Top 10 Affiliate Programs That Pay For Free Sign Up (Pay Per Lead)

Affiliate marketing is one of the lucrative ways to make money online. But it’s not easy. Most of the affiliate programs require you to sell something to get the commission.

The good news is, some affiliate programs allow you to make money for free sign ups. It is called Pay Per Lead Affiliate Programs. You will get the commission for free sign ups.

It’s comparatively easy to make money from these affiliate programs. But it’s tough to find the Pay Per Lead (PPL) affiliate programs that work. Even if some CPA based Affiliate networks like Peerfly, Maxbounty, etc offer PPL offers, it’s hard to get approved by this affiliate networks. To make things easier, I’m going to share some such programs with you.

Here is the list of 10 affiliate programs that pay for free signups (Pay per lead).




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1. ShareASale

Affiliate Network

$0.01 to $100
2. Payoneer

Payment Solution

$25 – $50
3. Grammarly

Grammar Checker


Ad Network

10% of Referral’s Earnings

5. CreativeLive

Online Classes


Content Protection Service

7. VigLink

Affiliate Network

35% of Referral’s Earnings

8. JustCloud

Online Backup Service


9. FreshBooks

Accounting Software



Paid Review Site

Up to $90 Per Blogger

Before promoting any product/service, I’d recommend you to try the product/service by yourself. Because it’s important to know the product/service before promoting.

Now let’s see some details of these affiliate programs.

1. ShareASale

ShareASale is a popular affiliate network that has both Pay-Per-Sale and Pay-Per-Lead programs. From business to home & garden, it has affiliate programs for almost every kind of niche. It has more than 300 pay per lead affiliate programs. The commission rate ranges from $0.01 to $100.

The great thing is, ShareASale has its own pay per lead program that allows making $1 for every person you refer to ShareASale.

No matter what type of product/service you want to promote, you will get affiliate program in ShareASale.

2. Payoneer

Payoneer is a global payment solution which is considered as one of the best PayPal alternatives. It has both Referral Program and Affiliate Program. Though it doesn’t pay just for the sign-up, the programs have great potential to earn you money.

Here’s what it offers to the referral:

Typically, it offers $25 reward to both the affiliate and referred user once the user makes a transaction of $100. But reward can be increased based on performance.

If you haven’t applied for Payoneer MasterCard, you can sign up through my referral link and earn $50 bonus.

If you want to promote Payoneer occasionally, you can join the referral program. But if you want to promote it seriously, join the affiliate program. It has more features than the referral program.

3. Grammarly

Grammarly is a grammar, punctuation, and plagiarism checker. If you are a non-native English speaker like me, then Grammarly is the best solution for you to write flawless content.

It has an amazing affiliate program that offers $0.20 for free registration and $20 once the user upgrades to the premium plan. The great thing is that Grammarly offers $25 bonus just for placing a banner or write a blog post about Grammarly.

You can join Grammarly Affiliate Program through ShareASale or But I prefer their self-hosted program.

4. is the best AdSense alternative. If you have a hard time to get approved by AdSense, you can try It offers an easy approval process.

Now the good news, it has an affiliate program that allows you to earn 10% of your referral’s earnings up till 18 months from the date of sign up. And your referral will also receive a bonus 10% for 3 months from the date sign up as a publisher. It’s a win-win situation.

You can try by signing up from here and earn extra 10% for 3 months.

5. CreativeLive

CreativeLive is a live streaming education website. It has more than 1500 curated classes by over 650 expert instructors all over the world. It offers a variety of courses.

CreativeLive affiliate program offers $1 lead for every new member registration.


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It has an affiliate program that offers $0.25 for every sign up you refer. You can also earn $10-$25 for each sale. You can join its affiliate program through ShareASale or their own affiliate program.

VigLink is an affiliate aggregator service which has thousands of affiliate programs on its directory. Using VigLink is the easiest way of monetizing a blog with affiliate marketing. It offers both CPC and CPA based affiliate programs.

VigLink allows you to earn 35% of their commission for each user you refer to them.

8. JustCloud

JustCloud is an online backup service that offers $5 for free trial account signup. That means if someone tries their service through your affiliate link, you will make $5. And if the user upgrades to paid plan, you will get $120.

9. FreshBooks

FreshBooks is a cloud-based accounting software for small business owner. It allows you to send invoices, track time, manage receipts & expenses, and accept credit cards.

It has an excellent affiliate program that lets you make $5 per free trial sign up. And the great thing is that it does not require the credit card information of the user to try their 30 days free trial. You can also earn $55 when the free trial account subscriber upgrades to paid plan.

10. SponsoredReviews

As the name suggests, it is a paid review site that connects bloggers with advertisers. Bloggers can make money by writing honest reviews of advertisers’ products or services.

You can also earn money by referring people to It offers $175 per advertiser and $90 per Blogger referred.

Over to You

Hope these Pay Per Lead Affiliate Programs help you to make some money by referring people to these sites.

Now I’d like to hear from you. Let us know if are using any other Pay Per Lead affiliate programs.

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