How to set up an affiliate program?

by Alex Sol 12 replies
Hello, Warriors!

Recently I released a product which I intended to sell myself but a few people who purchased it asked if they could become affiliates of it... but I do not feel like putting this product up on Clickbank.

What would be the easiest and cheapest way to set up an "in-house" affiliate program for an info product? Or should I go with Clickbank?

Thanks,

Alex
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  • Profile picture of the author clint48
    Have you thought about using Pay Dot Com?

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    • Profile picture of the author Alex Sol
      Originally Posted by clint48 View Post

      Have you thought about using Pay Dot Com?

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      Well, I though of it, but I never worked with it as a publisher - so I guess I will read up on it now Thanks for the suggestion.
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  • Profile picture of the author gatorjack
    Personally, I plan on going with ClickBank so that I don't have to deal with affiliate payouts. Doing it yourself will require you to pesonally deal with any issues that may arise. How do you plan on giving payouts? You can use PayPal, but what about those that want a check? You will have to write out or print checks. As for keeping tabs on the commissions and so forth, there is software that you can download and install on your website.

    iDev creates an affiliate software tracker, iDevAffiliate - Affiliate Tracking Software - Affiliate Program Software.
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  • Profile picture of the author tomw
    Post affiliate Pro or iDevaffiliate are options you can set up yourself or as Clint mentioned there is PDC. But, although I am reluctant to say this because Mike has done a great job with it, many affiliates will not work with you if your product is on PDC. So many of the merchants simply do not pay affiliates the commissions that they have earnt and head off to the hills with all of the money! This has nothing to do with the great service that Mike provides and is solely down to the honesty and integrity (or lack thereof) of many of the merchants.

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    • Profile picture of the author Alex Sol
      Originally Posted by tomw View Post

      Post affiliate Pro or iDevaffiliate are options you can set up yourself or as Clint mentioned there is PDC. But, although I am reluctant to say this because Mike has done a great job with it, many affiliates will not work with you if your product is on PDC. So many of the merchants simply do not pay affiliates the commissions that they have earnt and head off to the hills with all of the money! This has nothing to do with the great service that Mike provides and is solely down to the honesty and integrity (or lack thereof) of many of the merchants.

      Thomas
      So in PDC the publisher has to pay the commissions? I didn't know that, I thought PDC was a straight competitor to CB.

      Can I approve or disapprove affiliates with PDC?
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      • Profile picture of the author tomw
        Originally Posted by Alex Sol View Post

        So in PDC the publisher has to pay the commissions? I didn't know that, I thought PDC was a straight competitor to CB.

        Can I approve or disapprove affiliates with PDC?
        Yes, the publisher has to manually pay affiliates through Paypal's mass pay system...or I think, by cheque.

        Yes you can approve affiliates or not. You can also communicate with them via the email facility built right into the system.

        However, another thing to think about, is the fact that with PDC you pay a fee every time you make a sale. This is IN ADDITION to the Paypal fees and they can add up.

        If you already have affilliates waiting in line I would suggest setting up your own affiliate program via either of the software options I suggested in my first post. It will probably save you some money in the medium term.

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  • Profile picture of the author BeyondThePen
    You might also want to check out e-junkie.com
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  • I would build a membership site with a built in affiliate program. Launch formula marketing works great.
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  • Profile picture of the author ebusinesstutor
    Here are a couple of other systems that let you run your own affiliate program where you control it totally.

    Internet ONE System (my product)
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    • Profile picture of the author radhika
      iDevaffiliate
      Postaffiliate pro
      Affiliate pro

      I used first two. Third one worth a look.

      Though I am using them now, I am thinking of changing to 2checkout.com affiliate integration because they deal with affiliate payouts. So I don't have to worry about tracking and payouts.

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  • Profile picture of the author Richardo
    iDevaffiliate-you to start your affiliate tracking. It is great, more traffic and more search engine ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author nair
    I've used Mals-e.com to set-up some of my affiliate programs.

    It's free too, which is also a great bonus.
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