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. It is very good information.

  2. Hello Ajith,
    I like the selection of your affiliate niche like matrimonial and travel affiliate site in India, you have chosen the unique topics. It will help a lot for new affiliate marketers to get better understand.
    Thank you

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