It’s easy for any new affiliate to be overwhelmed by the number of tools and resources out there to help you succeed.

I frequently get asked what affiliate marketing tools I personally use, so here’s a list of what I use daily to be successful with affiliate marketing.

I’ll update this page frequently, so be sure to bookmark it for reference when you’re looking for a specific tool or resource for your affiliate marketing business.

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Tracking

👉 Kintura – Cloud tracker with real machine learning built-in. Auto-optimization, virtual whitelisting, KinturaJS (like FB pixel)… starting to really dig this.

👉 Voluum – Fantastic auto-optimization features, bot detection, and it’s cloud-hosted. Great option if you are going to do high volume on Zeropark (no-cost for events).

👉 Binom – My favorite tracker. Completely oriented toward affiliates, but the downside is you have to host it on your own server.

👉 BeMob – Good tracker to get started. The interface is like Voluum and is also cloud-hosted. They have a completely free plan, which makes it the best option for newbies on a tight budget.

👉 Google Analytics – Essential for tracking user behavior in white-hat pay per call or lead generation campaigns where a click tracker isn’t necessary or shouldn’t be used.

👉 Google Tag Manager – The best tool for implementing site-wide analytics, scripts, or other tracking into your lead generation website.

Affiliate Networks

👉 ClickDealer – Very reputable affiliate network; one of my favorite networks for direct sweepstakes offers, but they have direct offers in many other verticals as well.

👉 Traffic Company – Awesome network for carrier billing offers. Fast payouts, high-end AMs, and direct-link friendly offers. They even have their own in-house offers that you won’t find on any other networks. 

👉 Mobidea – Affiliate network that’s focused mostly on carrier billing offers, but they do have some sweepstakes offers as well. This network is great because they give you access to data about each offer so you can easily craft a campaign with the most effective targeting to find a winner. 

👉 Golden Goose – Focused on VAS offers (carrier billing) in the CIS region, but they do have some offers outside that region. Very low minimum payout, pays daily, and has high-quality offers.

👉 Monetizer – My #1 network to send traffic to that doesn’t meet my offer requirements. Also, highly recommended to use their push collection scripts to generate additional revenue on auto-pilot.

Forums

👉 STM Forum – Previously known as Stack That Money. Hands down the best affiliate forum you can join. Learn directly from 7-figure super affiliates.

👉 AffLift – Very affordable CPA affiliate forum started by Luke PeerFly. Very active. Quality content. Recommended for beginners.

Spy Tools

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👉 Anstrex – They have both a native spy tool and a push notification ads spy tool. This is my favorite tool currently for spying on push notification campaigns.

👉 AdPlexity – Probably the best spy tool you can have for CPA marketing. They have different versions for Mobile, Desktop, Native, E-commerce, and Carrier offers. Use code ‘Nick‘ for $50 off (lifetime discount) any of their products.

👉 SpyFu – Google Ads spy tool. Good for pay per call or lead generation campaigns.

Hosting

👉 Amazon Web Services – Very affordable solution (free for the first year) to host CPA landing pages. Follow this guide to get set up with S3 + Cloudfront for super fast landing pages.

👉 Fast.io – Host your landing pages on Google Drive and get the power of a global CDN. No need to deal with FTP anymore. Read my setup guide here.

👉 Instapage – Landing page builder and hosting. Great for when you need good looking landing pages with forms. Good for traffic sources like Google and Facebook (not suitable for PPV traffic).

Landing Page Tools

👉 PureLander – Landing page builder made specifically for CPA affiliate marketing. Build high converting landing pages fast. See my review here.

👉 VSCODE – My new favorite code editing tool for HTML/CSS/JS/Python/etc.

👉 DirtyMarkup – Quickly format landing page code so you can read it to make necessary changes (great for ripped landing pages).

👉 HTMLCompressor – Reduce the size of your HTML, CSS, and javascript to make your landing pages load faster.

👉 BrowserStack – Check if your landing pages are loading correctly on all different types of devices.

👉 Kraken – Dramatically improve your landing page’s load time by optimizing and compressing images.

👉 GTmetrix – Check how fast your landing pages are loading and identify any major issues.

Email Marketing

👉 ActiveCampaign – My favorite tool for building an email list.

Design Tools

👉 Photopea – Almost exactly like Adobe Photoshop, but free and completely web-based (no software to download).

👉 Remove.bg – Free tool to remove the background from an image with people in it. Speeds up the time it takes to make creatives for campaigns.

Other Tools & Resources

👉 PeakConversion – Statistical significance split test calculator.