simplest solution we have seen to do this.
You have the choice of making a one-off purchase for $499 for lifetime updates or monthly plans starting from $99/m. Unlike other software, all plans do not restrict the number of affiliates you can have.
Backpack Clickfunnels enables you to create two-tier type commission plans, fire affiliates who are less productive, quickly audit and review commissions that have been paid out to date and mass pay everyone or pay people individually.
You can easily customize the look and feel of your affiliate area using the drag and drop functionality of their funnel building tool as shown in the video below.
Below is a screenshot of the dashboard for managing your affiliates.
The main feature, and what Clickfunnels states it the number one reason people are moving their affiliates to their Backpack are what’s known as sticky cookies.
The sticky cookie is the genius of
To get Backpack (part of what is known as ActioneticsMD) you need to upgrade to their $297 per month.
But you can trial their full suite, which includes Backpack and Actionetics, their email marketing product, free for 14 days.
iDev Affiliate (iDevDirect) claims to have been providing the #1 selling affiliate tracking software since 1999 and the UI certainly looks a little 1990s even though the functionality for affiliates is extremely comprehensive. We cover all the pros and cons in this detailed iDev Affiliate Review.
Brands can run iDevAffiliate from their own hosting account and add their branding which is why it has proved so popular over the years.
One of their customers who self hosts on their
Outside of self hosting, iDevAffiliate also now have a cloud edition where you can host iDevAffiliate on their own servers for just as $39 /month.
Once you have connected iDev Affiliate to your website it’s time to set it up. and integrate your shopping cart as well as
You will want to set tier commissions for your affiliates which is very simple to do, explained in the video below.
You can choose between percentage and flat-rate payouts as well a pay per lead or even pay per click.
Now that you have installed and set up iDev Affiliate and added your marketing materials take a look at what the dashboard looks like for their affiliates below.
Once affiliates log in they are greeted with this dashboard where you can quickly see the total number of transactions along with total earned to date and quick access to your standard affiliate link.
But what is really great is the ability for affiliates to choose whatever page is on the companies website to turn into a landing page with their affiliate code by heading to ‘Alternate Incoming Page Links’ shown below.
Watch the video below to learn how to pay your affiliates.
iDevAffiliate has an innovative pricing model where users can choose from a one time fee for self hosting or monthly pricing from $39/m for cloud hosting.
Impact by Radius (formerly Impact Radius) enables companies to consolidate their partnerships (such as managing influencers alongside traditional affiliates) on a single intelligent software platform. Below is our impartial impact radius review.
Impact Radius simplifies the process of recruiting, tracking, and paying all of your partners. Huge companies are now using the platform such as Coinbase, as well as well know marketing automation SaaS companies such as Drip or Leadpages.
Brands working with affiliate marketers get to enjoy next generation insights and workflows for managing their sites, bloggers and
Below are some of the features of Impact by Radius:
New affiliates get greeted with this sign up page. If they already have an account as are already promoting other merchants who use the Impact platform they can simply click the button ‘I already have an account’.
Impact gives companies the ability to set different terms on signup payments vs transactional payments. With Coinbase, they selected $0 payments for signup but 50% payments for the first 3 months for transactions:
Once affiliates are signed up they can visit the ‘Brands’ section inside their dashboard and find other offers to promote. There is a handy ‘New Brands’ section that lists well known companies such as Wealth Front and Lastpass along with a summary of their payout.
Impact does not provide pricing information on their site, instead you need to Request a demo.
Affiliate software products give companies an ability to reliably track which affiliate sent traffic that generated a sale, in real-time. They also give affiliates the ability to reliably assess how successful their different affiliate campaigns are performing.
The most common ways these software companies track are through cookies.
A company gives its affiliates a tracking link which comes with a unique affiliate ID. When a potential customer (who the affiliate sends) clicks on their link, the affiliate ID is stored on their browser as a cookie for a short period of time, such as 30 days.
This means that even if the customer does not initially purchase but comes back a week later to complete the purchase, the person is still attributed to the original affiliate ID, sometimes even if a 2nd affiliate reaches out to the same person who clicks.
In order for this magic to work, a conversion pixel is placed on the companies thank you page that loads when a customer has purchased. As such, when a person clicks through an affiliate link and eventually reaches the confirmation page, the pixel tracks this event within the affiliate software being used as a sale or lead.
Cookies are normally only tracked within the specific browser, so if the person completes the transaction in a different browser, it will not be tracked.
According to the technology search engine Datanyze, Refersion is currently running on twice as many websites as Lead Dyno – but does that make it best?
Well according to Lead Dyno it’s not even close as in the video below!
Both software affiliate products share the accolade of being the highest rated apps on the Shopify store, however what they don’t share is their pricing model.
Put another way, Refersion has unlimited visits each month to your ecommerce store however has different level pricing plans where your have to pay more for the most advanced features wheres Lead Dyno includes all their features with every plan.
What’s your preference with Refersion vs Leaddyno? Let us know in the comments below 🙂
It has a wide customer base, not focussing on targeting either SaaS or ecommerce companies, rather the whole market including service and lead based companies.
It integrates with iver 170 CMS, payment gateways and shopping carts and powers over 30,000 affiliate programs such as Lastpass, Onnit and SpyFu.
Installation takes just 30 seconds and free setup with a real human is included with all their plans. The software offers real time reporting.
The software powers many of the software products I use and also promote as an affiliate such as Ninja Outreach. When you log you are greeted with a well laid out dashboard below which shows commissions, clicks & impressions and any news you want to push to your affiliates.
Under the Promotions tab in the side, you reach campaigns which offer banners and links, directlink URLs, ad channels an affiliate link protector (for cloaking) and reports.
The Reports tab gives your affiliates a detailed breakdown of their efforts to promote your product, offering both click through rate and sales conversion rate which is extremely valuable information that affiliates do not get in most other affiliate programs.
Pricing starts from $97/m on their Pro plan for unlimited affiliates and 1M tracking requests a month.