10 Drone Affiliate Programs

Hey there Sea Changers. Welcome back to my series of program lists to assist those of you looking to fund your sea change with affiliate marketing. Today I continue my journey investigating a subject that I have started to see gain more and more interest around the place with my 10 Drone Affiliate Programs to buzz in 2020. I say this because at the time of writing, Christmas has only just been and gone and I definitely noticed a lot more drone action on the local beaches afterwards. So I thought I would jump whilst the iron was hot so to speak and check it all out.

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 10? 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 ‘drone’ and how it can be incorporated within an affiliate marketing website…

What do we mean by Drones?

Unlike some of the other subjects I have covered within this site, there is not a massive range of drone related products perse – basically the drones themselves and a few accessories. However, there is certainly enough to build a decent site based on one of the many uses for a drone. So for this post I have tried to cover a good cross section across some of the sub niches such as:

  • Recreational
  • Professional
  • Racing
  • Services
  • Accessories

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What can affiliate marketers promote?

There are essentially no real barriers to what affiliate marketers can promote when it comes to drones. 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 the best whilst others are hoping to just pick up a basic model on a budget. Choose your affiliate sites accordingly.
  2. Purchasers of the latest 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 professionals/racers etc., make sure all of the required information and specs are accessible within the vendor site and/or your posts.

That said, stats show that people will spend money on drones 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 10 programs that I have found below:

DJI

Drone Affiliate Programs - DJI

Let’s start with one of the big players in the drone market with DJI. Their range is massive with access to everything drone related including:

  • Recreational, professional and industrial drones
  • Flycams
  • Parts and accessories
  • Drone VR kits

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This is a great site for those in just about any drone related niche as well as generalist sites. Their range of products is huge with the added bonus of some great cross selling options such as:

  • Educational robots
  • Intelligent selfie sticks/tripods
  • Ronin sticks

There is also a fantastic buyers guide and instructional equipment to not only assist your readers but as a good source of ‘post fodder’ as well.

Drone Affiliate Programs - DJI affiliate

Commission Rate: 5 – 8%

Payment Terms: 30 Days

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, personal and website information.

Marketing material provided: Text links and banners

Join the DJI affiliate program here


AerialTech

Drone Affiliate Programs - AerialTech

AerialTech are another site offering a massive range of drone related products including being an authorised reseller of the DJI products above. As with DJI, there are too many products to list here however their main areas include:

  • Recreational, professional and industrial drones
  • Flycams
  • Parts and accessories
  • Drone VR kits
  • Outdoor imaging monitors
  • Racing goggles
  • Specialized remote controls

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Again, as above, there are plenty of options to promote here especially if you are dealing with those who have purchased a device elsewhere and are looking parts and accessories. They also offer side products such as robots, camera sticks and a small range of ‘hobby’ drones (iron man decal etc.) making this another great site for any drone niche or sub-niche.

Drone Affiliate Programs - AerialTech affiliate

Commission Rate: 4%

Payment Terms: Monthly ($50 threshold)

Cookie Duration: 30 days

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

Marketing material provided: Ad banners, text links.

Join the AerialTech affiliate program here


HobbyTron

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Whilst more of a site for everything remote controlled related, HobbyTron is well worth a look for your drone programs as well. There is pretty much a remote controlled version of every type of vehicle available here ranging from the cost effective to the more expensive hobbyist collections with a great range of Drones and Helicopters.

These products fit squarely within the hobbyist side of the drone niche so if you can outline their features and benefits, then you know that enthusiasts will spend money on them.

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Commission Rate: 9%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 90 days

Application required?: Yes – HobbyTron’s affiliate program is managed by either CJ Affiliate or Share-A-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account, set up your network and then for the HobbyTron 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 HobbyTron affiliate program here


RC Envy

Drone Affiliate Programs - RC Envy

Like HobbyTron above, RC Envy is more of an all-purpose site for remote controlled products with a great range of drones, helicopters and aircraft. They do however have a few items that I have not found elsewhere to date such as an underwater drone as well as a good range of racing equipment.

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There are plenty of accessories available and obviously a good range of cross selling opportunities for those within the hobby drone niche with other remote controlled vehicles available.

Drone Affiliate Programs - RC Envy affiliate

Commission Rate: 8%

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

Join the RC Envy affiliate program here


Swellpro

Drone Affiliate Programs - Swellpro

If you are promoting anything to do with the use of drones around anything to do with water – fishing, surfing, swimming, nature etc – then Swellpro might be a great addition to your site. Swellpro offer a range of completely waterproof drones and controllers allowing them to be used for some fantastic photography capture in areas that other drones just cannot go.

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They also offer a great range of accessories and parts – which are also waterproof as required.

Drone Affiliate Programs - Swellpro affiliate

Commission Rate: 5%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 365 Days

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

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners, discount coupons

Join the Swellpro affiliate program here

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Scorpion Drones

Drone Affiliate Programs - Scorpion

Scorpion Drones offer a large range of drones that are used mainly for industrial purposes including:

  • Agriculture – including spraying
  • First responder – Infra Red and Heat cameras etc.
  • Inspection
  • Cleaning – water sprayers

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This is a great site for those in the industrial or non-recreational use niche and also contains a large range of parts, accessories and camera stick products as well. And as something a little on the ‘opposite’ side of things, Scorpion also offer a small range of drone detectors which could add another dimension to any drone related site.

Drone Affiliate Programs - Scorpion affiliate

Commission Rate: 5%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, you will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text links, Banners

Join the Scorpion Drones affiliate program here


ABJ Drones

Drone Affiliate Programs - ABJ Drones

ABJ Drones doesn’t actually sell drones as such, rather drone services. Their specialty is in the professional drone use area offering services such as:

  • Drone Wind Turbine Inspection
  • Drone Solar Farm Inspection
  • Drone Power Line Inspection
  • Drone Pilot Network and Jobs
  • Drone Consulting Services

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This site probably doesn’t offer the same opportunities from a generalist sense that some of the others do but can still be useful from a high ticket or specialist type options such as hand in hand with the Scorpion Drones site above. There is also the ability here however to sell access to the ABJ Drone Academy which offers a large array of professional drone piloting and management programs worldwide.

Drone Affiliate Programs - ABJ Drone affiliate

Commission Rate: Tiered as follows:

  • Level 1: 1-9 Sales within 30 days = 40% Commission
  • Level 2: 10-39 Sales within 30 days = 50% Commission
  • Level 3: 40-99 Sales within 30 days = 60% Commission
  • Level 4: 100+ Sales within 30 days = 70% Commission

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 days

Application required?: Yes, 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 ABJ Drones affiliate program here


Sold by Air

Drone Affiliate Programs - Sold by Air

Sold by Air is similar to ABJ Drones above in that it sells drone services rather than drones this time exclusively within the Real Estate industry. The company uses drones to take photos and videos from the air of houses and properties to be used by real estate agents etc. in their sales materials.

Drone Affiliate Programs - Sold by Air stripe

Again, there is probably not enough here to build an entire site around however it is a good site to add as an addition to any industrial market and obviously if you happen to be within the real estate game.

Drone Affiliate Programs - Sold by Air affiliate

Commission Rate: 10%

Payment Terms: Monthly ($25 threshold)

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

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

Marketing material provided: Banners, Text Links

Join the Sold by Air affiliate program here


DroneVideos.com

Drone Affiliate Programs - Dronevideos

DroneVideos.com are another service company that provide 4k aerial videos and photography on just about any subject that you can think of. Their process works as follows:

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I am starting to think now that if you could incorporate this, and the two sites above onto one affiliate marketing business then there is probably plenty of information there to build an online drone services business around. I mean this site alone has so many promotional opportunities such as weddings, events, parties, business promotion and sales that if incorporated onto those above can potentially cover any need that someone might have for a drone.

There is also another interesting aspect to this site to do with the affiliate program which works a little like a MLM arrangement. If you are an affiliate and refer another affiliate to the site, then you earn commissions on the sales that they make as well.

Drone Affiliate Programs - Dronevideos affiliate

Commission Rate: 20% on all custom drone packages and stock footage purchases.

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Lifetime

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

Marketing material provided: Banners, Text Links, coupon codes

Join the DroneVideos.com affiliate program here


ViFly

Drone Affiliate Programs - Vifly

And finally, we have ViFly – which is all about drone racing. ViFly offer a small range of racing drones and accessories such as:

  • Racing drones
  • Batteries
  • Beacons
  • Finders
  • Cam switchers

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As I have said, this site is not large but it could certainly be useful for those within this niche or as an extra for any generalist drone site.

Commission Rate: 6%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 90 Day

Application required?: Yes, ViFly’s affiliate program is managed by Share-A-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account then for the ViFly 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 ViFly 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 drone 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 drone 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 drone 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 drones” is unfortunately not generally a good enough answer).
  • How you plan to promote their products.

Conclusion

So… There are 10 of the best drone affiliate programs to work with in 2020. I hope it has been helpful for you as you commence your own drone 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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