A quick and easy cheat sheet for our favorite adult industry affiliate programs
So you’ve heard about affiliate programs, but they seem really complicated! Affiliate programs are a huge part of the adult industry, and are a great way to diversify your income and earn money even when you’re not actively performing. If you’ve been overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information out there about adult affiliate programs, use this article as your cheat sheet!
Member Affiliate Programs
The most common and well-known affiliate programs involve recruiting members to sign up and spend money on a site. These affiliate programs either pay a flat fee per customer who signs up and buys tokens/credits or a percentage of the money that the customer spends on you or any other model. The most well-known and easy-to-use member affiliate program in the industry is the Streamate Cammodels Link program. Models are automatically enrolled, and get a simple, memorable link to share with their fans, and they receive 25% of everything a member spends after they sign up through your link. Other sites have affiliate programs targeted at webmasters that models can also sign up for, so if you don’t see an affiliate option in your performer dashboard, check our cam, clips, and fanclub directories to find out if there is an affiliate program that you can sign up for separately.
Our recommendations: Streamate (25% revshare), Chaturbate (20% revshare or up to $1 per free signup), SkyPrivate (up to 20% revshare)
Model Affiliate Programs
Another way to earn money with adult industry affiliate programs is by referring performers to a site. These programs are less common than member affiliate programs, but Onlyfans made performer referrals into big business, with referrers of successful performers making tens of thousands of dollars off their 5% cut – so much so that the site ended up imposing a 1 year limit and a payout maximum. Referring your friends to a site you love can pay off nicely – for both of you!
Our recommendations: Manyvids (5% lifetime), SkyPrivate (5% first year), AVN Stars (5% lifetime)
Sex Toy Affiliate Programs
The third way to earn affiliate income as an adult performer is by selling sex toys! No, you don’t need to buy hundreds of dildos and flog them on cam – instead, you can review and recommend toys you love to your customers and other models. You can be an affiliate for a sex toy store like Lovehoney that stocks dozens of brands and thousands of items, or promote a specific brand. You can be an affiliate for multiple brands and stores (check the terms and conditions in case there are non-compete restrictions, but those are extremely rare) to maximize your income.
Our recommendations: Lovehoney (up to 19% on sales), Kiiroo (20% on Kiiroo, 15% on OhMiBod sales), Lovense (20% on sales)