View Full Version : What do you guys recommend for affiliate program?
5-10-02, 06:48 PM
Well, I guess I'll be the first to post here :)
What does everybody recommend as their favorite affiliate program?
I personally use clickXchange.com (http://www.clickxchange.com) and hopefully soon (if i'm ever approved), I will be using AdOptimal (http://www.adOptimal.com/main.php?id=GirlsOnBikes).
5-10-02, 08:10 PM
Thousands of merchants to affliate with in a hundred or so categories.
Also they have feature that will rotate the banners for you. Advanced stats to check your hits/sales.
Pay commissions when you reach $25 mininum payout every month usually on the 20 day of the month.
Here's a few more if anyones interrested.
5-12-02, 10:05 PM
I found this site over a year ago....it has been helpfull to me NET-ADS (http://www.net-ads.com/) ........:)
1) It's not a great money maker but is cool to have and takes no effort. It's a news letter Resource-a-day (www.reasource-a-day.net/member/index.cgi?DrBob) you get a pretty cool resource or free tool and so good content, plus if you sign up they'll pay you to get free subscribers!
2) Click Bank has some fantastic plug in programs. Quite a number of merchants really.
3) For pretty good traffic results try
Hope they help some one
Heres one I use to offer other masters
has been good for my income...
ClickBank is pretty good, you can accept
credit card payments with no monthly fees.
Theres more at
5-19-02, 09:44 PM
@ Alphadesk - Nice site you have there. One question, of the many affilate programs listed on your site which one is the most profitable for you?
5-19-02, 10:15 PM
Commission Junction,...if you go to my page and click and join it will be even more profitable.
This one started off a bit slow but is netting me the most money each and every month...
Its called Six Figure Income...
for a sports site with about 500 uniques a day, is it worth signing up with commision junction? most ad companies require a high number of impressions.
and has people here been paid?
does anyone use valueclick?
thanks in advance
5-23-02, 06:52 PM
Commission Junction will send you a check or direct deposit into your checking account, which ever you prefer.
As for as getting paid I like to call LinkShare - LinkSnare since I was never paid by them.
I have never used valueclick. Is it pay/click?
Since I have been doing this, I've seen a trend of affiliate programs going towards pay/performance, getting away from pay/impression and pay/click.
thanks for the response alphadesk
yes, valueclick is click/pay, but since i don't have the traffic, i don't
think i'm gonna do that
do you have any good tips on using commision junction?
i'm still thinking about it since i don't want to pad my site with ads if its not going to end up profitable.
5-24-02, 01:32 AM
First let me say I'm not getting rich here. Lucky if I break even every month.
What I have experienced is that it is all about traffic (numbers). I may get 500 impressions before I get one click and then need 10/20 clicks before I get 1 sale or lead.
I have had better luck with leads than sales because half of my traffic is kids and they don't have any money, but they will signup for almost anything. What I have found though is to try and match your page contents up with a merchant offers. If they came to your page looking for something they may go to your merchant's page looking for the same thing.
What I do is try one awhile and if it doesn't perform try another one. I also try to stay with as well known names as possible. People are just more likely to buy from a name they already know.
Before you signup with a merchant check their chargeback ratio. You make a few sales but if the merchant can't close the deal you won't get anything.
I've been using LINK SHARE for some time now with great results!
Just go here for more info:
Here's an example of the link I use:
<a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=I2w0SwzAw/o&offerid=7097.10000017&type=3&subid=0" >LinkShare is an e-commerce business solution for over 3.5 million online relationships. Become an affiliate of the LinkShare Network for FREE and earn revenue by linking to over 500 premier online merchants</a><IMG border=0 width=1 height=1 src="http://ad.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/show?id=I2w0SwzAw/o&bids=7097.10000017&type=3&subid=0" >
well, as far as what I am developing for my site, it is not about sending people to other sites. I know mine is not the be all end all of sites; I want to develop a site that gets return traffic, by visitors interested in what the pages are about. Providing links for people to go somewhere else is last on my agenda. I agree with an earlier comment that the links be targeted by the page content. Better even than affiliate programs is partnership programs. Now there is a lot of similarity between the two, the linking, and payment methods, but partnerships are far more targeted. Partnerships lend more than a link off your site, there is content generated in most cases you can use to flesh out your site. Your content is what will drive your revenue in the long run, and partnerships are what you make of them as opposed to affiliates who proffit more than you. When an affiliate is even serving the ad through your site they get the agrigate ad sales revenue, not you because you are not serving and counting the banner impressions. Ad sales are driven by proven impressions, rates are based upon them. You would be beter off getting a good banner serving/tracking script and building a content/revenue asset. With all assets there is some liability, bandwidth and development costs come to mind. Basic to all biz, limit your liabilities. Gaping holes that suck your visitors from your site I see as a liability.
Am i missing something here? Or are you guys missing the more common and better programs like:
6-16-02, 01:12 AM
Well folks, I don't suggest the use of ANY of the programs out there such as ClickBank. Why? Because they just siphon off money that could be yours anyway. I see it this way - either fork out the cash for a good affiliate management script (they arent cheap....) or develop your own system. I chose to develop my own system. Yeah - it's a little work intensive for me because I have to keep track of all of the details, but it's amazing what one can do with Excel or Access to keep track of the data. I now have the process streamlined to the point that it takes me about 1 minute to sign up a new affiliate, and it takes me about 4 minutes to process an affiliate payment. The upshot is that A) YOU get ALL of the cash your business has generated, and you also have complete control over all of the associated data (and you don't have to share it with anyone).
Just my .02$ worth! :)
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