Brand new to affiliate marketing and do not know what affiliate networks to join? There are a lot out there and it is important to join the ones that have your back and have great support. These networks consist of CPA and CPS. I think it is important to have a good mix since CPS is def a long term style for affiliate marketing.
These networks are in no particular order but these networks I have worked with in the past and still work with today.
Share a Sale has branded product and payout on a CPS (cost per sale) model. Also, payout terms are also slower than traditional CPA networks. The benefit is they already have brands that are being searched for. All you have to do is get the product in front of the right audience and they will mostly purchase.
The payouts are definitely less but that is being made up in the brands these programs already have. Unlike other offers, you have to generate trust, while offers on ShareaSale are already established.
One of my favorite networks just because they truly take care of their affiliates and they are always interested to chat with you. AdCombo has a variety of offers all around the world. When it comes to COD, they are my go-to when I want to promote in a country that no one would think of advertising.
The team at AdCombo is one of a kind and treats their affiliates as if they are family. They even through a Ferrari party for their affiliates. Not only does Adcombo throw amazing parties for their affiliates but they treat them like their own.
Clickbank is the old school affiliate network. Probably one of the higher payouts in the industry but also there is no real customer support. You have to contact the product owner for support and sometimes they do not even know what they are talking about. So if you do not need support, this is a good place to just get offers.
I still push a little bit of Clickbank offers because the vendors are mostly copywriters and have really strong sales pages. A lot also is also branded by an actual person, so there is some benefit there.
Another digital portal for offers, MaxWeb is a great place to get VSL (video sales letter) style offers. There are a lot of micro-niches in the network which can help with conversions. One aspect I like is the owner reaches out and asks all the time if I need anything.
There is a touch of personality with that and I appreciate it. MaxWeb also has really good support. I forgot about some commissions and they were able to fix the situation in 24 hours. So they are making sure their affiliates are getting paid.
If you are looking for dating offers, then Advidi is the place. I tested a lot of their offers and chilled out with them at Affiliate World Barcelona. Advidi also has a private group email to their top affiliates on converting dating offers. They will also open new offers to that group before it even touches the network.
With that Advidi also provides daily stat emails on their network offers which I also appreciate. Advidi has a large number of dating offers and a lot are also very sub-niche related.
Other Networks to Consider
I think other networks to join are...
- Monetizer, because if you want to monetize a smaller amount of traffic then definitely join them. They allow you to monetize un targeted traffic with their SmartLink system.
- OfferVault isn't an affiliate network but it is a portal to help you find what is out there and what network has what offer. There are a lot of networks out there.
- TopOffers is also another dating network that is also micro niche. They do not have a ton of offers like Advidi, but they do have branded offers. They also have a smartLink system in which you can test all the offers on any traffic source and see which one is working.
- VerveDirect is an affiliate network that has eCommerce offers. If you do not want to make your own eCommerce store but want to get into eCommerce, then it is worth testing their offers before you get into the dropshipping business.
These are some of the networks I work with. A lot of networks are going out of business and are just closing down. So far these are the networks that I have worked with and had no issues in the past couple years.
Remember these affiliate networks are your partners, they will help you as long as you treat them as if they are your partners in your affiliate business. I know a lot of affiliates that treat their affiliate managers like shit and that now how it should be done.
Relationships are very important in this industry especially how small it is.