If you want to make money with your website or blog, you can join the Microsoft affiliate program and earn up to 10% commission on qualifying sales. Microsoft offers some of the best commission rates in the industry – 1% – 10% per sale, $1.30 – $10 per subscription of select products. Just feature Microsoft hardware and software products, including apps, games, and movies from the Windows Store, and you’ll get a cut of every sale.
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Microsoft Affiliate Program
The Microsoft Affiliate Program pays affiliates for any purchase their customers make, not just the products they feature. Plus, they have a 14-day in-app purchase window, the longest in the industry. You can use Microsoft’s tools for creating, promoting and tracking your campaigns, so you can maximize revenue.
The affiliate program enables affiliate marketers to team up with the world’s leading services and devices company to earn extra revenue from their marketing efforts. By linking from your site to Microsoft Store or the Windows 10 Store, you’ll earn generous commissions on qualifying sales of products including Surface, Xbox, PCs and accessories as well as apps, games, TV shows, videos and more – all with attractive attribution windows. Plus, Microsoft affiliates receive unique offers for high-demand products and special content during seasonal events.
You can either join the private program or the public program. The private program is an exclusive program that allows affiliate partners to promote products in the Microsoft Store and Windows Store to more than 50 countries using a single account. The latest top products and promotions are accessible, as well as a dedicated support team is accessible through the private network. The public program is accessible through large public networks that Microsoft has partnered with. This allows existing publishers in the public networks to include the Microsoft Affiliate Program in their portfolio.
You can either join a private network (powered by Tradedoubler), which allows you to promote all products in all countries via a single account or the private network via Impact. Once you apply, Microsoft will review your application within 5 business days.
As a Microsoft affiliate, you can have access to banners and text links available within each network’s interface for the various product categories. Plus, Microsoft’s Link Builder tool can create linked copy, product images or badges for your app or site. Simply input or search for the product you’re interested in, and choose the output format that fits your needs the best.
1% – 10% per sale, $1.30 – $10 per subscription of select products
- CPA commissions are available on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Office 365 Annual Subscriptions, and Office 365 Monthly Subscriptions.
- Revenue Share commissions available on all other products.
- Commission rates are subject to change at any time and may vary by country.
- Windows, MRVR, Office Trials, Game Pass Trials and any other categories not listed above are ineligible for commissions.
Why Join Microsoft Affiliate Program?
- Partner with the world’s leading services and devices company to earn extra revenue from your marketing efforts
- Unique offers on high-demand products
- Data feeds which contain rich meta-data of product catalog – data that can be used to generate your own affiliate links at scale
- Badges and banners available in a wide range of sizes and languages
- Link Builder tool designed to help affiliates quickly generate affiliate links for apps, games, movies and TV shows
- Upcoming promotions and product launches are communicated via newsletter emails
Frequently Asked Questions
What stores are eligible for commissions?
Affiliate traffic that results in an eligible sale on either the native Windows Store (on Windows 10) or Microsoft Store is eligible for a commission
Can individuals participate in this program?
Anyone who meets the program requirements and has the ability to promote content via a blog, website, app or other similar channels is eligible to participate. In order to receive payment, the affiliate must provide banking details.
You are a big company. How can you use a single account in different countries?
Once you have registered for the Microsoft Private Affiliate Program for a single country, you can get access to additional countries by contacting the Microsoft Affiliate Program support team with the list of countries in which you plan to advertise. You may then create internal processes to use affiliate links in multiple countries and track them via one dashboard.