Best Affiliate Processor for a Membership Site?

by ProEFI
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I'm developing a membership site using WP. I have a copy of Wishlist which I may or may not use (memberwing second option).

I'm not entirely happy with the idea of using Clickbank but I want the ability to offer my site to affiliates. Can anyone recommend a good alternative (RAP, etc)?

Thanks
Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author globalpro
    Hi,

    If you are using a WP platform, Memberwing is a good one. Not sure about the affiliate payout, but I tested MW with RAP and it worked flawless. RAP taking care of sales and affiliates with PayPal and MW controlling things on WP.

    Very nice set up.

    Thanks,

    John
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    • Profile picture of the author ProEFI
      Thank you.
      I'd prefer to use Wishlist only because I already have it, but I like the fact that Memberwing integrates with RAP. I'll have to consider this.

      Originally Posted by globalpro View Post

      Hi,

      If you are using a WP platform, Memberwing is a good one. Not sure about the affiliate payout, but I tested MW with RAP and it worked flawless. RAP taking care of sales and affiliates with PayPal and MW controlling things on WP.

      Very nice set up.

      Thanks,

      John
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      • Profile picture of the author globalpro
        OK,

        Originally Posted by ProEFI View Post

        Thank you.
        I'd prefer to use Wishlist only because I already have it, but I like the fact that Memberwing integrates with RAP. I'll have to consider this.
        Let me know if you have any questions on it. Gleb Esman, the developer and a member here, has been very proactive in increasing the flexibilty of MW and has really done well with it. The features it offers (check his web site) and incorporation with RAP really does the trick.

        Thanks,

        John
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
    Shareasale is the only affordable affiliate network I trust.

    The paperwork, tax liability and legal liability of running an in-house program is much more than what you save by not outsourcing it to an affiliate network.
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    • Profile picture of the author mywebwork
      Originally Posted by Dan Grossman View Post

      The paperwork, tax liability and legal liability of running an in-house program is much more than what you save by not outsourcing it to an affiliate network.
      That's an excellent point Dan. Doesn't Clickbank also do all this for you as well? Shareasale is a bit expensive to get started with as opposed to CB or PDC, but if their level of service is superior then it certainly makes sense.

      I'm about to launch a subscription service myself and am following this thread with great interest, appreciate all the input so far.

      Thanks

      Bill
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
    CB is only appropriate if you have a small number of fixed price products, are willing to send people off site to Clickbank to pay, can offer a 100% money-back guarantee without conditions (implying you have no or little cost to providing what you're selling), and are willing to pay twice the processing fees you can get elsewhere for the benefit of the affiliate program.

    Someone with a business that doesn't fit that mold, which is more than 9/10 businesses outside the IM niche, has no use for Clickbank. But you can integrate a network like Shareasale with whatever platform you use, including custom built checkout flows.
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  • Profile picture of the author ADAMw3
    Let me know how wishlist works with RAP if you do that combination.
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    • Profile picture of the author globalpro
      Hey Adam,

      Originally Posted by Adam Bshero View Post

      Let me know how wishlist works with RAP if you do that combination.
      At this point, there isn't any integration of the two I know, not to say it can't be done. Gleb jumped on board by providing an add on for RAP that integrates to two.

      This combination was/is a result of people wanting to use RAP for front end sales and affiliate management, while using WP for content delivery and membership management. It was/is a very strategic business move on Gleb's part.

      Thanks,

      John
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      • Profile picture of the author KPKP
        Has anyone had any experience with Google's affiliate program? I started looking at this one for a subscription site as well.

        Thanks.

        Kristin
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  • Profile picture of the author MemberWing
    I'd vote for RAP as the best affiliate processing framework. And it's not because it works with memberwing but because the virtue of having RAP as affiliate management system on your portal attract affiliates like honeypot.
    If i'd be in affiliate business - I'd just blind search Google for RAP-powered portals and promote whatever is being sold via RAP.

    Here's one secret of affiliate relationships I recently observed: I currently helping affiliate manager for one of local successful technology companies. They work through the popular affiliate network. They specifically instructed to "cancel" sales for affiliates that refer sales above $1000. That means they'll pay peanuts and outright cancel payoffs for bigger sales. Wanna be an affiliate if you'd know it? But you'll never know.

    With RAP - it's impossible. You, as affiliate will get paid right away. That's why it is so attractive and fair for affiliates. It's win-win business technology.

    Gleb
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    We offer a great Wordpress Membership plugin called Member Lock that works with Nanacast.com

    Nanacast tracks by cookie and IP address and additionally has a smart affiliate theft detection system. The platform also provides an affiliate promotion campaign tracking system where affiliates can set up unlimited tracking campaigns for each offer you have. It also gives you a simple and easy to use affiliate tool automation system that allows you to create emails, banners, html tools and more automatically populated with your affiliates links.

    You also get integrated upsell/downsell systems and coupon marketing system that integrates with the affiliate promotion system in unique ways. You can create coupons which are assigned to individual affiliates and adjust pricing, commissions, and even assign bonus thank you pages or membership content to be delivered when a specific affiliate's coupon is used.

    Member Lock uses the Nanacast platform as a more secure and stable processing and affiliate management system than the wordpress environment with the additional option of dripping and broadcasting scheduled content into the blog.

    You can even look up an individual subscriber and broadcast content direct to their account that only they can see and all content can be personalized with your subscribers name and up to 50 fields of demographic data available for you to optionally capture when an account is created.

    By using Nanacast and member lock you also open up the option to add back end upsell and downsell via one click secure credit card processing or paypal and 2checkout etc. which can significantly boost your bottom line as well as your affiliate's earnings.

    We can also automatically add and remove subscribers on subscription or unsubscription to both Aweber and Getresponse.

    In sheer abilities with our affiliate platform, our ecommerce platform, our membership, podcast, rss, digital and physical product automation and wordpress membership integration and as an all in one solution there is not much else that can do a fraction of what we can do.

    And Gleb if you want to check out our API and look at member lock as an example and integrate your plugin with our system... you'd be amazed what you can pull off using our ecommerce and affiliate system if you integrated it with your own plugin. That is really why we provide the API is for developers like your self to take advantage of one of the best ecommerce automation and affiliate management platforms on the planet.

    If anyone wants to take it for a free spin just select affiliate account from the drop down on the registration page and once you confirm your account login land click the free 7 day trial found in the left menu in red.
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  • Profile picture of the author KPKP
    Hi Mike,

    I was under the impression that Clickbank was products only. Is that not correct?

    Thanks! ~Kristin
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
    I suggest you choose membership component for WP that includes integration with an affiliate script such as iDevAffiliate, or Post Affiliate Pro.

    You are responsible for paying the affiliates, but that can easily be achieved through PayPal Mass Pay.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
      Originally Posted by apc01 View Post

      You are responsible for paying the affiliates, but that can easily be achieved through PayPal Mass Pay.
      Unfortunately PayPal Mass Pay won't take care of the accounting, collecting W9 and W10 forms, filling out and mailing 1099-MISC forms, fraud scrubbing, and all the other things you need to take care of to run your own affiliate program.
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