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10+ Best “Pay For Free Signups & Trials” Affiliate Programs

Istiak Rayhan
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Affiliate marketing is one of the lucrative ways to make money online. But it’s not easy. Most affiliate programs require you to sell something to get the commission.

Now the good news is, some affiliate programs allow you to make money for free sign-ups and trials. It is called Pay Per Lead Affiliate Programs. You will get the commission for free sign-ups and trials.

It’s comparatively easy to make money from these affiliate programs. But it’s tough to find the Pay Per Lead (PPL) affiliate programs that work. Even if some CPA-based Affiliate networks like Peerfly, Maxbounty, etc offer PPL offers, it’s hard to get approved by these affiliate networks. To make things easier, I’m going to share some such programs with you.

Here is the list of 10+ affiliate programs that pay for free signups and trials (Pay per lead).




Sign Up


Affiliate Network

Free Sign Up: $0.01

Lead: $30


SEO Tool

Free Sign Up: $0.01

Trial: $10

(Join SEMrush)


Payment Solution

Per Registration: $25 - $50

(Join Payoneer)


Grammar Checker

Free Sign Up: $0.20

(Join Grammarly)

Ad Network

10% of Referrals Earnings



Online Learning

Free Sign Up: $7

(Join Skillshare)


Accounting Software

Trial Sign Up: $10

(Join Freshbooks)


Web Hosting

Free Trial: $1

(Join Nexcess)


Grammar Checker

Free Signup: $0.20

(Join Ginger)


Email Marketing Tool

Per Registration: €%

(Join Sendinblue)


Development Learning

Free Trial: $5

Constant Contact

Email Marketing Tool

Free Trial: $5

Before promoting any product/service, I’d recommend you to try the product/service by yourself. Because it’s important to know the product/service before promoting.

Now let’s see some details of these affiliate programs.

1. ShareASale

ShareASale is a popular affiliate network that has both Pay-Per-Sale and Pay-Per-Lead programs. From business to home & garden, it has affiliate programs for almost every kind of niche. It has more than 300 pay-per-lead affiliate programs. The commission rate ranges from $0.01 to $100.

The great thing is, ShareASale has its own pay per lead program that allows making $1 for every person you refer to ShareASale.

No matter what type of product/service you want to promote, you will get an affiliate program in ShareASale.

2. SEMrush

SEMrush is an all-in-one online marketing tool. From SEO to Social Media, it has everything you need to boost your online visibility. But it’s mainly popular as an SEO toolkit. You can do keyword research, backlink checking, rank tracking, and SEO audits by using this tool.

It has an awesome affiliate program that lets you earn $10 for every new trial and $0.01 for every free sign-up. For every new subscription, it offers $200.

3. Payoneer

Payoneer is a global payment solution that is considered one of the best PayPal alternatives. It has both Referral Program and Affiliate Program. Though it doesn’t pay just for the sign-up, the programs have great potential to earn you money.

Here’s what it offers:

  • A Payoneer Card delivered to your home.
  • A Free Virtual US Bank Account to get global payments.
  • $25 Reward to referral when s/he receives payments of $1000.

Typically, it offers a $25 reward to both the affiliate and referred user once the user makes a transaction of $1000. But the reward can be increased based on performance.

If you haven’t applied for Payoneer MasterCard, you can sign up through my referral link and earn a $50 bonus.

If you want to promote Payoneer occasionally, you can join the referral program. But if you want to promote it seriously, join the affiliate program. It has more features than the referral program.

4. Grammarly

Grammarly is a grammar, punctuation, and plagiarism checker. If you are a non-native English speaker like me, then Grammarly is the best solution for you to write flawless content.

It has an amazing affiliate program that offers $0.20 for free registration and $20 once the user upgrades to the premium plan. You can join Grammarly Affiliate Program through ShareASale or But I prefer their self-hosted program.

5. is the best AdSense alternative. If you have a hard time getting approved by AdSense, you can try It offers an easy approval process.

Now the good news, it has an affiliate program that allows you to earn 10% of your referral’s earnings up to 18 months from the date of sign-up. And your referral will also receive a bonus of 10% for 3 months from the date sign up as a publisher. It’s a win-win situation.

You can try by signing up from here and earn an extra 10% for 3 months.

6. Skillshare

Skillshare is a popular online learning platform that offers thousands of online classes. It has courses on almost any topic. Some of the popular categories are animation, design, lifestyle, business, blogging, etc. The best part of the platform is, you don’t need to buy courses individually. Just sign up for the subscription and you can join any course.

It has a lucrative affiliate program that offers $7 for every free trial signup.

7. FreshBooks

FreshBooks is cloud-based accounting software for small business owners. It allows you to send invoices, track time, manage receipts & expenses, and accept credit cards.

It has an excellent affiliate program that lets you make $10 per free trial sign-up. And the great thing is that it does not require the credit card information of the user to try their 30 days free trial. You can also earn $55 when the free trial account subscriber upgrades to a paid plan.

8. Nexcess

Nexcess is a fully managed hosting that is specially designed for online stores. It’s optimized for WordPress, WooCommerce, and Magento. It’s a Liquid Web brand.

Nexcess affiliate program lets you earn $1 for every free trial hosting sign-up.

9. Ginger

Ginger is a grammar checker tool that is considered one of the best Grammarly alternatives. It checks contextual spelling and enhances vocabulary. It also helps you to rephrase a sentence.

Ginger affiliate program lets you earn $0.2 for every free registration and a 50% commission for every premium upgrade.

10. Sendinblue

Sendinblue is mainly an email marketing tool that offers SMS marketing, Shared inbox, CRM, Landing Pages, and more. It has 175k users worldwide.

It has an affiliate program that lets you earn €5 for every free registration.

11. Pluralsight

Pluralsight is an online education company that helps software developers to know more and work better. It offers thousands of courses instructed by industry experts.

Pluralsight affiliate program lets you earn $5 for every free trial.

12. Constant Contact

Constant Contact is a renowned email marketing tool that helps you to communicate better with your audience. It also offers a website builder, eCommerce platform, and social media manager.

Its affiliate program lets you earn $5 for each referral that joins for a trial.

Over to You

Hope these Pay Per Lead Affiliate Programs help you to make some money by referring people to these sites.

Now I’d like to hear from you. Let us know if are using any other Pay Per Lead affiliate programs.

However, if you’ve found this post useful, help me by sharing this post on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

written by

Istiak Rayhan

Istiak Rayhan is the founder of, a blog that aims to make bloggers’ journey easier. Istiak loves to help newbie bloggers to build a better blog. Here’s more about him.


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  1. Hi Istiak,

    It was a great list! I agree affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make money online. I am a part of several affiliate programs, but I always look for new ones to try out. Since these programs pay per lead, I am really looking forward to trying them out. Thanks a lot for taking the time and sharing all of these amazing options. I will definitely be sharing this resource with people in my network as well. Looking forward to reading more of your amazing articles.

  2. My name is Rick Archer, and I am CEO of Think Big EPC.
    My network of partners in the industry is quite wide. I can connect you at zero cost, if you are looking to sell the traffic (on performance or on CPC/CPM basis).
    I also have a limited volume of the members area and email marketing traffic in case you are looking to scale your product? If you would like to hear more, drop me a line with what goals you have in mind to reach, and I’ll come back with an offer.


  3. Thanks for the information. I am very lucky that I got your blog. I just review it and found it very useful for a newer one. Why this blog hasn’t any guest review page. It will be very great If have one to share my review. In my own quote,

    “An excellency doesn’t mean writing a lot, it means writing a short but grabbing a lot”

    1. Glad to know that. You just made my day. Loved the quote.

      BTW, let me know if you need any help regarding blogging.

  4. I went to sign up with VigLink and after I give email and create password their sign up button is broken!

    They stopped taking on affiliates?

  5. Hello Istiak Rayhan!!
    Your article is helped me a lot but, i am facing some problems with

    Non-US persons

    Certification of No United States Activities
    W-8BEN Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding

    can you instruct me that, how can i fill this form?

  6. This is my first visit to your blog, and it’s superb. Design, typography, widgets placements are superb. I Got to know some great affiliate programs through this post. Excellent, keep it up!

  7. Hi Istiak,

    This is wonderful list of affiliate programs to join. So far, Grammarly and ShareASale works best for Pay per lead.

    Affiliate marketing is best when you want to earn quick bucks. By doing it in the right way you can earn huge money by just promoting other company’s products.

    Thanks for sharing the nice Affiliate programs.

  8. Though the affiliate marketing is apparently appropriate for making money online, it comes with difficulties for a dilettante marketer. So, they really need the easy ways for opening the window to start making money with affiliation. The shortcake ways you showed here will hastily help them I believe.

    I have sent this link to one of my friends who is frustrated to find the ways of making money by affiliate marketing. I hope it will help him to get back to the hopeful home of affiliation.

    1. It takes times to get success in affiliate marketing. But anyone can get success in affiliate marketing with consistency and patience.

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