I am promoting some physical products. I have tried to search a lot but it seems like those products are not advertised on any Affiliate Network like CJ, Rakuten, ShareASale... So, I tried to search on Google "product + affiliate program". There were a lot, however those affiliate programs are self-hosted by the merchants. It took me like 2 minutes to register then they accepted my application automatically, without sending any confirmation email ! My concern is, is there any chance that they scam me some dollars (like, I refer 10 sales but they count as 5 only), or worse, they don't pay me ? Have you joined any program that is outside the network ? What is your experience ? P/s: those merchants are very large, they have big stores located on USA, with detailed address displayed on Contact Us page. They received a lot of positive reviews from the customers. However, how they treat their affiliates is another story.