Successful Affiliate Network Application Tips

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This is important. This is vital. Not taking this seriously is the exact same reason why people may gripe about the time it takes getting accepted to programs or not getting accepted at all. Time is money in this business. Treat network applications as if you were applying for another job. Does half-assing your resume increase your chances of banging out that new office with a view? No it dont. The same applies online. Take your business seriously so others will as well.

The theory that networks only glance at your applications is partly correct. How would you feel looking over 410 applications only to find out that 400 of them were not legitimate? That cuts your production time down and does not allow you to focus more time, energy and dedication to the people who are legitimate.

Here are some tips on getting accepted to Affiliate Networks:
  1. Dont have a website, build one. It's an instant red flag. Another red flag is if you dont have a website then using something like Google or Yahoo will get you denied pretty quick. Fact of the matter is that silly things like that are seen hundreds of times daily. Your best bet is to ALWAYS utilize the comment box located in applications. You better be telling why you dont have a site and what your intentions are.
  2. Get on the phone - Immediately after filing an application go try to locate a contact number. You take the innitiative not the network. While it's always nice for the networks to do that, I think I covered an important point of all the bull**** networks deal with.
  3. Dont use the same website 5 times - Automatic deletion in my book. This looks like you used form filling software. I use form filling software but I examine every application I ever submitted so to not allow a silly mistake that looks unprofessional like this. If you dont have 5 websites then dont put anything there.
  4. State your strengths and intentions - Comment boxes are on applications for a reason. Skipping them shows laziness. Filling them out shows professionalism. How serious would you like your online businesses and account to be taken?
  5. Use a reliable email client - If I see asia.com or usa.com or mail.com, I automatically delete it. Use your head because aside from all the bull**** spam some networks send you, the really good ones with good Affiliate Managers are going to send you tips that you dont want to miss.
    Short and sweet folks.

Nothing complicated here, just a general outline for successful Affiliate Network applications.

Keith
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  • Profile picture of the author ViktorB
    Very useful information for newbies.
    One more from me : Do not lie !
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    • Profile picture of the author Ray Jonnes
      Agree about lie. That guy that interview you is pro in this and I think that it is reaaaaly clear when you lie. Like "..well i am doing 10k a month" and than ".. aaa i am sorry what is vertical", "hmmm i dont know what is cpv" and so on
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      • Profile picture of the author Keith Scott
        Originally Posted by Ray Jonnes View Post

        Agree about lie. That guy that interview you is pro in this and I think that it is reaaaaly clear when you lie. Like "..well i am doing 10k a month" and than ".. aaa i am sorry what is vertical", "hmmm i dont know what is cpv" and so on
        Ray you are dead on. I get that daily. I promise you are better off telling me you are working on scaling up your campaign than lying to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author williamrs
    Thanks for the tips, they will certainly be useful for beginners.

    IMO, the most important tip is the second one...

    Based on what I've seen here, I think that the biggest problem for most international publishers is the phone call. They are afraid of calling and then not being able to communicate due to the fact that they are not native english speakers.

    Well, I'm from Brazil and I can guarantee that it was never a problem for me. When I first started submitting applications to CPA networks my english wasn't very good and all what I had to show was some Clickbank earnings. But the affiliate managers were always patient and kind and it was way easier to talk to them than I initially thought.

    So don't be afraid of the phone call, the aff managers are nice people and your english doesn't need to be perfect for you to talk to them.


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    • Profile picture of the author Keith Scott
      Originally Posted by williamrs View Post

      Thanks for the tips, they will certainly be useful for beginners.

      IMO, the most important tip is the second one...

      Based on what I've seen here, I think that the biggest problem for most international publishers is the phone call. They are afraid of calling and then not being able to communicate due to the fact that they are not native english speakers.

      Well, I'm from Brazil and I can guarantee that it was never a problem for me. When I first started submitting applications to CPA networks my english wasn't very good and all what I had to show was some Clickbank earnings. But the affiliate managers were always patient and kind and it was way easier to talk to them than I initially thought.

      So don't be afraid of the phone call, the aff managers are nice people and your english doesn't need to be perfect for you to talk to them.


      William

      William thank you for your great post. I feel there are a lot of guys that needed to read that. Personally, I go to whatever measure is necessary to communicate with a potential publisher as long as he gives the same effort.

      To your continued success,
      Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author commercee
    Another tip: A business page or website that states the nature of your business helps credibility. You may own an affiliate website promoting offers, but if you have a separate professional business website that promotes the name of your DBA that list some of your web properties (domains) then it looks more professional.
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  • Profile picture of the author hyy
    very useful ,tks
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  • Profile picture of the author imback
    99% of the time you need a website

    but that doesn't mean there arn't a few in that 1% that are making 5 fig's a month

    CHAD
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  • Profile picture of the author Flugelbinders
    In my opinion if someone does not want to take a moment to hop on a call then they are lying or not legit. It amazes me that we have all the technology in the world to conduct calls, chats, skypes, etc. yet people act like they are too busy.

    The guys who are legit take the time for a five minute phone intro.
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  • Profile picture of the author promote 1
    as mentioned - new inflo for newbies. But sometimes even vets need to be reminded of what worked in the past
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  • Profile picture of the author Affmz
    Very good tips, Keith ! Phone calls really make things much easier, i think there is no special secret in how to get accepted by networks, just talk to them and show them who you are and what you can do, that's the key
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  • Profile picture of the author alteclansing
    thanks for the tips that you've been shared to us..
    it very helpful to us also.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stephen Allen
    Thanks helped a lot!!
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    • Profile picture of the author oDigger
      Thanks for the tips Keith, we'll pass these on to our users searching for offers
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