40+ Affiliate Programs for Artists and Art Lovers

Besides blogging here at Thriving Affiliates, I’m an artist and art journalist. So I know that being an artist and affiliate marketer/blogger may not seem like they go hand in hand, but really, they do! Supplementing your art income in other ways that are “art adjacent” is brilliant, actually! That’s why I made this list of 40+ affiliate programs for artists (& art lovers).

You can expand your income sources and/or help support other artists by utilizing affiliate marketing programs I outline below. 

Do you blog about art, crafts, artists, or DIY projects? Check out this list of 40+ (and growing!) affiliate programs for artists and art lovers. #thrivingaffiliates #affiliateprogramsforartists #affiliatemarketingideas

Feel free to use the menu below to jump to the exact section you’re most interested in. But I’ll say this first: the following five affiliate programs for Artists and Art lovers are my personal favorites. They are the programs I use most often on my own blogs. 

  1. Etsy (for artists and art lovers alike!) 
  2. CreativeBug (for learning artistic and creative skills)
  3. Creative Market (for graphic designers, illustrators, etc., and the people/bloggers who need them most.)
  4. Amazon and/or Blick (for art and craft supplies – for artists, tutorials, etc.) 

ONE MORE IMPORTANT NOTE: Because you’re here, I’m guessing that you’re an artist looking for ways to make more income and/or passive income. I have a treat for you! You can take my class, Art Sales On Autopilot for free! Either via a free 2 month trial of Skillshare with my video course, or my free email course. Learn more at ArtSalesOnAutopilot.com (that link will open in a new tab so you won’t lose your place here!)

AFFILIATE PROGRAMS FOR ARTISTS and ART LOVERS

◉ Etsy – But and/or sell handmade goods, art, printables, craft/art/jewlery supplies, vintage and more. Part of the AWIN affiliate network. Commission:  Standard publisher rate 4% User Generated Content: 2%


◉ Art Finder (UK) – They offer original art from artists around the world.  Part of the AWIN affiliate network. Commission: – Flat rate of commission of 5% – And if you don’t qualify for their affiliate program, you can still earn with their referral program. When you share your referral code your friends get 15% off their first purchase, and after they’ve happily received their artwork, you’ll get $30 credit.


◉ Society6 – A cool website to buy art, clothes, home decor and more, and/or to sell your art and designs on those products. Commission:  Earn a 10% commission on purchases made through your link.


◉ RedBubble – Similar to Society6, in that they’ll put your art/designs on a variety of products. A great place to buy art and support independent artists, as well.  Part of the ShareASale affiliate network. Commissions:  Up to 10% commissions with performance incentives


◉ Zazzle – Zazzle allows you to print your art/designs on so many products, as an artist it kind almost be overwhelming. But as a blogger/affiliate it offers so many options for creating blog posts, you could come up with a never-ending list of post ideas. Part of the ShareASale affiliate network. Commissions: Zazzle Associates earn 15% per sale + volume bonus.


◉ Saatchi – Saatchi Art is the world’s leading online art gallery, connecting people with art and artists they love.  Part of the CJ affiliate network. Commissions: – 4-13% commission on original art and prints with an average shopping cart of over $1,000.


◉ Minted – Everything they sell has been designed by an independent artist, and it’s all curated through design contests. It’s all so lovely!  Part of the ShareASale affiliate network. Commissions: 15% commission on sales made through your links.


◉ Prints of Love – This is a cool concept, especially for people who sell card designs (like wedding invitations, graduation announcements, etc.) on sites like Etsy. You can send your customers to Prints of Love for printing, and you get a commission on their printing costs.  Commissions: – Partners will receive 10% of the revenue generated by their links

ART & CRAFT CLASSES WITH AFFILIATE PROGRAMS

◉ CreativeBug – I’m an affiliate and a member of CreativeBug — I love this learning platform so much! They have a variety or in-house and outside teachers who will help you learn just about any art or craft imaginable.  Part of the ShareASale affiliate network. Commissions: – Affiliates will receive 75% of the first month’s subscription rate for every new referral who signs up for a free trial which converts into a monthly subscription (trials must convert to paid subscribers). – Or receive a 20% commission on multi-month subscription packages and 20% commission on gift subscriptions – Special offers for top referrers


◉ Creative Live – You can find classes on all kinds of topics (not just arts & crafts related). In-depth and taught by professional, working artists and creatives.  Part of the ShareASale affiliate network. Commissions: 20% revenue share for new customer sales. 10% revenue share for return customer sales. $1 for every new registration sign-up. $10 for each referred affiliate.


◉ Bluprint – “At Bluprint, you’ll find everything you need to get creative right at your fingertips — from classes and tutorials to patterns and supplies. Part of the ShareASale affiliate network. Commissions: – 75% of first-time class* or DVD purchases by new customers – 15% of class* or DVD purchase by existing customers – 15% of physical product** purchases by new customers – 4% of physical product** purchases by existing customers – $5 Bluprint trial signup – $15 Bluprint monthly membership signup – $20 Bluprint 6-month membership signup – $25 Bluprint annual membership signup – $20 Bluprint gift subscription – $15 for referring a friend who is accepted into the affiliate program


◉ Legacy Learning Systems: Painting Part of the ShareASale affiliate network. Commissions: 20% base commission rate


◉ KelbyOne teaches Photoshop, Lightroom & photography in one place. Part of the FlexOffers affiliate network. Commission: – 4%-40% commissions


◉ StickerHub creates custom, diecut stickers based on your art and/or designs.  Part of the ShareASale affiliate network. Commissions: 15% base commission rate 20% for top affiliates

ART SUPPLIES, TOOLS, AND ETC., AFFILIATE PROGRAMS

◉ Amazon – I mean, if you’re not already signed up for the Amazon affiliate program, you’re missing out! It must be the most popular affiliate program around, in part because they carry just about everything under the sun, and so many people already shop there. Commissions: – Up to 10% depending on the product category – $.50-$15 bounties for certain programs


◉ Tombow – I personally love Tombow pens, especially for hand-lettering.  Part of the ShareASale affiliate network. Commissions: 5% Commission Rate


Joann – JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores is one of the nation’s largest specialty retailer of fabrics and crafts with over 860 stores in 49 states.  Part of the FlexOffers affiliate network. Commission: – The payout is 0.8% of sales (excluding purchase of gift cards). The low commission and super short cookie period (basically the single visit sent) makes me not want to recommend Joann’s affiliate program. But I wanted to leave it here because you may have a specific need to use it.


HobbyLobby – After hearing all the hype about HobbyLobby I was super excited to hear they were opening one in Portland. Whoa! They are huge! And have a huge selection. I can see why they have so many fans.  Part of the FlexOffers affiliate network. Commission: – The payout is 3.2% of sales (excluding purchases of gift cards).


◉ Cricut – Cricut users are obsessed with their tools! How-to’s and DIY blog posts are just some ideas for promoting them. Part of the ShareASale affiliate network. Commissions: – Earn up to 12% commission – $10 for affiliate referrals


◉ Blick Art Supplies – I feel so lucky to have a Blick store locally, but if you don’t (or you do and you love them as much as I do and want to promote them) you can always shop online and/or become an affiliate.  Part of the ShareASale affiliate network. Commissions: – Up to 10% commission with an average order size of $100


Mister Art – the world’s largest arts and crafts supply store.  Part of the FlexOffers affiliate network. Commission: – The payout is 8% on sales.


Sizzix – “Sizzix puts creativity in your hands with the craftiest die-cutting and embossing possibilities!” Part of the ShareASale affiliate network. Commissions: – Per Sale 15%


◉ Marker Universe / Imagination International – your destination for global marker brands in North America. Part of the ShareASale affiliate network. Commissions: – 10% commission


◉ Arteza – Arteza offers a wide variety of affordable art supplies.  Part of the ShareASale affiliate network. Commissions: – Up to 15% commission


◉ CraftStash is “everything papercraft.” They’re an online retail site devoted to providing the best craft supplies around.They also have a UK-based site.  Part of the ShareASale affiliate network. Commissions: – Sale Commission is 5%


Darngood Yarn – if you’re not familiar with this company, head over to their “about us” page and watch the short video. I think you’ll quickly see why THIS is a company you’ll love to work with.  Commissions: – 10.00% of sales with a 30 day cookie.


Embroidery Online Commissions: – 10.00% of sales with a 7 day cookie.


Willow Yarns Commissions: – 5% of sales with a 30 day cookie.


◉ AliExpress – while AliExpress carries just about everything under the sun, they also have some really cool and unusual art and craft supplies. Part of the AWIN affiliate network. Commission: Commissions range from 2.4% and 7% based on product categories.


Lia Griffith – for those who love to learn, make and create.  Part of the FlexOffers affiliate network. Commission: – The payout is 6% of sales.


Crayola – so much more than just crayons! (I personally use their markers in my art journals.) Part of the FlexOffers affiliate network. Commission: – The payout is 7.20% of sales.


Utrecht – Art supplies for students to professional artists. Part of the FlexOffers affiliate network. Commission: – The payout is 2.4% of sales.


HobbyCraft (UK) – for UK and US bloggers alike, HobbyCraft is here to help you create. Heavy on craft supplies, a bit lighter on art supplies.  Part of the FlexOffers affiliate network. Commission: – The payout is 0.8% per sale. FlexOffers will distribute payment in USD based on the current exchange rate.


Michaels – offers art and craft supplies, plus framing. I’ll admit that I can;t stand my local Michaels store… its cramped, always crowed and understaffed. But they do have great sales and a variety of products, so shopping online is the perfect answer. Part of the FlexOffers affiliate network. Commission: – The payout is 2.4% on sales.


◉ CreateForLess carries over 60,000 affordable art’s and crafts supplies. They have what you need for all your craft projects – whether it’s craft supplies or craft inspiration. Part of the ShareASale affiliate network. Commissions: – 10% Commission

PLACES TO SELL ART & CRAFTS WITH AFFILIATE PROGRAMS

Your Own Website – Did you know you can actually get affiliates to sell your artwork for you with your own affiliate program? It’s true! When you have a Shopify shop you can use a plug-in to create your own affiliate program for your shop (there are a few to choose from). I have a free course (either via video lessons or email lessons) here that shows you how to set up your own Shopify art shop.


The following art ecommerce sites have built in affiliate programs so that affiliates can sign up and promote your work: ◉ Etsy – Buy and/or sell handmade goods, art, printables, craft/art/jewlery supplies, vintage and more. Part of the AWIN affiliate network. Commission:  Standard publisher rate 4% User Generated Content: 2%


◉ RedBubble – They put your art/designs on a variety of products. A great place to buy art and support independent artists. Part of the ShareASale affiliate network. Commissions:  Up to 10% commissions with performance incentives


◉ Society6 – A cool website to buy art, clothes, home decor and more, and/or to sell your art and designs on those products. Commission:  Earn a 10% commission on purchases made through your link.


Creative Market – my FAVORITE place for digital goods: like graphics, illustrations, photography, art software enhancements (like Procreate Brushes, Photoshop brushes, Lightroom presets, etc.) and more.  Commission: – Earn 10% on all new customer orders.


◉ ImageKind – Fine art and photography prints for your walls.  Part of the ShareASale affiliate network. Commissions: – Earn up to 10% Affiliate Payout with a $95 average order size


CanvasPop Part of the ShareASale affiliate network. Commissions: – 5-11% commission on sales made through your links.


ArtfullyWalls – Artfully Walls offers a contemporary way to shop for art. Their goal is to make great art accessible to all. Part of the ShareASale affiliate network. Commissions: – 15.00% Per Sale


Minted – Everything they sell has been designed by an independent artist, and it’s all curated through design contests. It’s all so lovely!  Part of the ShareASale affiliate network. Commissions: 15% commission on sales made through your links.

Please note that all commissions were accurate as of 11/4/2019, but they may change over time. Please see each program’s current terms for the most up-to-date information. 

I hope this list of 40+ affiliate programs for artists and art lovers is helpful to you! Did I leave out one of your favorites? Let me know in the comments below and I may add it in future post updates! 

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