Faith-based blogs and ministry websites can grow quickly into a community and it’s not just for ministers and pastors to spread the word of God.
Individuals can easily get started blogging and connecting to the millions of Christians around the world as well as being able to tap into a highly active and engaged community of Christian bloggers. As you will find out very soon, having a Christian blog will provide you with a large number of opportunities to monetize the content, one of the ways of which are Christian affiliate programs.
Here’s a sobering statistic: 74% of Americans identify as Christian
- 49% identify as Protestant
- 23% identify as Catholic
- Mormons account for about 2%
Yet, a study by Lifeway Research shows that most can’t explain why. Some people just identity as Christian because they were born into a Christian household.
You don’t need to be a Christian to include Christian affiliate programs in your marketing arsenal so you can earn from your blog or social media following.
The whole foundation of Christianity is about helping people. Offering hope when people are down, raising funds to help the poor, nurturing relationships and spreading love.
Christianity isn’t solely about following the rules set out in the Bible, but is rather based on following good moral practices and leading an ethical life.
That’s something anyone can do regardless of religion.
There’s no need to rely on prayers that your blog or website can earn money.
Christian affiliate programs can help you earn a steady income by partnering with Christian-focused businesses to help spread the word about their products and services while also helping to spread the Gospel too.
Christian Website Ideas
- Focus on tools for ministries to reach more people (podcasting is one example that can be lucrative for churches and affiliates)
- Christian music websites can focus on tracks for working out, promote Christian rock concerts and affiliate with Christian tee-shirt brands for people attending the events.
- Build a blog focused on helping people get closer to God or re-establish a lost connection.
- Christianity can tie into parenting and family blogs.
- Build an online portal of sermons
- There’s also Christian coaching, which is life coaching but entirely based on Christian principles.
- Build a review site around Christian Movies, or movies for kids which are acceptable for a Christian family.
12 Christian Affiliate Programs
- Life Breakthrough Coaching
- Christian Book
- Faithful Finish Lines
- Cross Flix
- Neu Breed Distribution
- Series Engine
- The Prayer Engine
- Donor Box
- The Daily Grace Co.
- Pod Bean
1. Life Breakthrough Coaching
The Life Breakthrough Coaching and Academy website provides Christian life coaching training and Christian marriage coach training and is a member of the Biblical Coaching Alliance Network.
For anyone who wants to become a life coach and with Christian values, this is the place to get training and certification.
The service has a BBB rating of A+ and has had accreditation since 2013.
When your referrals sign up to a course, there is a part of the registration form asking people how they heard about the course. Let your referrals know to put your name in there and you’ll be credited with $100 paid to your PayPal account once the course has been paid and completed.
2. Christian Book
Christian Book LLC is far more than the book store it started out as decades ago. They have CDs, DVDs, entire Christian homeschooling kits, Christian gifts, bible guides, and Vacation Bible School (VBS) supplies as well as everything churches and bible study groups need.
The affiliate program is privately run but you will need a website that is already built. Not under construction. They accept individual bloggers as affiliates, so long as your audience is Christians.
The commissions are up to 8% depending on the category, and you do need to be able to generate at least $313 in sales per year. That’s just over $25 a month in product sales and there’s over a half-million products you can promote so provided you have an audience, it should be fairly easy to meet the sales threshold.
You can also use your links in email and on social media and there is deep linking functionality. There’s also a support team available and regular promotional material provided too.
Note: If you’re located in California or Idaho, you won’t be able to join. (See FAQ)
3. Cross Flix
Cross Flix is a Christian streaming service that was created by Alan Mehrez, a former Hollywood movie producer and director who built the platform when he recognized the film industry had become more sexualized and inappropriate for Christian family values.
It’s like Netflix but without profanity and all their movies, documentaries and educational programs for kids are all curated to ensure suitability.
Asides from all the content being suitable for families, all their content is uplifting and motivational, so it could be a good choice for people who need something uplifting to watch such as people feeling depressed and need something to lift their mood.
The Crossflix affiliate program is managed on the Share-a-Sale network, pays $2 per lead for their 30-day free trial or $3 per sale for a 1-month registration, $25 for an annual subscription and $15 for a 3-year subscription.
Cookies are set for 45-days and there are promotional tools and coupon deals available to help encourage sign-ups.
4. Faithful Finish Lines
Faithful Finish Lines is a weight loss blog for Christian women. They have a sales funnel for various courses to help women practice mindful eating, lose weight and get in shape.
The course trainers are Sara Borgstede, who has five kids and is married to a pastor, and Becky Lehman who is a Christian, writer and health coach.
The training courses are hosted on Teachable and there are a few, starting out with a free offer to get people into their sales funnel and they’ll provide you with pre-done images to share on Pinterest and other social platforms to get people signed up using your affiliate link.
The course offerings start with a free opt-in course delivered by email, that’s then followed up by a low-priced course for $7, then a $39 course called Victory Over Emotional Eating.
The premium course is a 7-week Christian Weight Loss program priced at $99 with an upsell for Premium support.
The affiliate program pays 40% across the funnel and a range of promotional tools are provided along with swipe files.
5. Faith Box
Faith Box is a monthly subscription service designed to inspire Christian living.
Products range for scripture verses, bible quotes, and prayers to eco-friendly products and other goodies from companies that do what they can to contribute to communities and charities.
In the same spirit of giving back, the company has partnered with a non-profit and provides 3-meals to underprivileged kids for every Faith Box that’s delivered.
Affiliates don’t earn a recurring commission for a recurring subscription but instead get paid a $10 flat-fee for any plan your referrals subscribe too.
6. Neu Breed Distribution
It’s hard to get pumped listening to hymns, which is why there is some demand for Christian inspired workout music. There are playlists on Spotify and Youtube, or people can buy the albums to play anytime they want.
Neu Breed Distribution use the Payhip.com platform to sell their products and there is an affiliate program you can use to earn from selling digital downloads.
The two websites (currently) that have Christian Workout Music albums for sale are:
- NewMusicDistribution.com for gospel music
- ChristianWorkoutMusic.net for fitness music
Any sales you make from either site pays $2.50 per sale for the first 250 sales and $3.00 for over 250 sales in a month.
Applications are manually reviewed and can take up to 48-hours for approval.
7. Series Engine
Series Engine is a premium WordPress plugin that can be used by Church websites to share Sermons directly on their WordPress website. It’s created by Eric Murrell, who’s also the communications manager at Long Hollow Baptist Church.
The plugin was built prior to the LongHollow.com website switching to WordPress. Something a lot of Ministries are doing because it is more affordable and doesn’t need in-house developers to maintain their church site.
Series Engine makes it easy for Ministries to create media pages with archives of Sermons letting visitors experience a Church before they visit.
The affiliate program is managed by the e-junkie platform, pays 30% commission on plugin sales ($29.70 commission) and it uses 6-month cookies. Payments are processed monthly and paid directly to PayPal.
8. Prayer Engine
The power of Christian churches and groups is community and Prayer Engine can help strengthen that community by integrating a Prayer Wall directly onto a WordPress website.
The plugin is created by the same developer as the Series Engine plugin above and adds tremendous group power to Ministry websites as members can post prayer requests for other Christians to pray for them.
Once someone posts a prayer request, Church administrators can moderate the requests to ensure there isn’t too much sensitive information being shared online.
Once the post is approved by administrators, other members can submit real-time feedback by clicking on the “I Prayed for This” button, which instantly emails the original poster to let them know that someone else has prayed for them.
Pricing and the affiliate program are the exact same as Series Engine so you can sign up with E-Junkie, get your referral links with 60-day cookies to earn a 30% commission on each license purchased.
9. Donor Box
Donor Box is a fundraising software to help Churches and other Non-Profits to raise funds with recurring subscriptions from Donors.
With this, donation forms can be integrated directly on websites using either WordPress, Weebly or Square Space, and there’s also an option to use an overlay popup to encourage donations, such as for emergency appeals.
Non-profits are able to set up campaigns for regular recurring donations, or individual appeal campaigns can be run for one-off donations.
The affiliate program is managed by Tapfilliate.com, uses 45-day cookies and pays 15% commission of clients Donor Box fees for 3-years after they start using Donorbox.org.
There is a free plan to get started, then clients pay 1.5% commission to use DonorBox once they start raising over $1,000 monthly from their fundraising campaigns so Donor Box partners will earn 15% of those 1.5% commissions for 3-years since signup.
For anyone doing fundraising campaigns for Churches, Ministries, or Non-Profits, there is potential to earn recurring commissions that rise as you generate more recurring donations.
T-Sciple is a tee-shirt company that focuses solely on Christian Tees. The prints are all designed by Jeff Criswell who has apparently worn a Christian tee almost every day for 10-years.
Since launching, his range has grown from traditional tees to now have a superstore of tee-shirts in a range of styles in English and Spanish and with a variety of messages.
Customers can browse designs for Thanksgiving, Christmas designs, or perhaps discipleship and more.
While not many people will wear these styles every day, there is certainly a market for Christian Tees and that’s in the events industry, for example, by using the GodTube.com Christian Concert alerts page, you’ll find where Christian bands are performing and that’s the audience that will be interested in Christian clothing for attending these types of events.
T-Sciple.com is a Shopify store and uses Affiliatly to manage the affiliate program. Cookies are set for 10-days and they pay affiliates 15% commission with payouts paid monthly.
11. The Daily Grace Co.
The Daily Grace Co. is like an online supermarket for all things Christianity related.
Customers can shop here for gifts including jewelry, bible cards, bibles, mugs, tote bags, home decor, and even art prints.
The affiliate program for The Daily Grace Co. is only open to U.S residents and affiliates are allowed (and encouraged) to use social media, including Instagram and YouTube to share your referral links with your followers.
Affiliates are paid monthly via PayPal and any sales made will generate between 10% to 15% commissions depending on the category.
Applications are manually reviewed by the team and you’ll hear back within a few days of applying to join.
12. Pod Bean
Churches produce content regularly, every week at least, and just by recording Sermons, Churches, and Ministries and tap into podcast directories like iTunes to spread their message globally.
Those who attend churches no longer listen to sermons from just their local pastor. They tune into a range of Christian Podcasts, which is how some churches are able to grow their online following, increase subscribers and boost donations.
With PodBean.com, their podcast hosting service also includes tools to help with Church fundraising and with the option for Churches to turn some Sermons into premium content requiring a subscription to tune into premium episodes.
The affiliate program is privately run and pays either 100% of the first-month subscription or 20% of each annual subscription plan bought through your referral link for the Podcast Hosting affiliate program.
There’s also an advertising affiliate program for their PopAds platform, which lets other Christian podcasts and advertisers reach a tightly engaged audience. The PopAds affiliate program pays a 10% commission on all advertising purchases bought by your referrals for the first six months.