11 Best Christian Affiliate Programs

Hey there Sea Changers. Welcome back to my series of program lists designed to assist those of you looking to fund your sea change with affiliate marketing. Today we will look into a subject that has a fairly decent following online with my 11 Best Christian Affiliate Programs in 2020. This is not necessarily about preaching religion perse rather the online purchase of many of the accessories and products that are used in Churches, Christian ceremonies, the home and in schools.

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As I run through them, I am conscious that there may be a number of variations and sub-niche areas to look into. So how have I picked my best 11? Well… I really just wanted to give you a good cross section of what is out there so I did some searching around and checked a few out and chose them by looking at:

  • What they offer
  • Commission rates
  • Payment terms
  • Cookie duration
  • Application processes
  • Affiliate/Marketing materials provided

Before we start however, let’s have a look at what I mean by the term ‘Christian’ programs and how they can be incorporated within an affiliate marketing website…

What do we mean by Christian programs?

Unlike some of the other subjects I have covered within this site, there is not a massive range of Christian related products however there is certainly enough to build an affiliate marketing site around – with some great variations as well. So for this post I have tried to cover a good cross section across some of the sub niches such as:

  • Literature
  • Books
  • Music
  • Artefacts
  • Cards
  • Church based requirements
  • Christian Jewelry
  • Accessories

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What can affiliate marketers promote?

As long as it is done tastefully and in a manner that doesn’t demean those of faith, then there are essentially no real barriers to what affiliate marketers can promote when it comes to selling Christian products online. There are however some things to be aware of as you run your eye over affiliate program possibilities that may suit your site. These are:

  1. Know your audience, some purchasers are looking for specifics and want clear information as to how it fits with their strand of religion whilst others are looking to simply meet the needs of their child’s school.
  2. Purchasers of Christian products will not take risks if they don’t trust you or your affiliate site. Make sure the programs you choose are reputable and have good recourse options if the purchaser is not happy.
  3. If you are dealing with those of extreme faith, make sure all of the required information is covered and do not assume that everything is a ‘one size fits all’ arrangement.

That said, stats show that people will spend money on Christian products online if it can make their lives easier so as long as you are meeting their needs and solving problems, then you are on the right track. And to give you a boost, let’s have a look at 11 programs that I have found below:

1. Christianbook

book affiliate programs - Christianbook

As the name suggests, Christianbook caters for all manner of books within the Christian niche including:

  • Bibles
  • Christian living
  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Family
  • Devotional
  • Men
  • Women
  • Children
  • Audio and large print books

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The site also offers a large range of DVDs, Gifts, Church and bible study supplies, toys, Christian music and much more. In fact if I am being honest, and without sounding condescending or disrespectful, if there is something Church related you are looking for for your affiliate site, I would be very surprised if you could not find it amongst the 500,000 products on offer here.  Their affiliate program is available worldwide.

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Commission Rate: 8%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration:  By gift card or check once threshold reaches $25

Application required?: Yes, basic personal and website information required.

Requirements:

  • You must have a functional, review-able, well-designed, English language website (Spanish language websites also accepted).
  • You must be able to use HTML or contract a service for that purpose.
  • You must be able to generate a minimum of $313 in sales annually.

Marketing material provided: Banners, Ads and copy, Text Links

Join the Christianbooks affiliate program here


2. Bibles.com

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Bibles.com is another site offering a massive range of Christian books and Bibles including:

  • Bibles and New Testaments
  • Spanish Language text and Bibles
  • Other Language text and Bibles (over 80 languages)
  • Academic texts and Synopsis

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This is a great site to build around if your niche in based on Christian text and the Bible. There is also a great range of cross selling opportunities here with access to

  • Christian and Pastor Gifts
  • Special Occasion Bibles
  • Dedication and First Communion gifts

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Commission Rate: 10%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not stated

Application required?: Yes – Bible.com’s affiliate program is managed by Share-A-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account, set up your network and then for the Bible.com affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Ad banners, text links.

Join the Bibles.com affiliate program here


3. Church Source

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Church Source is another option that provides access to an extremely large range of Bibles and Bible related products that number too many to list here. And in all honesty, if there is a Bible that they don’t have, then it probably doesn’t exist. There are products suitable for every level of need from Church/Pastor use right down to school and special occasion requirements. There is also a very good range of non-english language options as well.

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The site also offers a great range of:

  • Christian books
  • Bible Study resources
  • Pastor and Leader program resources
  • Ministry program resources
  • Video based studies

best christian affiliate programs - Church Source affiliate

Commission Rate: 10%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 60 days

Application required?: Yes – Church Source’s affiliate program is managed by Share-A-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account, set up your network and then for the Church Source affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Banners, text links and data-feed

Join the Church Source affiliate program here


4. Christian Strong

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Christian Strong is a cool little Christian based site for those aiming their niche at the younger crowd and fashion. They offer Christian inspired clothing from babies up to men’s, women’s and everything in between. There is also a good line of Christian patriotic, seasonal and ‘pray for a cure’ gear as well.

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There is probably not enough here to build a full site around, however these products make a great addition or cross sell for many Christian niches and as an addition to many of the other Christian clothing based sites that are out there.

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Commission Rate: Not stated

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes – you will need to enter personal and website information.

Marketing material provided: Banners, Text Links, Coupons

Join the Christian Strong affiliate program here


5. Dayspring

best christian affiliate programs - Dayspring

Another great site with a massive array of Christian based products is Dayspring. There is way too much to list them all here however their main categories include:

  • Greeting cards – for every occasion
  • Gifts
  • Jewellery
  • Apparel
  • Home wares
  • Home decor
  • Bibles and bible covers
  • Books
  • Bible journaling supplies

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This is a site that could be used as a base for many Christian based niche sites or as a cross selling opportunity for many others.

Commission Rate: Not stated

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not stated

Application required?: Yes – Dayspring’s affiliate program is managed by CJ Affiliates. You will be required to apply for an account, set up your network and then for the Dayspring affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Banners, creative & text links, regular incentives and bonuses, rewards for top-performing partners

Join the Dayspring affiliate program here

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6. Mozaico

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Mozaico is not a dedicated Christian site as such however their range of Mosaic art does include a religious range as per the examples below:

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As with some others here there is not enough here to sustain an affiliate marketing site on its own however this is a great one to include on just about any Christian based site as a cross sell and high ticket sales opportunity.

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Commission Rate: 5%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, you will need to enter personal and website information.

Marketing material provided: Text links, Banners

Join the Mozaico affiliate program here


7. Nest Learning

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Nest Learning is another one stop shop site that has a massive range of Christian inspired products and accessories. Their main avenue of offerings comes from an educational perspective with products such as:

  • Christian books
  • Bibles
  • Christian Music
  • Church and Bible school supplies
  • Cards and gifts
  • Games
  • Movies

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There is definitely enough here to build a Christian educational site around as there is also a non-Christian specific range of:

  • Educational materials for all school years
  • Teaching resources
  • Home school curriculum

Oh, and there is also a small range of home decor and pet toys as well.

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Commission Rate: 11 – 15%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 days

Application required?: Yes – Nest Learning’s affiliate program is managed by Share-A-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account, set up your network and then for the Nest Learning affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Banners, Text Links

Join the Nest Learning affiliate program here


8. Bible Bells

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Bible Belles is a small site that focuses on educational bible stories for young girls. Their product lists includes:

  • Bible Belle’s books
  • Ebooks
  • Children’s nic-nacs – stickers, bracelets etc.

best christian affiliate programs - Bible Belles Home

This is a great little additional site – there is not enough to base a niche on – for anyone looking at Christian based children’s or educational niches. There also some great addition free options on this site such as audio and video files and podcasts all aimed at teaching the word of God to young girls and families alike.

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Commission Rate: 15%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 90 Days

Application required?: Yes – Bible Belle’s affiliate program is managed by Share-A-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account, set up your network and then for the Bible Belle affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Banners, Text Links, Ads, Emails, & Coupons, Viral Marketing Videos, Social Media Ads, Dropbox Of Resources

Join the Bible Belles affiliate program here


9. Jerusalem Gift Shop

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The Jerusalem Gift Shop is a huge site with a massive array of products based purely on items directly – as the name suggests – from Jerusalem. Their range is huge making it the perfect addition to any number of Christian based sites and just so that I can do it justice, I have added their list as a graphic below:

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All in all, this site would make a great base on which to base an online business or as a cross selling ad on to many other Christian (or Jewish) sub niches.

best christian affiliate programs - jerusalem gift shop affiliate

Commission Rate: 15%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 2 years

Application required?: Yes – personal and website information required.

Marketing material provided: Banners, Text Links, coupon codes, QR Codes

Join the Jerusalem Gift Shop affiliate program here


10. eHarmony

best christian affiliate programs - eharmony

Why eHarmony? – well because online searches for Christian dating or matchmaking number over 10,000 per month making it a great opportunity as an online business venture. eHarmony is not Christian based obviously however it does contain religious beliefs and requirements as a major part of its match making forms and processes.

This is an area that could be built as a sub-niche on its own or as a side display on any number of Christian based sites – especially those aimed at younger adults.

best christian affiliate programs - eharmony affiliate

Commission Rate: up to $90 for each subscription sold

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, eHamrony’s affiliate program is managed by Awin. You will be required to apply for an account then for the eHarmony affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text links and banners

Join the eHarmony affiliate program here


11. Big Church

best christian affiliate programs - Big Church

As mentioned above, with over 10,000 searches per month, there is definitely opportunities for affiliates within the Christian dating niche.  Big church is a christian based dating site where you can “meet people with the same spiritual beliefs as you”.

Again, the popularity of this sub niche means that you could build an affiliate marketing business around Christian dating and this site on its own or utilise it as an add on to any number of Christian based sites aimed at younger adults or those looking to connect with like minded friends.  There is even the option to locate bible study partners and the like as well.

best christian affiliate programs - Big Church affiliate

Commission Rate: Dual options of 60% or $100 per membership sold.

Payment Terms: Weekly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, You will need to enter personal and website information to apply

Marketing material provided: Text links and banners

Join the Big Church affiliate program here


Amazon Associates

Alternatively, should you wish to set up your site up with a range from a few different brands or companies on the same site then you can do so via Amazon. Amazon provides access to a good range of Christian related products and has a fairly good affiliate program as well. So if you wish, join the Amazon Associates program, locate the best products relevant to your site within Amazon itself and you can post links on your own site as per below:

Amazon’s commission rates are not too bad and some prefer this avenue due to the sheer amount of traffic and trustworthiness that comes with a company site of this size.

How to find your own affiliate programs

As stated earlier, by outlining the sites above I have really just tried to give you a good cross section of the types of programs that are out there by listing the really good ones in each ‘category’. That does not mean that you cannot find affiliate programs that better suit what it is that you are trying to do within this space – especially as I could never even begin to cover every Christian related requirement or sub niche in the one post. Luckily for us, there is a simple way to find these programs online.

All you need to do is enter “affiliate: niche type” into your search engine (substituting ‘niche type‘ for whatever product it is that you are choosing to sell).

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There are Christian related affiliate programs for everything else that we have listed at the top of this page as well – you will just need to have a look around until you find one or two that suit your site. Once you have completed your searches, you can look through and find programs that:

  • Relate to your niche/problems that you are solving.
  • Have quality products – your brand can be severely damaged if you promote poor quality products.
  • Have solid payment and customer service arrangement.
  • Pay decent commissions.
  • Have good testimonials covering commission payouts and quality of product.

In most cases, you will need to apply for the program before you are allowed to promote their products – don’t take this step lightly or you will be rejected. Affiliate programs will generally want to know:

  • Your website name.
  • Traffic levels.
  • Why you want to join – (“so I can make money by selling your Jesus statues” is unfortunately not generally a good enough answer).
  • How you plan to promote their products.

Conclusion

So… There are 11 of the best Christian affiliate programs to work with in 2020. I hope it has been helpful for you as you commence your own Christian based affiliate marketing business and as usual, please do not hesitate to comment below if you have any questions, need some advice or have any experiences to share. Oh, and especially comment if you have any experience with these, or any other programs as well.

Until next time

Have fun

Paul

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