Education is meant to help us integrate into society. It is a very basic aspect of our life because it helps us evolve. As Nelson Mandela once said,
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Thirty years ago or before that, if you wanted to study, you’d have to find a course being taught in your city or somewhere near you.
Then, you would’ve had to have to apply for it and participate in classes on a weekly basis.
It was quite tricky because, if you were looking to study a very unique subject, there was a chance you weren’t able to find such a course in your city or even country.
But this changed during the past decades because technology, especially the internet, has brought us closer.
Nowadays, the distances between a pupil and the location of his courses are not counted in miles, the distances are now counted in clicks!
The appearance of such online courses and people’s desire to learn more about certain subjects has led to a new breed of salespersons.
These sales professionals study each subject’s needs and recommend various online courses, on various platforms. Then, they use affiliate programs in order to generate revenue for the new lead they’ve acquired.
If you are looking to become such a sales professional and earn a decent income from the comfort of your own couch, here is a list of top 10 education affiliate programs for learning and earning.
Launched in 2010, Udemy has quickly become an industry standard. At the moment, is one of the most popular e-learning platforms out there.
If you are a teacher looking to sell his course or a student looking to document yourself on new topics, then Udemy is the place for you.
The platform has more than 65 thousand courses which are visited by more than 75 million students.
The great majority of the courses posted on this platform are worth around $20 to $100, but these prices can drop to $5 during promotions.
In terms of their affiliate program, you can drop them a line at email@example.com and in roughly 3 to 4 working days your affiliate account will be live.
Then, choose the topic you wish to promote, research it, and find the most suitable courses to promote.
In terms of commissions, they offer around 20% of each sale you generate and their cookie has a lifetime of 7 days.
Even though it is not as popular as Udemy, Coursera is a very important e-learning platform also.
Here, students can find online courses from important educational institutions, such as Yale University, Michigan University, Google, and many more.
Basically, by using this platform, every person can learn a new language or a new skill in less than two months.
Their affiliate program is more attractive than Udemy because not only the commissions tend to be larger, but the cookie lifetime is longer, up to 30 days.
If technology is one of your main interests, check the courses offered on this platform and advertise the one you feel is the most appropriate.
According to Mike Lawn, Chief Executive Officer at Ninja Essays “With over 1.000 available courses, QuickStart is a very useful tool for people looking to learn more about the IT&C industry.”, and that’s true.
It’s the perfect place to go if you are looking to land a job in the IT&C industry. It covers more than nine niches in this industry.
Whether you are looking to learn front end technologies, back end technologies, database technologies, such as MongoDB or event Android or iOS technologies, QuickStart is the platform for you.
Their affiliate program offers a large palette of content to choose from. You can promote them using a basic text link or other, more visible methods, such as banners.
The commission they offer is above the average. They offer a 30% commission out of the sales you generate and their cookie lifetime is of 30 days.
The first three e-learning platforms were meant for teenagers and adults, but the fourth one, JAM, is focused on courses for kids. It offers very practical courses for kids and focuses on smart screen time.
”Smart Screen Time is all about finding the right balance between the time spent playing outside, the time spent in front of the screen, and the time spent sleeping. Having too much of the first two ingredients will disturb your children’s natural metabolism. Also, it will lead to low learning capacities.”
This being said, if you are into kids and you are looking to make some money in the meantime, you should definitely try JAM’s affiliate program.
The platform offers a 25% commission for each sale you generate and their cookie lifetime is of 14 days, which is more than enough to generate some sales out of the leads you get them.
Campus Book Rentals
This platform is focused on the students who are more into physical books and courses, rather than online ones.
Unlike the platforms offering online courses, Campus Book Rentals focuses on renting physical books to students.
This leads to a lower price, but the quality is equivalent to that of the online courses.
The platform has clients from all over the United States. It’ll be a rare occasion if you get to campus in the United States and you won’t find any of their clients on the corridors.
Why you should advertise them? Because, even though online courses are very popular, books are here to stay.
Also, they offer a 7% commission out of the sales you generate and the cookie lifetime is of 45 days.
Before we continue highlighting the most important e-learning affiliate platforms out there it’s very important to offer some tips about the way you should market these affiliate platforms:
- Before trying to market your affiliate links, you should first research your audience and find suitable courses for them. If a customer wants to learn English and you offer him a cooking course it might make him repulsive.
- For your affiliate marketing campaigns to be effective, you need to think outside the box and be inventive, you need to find low-cost marketing channels
- Try not to make a very hard push on your customers. Don’t spam them with your ads and messages
- Every penny you invest in these campaigns should be analyzed. How much revenue does it generate? Is the campaign viable?
For more tips on affiliate marketing campaigns, you should read this article. Now that you have some knowledge of affiliate marketing campaigns, let’s go on with our list.
Alpha Omega Publications
Homeschooling is a very important trend. In less than two decades, the number of students homeschooled almost doubled, from 850.000 in 1999, to almost 1.7 million in 2016.
Alpha Omega Publications is a platform focused on this niche and offers homeschooling courses for kids from kindergarten to 12th grade.
Any parent choosing to homeschool his kid is aware of this platform.
If a 4% commission out of the total sales is fine for you, create a partner account on their platform, pick the content you wish to place on your website and start promoting their courses.
Even though is quite a small niche, if you get your readers’ trust, you will be able to get decent commissions out of the sales you make. Also, the cookie lifetime is quite large, of around 10 days.
The platforms we’ve been talking about were destined for both teachers and students. Teachable is destined solely for the teachers.
It is a platform meant to help them film, cut, and edit their courses. It offers a multitude of tools, such as subtitle tools, video editing tools.
If you want, you can have live sessions with your students using the Teachable platform.
We always choose the live streaming option available on the Teachable platform because it’s reliable and we can easily interact with our clients.”
The platform offers an impressive 30% commission on all the sales you generate through your affiliate account and the cookie lifetime is of 90 days.
At SkilShare you don’t have to pay for each course you want to participate in. Unlike regular e-learning platforms, SkillShare is a subscription-based platform.
Basically, any customer looking to surf the courses on this platform only has to pay a monthly fee of $8 to $15.
This fee gives them access to all the courses on the platform. If you are an avid student and you are into online courses, SkillShare is for you.
As an affiliate, you will get a $10 commission for every new client that subscribes to SkillShare.
Considering the benefits of this platform, it will not be very hard to convince your clients to subscribe to SkillShare.
Thinkific is the favorite platform for entrepreneurs and business people.
Not only it offers a platform where you can create your courses and promote them, but you can also oversee your students’ progress and the way they advance through courses.
If your audience is made out of small entrepreneurs, business owners, and students looking to start their own company,
Thinkific’s affiliate program is the one for you. It offers a 20% commission for every sale you generate.
Even though it is the last one on our list, Course Craft is definitely one of the best e-learning platforms out there.
It is destined for teachers and for people with medium to low experience using complex content management systems.
It is quite a new platform, its course base starts to get populated. If your clients are new at creating online courses, this is the platform for them. It is very intuitive, it uses drag and drops to create fascinating designs. It can be used by anyone, virtually!
Nowadays, affiliate marketing can generate hefty profits. This type of marketing combined with the benefits of online courses will earn you decent revenues.
Take a look at each and every one of these affiliate programs and the courses available on the platforms.
Choose the platform you think will get you the most leads and the courses most appropriate for your audience and start promoting them.