The Best Vegan Affiliate Programs (to monetise your Vegan blog)

the ultimate guide to vegan affiliate links to monetise your vegan blog and make a passive income

The Ultimate Guide to​

  • Do you want to make more money from your blog?

  • Do you have a good steady flow of traffic coming through to your website that you would like to utilise?

  • Are you already promoting other vegan businesses on your website without making any commission from them?

Then you should look into Affiliate Marketing. 

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The best bit, there are now LOADS of vegan businesses who are offering Affiliate Programs. Want to find out which ones? Click this link to scroll straight on down.

Affiliate Marketing Contents

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Imagine walking around your favourite market and coming across an enticing stall. It is practically shouting out to you. You walk over to it and find an array of products all tailored towards you.

That particular stall is selling products made by various different brands.

They’ll still be making money from selling these – a commission on top which would have been agreed upon with the original maker. 

This is essentially what websites with affiliate links are doing. They build attractive websites that bring niche relevant traffic to their sites, provide their readers with worth, and then draw them to links of products which the reader can buy. 

Whenever a reader clicks on that link and purchases, that website owner will make a commission from it.

What Commission Do You Get From Affiliate Marketing?

This completely depends upon the business that you are promoting. Some have smaller commissions (and cheaper products) at around 5% of the purchase amount. Others will go up to around 30-40% commission.

We will cover the commission rates of each of the vegan affiliate links below

the ultimate guide to vegan affiliate links to monetise your vegan blog and make a passive income

Why Should You Add in Vegan Affiliate Links to Your Vegan Blog?

To Support Vegan Businesses

By promoting a vegan business’ products/services on your website you are helping them to reach a wider audience. And vegan businesses deserve to be found by more people!

The reason businesses do affiliate marketing is that it is easy promo for them, and a real win-win situation for both parties involved. 

To Create a Passive Income

If you have a good steady flow of visitors coming to your website who are likely to buy what your affiliate program is selling, then you can make a good passive income out of affiliate marketing.

For instance, if you have a vegan recipe blog and you want to provide your readers with links to ingredients and equipment you use, you can add affiliate links here. That way you won’t only have people reading and using your recipes, but they’ll also be buying the necessary ingredients through your link – earning you a commission! 

To Provide More Worth to Your Readers

Your readers are on your website for a reason, they are enjoying the content that you have on there. So if you are able to provide them with even more worth, they’ll definitely stick around even longer.

Why else do we have websites!

Which Affiliate Links Should You Use?

Use Relevant Affiliate Links

The temptation is to stick as many links into your blogs as possible, but this won’t work. You want to make sure the affiliate link is relevant to the content around it. 

For instance, if you have a vegan recipe that requires a blender, adding an affiliate link to your favourite blender here will be really useful. 

Or, if you have a guide page on say, the best vegan gifts, you can easily stick many affiliate links in here as you’ll be linking to vegan gift products anyway! 

On the other hand, let’s say you sell vegan protein powder, you wouldn’t want to add in affiliate links to another brand’s vegan protein powder on your website. 

Use Affiliate Links That You’d Support Even Without Being Paid

Once again, don’t get tempted to stuff your website with affiliate links. This is your opportunity to select products that you’d like to promote.

Unlike using Google AdSense you have complete control over who you promote on your website. So make the most of it! 

Add links to vegan products and/or services that you would buy yourself. 

the ultimate guide to vegan affiliate programs to monetise your vegan blog and make a passive income

Which Blogs Should You Place Affiliate Links Into?

Guide Pages

If you are building a guide page for your website, like a vegan travel guide, or a vegan food guide, then these are great places to add in affiliate links. As the name suggests, a guide is where people go to find out more information. 

Well placed affiliate links help to provide your readers with more relevant information. 

Non-Branded Blogs

If you are promoting your own brand on a blog post and you don’t want people to leave your website then try to avoid promoting other products/services that could distract your reader.

It is much better to put affiliate links into any non-brand related blogs that are on your website.

How Do You Place Affiliate Links Into Your Blog?

Adding ‘nofollow’ Links

Having links to external websites on your site is good practice, especially when you are linking to trustworthy sources. 

However, if Google crawls through your website and notices loads of links to external websites that they deem as spammy, then they will penalise your website (meaning lower rankings and domain authority). 

Luckily, there is an easy solution for this. Always get into the habit of putting ‘nofollow’ attributes on your affiliate links. This way, it puts you less at risk. 

For most sites all links are automatically classed as ‘dofollow’ links, which means that you are telling search engines to recognise this link – giving that link more power and authority. So, you’ll need to make these links ‘nofollow’ every time you add one in.

Want to know more about building organic backlinks? Check out our blog on backlinks.

So how do you put a link as ‘nofollow’?

This depends on the platform you are using. 

If you are using WordPress, then we recommend downloading the Yoast Plugin. With Yoast, when you add in a link to your text it’ll display some handy tick boxes asking if it is a sponsored link – tick this and Yoast will sort out the rest! 

adding nofollow attributes to affiliate links

Yoast also allows you to make a ‘nofollow’ blanket on all links on one whole page.

If you aren’t using WordPress, you can easily add ‘nofollow’ into the HTML – just follow this handy guide.

Affiliate Link Placements

In Text

You can please the links within text but make sure people don’t miss them. Use words that notify the reader that there is a link there for them to follow.

You can also structure it so that it is easier to find the text link. Like this:

Where can I buy this product? 
BUY IT HERE – add link into this text. 

In a Button

A button is one of the most obvious ways to place a link in your blogs. When people see buttons they know that they are to be clicked on. 

In an Image

If you have an image for the affiliate product/service you can always add a link into the image as well to increase the chances of your reader clicking through to it.

Do make sure to ask the brand if you are allowed to use their images first. 

The Vegan Affiliate Programs

This is by no means an exhaustive list of all vegan affiliate programs, but these are the programs that we have partnered with ourselves – for both our clients and our own personal vegan websites. 

We have split the vegan affiliate programs into three main categories:

  1. Virtual Vegan Affiliate Programs
  2. Location-Based Vegan Affiliate Programs
  3. Big Affiliate Networks

Virtual Vegan Affiliate Programs

Vegan Sisters Education

Vegan Sisters Education is a vegan e-learning platform. They aim to empower the next generation of vegan changemakers. Vegan Sisters currently have courses on content writing, nutrition, and other general marketing topics. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Perfect for: vegan bloggers, career sites, freelancers, and writers.

Cookie Duration: 30 days

Commission: 20%

Affiliate Sign Up: https://vegansisters.education/become-an-affiliate/

Veecoco

Veecoco is an online vegan cooking academy. They have 15 courses, over 400 lessons, and a wide range of cuisines to offer.

They sell their courses via 6-month or 12-month memberships, or you can pay per course. 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Veecoco Academy (@veecoco_academy)

Perfect for: foodie websites, editorials, & recipe blogs.

Cookie Duration: 30 days

Commission: 30%

Affiliate Sign Up: https://www.veecoco.com/veecoco-affiliates

 

Nutriciously 

Nutriciously have created downloadable digital guides, vegan meal plans, and starter kits for vegans looking to eat more healthy, or for people who are interested in transitioning to a vegan diet.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Alena | nutriciously (@nutriciously_)

Perfect for: vegan food blogs, vegan bloggers, & health-focused blogs. 

Cookie Duration: 30 days

Commission: starts at 50%

Affiliate Sign Up: https://nutriciously.com/vegan-affiliate-program/

Vegan Location-Based Affiliate Programs

Form Nutrition

(UK, EU, & US)

In our opinion, THE best vegan protein powder. The company is 100% plant-based and committed to making change. 

Their protein powders come in compostable packaging with no plastic spoons! 

 
 
 
 
 
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Perfect for: editorials, food & recipe blogs. 

Cookie Duration: 30 days

Commission: 8% on new customers & 5% on returning customers

Affiliate Sign Up: https://ui.awin.com/merchant-profile/20167

Corkor

(Worldwide Delivery)

They make vegan leather products using cork, a sustainable material. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Perfect for: sustainable & eco-warriors. 

Cookie Duration: 30 days

Commission: 10%

Affiliate Sign Up: https://www.corkor.com/pages/affiliates-program

TheVeganKind

(UK)

TheVeganKind sells individual vegan products like a supermarket, as well as vegan beauty and food subscription boxes.

 
 
 
 
 
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Perfect for: vegan recipe blogs (for ingredients lists), & vegan editorials. 

Cookie Duration: 30 days

Commission: starting at 5%

Affiliate Sign Up: https://www.thevegankind.com/tvk-affiliate-program/

Vegancuts

(Worldwide Delivery)

Vegancuts sell monthly beauty, make-up, and snack subscription boxes that deliver straight to your door.

 
 
 
 
 
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Perfect for: vegan recipe blogs, food websites, & editorials. 

Cookie Duration: 30 days

Commission: starting at 5%

Affiliate Sign Up: https://vegancuts.com/ambassador/

Vitamix

(UK, EU + US)

In our opinion, the best high-speed blender!

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Vitamix Global Headquarters (@vitamix)

Perfect for: vegan food blogs, recipe blogs, and editorials. 

Cookie Duration: 30 days

Commission: starting at 3%

Affiliate Sign Up: https://www.cj.com/en-gb/ (you must first become a CJ affiliate member and then apply to Vitamix through their platform)

Ora Organic

(US, Canada, UK, & EU delivery)

Ora Organic creates the cleanest plant-based supplements for sports nutrition, beauty, gut health and more.

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Ora Organic (@ora.organic)

Perfect for: vegan food blogs, vegan editorials, vegan health sites & fitness bloggers. 

Cookie Duration: 90 days

Commission: 20%

Affiliate Sign Up: https://ca.ora.organic/pages/affiliate-signup

FutureKind

(US)

A vegan multi-vitamin company.

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by FUTURE KIND (@wearefuturekind)

Perfect for: vegan editorials, health websites, & vegan editorials. 

Cookie Duration: 30 days

Commission: up to 40%

Affiliate Sign Up: https://www.futurekind.com/pages/affiliate-program

Big Affiliate Networks

You may have seen some of these affiliate networks mentioned already because some of the above vegan affiliate programs are actually hosted through these. 

The above affiliate programs aren’t the only ones that you can find, and more and more are popping up every month. Especially on these big affiliate networks. 

So make sure to sign up to the following affiliate sites so you can be the first to know when a new vegan affiliate link pops up. 

CJ 

http://cjaffiliate.net/

Includes:

  • Vitamix

AWIN 

https://www.awin.com/

Includes:

  • Form Nutrition

Share a Sale

https://www.shareasale.com/info/
Includes:

  • Ora Organic

Paid on Results

https://www.paidonresults.com/

Includes:

  • TheVeganKind 

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