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Are any of the affiliate networks free to join as an advertiser?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by muttled, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. muttled

    muttled Newbie

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    All the networks I've seen have around $1,000 setup fees, and those generally don't even go towards the campaign. I'd gladly pay all the commissions, but I don't want to pay an arm and a leg to set up just to find out they do a poor job delivering sales.
     
  2. quicknrandom

    quicknrandom Regular Member

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    what about clickbank?
     
  3. muttled

    muttled Newbie

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    I had taken a look at that, but it appears that's only for virtual products. I have a real product I'd like to give a commission for selling.
     
  4. Smeltzer

    Smeltzer BANNED BANNED

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    Well no not at all just most. I would love to help you out. However I am not certain how much I can do while staying in the guidelines of the TOS here at BHW. I will not answer any PM's on the subject because I do not desire to be in trouble for selling via pm or such.

    Hmm I am not sure exactly how to help you but I would love to help :/
     
  5. the mad hatter

    the mad hatter Newbie

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    How about clicksor? Never used them but I know they accept advertisers and it is free to join!
     
  6. 4alllifestyles

    4alllifestyles Junior Member

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    For some of my WH products I use various networks to gain affiliates, track, etc....

    What I have found is that a good percentage of "middle tier" networks will bend over backwards for new merchants. I've had it happen with a number of networks that once the "phone call" occurs, they do things like waive setup fees, etc. As long as you drop $30-$100 on the account to cover commission payments your good.

    But you've got to have a calm businesslike attitude with them from the get-go. No acting like a noob, and not being overly confident or cocky. Your site has to look good, appear professional, and you have to leave the impression that although new to affiliate marketing you are an experienced business person.

    Things that help... Real name email (i.e. bob.smith@yourproduct.com). Answering your phone with "yourproduct company, bob smith here?... Use a G Voice or Skype number thats free so you can have a professional answering/forwarding system for EACH site you apply for.

    And most importantly... NEVER act like your in a hurry. The networks NEED merchants. They know they need to run through 10-20 in order to have 1 "okay" merchant and they neet a few hundred "okay" merchants to find a big hitter.

    Just be patient, look like a company that's established and just now moving into aff marketing, be businesslike. When the topic of setup fees comes up just be honest. Let the network know your thinking of them... And let them know your evaluating other networks and XXX network has offered to waive setup fees and your leaning that direction... Then ask the question...

    About half the networks will waive setup. And then your product will be on multiple networks.
     
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  7. muttled

    muttled Newbie

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    Great info! Keep it coming!

    I will update this thread myself with my progress in case anyone else is trying to go down the same road :)