In today’s comparison of the top 5 adult affiliate networks, we’ll look at the major movers and shakers of the adult performance marketing niche.
You may not deal with adult traffic, and that’s fine, but many users do “deal” with them and pretty often. With Covid-19 disrupting all our lives during 2020-21 porn viewership has gone up and so have the opportunities available to affiliate through adult affiliate networks.
A few other stats you might not have known about porn viewership:
Firstly, it’s a product similar to many other products in affiliate marketing, the difference is in the set of values you hold. But if you do decide to promote adult content you will find a very lucrative opportunity with the adult market.
The adult affiliate business also requires a lot of marketing savvy. Promotions for adult toys usually come with premium content as a bundle. Models sell merchandise directly to users and many other gimmicks.
Why don’t we save you the trouble of scrolling all the way down and just start with the top 5 list of adult affiliate networks we’ve reviewed among many.
CrakRevenue has our number 1 spot because it is a leading and well-respected adult affiliate network with over ten years of experience in adult affiliate marketing.
CrakRevenue is more than just an adult affiliate network, it is also a tech solutions company in the way it services affiliates and adult publishers. That combination, of direct adult supply and technology, is what made it a revenue engine for the adult marketing niche. This also reflects on TR’s tracking capabilities and its accuracy which is precise and ensures that clicks you send are tracked and counted towards your campaigns.
Looking at CrakRevenue’s offers interface at this exact point of time gives us a bit less than 700 active offers we can apply to, some we can pick up without even applying. There’s no golden number you must hit for an affiliate network, but having a good variety of offers, countries and niches is always a good thing with affiliate networks.
From the top offer’s list (on the right) we can see it’s dominated with responsive offers targeting mobile users. CrakRevenue offers interface is segmented along these niches:
From this list alone we can see that the dating niche is the most abundant niche in CrakRevenue’s offering with the Cam’s niche in a distant second place.
CrakRevenue strictly prohibits the promotion of any of its products via spam, content locks, and other tactics that aim to confuse users. Within spam, they include forums, email, comments, and IM).
We recommend you also check each advertiser’s restrictions which are available on the offer’s page in the CrakRevenue’s affiliate interface.
CrakRevenue offers the below payment schedules:
Affiliates must reach $100 to be able to withdraw your funds through most of the payment methods they offer, or $500 if you’d like to withdraw your commission by wire transfer.
BongaCash is the exclusive affiliate program for the BongaCams brand of adult cam entertainment. It’s different from the other affiliate networks listed on this page since it is an affiliate program and not an affiliate network, it is tied to one major advertiser which is BongaCams, and their other brands.
Although that might limit the variation of advertisers they may offer you, that is also a great advantage. It means fewer issues with communication between the advertiser and affiliate network which usually hurts the affiliate more than the affiliate network. It also means fewer deductions and longer-term cooperation.
It also means you don’t pick up offers as you do in other affiliate networks, with BongaCash you simply configure ‘campaigns’ as seen on the right hand image, you can configure your campaigns for different payment models (cpl, cpa), different audiences and different categories.
Once you finish setting up your campaign you would get an HTML code you can implement as banners or redirect links to send traffic throuhg. You can also find many other in-house ad formats that BongaCash provides in the
BongaCash provides affiliates with all the possible widgets and marketing tools that can be put on websites in order to monetize them. The adult industry is not known for its non-intrusive approach or for its high penetration rate, it is known for erecting powerful ad formats that can really engage one-handed users.
Some of the ad formats BongaCash provides are:
BongaCash enables website owners to run white-label websites on the condition of transferring the domain ownership to BongaCashs’s account on either GoDaddy or Namecheap.
BongaCash allows several methods to their affiliates in order to receive payouts:
The minimum payout is $200 which can be paid every week.
BongaCash, due to their different model where they are promoting strictly affiliates doesn’t provide too many details when it comes to traffic breakdown. BongaCash reports will only show you the bottom line without too many options to break down reports per different groupings (os, browser, carrier, etc) that we’re familiar with.
As of April 2022, Chaturbate was the 57th most popular website in the world and the fifth most popular adult site. Chaturbate is an adult social platform that provides live webcam performances by individual models and couples, usually involving nudity. Users can experience anything from strip tease to more explicit sexual acts.
The platform is segmented into six categories:
All the above is free except for private shows and spy shows, which are cheaper sex cam performances but ones which doesn’t allow users to interact with the cam model.
Chaturbate affiliates are Chaturbate’s official affiliate program which promotes only Chaturbate’s brand.
Chaturbate affiliates do the absolute minimum to provide their affiliates with proper reporting and widgets, it might work for them, but to us, it seems a bit lean. The main promotional tools provided are:
Chaturbate affiliate payout model is simple
Similar to BongaCash, Chaturbate also provides major publishers with a Whitelabel promo solution. Affiliates are required to point their domain to Chaturbate’s nameservers in order to start cooperation, after that all stats will be available on the stats tab.
Again, similar to BongaCash, stats are not the priority for Chaturbate. Their reporting system is simple to use and is lean on insights. If you are to use Chaturbate to monetize website traffic we recommend you use tracking tools such as Skro, PeerClick, or CPV Lab Pro (read our reviews in the highlighted links).
MyLead is a versatile affiliate network with a wide variety of hard-core adult and mainstream affiliate offers that are known not only to convert well but also to generate ROI for their affiliate clients.
By aggregating over 4256 affiliate programs, MyLead is able to provide any affiliate marketer with the offers they need to generate ROI. There’s always a great product to find in their long list of premium affiliate offers.
MyLead is huge with over half a million publishers or affiliates already joining their platform and making it an industry leader.
MyLead is not holding back with the options for the support you may get by becoming an active affiliate, with scheduled detailed PDF reports, SMS notifications, newsletters, a mobile app, and their postback API. If there’s a new lead incoming, you will not miss it with MyLead.
MyLead also enables its affiliate’s direct communication through its hosted on-site forum; it doesn’t get more transparent than this.
Most importantly, MyLead has produced a detailed guide, or the MyLead Vademecum, with detailed content on how to start earning with affiliate marketing.
MyLead is not an obscure affiliate network; they are well recognized for their excellent work with a lovely collection of industry awards. Such as being the 16th out of 50 “Fast 50” companies of the Laureate Deloitte awards, 1st place on the AffBank awards, and 1st place on the BeerMoney Forum awards. And many more.