Science affiliate programs span every branch of science and many of the sub-branches too.
The main branches include physical science, life sciences, and earth sciences. Some examples of sub-branches include ecology, geometry, meteorology, astronomy, and dozens more.
A super exciting aspect of science programs for affiliate marketers is that they provide exceptional opportunities for cross-promotional campaigns as they can be applied to so many aspects of life because so much revolves around science.
Products you can earn commissions on range from STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning resources, R&D equipment used by research scientists, and a magnitude of tools used by zoologists, biochemists, forensic scientists, wildlife biologists, and other scientific fields.
Where things can get more exciting is when you combine a scientific approach to mainstream activities such as kayaking, hiking, underwater photography, and mountain climbing.
These are all outdoor activities that can benefit from an understanding of weather forecasting (meteorology). Tie weather forecasting education with outdoor activities and commissions can then be made on the sales of weather stations.
- Build an outdoor activity website that covers weather forecasting.
- Homeschooling websites can promote STEM resources including the experimentation equipment needed for science at home.
- Science subscription boxes could be added to toy review websites,
- Business affiliates can include software programs for risk management where chemicals are involved,
- Publish science lessons and promote tutoring services for those who need support.
- Websites focused on graduate education can provide essay writing tutorials and promote outsourcing services for essay writing, letters of recommendation, and outsourced academic writing targeted toward foreign students.
- Build an academic community around one scientific field that can be monetized by scientific journals, textbooks, and reference works. User-generated reviews are one area to explore for monetization.
- Home and garden websites can tap into the water quality sector by promoting lab testing services and water filtration systems that can purify water.
12 Science Affiliate Programs
- Palgrave Macmillan
- Admissions Essays
- MEL Science
- Kiwi Co
- Wind and Weather
- Predict Wind
- Tap Score
- Home Science Tools
- Chemical Safety
- Orion Telescopes
- Adventure Academy
1. Palgrave Macmillan
Palgrave Macmillan is a global publisher of scholar books with 175 years of experience.
They are part of the Springer platform which has a wider variety of books, however, Palgrave specializes in just four categories.
- Business and Economics
- Politics and International Studies
- Social Sciences
The content available includes scientific journals, textbooks, monographs, and reference works for academic writing.
The Palgrave affiliate program will be suited to blogs and websites with either a graduate or undergraduate student audience of social sciences such as psychology, behavioral science, criminology, sociology, and anthropology to name a few specialist fields.
The affiliate program is managed by CJ.com, is available in English and German, and has a datafeed available letting you promote individual titles.
The commissions are 10% per sale up to $1,000 in monthly sales and then increasing to 15% commissions. Cookies are set to 30-days and they provide affiliate support too.
2. Admissions Essays
Admissions Essays started out in 1996 and were among the first outsourcing companies to specialize in essay writing.
The website provides free sample resources to reference for students preparing to write their own college and university essay papers.
For a fee, they’ll provide either assistance from experienced writers, or handle the essay writing on a ghostwriting basis.
The emphasis for the service is in the name – they provide admissions essays to help students get into the school of their choice. This can be perfect for students wanting to pursue science in an academic setting.
Additionally, there are some handy services that most students will be unfamiliar with. One of those is a Letter of Recommendation writing service as teachers and career counselors will be short on time and ask the student to write the recommendation ready for them to sign.
These can be outsourced too, either from scratch or pre-written letters edited for professionalism.
AdmissionsEssays.com pays affiliates a 20% commission of the sale value and get this… the average order value is $299 so it’s nearly a $60 commission per sale.
A quick tip: Application deadlines for grad schools are usually in December for fall admissions the following year. November is when to ramp up promotions.
3. MEL Science
The MEL science website provides a box subscription service containing 2 to 3 science experiments every month.
They offer two programs for kids. The first is for kids aged 5 to 10 years old offering a wide variety of science projects. The other is MEL chemistry and that’s suited to kids aged 9 to 14 years old.
Each subscription comes with all the equipment and tutorials needed to carry out science experiments at home safely. They also have a VR app to make education more fun and engaging.
The MEL Science affiliate program would be a good candidate for homeschooling blogs as it’s primarily an at-home alternative to school labs.
The affiliate program is managed by Impact.com, pays $22 per sale (excluding Russia which pays $11 per sale), and uses a 60-day cookie.
Performance bonuses start at $100 for volume sales of 50 to 99 per month and a $200 bonus for up to 299 sales in a month. Higher bonuses of $600, $1,000, and $3,000 are available for larger volume sales.
PS. A handy resource to increase volume sales (for any affiliate program that pays bonuses) through event email marketing is this marketing sequence from years back by Travis Sago.
4. Kiwi Co
Kiwico.com has been around since 2011 and is technically an education subscription service for all ages. From toddlers to adults.
Promoting the STEM package (Tinker Crate) is suited to kids between the ages of 9 and 16 years old. There’s also the Eureka Crate for more advanced scientific and engineering projects suited to anyone interested in learning about science and engineering at any age over 16.
The affiliate program is managed by Impact.com, uses a 30-day cookie, and pays $10 for a single month non-renewing subscription and $20 for renewing subscriptions of 3 months, 6 months, or annual subscription plans.
There’s also an option for coupon sites to earn $7 commission for each subscription plan they refer.
Partner opportunities are also available for groups needing to order bulk packages such as teachers and after school clubs.
5. Wind and Weather
Science is an important part of gardening but there’s also a range of weather measuring instruments used by meteorologists of all experience levels. Hobbyists and students.
The WindandWeather.com website is a home and garden e-commerce store, but there are weather stations available and categories for hygrometers, rain gauges, and barometers.
Asides from gardening, weather stations can be included in a number of hobbyist websites such as paragliding, small boat sailors, and mountain climbers as a few examples. These products can also be handy for prepper websites for storm preparedness.
The Wind and Weather affiliate program is managed by LinkShare.com, uses a 20-day cookie, has deep-linking functionality, and is open to Canadian and US affiliates.
6. Predict Wind
Predict Wind is a New Zealand based weather forecasting company. The service is subscription-based and is suited primarily to long-distance sailors and offshore racing.
Other areas the service is suited to include: Yacht racing, cruising, power boating, dinghy racing, kite surfing, deep-sea fishing, windsurfing, and kayaking.
Asides from those, it would be suited to professionals who need accurate marine forecasts, such as marine biologists, scuba divers, and underwater photographers and videographers.
The Predict Wind affiliate program won’t pay commissions on referrals signing up to the free plan. The commissions only apply to first time users who sign up for a paid subscription from the get-go.
The only way to make bank here is by focusing your marketing strongly on the premium features.
The commission is 25% of the first purchase and the program is managed by the Tapfiliate.com network with earnings paid in NZD.
7. Tap Score
Tap Score is considered the first of a kind water testing service.
The service is used by homeowners and commercial businesses to assess the quality and cleanliness of their tap water, and for home gardeners, in particular, those growing their own vegetables, the water quality will affect the quality of each harvest.
Environmental science is a subject suited to health, horticulture, and agriculture websites.
Each report includes toxicological and epidemiological research covering watering contaminants with advice on how to improve water quality.
The Tap Score affiliate program is managed by Refersion.com, uses a 90-day cookie, and pays 15% commission.
Wyzant is a tutoring agency that matches students with tutors locally. Tutors have expertise in biology, chemistry, and physics.
Anyone who can teach science topics to students can monetize the site by promoting tutoring services. You provide the lessons and for those who need a helping hand, point them in the direction of Wyzant.com.
The Wyzant partner program gives you access to customizable widgets and banners for over 300 topics. For science tutors, your options will be limited to three subjects. Physics, chemistry, and biology.
The screenshot below (blurred so nobody blatantly copies it) is an example of one site providing biology lessons and promoting tutoring services to monetize the site.
The Wyzant affiliate program uses 180-day cookies and pays $8 per lead.
9. Home Science Tools
Home Science Tools is a family business founded in 1994 by homeschooling parents of four children. One of the founders is a Registered Nurse, the other a Chemical Engineer.
The store is used by homeschooling parents, teachers, and schools to buy science supplies and educational resources including curriculum kits. Families also buy gifts from the store too.
A unique angle you can use the affiliate program for is Christian homeschooling by focusing on the Abeka category, which is a company considered a leader in Christian schooling.
The Home Science Tools affiliate program is privately run, pays 10% commission, and uses a 30-day cookie.
If you consider yourself as a “social personality” (probably meaning an influencer) you can apply for a free product to review worth over $50.
10. Chemical Safety
ChemicalSafety.com is a SaaS (Software as a Service) for Environmental and Health and Safety management.
Technically, this falls into the business software category, however, the audience they serve are Environmental Health Officers and consultants across a range of industries including:
- Industrial facilities
- Pharmaceuticals and bio-pharma
- Waste management
For websites with a business audience that discusses chemical safety, managing risk in the workplace, or perhaps providing environmental health services, the Chemical Safety affiliate program could provide an additional revenue source.
The EH&S software is used for…
- Managing chemical inventories
- Providing safety data sheets
- GHS labeling
- Managing hazardous waste disposal
- And for regulatory compliance reporting
ChemicalSafety.com pays affiliates a 30% commission on sales of the annual plans. For rolling subscriptions, the first month pays a 50% commission, then a 10% recurring commission for each subscription renewal and payments are paid monthly to PayPal.
They don’t offer coupons but are open to working with affiliates to provide incentives where it’s likely to increase sales.
11. Orion Telescopes
Telescopes and binoculars are essential equipment for a few scientific fields.
- Zoologists need binoculars to study animals from a distance in their natural habitat
- Magnifying glasses or monoculars are used by entomologists to study insects.
- Students of planetary science use lunar and planetary telescopes
- Microscopes are needed by chemists, biochemists, zoologists, wildlife biologists, forensic scientists, microbiologists, and a whole lot more.
All are available from Telescope.com.
The Orion Telescopes affiliate program is on a few networks including Commission Junction, Pepperjam, and LinkShare. Choose the one you use the most.
The commissions are 8% on Orion branded products and 1% commission for all other brands and the cookies are set to 30-days.
12. Adventure Academy
Age of Learning have two programs – ABCMouse.com for kids aged 2 – 8 years and Adventure Academy for kids aged 8 to 13 years old.
The platform is essentially an MMO (massively multiplayer online) game using gamification for education covering reading, math, science, and social studies.
The game environment is split into wings where kids can explore the math wing, reading wing or science wing. For kids who love science, the games explore physics, biology and space sciences. There’s also a live action series providing science experiment videos.
Adventure Academy is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play as well as the website.
One subscription can be used for three separate profiles per household so for parents with two or three kids in the 8 to 13 age group, they can all log in, learn, play and interact with each other in the game at the same time.
The game does include a chat feature letting kids interact with others, but there are parental controls that can be set for pre-selected messages such as “hello” and “how are you”. There’s also a unique ID assigned to each profile that can be shared with friends and family offline.
The platform is Kidsafe+ COPPA-certified (see here) and the chat system is monitored by a full-time community management team.
The affiliate program is managed by Commission Junction, pays $4 per registration for a free month trial (valid credit card registration needed) and the cookies are set to 30-days.