Cryptocurrencies are all the rage, as you know. The mania has pushed the values of bitcoin and many altcoins to historical highs. People searching for the term “bitcoin” skyrocketed this year when Bitcoin broke through $5,000 and $10,000 milestones. Interest in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies has never been higher, which yields several affiliate marketing opportunities.
The cryptocurrency advertiser/merchant pool is still building momentum, so you won’t find hundreds of products and services to promote. Also, like traditional investments, the cryptocurrency ecosystem is limited to a few moving parts, like exchanges, wallets, and so on. This limits the potential for the number of affiliate programs. Perhaps future innovations will yield more affiliate offerings, but for now, you have a few decent money-making opportunities.
Coinbase is an online platform that allows merchants, consumers, and traders to transact digital currency. It allows its users to create their own bitcoin wallets and start buying or selling bitcoins by connecting their bank accounts. Also, they offer an API for developers and merchants to build applications and accept payments with digital currencies.
Coinbase has a referral program, not an affiliate program, where you can earn a bonus for each successful referral who registers. If your referral visits coinbase.com/trade and initiates a buy or sell of $100 USD or more (or 100 USD equivalent of your domestic currency) within 180 days of opening his or her account, you will both receive a $10 USD (or 10 USD equivalent of your domestic currency) referral bonus when the order completes. Learn more about the Coinbase Referral Program.
Coinmama offers an easy, fast, and secure way to purchase Bitcoin and Ethereum. With their affiliate program, affiliates earn Bitcoins while helping Coinmama gain new customers.
You will earn 15 percent in commissions on fees your referrals generate including all their future purchases. Earnings are paid monthly and paid toward the end of each month. Affiliates will be paid after three successful orders are made by at least three different users. Learn more about the Coinmama Affiliate Program.
QuadrigaCX is a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange platform. They provide a platform to buy and sell Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies.
QCX offers a referral program. You will earn 10 percent of all trading fees from any user who signs up through your referral link and earnings will be credited to your QCX account. Learn more about the QuadrigaCX Referral Program.
Binance is a cryptocurrency exchange with a focus on the Chinese market and other Chinese coins.
Binance has a referral program, which pays 50 percent per trade made by your referrals. Learn more about the Binance Referral Program.
ShapeShift’s goal is to be the fastest, most private, and most convenient way to swap digital currencies, and the exchange rate will always remain competitive.
The ShapeShift affiliate program is offered to those websites that integrate with their API. They provide an affiliate payout/commission of .25 percent each month based on the total amount of volume in bitcoin your integration provides. Learn more about the ShapeShift Affiliate Program.
Like a traditional wallet that you use to store money, an altcoin or bitcoin wallet is used to store private keys—a string of letters and numbers that produce a specific bitcoin address. There are different types of wallets, and wallets are usually encrypted with passwords for maximum security.
Ledger is a leader in security and infrastructure solutions for cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications. Their Ledger Nano S is a leading hardware security wallet based on Secure Element and considered the safest option to safeguard bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies. You will earn a 15 percent commission for each sale, and monthly payouts are in Bitcoins. Learn more about the Ledger Wallet Affiliate Program.
KeepKey is a hardware wallet that secures bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin, dogecoin, and other altcoins. There are two ways to make money with KeepKey’s affiliate program:
- Earn commissions: You will get $10 for each purchase made at their website.
- Refer other affiliates: For every affiliate, you refer, you will earn 5 percent of their earnings for the lifetime of the account. Just ask the referred affiliate to enter your email address during signup when they are asked who referred them. You can also contact KeepKey to set up referrals manually.
Learn more about the KeepKey Affiliate Program.
Other Products & Services
BitcoinIRA is the first, and only, full-service solution that allows you to invest in Bitcoin and Ethereum using an Investment Retirement Account (IRA). You can invest in an IRA or Roth IRA with Bitcoins just as you would with any traditional IRA.
Once a referral turns into a lead, your affiliate ID will be attributed to any future investments made by the individual. After a purchase is finalized, you will earn a percentage in USD of the total amount invested. Alternatively, if you join their affiliate program through Share-A-Sale, BitcoinIRA will pay you $15 per lead. Learn more about the BitcoinIRA Affiliate Program.
Bitbond is a global lending platform for small business loans. They leverage blockchain technology to connect creditworthy borrowers with individual and institutional investors.
With Bitbond’s affiliate program, affiliates will earn bitcoins for referring new users. Affiliates will earn up to 50 percent of Bitbond’s origination fee as a commission. Learn more about the Bitbond Affiliate Program.
CoinTracking analyzes all your trades and generates real-time and useful information such as the profit/loss of your trades, the value of your coins, balances, realized and unrealized gains, reports for tax declaration, and much more.
Every time someone buys a CoinTracking upgrade, you will receive 20 percent of the price in Bitcoins. Learn more about the CoinTracking Affiliate Program.
You’ve probably purchased something at Amazon, and you may be aware of their affiliate program. Amazon Associates is one of the first online affiliate marketing programs and was launched in 1996. The Amazon Associates program has a long track record of developing solutions to help website owners make money by advertising millions of new and used products from Amazon.com. Amazon affiliates can earn up to 10 percent in referral fees.
As an Amazon affiliate/associate, you can promote cryptocurrency wallets, books, apparel, physical coins, and key chains for commissions.
Several e-learning platforms offer courses about Bitcoin, for example, Coursera offers “Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies” via Princeton University. Coursera’s affiliate program is available through FlexOffers and LinkShare. You will earn between 20 and 45 percent on eligible purchases.
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