List of Highest Paying Affiliate Program Niches for Aussie Bloggers

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List of Highest Paying Affiliate Program Niches for Aussie Bloggers

Blogging is a booming industry in Australia.

However, we are still miles behind the eight-ball when it comes to sign-up programs for bloggers and smaller websites to make money via affiliate marketing.

In 2019, only 50% of the top 100 Australian Online Businesses offered an affiliate program.

In 2020 – that number has risen to 70% – so Australia is getting on the bandwagon!

BUT: If you start getting into the game now – when Australia does catch up with the United States online – and we will – it will BOOM!

It can be a jungle out there – and many bloggers read about affiliate marketing, sign up, then realise just how damn hard it is to make decent money because even if your traffic is great, the click-throughs and sales are dismal. This has been the constant message I’ve seen from bloggers over the years and found out first-hand myself.

The comments I’ve heard about affiliate marketing include: ‘Affiliate marketing just isn’t worth it’ or ‘It is too much work’. And to date – it really has been. I’m not going to lie about that.


If you can get into the habit of embedding good quality affiliate program links into your content, via either product reviews or lists posts – as more and more Aussies are buying more and more items online, the time is now to start embedding some affiliate codes into your content and letting it slowly snowball.

Affiliates won’t get you rich overnight, or even in a month or a year. But if you do, it will consistently build up your audience and become trusted in your word – it can certainly be lucrative and be another stream of income.

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High Selling – Low Commission Niches:

There are some niches in affiliates that make a lot more money than others. Unfortunately, it is the most popular niches that actually DON’T make you much cash unless you can sell a lot of them. They include:

  • Fashion
  • Shoes
  • Makeup and Skincare
  • Jewellery

Well, it’s not that they don’t make you money – they only offer a small commission so you would need to sell a tonne of a product if you want to make an income stream out of it.

BUT – there are also lots of niches that you can fulfil (depending on your audience) that have amazing pay-outs if you can convince your customers to hit the BUY BUTTON.

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Best Affiliate Programs in Australia to Join

Sign up to one or all of them. Remember – never ever PAY to join an affiliate platform. The following are reputable companies I’ve worked with for years.

You will need to sign up to these platforms (which is free) if you want to promote their sellers. For a more comprehensive list of Affiliate Marketing Platforms, check out our article ‘The Top 14 Australian Affiliate Programs to Monetize Your Website”.

Here are some of the highest paying affiliate program niches for Aussie bloggers:

The ‘Mattress in a Box’ Niche

This is a relatively new niche – and if it suits your audience and can convert them into sales, you could do really well.

Hugo Sleep

The Hugo Sleep Affiliate Program pays $100.00 per sale.  Via Commission Factory

Koala Mattress

Koala Mattress offer $25 per sale. Their affiliate is run by Commission Factory

EVA Mattress

The Eva Mattress affiliate program pays $25.00 per sale.  Run by Commission Factory.

624 Memory Foam Mattresses

This program offers an amazingly high $40.00 per sale!


Sommuto is pretty much like the above other mattress suppliers.  They offer $75.00 per sale and are run by Commission Factory.


The Marriage and Relationships Niche

Everyone wants love. That’s why the marriage and relationship niche will be forever a profitable niche to promote.

Faithful Counseling

Faithful Counseling is a ‘Christian’ based professional Counselling Subscription Service that offers $150.00 flat fee on all goods (through Rakuten Linkshare).


The Online Education Niche

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Lorman is a US-based provider of online education. The program pays 30% commission on all goods.


It is an online learning platform that offers discount to new students and a 30-day, no-questions-asked money back guarantee on courses that are purchased on the Udemy website at or via Android applications.


An online course platform that allows customized commission rates for each affiliate you choose and you can start with a free plan. No credit card required.


The Blogging Resource Niche

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An e-commerce platform you can try free for 30 days. No risk, and no credit card required.


The Finance and Insurance Niche

Naritas Finance

It offers $100.00 per lead (through Commission Factory)

Youi Insurance

It offers $72.00 per sale (through Commission Factory)

Now Finance

It offers $50.00 per lead (through Commission Factory)

HiFX Finance and Insurance

It offers $40.00 per lead (through Commission Factory)

The Telecommunications and Internet Services Niche

Southern Phone

It offers $70.00 per sale (through Commission Factory)

Better Life Mobile

It offers 40% commission of any sale made (through Commission Factory)

The Sex Toys Niche

Adult Shop

It offers 30% commission on all sales (through Commission Factory)


Other High Paying Programs to Consider

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Uber Driver

It offers $30 per signup (through Commission Factory)


It will give you $20 per signup (through Commission Factory)

Aussie Farmers Direct

It will give you $20 per sale (through Commission Factory)

Do you know more affiliate programs?

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Jody Allen

Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

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