Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make money online in Nigeria, especially if you have a blog or an active audience. You could easily refer your audience to products that you think are useful to them, and earn commission when anyone of them buys.
Globally, the best affiliate marketing platform is known as Clickbank. The platform has thousands of products by several merchants, in the form of eBooks, CPAs, PPL, and PLRs that pay up to 70% per sale.
Clickbank is one of few affiliate marketing platforms that can boast of making multi-millionaires out of its affiliates worldwide.
However, for some reasons such as unreasonable behavior and acts of fraud, Clickbank has blocked Nigerians from earning on its platform either as merchants or as affiliates. That means, Nigerians can not partake in any of the great opportunities offered by Clickbank.
I’ve read in many places that Nigerians can cloak their I.P. addresses and do all manner of disguise to still continue selling on Clickbank. But these behaviors are bound to fail and you could lose all the money you’ve worked hard for.
It also enforces Clickbank’s decision to ban Nigerians from the platform due to most Nigerians not willing to obey simple rules and guidelines.
So, for now, your best bet is to look towards Clickbank alternatives that accept Nigerians and enable payment methods that are available to Nigerians. That is the essence of this post.
There are many affiliate marketing platforms in Nigeria and for Nigerians, but i’ve analyzed all of them, and picked the 6 best platforms that can serve as alternatives to Clickbank. I believe if you work diligently with any of these platforms, you can easily match whatever income you can make with Clickbank.
Let’s take a look at these Clickbank alternatives:
ShareASale is a great affiliate marketing platform that offers a wide range of products, from fashion and household, to software and tools. If you own a group of blogs or a global audience with varying interest, then ShareASale would be perfect for you.
They have a range of global merchant partners that include Groupon, Etsy, Honey, Deluxe, and Retailmenot. That means a diversified pool of affiliate products to choose from.
ShareASale pays affiliate earnings monthly once you have reached the payment threshold of $50. You could withdraw through Payoneer or via direct deposit to the U.S. bank account provided by Payoneer.
JVZoo is the affiliate marketing platform that is most similar to Clickbank. With an array of digital products and services, you could easily make a sale even as a Nigerian.
I really like the products on JVZoo because most of them have a universal appeal and can be bought digitally. Some of JVZoo products include video marketing services, online training, and software.
Once you make any affiliate sale on JVZoo, you can easily withdraw everything to your Payoneer account. Unlike other affiliate marketing programs that have a payment threshold, JVZoo allows you to withdraw as you earn, no matter how little.
Amazon Associates is like the grandfather of affiliate marketing. They welcome all affiliate marketers in the world to participate in their program, even Nigerians.
The Amazon Associates program is mainly for selling products listed on the Amazon website, such as fashion, home accessories, electronics, gears, books, software, etc. If you run a blog in any of these niches or you have an audience with general interest, then Amazon Associate will work for you.
The Amazon Associates program has a probation period of 180 days where you are required to have at least 3 sales. If you do not reach that number of sales within the stipulated period, you will be removed from the program.
If you have made a sale, then you can easily withdraw it via the U.S. bank account provided by Payoneer. There is no payment threshold when you are withdrawing via direct bank deposit.
You will be required to link your unique U.S. bank account provided by Payoneer to your Amazon Associates account when signing up for the first time.
Aliexpress Affiliate is similar to the Amazon Associates program, and is very easy to sign up to. With the Aliexpress Affiliate program, you could help your audience access cheap products that they are interested in, and you’d make some commission off each sale.
Once you have earned at least $16 in commission from product sales, you can withdraw your earnings to your bank account in Nigeria. You could either withdraw to your domiciliary account in dollars, or your Nigerian account where the earnings will be converted to Naira.
I believe that Aliexpress Affiliate is the perfect plug for people who want to build an automatic dropshipping business in a profitable niche. The opportunity is there for the taking if you are a serious affiliate marketer.
Expertnaire is an interesting affiliate marketing program designed by a Nigerian for Nigerians. It has several digital products in several industries that catch the interest of many young Nigerians.
On Expertnaire, you could find products to promote such as eBooks, webinars, digital training, software, and PLRs. The products cover a range of industries in Nigeria, but you only need to pick your niche and promote products in that niche.
The commission per product on Expertnaire is really so high that I’m tempted to call it the Clickbank of Nigeria. You could earn as high as 70% in commission per successful product sale on the platform
To join Expertnaire as an affiliate, you have to pay the sum of 10k Naira per year. That means, every year, you have to renew your Expertnaire membership or risk being shut out of the program.
Once you have made a sale on Expertnaire, no matter how little, you will be paid automatically every Friday into your Nigerian bank account provided in your profile.
Jumia KOL is similar to Amazon Associates, but for Africans. It offers products for sale in several niches such as fashion, electronics, beauty & skin care, household accessories, etc.
To make money with Jumia KOL, you will need to sell a lot of products, because the commission per sale is low. You could earn between 1.5% to 5% per sale, but it is common to make around 3% per sale.
So, for example, if you sell a product worth 100k via the Jumia KOL, you can expect to be paid around 3k Naira as your commission.
Jumia KOL pays monthly if your earnings have reached their payment threshold of €10 (approximately 5k Naira). Once you have reached the payment threshold, you will be paid automatically in your Nigerian bank account that is available in your affiliate profile.
Affiliate marketing is both an interesting and lucrative way to make money online, and Nigerians should not be left out. I know Clickbank money is sweet, but you can’t force your way through a platform that doesn’t want you.
I believe that if you use a combination of these Clickbank alternatives, you will be able to earn a decent income from affiliate marketing alone. More income streams can be added via your own products and sponsored advertising.
This list of Clickbank alternatives is in no way exhaustive. If you have any other ideas, or know other high-paying affiliate marketing programs that are available to Nigerians, please share with us in the comments section below.