VigLink works a bit differently than other affiliate programs in that it is specifically designed for bloggers. Instead of affiliates picking and choosing which merchants to work with, VigLink uses dynamic links that automatically change to work with merchants that VigLink has determined are offering the highest conversation rates and/or commissions at any given moment.
In effect, VigLink works as the middleman between a publisher (blogger) and merchants by scanning the publisher’s content and automatically creating links to publishers that are chosen “in real time” based on their payout/conversation rates. This makes VigLink a very hands-off affiliate program for publishers who prefer to focus on content instead of managing their affiliate links.
VigLinks works with all types of advertisers/merchants but does categorize them by “trends” or what’s popular. It’s important to note that this information about trends comes from third-party sites, not VigLink itself.
VigLink is primarily about selling physical products but also does work with some digital-only products and services.
Average Commission Rate
VigLink allows affiliates to filter between CPC, CPA, or both CPA and CPA offers. The commission rates are set by the merchant, not VigLink.
It depends on the merchant and/or offer.
Who Is it for?
VigLink is an intermediary platform, so it can serve as a backdoor for affiliates who have previously been banned/suspended from working with other affiliate programs like Amazon. And while you can choose specific merchants or offers, VigLink can be set up to work automatically by scanning your published content and dynamically generating affiliate links, making it a great choice for established content producers who are looking for a simpler way to generate revenue via an affiliate program.
A quick round-up of the pros and cons of this program:
Pros of VigLink:
- Works well across websites/social media/apps.
- One-page dashboard is very simple to use yet powerful.
- Great for bloggers who want a more hands-off affiliate program.
- A good option for people banned from Amazon or other affiliate programs.
- Can be set to dynamically update links to maximize your income.
Cons of VigLink:
- You have to be approved by each merchant separately.
- The “automatic creation of links” needs to be fine tuned (esp. the WordPress plugin) in order to maximize earning potential.
- Huge disparaties in payouts between merchants/offers.
- Only pays out once a month.
- VigLink will take a healthy slice of your commissions/income