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Starting an affiliate program

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by jackrabbit86, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. jackrabbit86

    jackrabbit86 Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    Long time lurker but first time poster. I am working for a client that wants to set up an affiliate program but I have no experience in doing. Any advice would be really appreciated.
     
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    what niches is the aff. program going to focus on?
     
  3. jackrabbit86

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    Its a law firm going after DUI leads.
     
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    not that easy setting up a network man they need to have atleast 100k plus all those fraud tracking shit. Some of the network owners might be able to help you with this im sure many of them will clarify...
     
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    doesn't need to be as complicated as some will make it seem. Wink Wink ^^

    But can we clarify something? In the thread titles you say "network" but in the post you refer to it as a "program"

    There are plenty of ways to setup programs, and for fairly reasonable prices. Creating a network is much more complicated, not saying it cant be done.

    If your setting up a program wherein affiliates will just go out an find leads for your client (one client) then do a Google search to find networks and sign him up as an advertiser. or something like shareasale + maybe hire an affiliate manager to recruit...there are many many ways to set-up a program. Many of which you could find by searching the forums here.

    If you're setting up a network wherein your client is looking to sponsor others advertisers looking for DUI leads, you will need to implement a tracking system which may run you $xxx - $x,xxx a month to operate. if you're just starting small and bootstrapping i recommend trying postaffilaitepro (disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with the service) they have some really good plans for around $100 a month.

    Hopefully that gives you an idea. Clarifying "program" and "network" may help you get some responses here.
    But, If you truly are looking to begin a network. Do your homework, read a book on affiliate management. It is some complicated stuff. Don't let "high price/barrier to entry" talk stop you. No one ever create a successful network thinking like that so don't listen to it.
     
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    Search a Good Network ,Sign up as an advertiser and then contact affiliate managers and you can easily set up offer for your client.
     
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    Thanks for the responses all. Just to clarify I am trying to just set up an affiliate program not a network.
     
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    yea but you will face the same difficulties that arise on a network...