Finding Serious Affiliates

by JSpano
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Hi y'all!

My company has delved into ShareASale and Pepperjam for several months, and ended with nothing but high fees and immense dissatisfaction.

Aside from the extortion and legality, the quality of publishers is just pitiable: it's full of dilapidated blog and niche sites and a bowl-full of coupon sites.

We are considering buying a software ourselves and managing it, obviating the other networks to take our commission.

(We are considering Tapfiliate right now because it's something like $69/mo and has some nice features and reviews.)

Regardless, how would we find serious affiliates: ones who aren't trying to sell each other on funnel courses and junk like on here, but people with experience who could work well with 6 month tracking cookies and stuff. We're the manufacture, and we can give great, solid commission for solid affiliates.

Thoughts? Thanks, y'all!
#affiliates #finding #serious
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    So you manufacture herbal pills.

    Is this stuff US FDA regulated/approved?
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    • Profile picture of the author JSpano
      Hi Yukon. The FDA does not "approve" dietary supplements: that would be a drug. They only "regulate" or step in if we're doing something illegal. So in that regard, neither, as it is with all other supplements.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    Ok, well, as far as affiliates, If it was me, I'd be targeting Youtube channels in the health niche. At least this way you kind of get a sense of what type of person you're dealing with by watching a few videos.

    Start with smaller lesser known channels in the health niche, these people aren't usually as picky as big channels (egos). Build a portfolio of channels/affiliates and use that list to help you get bigger affiliates over time (snowball).
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    So, no jovial affiliates need apply?

    Have you considered going the CPA route and just paying a bounty. You will find much more qualified affiliates as they are screened well by the platforms; like Maxbounty and Peerfly.

    Finding affiliates is easy. Finding affiliates who actually make sales can be challenging.

    Get Off The Warrior Forum Now & Don't Come Back If You Want To Succeed!
    All The Real Marketers Are Gone. There's Nothing Left But Weak, Sniveling Wanna-Bees!
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    • Profile picture of the author JSpano
      Hah, didn't know there was such a thing as a jovial marketer. jk.

      We could go CPA, but considering we've been keelhauled by affiliate platforms we'd like it to be organic: reach out to the person individually with bounteous incentive.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Following on Yukon's advice, you find effective affiliates by recruiting them almost like employees.

    Find those YouTube channels. And blogs that aren't just an excuse to hang a banner ad. Podcasts. Other social influencers, on sites like Instagram.

    Essentially, find people who already have a following and recruit them.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSpano
    Right. That's the direction we're going to head, but active, engaging blogs that aren't already promoting a cheesy MLM product are difficult to find.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by JSpano View Post

      Right. That's the direction we're going to head, but active, engaging blogs that aren't already promoting a cheesy MLM product are difficult to find.

      Keep looking, and when you find them, you have a solid possibility.

      You've already learned that finding effective affiliates is more difficult than just listing your company on an affiliate network.

      Recruiting good affiliates is a process, not an event.
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  • Profile picture of the author Deeksha B
    You can try admitad for your problem. they have a pool of quality affiliates working with them in global GEO's. Also regarding the cookies period and other things i guess they are best suited to your choice. Its free to join with no extra fee.

    You can check out admitad!, it's an international affiliate network with a wide range of quality affiliate and thousands of ad spaces. And the most important thing for you its free to join and they don't charge any extra fee. Also, your query about tracking cookies and other, i guess they are best suits to what you are looking for.
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  • Profile picture of the author Craig Cherlet
    Use blogger outreach tools to find the specific influencers you are looking for.
    But before you jump into using a tool, you should spend some time defining who you are looking for?
    What kind of influencers/affiliate marketers are you looking for?
    How big should their audience be?
    What niche subjects are relevant?

    Here are 10 tools you could use for outreach.

    8.*Ninja Outreach
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  • Profile picture of the author Ellaa
    You Can Post Your Affiliate Offer
    Under Marketplace
    in the
    Affiliate Program Data Base
    There Are A lot Of Forums With Serious Affiliates
    Affiliate Fix For Instance For Mobile Marketers That Promote Affiliate Offers And The Like
    ClickBank Is Into Physical Stuff Now
    Try Clickbank
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    I just hang out with successful bloggers, help them by promoting them and commenting on their blogs and assisting in any way I can, and befriend top bloggers.

    My successful blogging buddies sell my 126 eBooks as Amazon Associates. I earn coin.

    The process works no matter what you sell if you are clear on the product, offer value, and take a genuine interest in becoming friends with top entrepreneurs in your niche, by promoting them and helping them in any way possible.
    Ryan Biddulph inspires you to be a successful blogger with his courses, 100 plus eBooks, audio books and blog at Blogging From Paradise
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  • Profile picture of the author maxsi
    a good relationship with your mailing list allows you to get serious affiliates for your business ( tons of affiliates).

    by the way social-media do a nice job (getting affiliates)
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