How to set up Affiliate program?

by tjcreation 16 replies
I'm looking for any advice on how to set up an affiliate program for a service.

I have a done-for-you newsletter service that is sold to offline businesses.

I'm starting an affiliate program where people that are selling other offline services (like SEO/Web Design etc.) can sell the monthly newsletters as an add on product and make recurring monthly income.

My problem is how do I set this up so that each affiliate has their own tracking ID. I've never done this before, but I have a couple of people interested and so I need to set something up as quickly as possible.

ANY help would be really appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author blillard
    Check out some affiliate platforms like JVZOO, I'm sure you will be able to get what you need done with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author tjcreation
    Thanks, I'll take a look at them. Any other ideas?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Campbell
    Both JVzoo and Clickbank should be able to work for what you are trying to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author garong
    how to find affiliates who want to sell our products in Jvzoo?
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  • Profile picture of the author its2late
    Clicksure Jvzoo and clickbank will do everything for you and will get you on the list so publishers can see your offer. Plus you can post it in a product lunch forum like jvproductlaunch (I'm not sure if it will be possible on this specific website but that is the idea)
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  • Profile picture of the author elexmedia
    You could use Hasoffers.com.

    It's an affiliate tracking software. You could build your own affiliate army with the software.

    how to find affiliates who want to sell our products in Jvzoo?
    You could post your needs at Warrior Joint Ventures
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
    Become a vendor at Clickbank. Problem solved. Instant affiliate program. All your affiliates have to do is press a button and enter in their user name.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Cole
    You could even use DAP to do this. Each person can get their own tracking id's and you can run monthly reports an process the payments yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheProgrammer
    As mentioned above, CB is best way to setup an affiliate program and very easy to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Originally Posted by tjcreation View Post

    My problem is how do I set this up so that each affiliate has their own tracking ID. I've never done this before, but I have a couple of people interested and so I need to set something up as quickly as possible.

    ANY help would be really appreciated.
    First of all, you made your writing so big that it was beginning to look spammy and irritating to the eyes.

    One of the first decisions you'll have to make is which program or script you'd like to use to process payments and manage your affiliate program. There are many different options, so it's helpful to weigh the cost and benefits of each service or program. You can use your own script, join an affiliate network, or use a shopping cart service with a built in affiliate program. Running it yourself on a Script: Your own script and server will track your affiliates' sales and the amount owed for those sales. It is then your responsibility to go in and pay your affiliates when their commission is due.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnnywebb
    As a web designer I've setup several affiliate programs for my clients, however I've used affiliate plugins and/or shopping cart plugins or themes that came ready made with an affiliate tracking system. You can check the the wordpress plugin depository for some or do a google search.

    The other thing I wanted to leave you with has to do with promoting your services using the affiliate concept...an idea I learned of for promoting a service through others, mostly establishments with a need for what you offer.

    I was at a college graduation the other day and noticed that the photographers weren't part of the school but rather a third-party photography company specializing in graduation photographing. The arrangement they had with the school intriqued me, mainly because of how easy it was for them to get business. It seemed like all they needed to do was partner with some colleges for graduation time. The college would get their photography needs taken care of and photographing company would get business with no need for advertising. When my friend had her graduation pictures taken she was given a business card for where to go online to obtain her photos. In order for her to download them, she had to pay. How ingenious of an idea is that? Just goes to show you how just a few simple strategic affiliate arrangements can save you a ton on advertising while at the same time drive more business.

    Wishing you all the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author RoxanneKing
    Is your site a wordpress site? If so check out WP Affiliate Platform
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  • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
    I've used 1ShoppingCart as a combined shoppingcart, autoresponder and affiliate management platform for all of my infoproducts and coaching programs. Works well - especially if you have a need for autoresponder and shoppingcart.

    Jeff
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  • I use 1shoppingcart.com for years have hundreds of affiliates have made thousands of sales never had any problems, they get the link and back office and it's super easy!
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  • Clickbank for sure has to be the best with the biggest reach. You can also try W+
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