Best Affiliate programs in India

Affiliate marketing is arguably the best online money making opportunity that bloggers, webmasters and other Internet marketers have at their disposal. The lack of good affiliate programs in India, however, force most Indian marketers to look up to popular foreign affiliate networks in order to carry out their campaigns and make money online. Many of them in fact target the US and Canada traffic alone to sell products relevant there and totally avoid marketing in India.

If you want to be an affiliate marketer of certain Indian products in the Indian market via your blog, website or email-social marketing, you are left with very few options when it comes to affiliate programs and networks. Here are some of the best affiliate programs in India that I could dig out.

Matrimonial affiliate programs

Thanks to our huge population and arranged marriage concepts, the matrimonial sites really thrive in India. Most of the matrimonial portals in India have good affiliate programs though the leading ones are the following:

1. Shaadi.com affiliate program – Shaadi Rewards

Affiliate network: own managed
Suitability: Any webmaster or blogger with personal blogs, news websites etc can apply. Rated/explicit/violent/stolen content cannot promote the brand (and that is the case with other affiliate programs mentioned below as well)
Referral commission: Rs. 10 to 25 per free profile. Revenue share of up to 40% for paid profiles.
Minimum payout: Rs. 990/- for Indian affiliates and Rs. 5000/- for foreign affiliates
Payment modes: Cheque for Indians and PayPal for foreign affiliates.
Payment schedule: Every month (i.e. Previous month’s earnings paid during current month subject to minimum balance)
Promotion channels support: Allows email marketing, PPC advertising etc but prefers website traffic and dedicated website page for matrimonial promotion in order to achieve 50% commission.

Read more about Shaadi Rewards

2. BharatMatrimony affiliate program – MatriMoney

Affiliate network: own
Suitability: Any webmaster or blogger with personal blogs, news websites etc can apply.
Referral commission: An ‘undisclosed’ fixed amount per free profile signup. Revenue share of up to 25% for paid profiles from their first payment alone.
Minimum payout: Rs. 200/-
Payment modes: Cheque
Payment schedule: Every month
Promotion channels support: Allows PPC advertising but with very strict copyright guidelines. Website traffic preferred.

Learn more about MatriMoney affiliate program

Travel affiliate programs

Tourism and hospitality industry is booming in India and there’s plenty of business travel as well – thanks to the fast developing economy. The following are the best travel affiliate programs in India.

3. MakeMyTrip affiliate program

Affiliate network: own
Suitability: Any webmaster or blogger who write about with air, travel, hotel, holidays, packaged tour, cruise program, car rental content can apply. Must not have competitor content (Yatra.com, ClearTrip,…) on the promoted pages.
Referral commission: 3% to 5% of air fare base price for domestic flights. Rs 500/- flat on International flight bookings. Holiday packages and hotels 8% of the published tariff.
Minimum payout: Rs. 5000/-
Payment modes: Cheque
Payment schedule: Every month (45 days from previous months earnings)
Promotion channels support: N/A.

Read more about MakeMyTrip affiliate program

4. Yatra affiliate program

Affiliate network: Shoogloo Network
Suitability: Any website or blog
Referral commission: Rs. 120/- to 600/- per booking
Minimum payout: Rs. 5000/-
Payment modes: Cheque
Payment schedule: N/A
Promotion channels support: N/A

Learn more about Yatra affiliate program
(Note: They have switched many affiliate platforms and networks and hence some information is still not available. Will provide more information if I get to hear from their affiliate manager)

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Comments

  1. I just signup for Flipkart hope I will earn some money , btw very nice post I never knew about Indian Affiliate’s:)

  2. Tyroo is a confirmed fraud, legacy of third-class BPO companies from India that need to be wiped out.

  3. Vivekm :

    Hi all…
    I want to make online money ..i hv searched a lot but im not able to get a genuine site…plz help me so that I can also make money like u all…
    plz help me…

    • Vivek, Not all of them who claim to make money actually make a lot of money :) However, there are 100s of Indians who made it big with AdSense. As for affiliate programs, I do not know much about others but what worked for me has been mentioned in this post. Also, Amazon affiliate program works well on one of my other blogs.

  4. abhinav :

    please give me information on how to start affiliate based work without having a website of my own….searched a lot on internet but not able to choose one to start with…….guys please do reply…..

    • Usually no affiliate program will approve without having a website because they want to know how you will send traffic. In principle, you can make money via affiliate program without a website but approval is the problem. I suggest that you build a website OR show a friend’s website to get approved. After that you may even sell via AdWords etc.

  5. Ujjwal :

    Very good list but I think weebly, yola and jabong also providing good opportunity to make money online from blogging by using their affiliate programs

  6. Hi Ajith, we produce toys in SriLanka for export and I am looking for affiliate network for gift and toys to e/sell in India. I have a Magento webshop ready to go.

    Any chance…..any tips….

    Thanks FS

  7. Very few in india can you suggest me is there any affiliate program for online recharge company .

  8. godofindia.com is indian gods, guru, saints and mahatmas wallpapers, images, pictures, articles website. I want to earn from the website. Please suggest me affialte or CPC or CPM which one should i choose.

  9. aashish dhiman :

    Don’t use such affliate programes i think google adsense is the best. They have very rich ads.

  10. I have tried Shaadi.com before but I didn’t get chance to redeem as I didnt reach the required amount.

    I am planning to go for travel stuff as the amount we get in that per booking would be high… I agree that the no. of people doing booking from our site will be very very less but if at all we just get few that will do.

    Thx for this article…

    MJ

  11. pushpa :

    Hi would like to know about affiliate marketing, totally ignorant about this..Can u guide me? Do we have to have a website? Can I as a individual join? How do we start? Pls revert as would like to start earning a few bucks..

    • Pushpa, yes individuals can join as affiliates to either affiliate networks (e.g. amazon.com, clickbank.com, shareasale.com, commissionjunction.com, e-junkie.com etc) or affiliate programs of specific products (that are not under the networks mentioned above). In either case, you have to decide which product to market based on what kind of web traffic you have. E.g. if you have a blog about health and beauty, you have to pick related products to market. The other option is a to spend money on email marketing or PPC advertising (e.g. AdWords) to drive traffic and potential buyers to your site and landing pages.

      In all cases, as an affiliate, you get a certain commission for all sales triggered by your site traffic (i.e. someone clicking and buying the product from your links)

      Also, you have to choose products based on where you get your web traffic from. That’s why, here I have explained some affiliate products that are for the Indian traffic.

      • john :

        Do they allow foreign affiliates? Last time I checked, I think it was Flipkart, commerce with India was very strict, we have to have an Indian social security number, right? very depressing…

      • Ankit :

        Hi,

        I am looking for email marketing affiliates as i am an email marketing expert. can you guide me with these kind of programs available in india? i tried to search for it but did not find much.

        Thanks
        Ankit

        • Yest there are plenty of option, you can join different affiliate programs available in India
          like OMG, DGM, Tyroo, Komli, Trootrac, Shoogloo etc.
          You can choose one or all of them and many more are their.

  12. PRADEEP :

    pls send me more details. my mobile is 9250650627 and 9910826582

  13. Nikhil :

    Hi,

    If I have affiliation of Shaadi.com affiliate program or BharatMatrimony affiliate program, MakeMyTrip affiliate program or Yatra affiliate program then can I promote it on free classified sites.

  14. Sunil :

    very usefull post…but sir do there any other affilate network for gadget or shopping sites??

    • I have flipkart affiliate program on my personal blog that’s India specific traffic. None other from India that I use.

      • Adi sen :

        dear Ajith Prasad Edassery can you please tell me that how much time flipkart takes to pay its affilates
        and when they are paid

        • Rs. 2500/- is the flipkart affiliate payment threshold. They pay at the end of every month for proceeds from previous month. You have to update your bank information (a/c number, name, IFSC code) in your affiliate page -. My account section.

  15. gyan :

    Hello Sir,
    I want to start my site and put paid (PPC) ads on it, and for each registered, logged in user’s click i want to give some commission to the end user also, to maximize the number of clicks.
    i m planning not to put any other information on it, just wanna make money and share it with others too.
    My networking is good, so getting members is not a problem.Is it possible? And which are the places from where i’ll get PPC Ads for my portal?
    Kindly help..

    • AdSense supports such a setup where by you can use your logged in user’s publisher ID to give them the benefit directly. However, if you want to take a share yourself and pay your visitors/logged in users the rest, you may need a bit complicated system in place. I am not aware of such a system or piece of script.

    • sanjay :

      i am sanjay kumar tiwari from nsetrader.com. We are selling educational products on our website about stock market. Our product has high demand and we sell 1 product per 200 visits. We are starting our own affiliate network to promote our products. The details about which is available at our website

  16. Chandan :

    The affiliate website shaadi.com does not pay anything for free profile so plz update. You can check their publisher page they say only when a free profile gets converted to paid membership, then you get paid.

  17. rainder singh :

    do u know any affiliate program for online movies tickets booking

  18. John :

    Which among Flipkart and Amazon is better for Indian onliners? I assume there are differences in their affiliate commissions as well as payouts. Can you please clarify? Thanks in advance.

  19. Anurag kumar :

    Great list friend. I wasn’t aware of those many websites offering affiliate program in India. I am going to try flipkart as it is very famous among Indians and anybody buys things. Thanks

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