Top 10 Affiliate Programs That Pay For Free Sign Up (Pay Per Lead)

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

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

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 this 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 (Pay per lead).

*Notice: On mobile devices, scroll right to see entire table.

Program

Type

Commission

Sign Up

Affiliate Network

$0.01 to $100

Payment Solution

$25 - $50

Grammar Checker

$0.20

Ad Network

10% of Referral's Earnings

Online Classes

$1.00

6. DMCA

Content Protection Service

$0.25

Affiliate Network

35% of Referral's Earnings

Online Backup Service

$5

Accounting Software

$5

Paid Review Site

Up to $90 Per Blogger

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 affiliate program in ShareASale. 


2. Payoneer

Payoneer is a global payment solution which is considered as 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 to the referral:

Typically, it offers $25 reward to both the affiliate and referred user once the user makes a transaction of $100. But 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 $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.


3. 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. The great thing is that Grammarly offers $25 bonus just for placing a banner or write a blog post about Grammarly.

You can join Grammarly Affiliate Program through ShareASale or CJ.com. But I prefer their self-hosted program.


4. Media.net

Media.net is the best AdSense alternative. If you have a hard time to get approved by AdSense, you can try Media.net. 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 till 18 months from the date of sign up. And your referral will also receive a bonus 10% for 3 months from the date sign up as a publisher. It’s a win-win situation.

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


5. CreativeLive

CreativeLive is a live streaming education website. It has more than 1500 curated classes by over 650 expert instructors all over the world. It offers a variety of courses.

CreativeLive affiliate program offers $1 lead for every new member registration.


6. DMCA

DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) helps you to protect your contents. If someone copies your original content, you can remove it by taking help from DMCA service. Moreover, you can add DMCA badge to your blog (link) to deter content thieves.

It has an affiliate program that offers $0.25 for every sign up you refer. You can also earn $10-$25 for each sale. You can join its affiliate program through ShareASale or their own affiliate program.


VigLink is an affiliate aggregator service which has thousands of affiliate programs on its directory. Using VigLink is the easiest way of monetizing a blog with affiliate marketing. It offers both CPC and CPA based affiliate programs.

VigLink allows you to earn 35% of their commission for each user you refer to them.


8. JustCloud

JustCloud is an online backup service that offers $5 for free trial account signup. That means if someone tries their service through your affiliate link, you will make $5. And if the user upgrades to paid plan, you will get $120.


9. FreshBooks

FreshBooks is a cloud-based accounting software for small business owner. 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 $5 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 paid plan.


10. SponsoredReviews

As the name suggests, it is a paid review site that connects bloggers with advertisers. Bloggers can make money by writing honest reviews of advertisers’ products or services.

You can also earn money by referring people to SponsoredReviews.com. It offers $175 per advertiser and $90 per Blogger referred.


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.

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  • T I Antor says:

    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.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

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

  • Shahrukh says:

    This is a very good post, but I have an entertainment-based site. Can you tell me which is useful for my website?

  • That’s a great article. Can you provide some more article on affiliation marketplace where can I get affiliate article bid?

  • 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.

  • Vipin Mishra says:

    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!

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Glad you liked my blog. Let me know if you need any help.

  • Can you please let me know of any such affiliate program related to finance field? Thanks

  • Apon Babu says:

    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?

  • Philip says:

    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?

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Please try again. VigLink hasn’t stopped taking new affiliates.

  • Philip says:

    SponsoredReviews is not accepting any new advertisers or bloggers at this time.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Yes, I’ve just noticed it. Thanks for notifying.

  • Yuwraj Jr. says:

    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”

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

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

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

  • I have got my Justcloud affiliate account approved. but they are not allowing free trial signups now. they say they only pay if refferal purchases.