High End Affiliate Programs Volume 1: Luxury Travel

Filed in Niche Market Ideas by on December 9, 2013

Forget measly 4% commissions from Amazon and even $20-$30 sales from Clickbank infoproducts and take advantage of these high end affiliate programs.

(See these profitable niches for you to take advantage of and bank on)

There are affiliate programs out there for high end products and services that pay hundreds and even thousands of dollars in commission to you per sale.

And these products and services are in high demand with low refund rates.

In Volume 1 of the 'High End Affiliate Programs' series I present to you 15 luxury travel affiliate programs that can make you seriously rich if you get involved.

Further down the post I'll tell you how I would 'hack' my way into the luxury travel niche and what sort of site to create for these high end affiliate programs.

(P.S. If you'd like to download a free list of 101 expensive affiliate niches click here or the image below)

 

Here are the high end affiliate programs....

Luxury Link
Pays 4-6% commission on average orders of $1,200 and has a 60 day cookie on it's luxury travel.

http://travelgroup.luxurylink.com/index.php/affiliate-platforms/affilate-program

Sandals Resorts
Pays 4% commission and has EPCs of $137.99. 90 day cookies on Carribean Holidays. Via CJ.com

http://www.sandals.com/affiliates/

Orient Express Luxury Trains & Hotels
Pays 3% and has a 90 day cookie on it's luxury train travel. Via Cj.com

http://www.orient-express.com/web/orex/affiliates.jsp

Africa Point
African safari and travel company with up to 30% commissions and has a 1 year cookie. A single sale can net as much as $350 in commissions.

http://www.africapoint.com/why_affiliate.php

Luxury Travel Team
Luxury Travel & Cruise company that guarantees 25% more income than your current cruise affiliate program.

http://www.luxurytravelteam.com/affiliate.asp

AccorHotels
The luxury hotel chain pay up to 10% commission with a conversion rate of around 3% and average sale of £150.

http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/affiliation/program-affiliate.shtml

Faremont Raffles Hotels & Resorts
Luxurious accommodation in worlds finest destinations with 5% commissions and 30 day cookies on their high and and expensive hotels make this a good choice.

http://www.fairmont.com/about-us/programs-partners/hotel-partners/affiliateprogram/

Exotissmo Travel
A South East Asia based tour company with 90 day cookies and will pay you even for inquiries where no sale is made. Via ShareASale.

http://www.exotissimo.com/exotravel/affiliates

JetCharter Media
Private Jet Charter company offering $275 commission per sale and a $200 bonus for every 2 sales per month.

http://www.jetcharters.com/affiliates/

 

 

BoatBookings.com
A yacht charter program with generous payouts depending on sales price.

http://www.boatbookings.com/yachting_content/yacht_affiliate.php

Sailing Europe
A high end sailing charter program that pays between $50 to $100 per sale.

http://affiliate.sailingeurope.com/faq.aspx#q1

Luxury On Travel
Luxury tour packages and cruises with 90 day cookies and commission of up to 15%

http://luxuryontravel.com/affiliate-program

Cruise Direct
Offers 3.5% commission and 60 day cookies on their expensive cruise packages.

http://www.cruisedirect.com/about/affiliates.php

Home Exchange
Offers 33% commission on every successful sale and recurring commissions for up to 1 year.

http://www.ivhe.com/affiliate/affiliates/index.php

Tour Radar Adventure Tours
Paying 50% on confirmed bookings of average $2,000 sale makes this a very exciting affiliate program.

http://www.tourradar.com/affiliate-program

 

 

(P.S. If you'd like to download a free list of 101 expensive affiliate niches click here or the image below)

 

How to get involved and start profiting in these high end affiliate programs?

There are many ways to 'hack' your way into the niche....

  • Start a blog on high end and luxury travel similar to http://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/
  • Start a luxury travel price comparison site similar to http://www.travelsupermarket.com/
  • Create a luxury travel review site similar to http://luxurytravelreview.com/
  • Niche down and focus on just luxury cruises or private jet charter or safaris for example in the form of blogs, review or comparison sites.

Personally I like the idea of a price comparison site focusing on something quite specific like African safaris, high end cruises or jet charter. There are hundreds of companies with affiliate programs offering luxury travel not just the ones listed above.

(Take your chances and get involved in this $13 billion dollar niche market)

By giving people price comparisons and showing them the cheapest prices on the market you'd be offering real value and conversions would skyrocket.

Use the Compare WordPress theme for any comparison sites and straight out the box you've got a great looking site that you can automatically or manually add products to.

Whatever you do has huge potential to make you a lot of money even with just small amounts of sales.

Beats having to sell hundreds of items on Amazon and Clickbank just to make a few bucks anyway.

So what angle will you take in these high end affiliate programs and what are you waiting for?

 

What You'll Need To Get Started:

  • A reliable web-host from the likes of WP-Engine (or Bluehost if you're on a budget)
  • Image & graphics from Photodune from $1 (don't take images from Google you'll end up in legal trouble)
  • An auto-responder to build your email list and contact your customers – Aweber is just $1
  • The number #1 email capture tool on the market – OptinMonster, so you can grow your list fast.
  • A set of 12+ free tools that'll blow up your email list and exponentially grow your site from SumoMe.

 

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Are you going to get involved in the high end travel niche? If so what angle will you take?

Are you already involved? How is it working out for you?

Tell me about it in the comments section below. I will reply...

NicheHacks
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  1. steve says:

    Great post - thanks!

  2. NicheHacks says:

    More like them coming soon! 🙂

  3. Nice list.. Didn't realize the luxury market has such good affiliate programs

  4. dusty says:

    Looking forward to seeing your next post on High Ticket Niches

  5. Steve says:

    Nice but competitive. Looking for a niche that you can charge a membership fee. Any ideas?

    • NicheHacks says:

      I think in just about any niche you can figure out a way to set up a membership site if you understand the niche well enough. Most niches worth being in are competitive but that's not really a bad thing. Competition means there's money to be made, products on sale, people to sell to that are easily found online.

      Just look for your angle / sub-niche / USP.

  6. Leong says:

    Really nice post. Should I pick 1 to promote or put few of them promote in my site... ? What do you think?

  7. Keith says:

    Damn tourradar looks sick. 50% payout on $2000 sale? That's crazy!

    Ever try anything in this niche?

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey Keith, thanks for commenting. Crazy payout isn't it. Why is it so many people focus on selling low ticket items when it takes just as much work, time, skill and effort to sell something much higher?

      And with higher priced items refunds are usually much lower. People don't impulse by $2k products and they are on the whole a 'higher quality' customer.

  8. bob says:

    Great post.

    I agree, these payouts are so much more than the typical $47 clickbank product.

    But how would you do keyword research. For example, if I wanted promote a London tour on Touradar, would I simply target keywords like best tours in london?

    I looked at keywords like "best tours in London" in GKP but the ave EPC is less than $5. I would expect it to be much more considering the price of mos tours...thoughts?

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey Bob, glad you enjoyed the post. Go for alternative sources of traffic rather than search engine. More sustainable in the long term.

  9. This is great. I haven't dived into this niche yet but I've been interested in tackling it for awhile. You've given me some good ideas. What would you think about narrowing things down even further and doing a site about one particular hot location?

  10. Rema says:

    Hi Stuart,

    The best thing that has happened to me in the recent times is your blog. Not sure how I came here but that is not important now. I have found your blog that has great, awesome stuff but sometimes it is hard to believe that you are giving away so much information for free.

    All this information could easily make you lots of money if you sold them as ebooks. If I may ask, why do you share all this with your readers? Anyway, it is very nice of you to do so.

    I am an affiliate marketing aspirant who has made just a few dollars selling not so glamorous products. I want to make it big in the IM arena but not sure how as different people say different things, everyone of which is impressive and promising. So I seem to be jumping from one program to another, eventually returning to square one.

    But on finding your blog, I have got back the hope to get things moving. I know the basic aspects of affiliate marketing but when it comes to choosing products, I seem to lack the knowledge. Keyword research really makes me sick as I tend to fail every time I do it.

    Thank you very much for all the information here. I hope to make good use of at least a part of it. Cheers 🙂
    Rema

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey Rema, thanks for the comment. I replied to your email.

      Why do I give all this information away for free? Well because no one else is doing it and that's what makes the blog unique.

      Stop jumping from program to program. Stop buying programs for now in fact. All the information you need is online for free anyway.

      Yes different people say different things and that's not necessarily because some people are lying or some are wrong - different things work for different people. You have to find what works for you.

      Just stick with a proven online business model and not some flashy new system that promises to make you rich in 24hrs.

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  12. Abby says:

    Awesome post Stuart. It's great to know there are so many options for high ticket travel, when it seems everyone is out there looking for the cheapest travel deals.

    Is your email service down? I sent you an email, but got an error delivery failure message.

    Thanks,

    Abby

  13. Karel says:

    This one can be also considered as a good paying program. I didn’t use it but many made a lot of money.
    http://www.dutyfreeaffiliates.com//default.aspx?aft=akn

  14. J says:

    just a quick note to let you know that http://www.orient-express.com/web/orex/affiliates.jsp now leads to this page http://www.belmond.com/web/luxury/home.jsp . Unfortunately, I no longer see an affiliate page either. Too bad, because I was so looking forward to living in the recesses of my page visitors' minds, envisioning the romance of the oft-talked-about Orient Express.

  15. vinodh says:

    Hi,
    above is a great list.
    I will try.
    I tried low price products affiliate so far.
    regards
    vinodh

  16. Rohit jain says:

    Hi. Nice post. I am actually interested in an affiliate program for cruises but none of them are meant for non American companies. Do you know any good company with cruise affiliate program that entertains Indian companies? Thanks in advance.
    Cheers.

  17. angel says:

    This post is giving flows of ideas. Thanks Stuart. However, i noticed this was posted last year so i figured there are a bunch who are already playing with these ideas. Do you think its saturated? Another thing Stuart, do you think it a bad idea to make an affiliated website that covers a broad spectrum of items? such as everything.com/top10something, everything.com/top10anotherthing? When is volume 2?

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey Angel, glad you like the post.

      It's estimated around 90% or more of people never take action so I wouldn't worry about saturation. Very few people will have done anything but read the post.

      Volume 2....who knows! Forgot about it tbh. 😀

      Yeah I think it's a very bad idea to make an unfocused website that covers lots of different items as instead of catering to everyone you actually just end up catering to no one. You need to create something focused and specific that really nails it's niche not something about everything and anything.

  18. Susanne says:

    Hi Stuart, I have just found your site and find it very worthwhile, so I am going to sign up just now. But I have a question that someone asked further up but I don't see the answer: what did you mean by "alternative sources of traffic?"
    I would like to set up an affiliate site specific to one particular country because I know it very well. Does it make sense to do that and specialize e.g. on a topic like "medical tourism" or "wellness tourism" and will I find ideas for something like this in your system? I'd value your comment - thanks!

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey Susanne,

      Well there are 100s of sources of traffic - search engines, social media, content marketing, forums, blogs, syndication, video, ppc, banner ads, solo ads, email, infographics etc etc etc.

      Yeah the more specialised you can be the better. A site based about 1 country isn't very specific and would probably end up trying to cover FAR too much. Niche down and focus on something very specific to that country like as you've mentioned medical or wellness tourism, you've got the right idea.

  19. Hi Stuart, I have just found your site and its worthwhile, I am looking high ticket affiliate niches and still my site is under process, can you help me in selecting high paying affiliate niche so that I can make the site around that niche.

    Thanks.

    Mohammed.

  20. Mike says:

    Thank you so much! ive tried to use your tricks to fit into the luxury niche. The result can you find here: http://www.luxushotels-cannes.com