Back in the day, Vegans used to be a tiny minority and finding good vegan products was not easy.
However, in recent years more people are turning to this lifestyle in-part because studies have shown that a plant-based diet can reverse and prevent coronary heart disease (and some other life-threatening diseases).
But also, with the global focus on protecting the planet and everything on it, more people are developing a greater interest in how their food and consumables are produced and many do not like what they see. But are there any good Vegan Affiliate Programs? Spoiler alert – yes! And they are not just about food!
In the U.S. 6% of adults currently identify as vegan. This is an increase of a whopping 6x in only 5 years so this is only going to continue to grow.
I have had a good dig around to see what’s out there and (as usual!) have found myself thinking ‘what a brilliant niche, I should start a vegan blog!’.
While I am not affiliated to any of the businesses in this post, the site includes some affiliate links – if you buy through my link I may get paid a commission but the price remains the same for you. Thank you for your support.
Nutriciously.com is a vegan and lifestyle blog to help people starting out on their vegan journey. There are lots of helpful tips (e.g. shopping lists and beginner recipes and guides for going vegan including topics such as How To Start Transitioning To A Vegan Diet (complete with cheat sheet) and How To Be Vegan On A Budget.
The website is a thing of beauty and the content is very well-written. The products you would be promoting are the e-book bundles, Vegan Starter Kit and Weight Loss Kit which retail at $49 each. Commission is from 50% – 60% depending on volume of sales. (Sorry, I couldn’t find a cookie duration.) Sign up is direct with Nutriciously.com.
Vega is the number 1 plant-based powder supplier and has been on the go since 2004 – way before it was hip to be vegan! The aim is to ensure vegans get all the nutrients they need without compromise.
The founder of Vega, Triathlete Brendan Brazier, couldn’t find a suitable plant-based protein powder when he was searching for one and consequently decided to develop one himself.
The product range now includes protein powders, drinks, snacks, vitamins and supplements aimed at improving performance. They have a really excellent, extensive blog and may be open to guest posts if you are recommending their products.
The average order value is $80. You are paid the first time a customer uses your link on the site and also for 7 days afterwards if they return. Sorry, I couldn’t find the commission details but you can apply here.
Vegan.io is a membership site where members get a personalized meal plan every week along with a shopping list which means that no one has to think too hard about what to cook or what to buy to make it happen!
New members take a quiz outlining their needs (e.g. weight loss, performance, cooking time available) and receive a 100% customized plan. It almost seems too good to be true but customers seem to love it.
There is a monthly fee of $14.95 or £99 for the annual membership. Commission is 30% – 60%. (Sorry, I couldn’t find a cookie duration.) Sign up directly with Vegan.io.
The founder of Nutiva, John Roulac, founded the business in 1999 to ‘create a better food system that nourishes people, communities and our planet’. He started with 500 Hemp seed bars and today offers a range of seeds, plant protein powder, culinary oils, baking products and CBD.
Nutiva is proud to have a long list of certifications (e.g. Organic and ‘Palm Done Right’) and is passionate about regenerative farming, minimizing waste, carbon offsetting and Fair Trade.
The affiliate program offers 10% commission with a 30-day cookie. It is also possible to have promotions tailored to your readership. Sign up is direct with Nutiva.com.
Vegan Outfitters is a lovely brand featuring casual wear (e.g. hoodies, tees and joggers). All are vegan and many have a fun but thought-provoking message enabling you to get your message across without being ‘preachy’.
In addition to being vegan, they care about the environment in other ways and apparently use 7 times less water than used in the average clothing manufacturing process, use solar power on the sewing and cutting floor and packaging is plastic-free. Additionally, for every purchase made, a donation is made to help a rescue farm animal.
Vegan Outfitters is a U.K. brand but they ship to most parts of the globe. I couldn’t find commission details (it possibly depends on the size of your audience) but can advise that there is a 30-day cookie. Sign-up via Awin.
You’ve got to love a company that has the tagline ‘wear no evil’! Etiko produces clothes and shoes for vegans but also has a massive focus on social justice and sustainability.
For example, underwear is manufactured at a Fair Trade factory in India (using Fair Trade cotton) where workers receive a living wage and the environmental performance is high. Furthermore, Etiko pays an additional premium for factory workers to invest AND pay 50% of the final price pre-delivery to help them manage their finances.
Sustainable clothing is never going to be cheap which is why I like that Etiko offers the option to pay in 4 monthly payments interest-free. The company is Australian but they deliver worldwide.
Commission is from 10% with a 30-day cookie. Sign up directly with Etiko.
Gunas is a luxury vegan fashion brand founded in 2009 by former industrial designer and animal lover, Sugandh G. Agrawal whose ethos is that ‘we can look and feel good without harming other beings’.
The range includes bags for women and men, purses, shoes and luxury soaps. They get amazing reviews from customers in 40 countries so are definitely fulfilling a need.
Think of the designer bags you see being worn by the most fashionable women in the celebrity magazines and you have some idea of the beautiful styles you will find at Gunas. The difference is that these bags are vegan and manufactured in Seoul, South Korea in artisan studios. Gunas is supporting the dying art of handbag making due to competition from China.
The brand has many celebrity endorsements and the bags have even been seen on the Netflix series ‘Sweet Magnolias’!
The affiliate program offers a generous 15% commission (sorry, I didn’t find the cookie duration). You can sign up directly with Gunas.
Kind & Keto
What a brilliant idea to create a program for vegans wanting to go keto. The website is packed full of recipes along with a blog that answers lots of the questions that would arise for anyone thinking about adopting this diet.
The product you would be promoting is the Kind & Keto Ultimate Vegan Keto Weight Loss System which includes a 21-day challenge, meal plans and support group. The founders, Georgia and Matthew, suggest you take the course yourself first so you can share your experiences first-hand as you go which naturally tends to get the best results.
Commission is 40-50% on all Challenge purchases (which equates to $35-$90 per referral). Cookie duration is 12 months. Sign-up is direct with Kind & Keto.
PHB Ethical Beauty
PHB Ethical Beauty is a British family business that produces natural, vegan, cruelty-free and alcohol-free beauty products. When 20-year old Rose Brown started her regular beauty store, she was horrified by some nasties she discovered were in the ingredients in some high-end products e.g. pig fat and crushed insects (seriously!).
That was enough to make her want to start a product line that was made from (non-animal) natural ingredients that are manufactured in England and Canada and sold around the world. The range includes skin-care products, make-up, body and hair care and mother and baby.
Commission is 5%. (I couldn’t find the cookie duration.) Sign-up is direct with PHB. (Incidentally, PHB stands for Pure. Handmade. British.)
So at 5% commission it won’t make you rich but it’s nice sometimes just to share things that your followers will love, plus it is likely to give you lots of ideas for interesting content. (If looking for programs that WILL make you rich, check out The Best Affiliate Programs With High Commission.)
KVD Vegan Beauty
KVD Vegan Beauty was launched in 2008 by tattooist and reality star Kat Von D (confession, I hadn’t heard of her but I believe she is very well known in the U.S.). Her initial line was 4 red lipsticks but there was no doubt in her mind what she was aiming to create – high-performance, vegan, cruelty-free beauty products.
Fast forward to today and you will find the KVD Vegan Beauty range being sold in 36 countries. They are also the proud holders for more than 60 beauty awards and say ‘We believe being kind and being badass aren’t mutually exclusive’. Furthermore, they take a percentage of the sale price and donate it to worthy causes.
Unfortunately, I could not find the commission percentage or cookie duration but I loved the range and their ethos so much that I wanted to include them in this list. You can find more information (not much though!) and apply here. As an affiliate, you also receive free samples of products about to be launched.
Kat Von D has recently moved on from KVD Vegan Beauty to focus on her vegan shoe line, forthcoming album (we didn’t know she could sing!) and baby boy. It is now wholly owned by partner KENDO.
There are plenty of innovative vegan product affiliate programs around and I’m confident this will increase as the market grows.
It is making me think about micro-niches such as vegan bags, vegan make-up etc. That would be much less competitive than going down the food route. Or is that just too niche? I’m thinking it might be! Let me know your thoughts in the comments, please.
In any case, it doesn’t matter how brilliant your niche is, if you don’t have any traffic, you won’t make any money! Check out my review of the training platform that keeps me moving forward in this area. I am confident it will help you too, whether you are new or already well on your way.
Have you had success with vegan affiliate programs? If so, I would love to hear about it in the comments below.