Hello 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. My name is Paul and I have been making money in the affiliate marketing game for the past decade and have created this site to assist those of you looking to do the same.

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Today we are going to pop the cork on my 10 best wine affiliate programs to swirl this year. Wine is a product that creates so many emotions, memories and feelings and is extremely popular the world over. Hence, for those of you with an interest in this niche, it is also a popular option for an online market.

  1. wine.com
  2. Majestic
  3. Organic Wine Company
  4. Splash Wines
  5. Wine Enthusiast
  1. Plonk Wine Club
  2. California Wine Club
  3. Wine Awesomeness
  4. Priority Wine Pass
  5. Etching Expressions
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Before we begin however, I am conscious that there are a number of different areas or sub niches within this subject hence the quantity of affiliate programs to choose from may be just as large. 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 ‘wine' and how it can be incorporated within an affiliate marketing website…

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Stats show that people will spend money on wine and its related paraphernalia 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:

1. wine.com

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wine.com is a nice little site with a large range of wine options from all over the world including:

  • Red Wine
  • White Wine
  • Champagne & Sparkling
  • Rosé Wine
  • Dessert, Sherry, & Port
  • Wine Tasting Sets

There is also a nice range of gifts and accessories such as:

  • Curated Wine Sets
  • Wine Tasting Sets
  • Curated Spirits Sets
  • Gift Baskets
  • Wine & Food Gifts
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This is a great site for affiliates as it allows you to cover and review wines from regions all over the world as well as paring with different accessories and gift options. In addition, there is a great ‘discovery' section with information, tasting notes, blogs posts and various other information to assist your readers (and provide post inspiration for you as well).

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Commission Rate: Not Stated

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, wine.com’s affiliate program is managed by Rakuten. You will be required to apply for an account then for the wine.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: Text links, banner ads, or virtual storefronts


2. Majestic

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Majestic is a UK based online site offering a huge range of budget priced (but not ‘cheap') wines from all over the world including:

  • New Zealand
  • France
  • Italy
  • USA
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Australia
  • Chile
  • Argentina
  • South Africa

All of the wine categories are covered as well as a good range of beer, cider and spirits as well.

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There may just be enough here to base an entire affiliate marketing business around if you are looking at the budget or country specific wine niches. There is however also some extra opportunity here with Majestic's service offerings to assist with the wine purchases for weddings, parties and the like with added options of equipment hire as well.

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Commission Rate: 4% for new and 1% for returning customers

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 90 Days

Application required?: Yes, Majestic's affiliate program is managed by Share-A-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Majestic affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text Links, banners, product feed


3. Organic Wine Company

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As the name suggests, Organic Wine Company sell a large range of Vegan, Gluten free and GMO Free wines drawn from certified organic grapes. They offer all of the main wine categories including:

  • Champagne and sparkling
  • Reds
  • Whites
  • Rose
  • Dessert

All wines can be chosen by type, country of origin or dietary (sulfate free etc.)

This would make a great addition to any wine site aimed at collectors and general purchase alike as well as a dietary sites such as gluten free and Vegan. There is also a wine club subscription service available providing for an extra promotional option and a great blog for post ideas and added information for readers.

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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 to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners


4. Splash Wines

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Splash Wines is another nice little wine site that deals in wine by the case. Cases can be chosen from pre-selected cases or as a ‘choose your own' arrangement from a large selection or red and white wines – or a mixture of the two. Wines are available from all over the world with a promise that they are on sold at a profit of just 15% of source costs.

There is also a small range of merchandise comprising some really cool gift ideas such as shirts, charms, coasters, bottle thermometers and filtering wands (ummm filtering wands?).

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This would make a great addition to any wine based niche as it allows for purchase at a number of price ranges. And for the budget conscious drinker or collector of eclectic labels, there are also a number of subscription and membership options to promote as well.

Commission Rate: Not Stated

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

Application required?: Yes, the Splash Wines affiliate program is managed by CJ Affiliates. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Splash Wines affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links, creatives, tutorials


5. Wine Enthusiast

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Our next site, Wine Enthusiast, doesn't actually sell wine as such rather it is the “world’s largest retailer” of accessories and storage options. There are so many products that there is too much to list here however their main categories include:

  • Wine storage cabinets, racks and accessories
  • Wine coolers
  • Wine barrel furniture
  • Bars and consoles
  • Glassware
  • Accessories
  • Hosting and serve ware
  • Unique gifts
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This site could definitely be utilised to build a generalist business around if you are dealing with those looking to collect and store wine or as a great side hustle for just about anything else to do with wine, entertainment or gifts. The added bonus here is that they also deal with customised cellars and storage meaning there is also opportunity for some high ticket sales as well.

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Commission Rate: 3%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

Application required?: Yes, the Wine Enthusiast affiliate program is managed by CJ Affiliates. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Wine Enthusiast affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links, Banners

Note: There is also a good wholesale program for those dealing with professional sales etc.

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Anyone wanting to build an online business can get started using Wealthy Affiliate because it has all the tools you need!

You too can start your very own online business here that can make you money from anywhere in the world!!

6. Plonk Wine Club

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Now we start our look into an extremely popular area within this niche with Plonk Wine Club. As the name suggests, Plonk Wine Club is an online subscription service for lovers of the drop who can order “a highly curated selection of the best organic, biodynamic, and limited-production wines that we source from wineries in California, Europe, South America and every imaginable wine region in between”. All wines are delivered with complete tasting notes to accompany its range of hard to get and boutique wines.

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There is probably not enough on this site to base an entire affiliate marketing site around unless you were able to review each of the wines separately. It would however work very well as a side promotion if you were dealing with avid wine collectors and aficionados.

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Commission Rate: up to 40% (first sale only)

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, Plonk Wine Club's affiliate program is managed by Share-A-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Plonk Wine affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Banners, Text Links


7. California Wine Club

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Our next site is the California Wine Club which is another subscription based site that deals with smaller and artisan wineries predominantly in California. They do offer a small range of products from other small wineries around the world and incorporate them all into 6 different membership options ranging from 2 bottles to a case of your favourite varieties.

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As with the other subscription options listed here, this site is probably not one that you would build an entire affiliate marketing business around however again it would be a great companion/add on to just about any wine related niche possible – and maybe even for those dealing with corporate entertainment as well. There is also a good blog and member interaction capabilities to add value to your promotional posts.

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Commission Rate: 15% per sale

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 90 Days

Application required?: Yes, California Wine Club's affiliate program is managed by Share-A-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account then for the California Wine Club affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners, data feed


8. Wine Awesomeness

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And the last in our range of wine subscription sites is Wine Awesomeness. This is an interesting little site in that specialises in building curated boxes of weird and wonderful wines from all over the world. The added coolness here is that each box is paired with “thebacklabel” magazine that covers recipes, tasting notes, and the stories behind the bottles in the box. There are also options for straight forward retail sales as well.

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Again, this site is probably not one that you would build an entire affiliate marketing business around although with the inclusion of the magazine, might make one that could be based on for reviews and other information for readers. That said, I think there is enough difference in the three subscription models listed in this post to incorporate them into a wine subscription based niche – especially as they all use Share-A-Sale.

Commission Rate:

  • Earn $10 for every new subscription
  • 15% revenue on curated wine packs that we offer weekly
  • 8% of standard eCommerce orders via the WA Wine Shop

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes – the Wine Awesomeness affiliate program is managed by Share-A-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account and then for the Wine Awesomeness affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text Links, banners, GIFs


9. Priority Wine Pass

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Now, for the avid wine traveler and taster, let's take a look at Priority Wine Pass. Priority Wine Pass is a subscription based service offering:

  • 400+ wine tasting deals
  • Digital & physical wine tasting options
  • Free custom tasting itineraries
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Obviously this site would work best as an add on to any wine related site especially as a great gift idea or for within the travel or outdoors niches. There is also a fantastic blog allowing for some great post ideas and/or bonus information for your readers.

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Commission Rate: up to 25%

Payment Terms: Monthly.

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes – You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional strategy to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links and banners


10. Etching Expressions

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And finally we look into a cool little wine based gift site called Etching Expressions. This site turns normal bottles of wine, beer and glassware into personalised keepsakes. Bottles are stenciled and then sand-carved by hand to create a deep etched pattern on the bottle.

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It would be hard to build an affiliate site around this one however it would make a fantastic addition to just about any wine, gift, corporate, sporting niche (or any other that you think may fit).

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Commission Rate: 15%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

Application required?: Yes – You will need to enter personal and payment information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text Links

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 wine 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 wine 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 wine racks is unfortunately not generally a good enough answer).
  • How you plan to promote their products.

Conclusion

So… There are 10 of the best wine affiliate programs to swirl this year. I hope it has been helpful for you as you commence your own wine 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

Note: If you make a purchase from this page, there is a very good chance that I make a commission from it – these commissions do not increase your sale price. This may include sales made via Wealthy Affiliate.

Do you want further assistance with any of the above or need help to build your own wine based website?

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When I started, I knew I wanted to work online, but had absolutely no idea where to begin! You see I had watched friends of mine run a sales party to sell essential oils and someone asked if they could just sell them online?

Then, as I sat on the bus heading into my office job, I started to wonder if I could do just that, sell essential oils online.

Anything to stop having to catch this bus to and from work every day right!

The trouble was, as I mentioned above, I had no idea how to even start.

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So I did that, joined Wealthy Affiliate that was it, and the rest as they say, is history!

But it doesn’t come without work!

That is the key here! I began on their starter membership and did the training! I then joined as a member and did some more training!

Each night after work, I would do a little more, then a little more.

And to cut a long story short, after 10 months I realized I didn’t really like writing about essential oils, so I sold the site for about $2000. But I had learned so much that I started another – about fishing and camping!

Then, after 18 months (by which time it had earned me close to $10k), I was offered $17k for the site, so I sold it too.

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In the past few months, I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to some amazing destinations, including Bali, Los Angeles, Dallas, Vancouver and Las Vegas.

The success of my travel blog has allowed me to fully fund my travels and explore new destinations with my family.

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As you start your journey, Wealthy Affiliate is there for you with the most comprehensive training package I have ever seen – And as I have mentioned, I have used a few in my professional career trust me.

To get you started, Wealthy Affiliate has recently introduced the Hub.

The Hub

The hub is an AI based niche and website creation tool that will get you up and running with the foundation of your OWN business in just a few minutes. This includes:

  • Your website – hosted and inclusive of a WordPress editor
  • Your brand
  • Your ‘done-for-you’ research
  • Your blueprint
  • A task list that is going to help you drive the creation and growth of your business moving forward.
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The hub makes the website creation process simple which allows you to get started on the training with a solid base and understanding of the processes.

All you need to do is choose your subject – which is known as your ‘niche’ – and follow the steps on the screen.

Oh, and as you run through the training below you may realize that what you created above is not exactly what you want. That’s ok, you can just create a new hub!

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Then as you continue your journey, the Wealthy Affiliate Hub is there for you with the most comprehensive training package I have ever seen – And I have used a few in my professional career trust me.

Above we discussed the use of the Hub to set up a website. Once you have done this, you will be able to access the “Step-by-Step Core Training”.

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There are also Live weekly classes taught by REAL industry experts on a range of topics like artificial intelligence (AI), SEO, YouTube, WordPress, PPC marketing and more.

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Great, What Else Does Wealthy Affiliate Have To Help You?

So, let’s keep this short, Wealthy Affiliate is a one-stop-shop platform that provides:

  • The Hub – this is the starting point and uses AI processes to assist you in determining your niche and creating your brand.
  • Complete training programs to assist with the development of your own affiliate marketing website in your own niche.
  • Website creation and publishing tools including access to WordPress editors and themes.
  • AI Content article design and content creation
  • Domain name purchasing (you get a free domain when you upgrade to the Premium membership).
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  • Online help and chat forums.
  • Weekly live training events.
  • 24/7 support.
  • Keyword access tools.
  • SEO assistance.

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Now of course I can tell you all about how Wealthy Affiliate works (because it does) until I am blue in the face. But every other program out there – including the shams and scams – will tell you the same thing!

So how about you just try it for free yourself. The Wealthy Affiliate Starter membership is free to join and gives you access to everything you need to get started – all without the need to spend a cent!

With the starter membership, you get:

  • 1 Limited Business Hub
  • 1,500 AI Word Credits
  • Try the AI Author Platform (BETA)
  • 1 Practice Website
  • Jaaxy Starter
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  • Core Niche Training (8 Classes)

And of course I will be there to help you every step of the way as well!

Look, in the interest of transparency, whilst Wealthy Affiliate does offer a free starter membership, this is designed to give you a look around, have a practice and see if it is worthwhile for you – which is a really great option.

However, as with all new businesses, you will need to make some investment so if you are serious about making money online , you will need to upgrade to a premium membership as this will give you access to all the tools you need in the one spot to succeed!

Afterall, every business needs tools to grow!

So How Much Does This Really Cost?

Wealthy Affiliate does not use upsells once you join – but as I mentioned in the video, to succeed here you will need to invest in a membership. There are a couple of options that provide access to all the tools, training and assistance that you could need – and a free domain as well.

Wealthy Affiliate offers a trio of membership tiers, as detailed on their pricing page.

You can opt for the Starter membership at no cost, the Premium membership for $49 per month or the Premium Plus+ membership for $99 per month. That’s the full extent of it – and you can absolutely build your website without having to spend another cent.

You won’t encounter any unexpected additional charges or covert fees and as a Premium member, you’re equipped with all the essentials to initiate, develop and expand a thriving online enterprise.

Those who opt for the Premium membership are provided with

  • Hosting for their websites
  • A complimentary domain name
  • Access to hundreds of hours of current expert tutorials
  • Various marketing and research tools
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And for those of you who want to make a serious investment into your future, there are some yearly options as well below to give you peace of mind that you have a whole year ahead of you to get stuff done!

And Don’t Forget the Personal Coaching

Once you join, not only do you get plenty of assistance from me, but you also have access to expert coaching, support and mentorship from real industry experts.

I mean, you can have access to all of the top-tier affiliate marketing training in the world, but inevitably, questions arise, particularly during the initial stages.

With an exceptionally dynamic and engaged community that boasts over 2.7 million members, Wealthy Affiliate offers an environment where you, as a member, can fully immerse and leverage this network.

You’re never alone; you have the collective wisdom of an entire community at your fingertips, ready to assist at any moment.

Plus, there’s always-on, rapid-response website support to handle any technical queries you may encounter.

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As I have mentioned a number of times, Wealthy Affiliate has helped me make real money online though its training and tools.

I have made money each month as well as a sale for $17,000.

But again, those promoting other programs will tell you the same thing!

So let’s get away from me and see what others are saying:

To start with, Wealthy Affiliate has a 4.9 out of 5 Star TrustPilot rating, which is a remarkable accomplishment in any industry, let alone the online business industry.

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And here are some of those reviews:

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And this is what people are saying within Wealthy Affiliate as well:

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So, Let’s Make a Decision!

Let’s be frank, you have read this far so why not go all in, click on the button below to get started on the way to your very online business.

And once you are in and have had a play around with the hub, look for the little envelope on the top right and there will be a message from me. It is of course automated so respond to let me know you are there and we can start this journey together.

(oh, and the profile is mine so you can find me that way as well)

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See you there

Paul

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