Now, I've been in affiliate management for almost a decade, but I must admit that this is my first experience with a program in the physical product space. There's been more of a learning curve than I'd anticipated, and so I've come to realize that there might be things I don't realize that I don't see yet.
All that to say, I'm looking for input from any of the affiliates on here who deal in physical product niches.
What are the sorts of things that are most attractive about such a program?
Are bonuses or prizes a big incentive?
Is first-click attribution a deal-breaker for content affiliates?
Aversion to working with programs who allow toolbar/coupon affiliates?
Are commission rates themselves a deal breaker, or is it more about ROI/EPC?
If a company doesn't allow brand name keyword bidding, is that an automatic impasse?
What sorts of things would make a program ideal for you as an affiliate?
The company itself is very open to making changes that will bring on affiliates, which is a big positive. However, there's also a sense of urgency with a plan. Essentially, I'm open to all input, and so long as the company is solvent, I'm willing to entertain any idea.