Getting into an affiliate network is not as easy as it used to be a few years ago. Nowadays you find that most of the CPA networks have got rigorous rules that you need to follow, and convince them that you will give them business. It’s still possible to get accepted by any network, but now you really have to follow the right procedure. How should you go about applying to these networks? I’ll share some of the best ways to increase the likelihood that an affiliate network will let you in.
Educate Yourself on Affiliate Marketing:
You don’t have to be an expert, but affiliate networks want to make sure you understand the basic terminology and tactics of the business. Since affiliate networks want you to promote their products effectively, they don’t want people with no experience at all representing their companies. For this reason, you should gain a working knowledge of affiliate marketing so you can talk or write about it intelligently.
This knowledge will be necessary when you’re filling out applications, as well as for any phone interviews you may be required to do. A manager at the CPA company will want to see evidence that you understand the business before approving your application. It’s not necessary to get carried away; you should just be able to tell the manager what kind of site you have, how you’ll be getting traffic and what kind of offers you’ll be promoting.
If you really want to get started with your own successful affiliate business and promote profitable CPA offers, then you will have to be determined when applying to these networks. Not all affiliate networks will approve you. But guess what? That’s part of the game! You need to be focused and determined, without giving up.
Prepare yourself for not being accepted by every network and it won’t bother you as much. One thing you should do is try your best to find out exactly why a particular network rejected you; that way, you can learn from it and fine tune your approach in the future. Since you’ll make the most money by promoting lots of offers, you’ll want to gradually increase the number of networks you belong to. As you find success with one network, it will be easier to get accepted by others.
Where is Your Traffic From?
It’s likely that you’ll have to tell the affiliate manager, either in writing or over the phone, what part of the world the majority of your visitors come from. The answer that the affiliate networks are looking for here is that the majority of your visitors are from the US. For this reason, many affiliate networks are less likely to accept applications from affiliates who don’t live in the US or Canada. As long as you can convince the affiliate network that you’re able to get traffic that’s mostly from the US, it won’t matter where you’re located. You just have to use a convincing tone, so that the affiliate manager interviewing you doesn’t have any doubts.
Now you’re ready to get started!
These guidelines can make it much easier to get your applications to affiliate networks approved. If any networks reject you, learn from your mistakes and change your approach next time.