FlexOffers is a web based interface for matching advertisers with publishers. It is an extremely user based system, where both the advertisers and the publishers have control over who they will be partnering with. FlexOffers most resembles a marketplace where merchants post details about the campaigns they are looking to run, and then publishers essentially shop for the campaigns that their viewers would be most likely to click on.
Amazon Associates claims it was one of the first online affiliate marketing programs when it launched in 1996. The program is free to join and easy to use. The company develops solutions to help website owners, web developers, and Amazon sellers make money by advertising millions of products.
CJ Affiliate By Conversant was originally called Commission Junction. Founded in November 1998, the company considers itself the number one affiliate marketing provider in the world. CJ offers an affiliate conference every year called CJU. CJ Affiliate by Conversant has become a very strong leader in affiliate marketing. The company has a solid approach to marketing and provides features that benefit both advertisers and publishers.
Digital River is more than just an affiliate company. They also offer commerce business infrastructure using their proprietary software, technology, and intellectual property.
Google AdSense is the ultimate hands off approach to monetizing a website whether you are a brand new site looking to get started, or you manage a site full time and are looking for an agency to help connect you with customers. The service utilizes the full power of Google to allow merchants to target customers in ways that were impossible even just five years ago. Merchants can narrow down their target audience, and direct their ads at them in numerous ways. AdSense thrives due to its simplicity and ease of use. They have made what is an extremely complicated and complex industry, accessible to the masses.
ClickBank was created in 1998 but has grown to service 190 countries. They have over 200,000,000 customers worldwide and growing. They have offices in Boise, Idaho and Broomfield, Colorado.
Rakuten, which is headquartered in Tokyo Japan, was established in 1997 and has nine offices around the world. They provide a variety of services including e-commerce, e-reading, travel, banking, securities, credit card, e-money, portal and media, online marketing and professional sports. They have over 10,000 employees and staff worldwide.