Get Approved on Affiliate Networks

Get Approved On Affiliate Networks

The last few weeks I have been expanding my affiliate networks that I like to use.  I’m a creature of habit, I tend to stick with what’s working. But there are plenty of good performing offers out there by some of the newer affiliate networks like MaxBounty Network but you best be prepared before submitting your applications.

Many of you have talked about how difficult it has become to get approved on affiliate networks.  It use to be easy to get approved, all you did was enter your email address, where to send payment, who to make the checks out to and you were ready to start placing affiliate links on your sites.  Not now, today the affiliate networks require you to fill in information about you, your web sites, how your going to advertise for them and most importantly they want to actually talk with you and phone verify your account.

This new phone call method actually scares the heck out of many people. Many of you have asked me to help you, statements like.. What do I say?  I’m afraid.  I’m going to freeze up and not know what to say.  Can you give me some advice on how to get through one of the phone call interviews?

Well, I like many of you have been turned down too, even this week I have been turned down.  I think it’s quite funny sometimes because I’ve probably been doing this longer than the person interviewing me but I don’t reveal to them everything I have done or I’m currently doing.  I just want to get approved to their network so I can make us both some money.  I really feel their new filtered techniques are hurting them more than they know but that’s a whole new article in itself.  But there are some things we can do  that will help us get approved on affiliate networks we apply to.

The single best snippet of advice I can offer you is to get prepared for their questions before picking up the phone.  Have a plan, know how you’ll be promoting their offers, what type of offers do you like best, make sure you have a nice looking web site too. Write some notes down and keep them by the phone where you can refer to them quickly when the phone rings. But the method I like best, is don’t wait and worry about the phone call, make the call yourself before they have a chance to.  After filling out your application pick up the phone, your notes and give them a call.  They hate calling just as much as you hate having to go through it, you’re just another name to scratch off their list of calls for the day.  But remember, some networks are not going to accept you anyway, maybe it’s your traffic type, not sufficient, your business is too new, etc.  Just accept it and move on to the next one, if you think like me it’s going to be their loss anyways.

Get Approved on Affiliate Networks

Get Approved On Affiliate Networks

Affiliate Networks

By far, one of the more popular affiliate communities online. ClickBank offers free affiliate accounts and generating your affiliate link is as simple as clicking a button.  Be sure to browse their marketplace daily for current products, updates and hot sellers.

Note: Is it only free to join as an affiliate. If you wish to join as a merchant you will require approval and remittance of a $50 one-time payment.

Commission Junction
Otherwise known as “”, Commission Junction has been around for many years and is known to pay on time and provide unbeatable support.  They also feature hundreds of merchants across the board and regardless of the niche market or subject you are interested in promoting, they are bound to have a few lucrative choices from within their directory.

Commission Junction works a bit differently than Clickbank does in terms of allowing their merchants to manually approve or select affiliates.

With ClickBank, you can choose what products to promote and instantly generate your affiliate link without the requirement of the merchant needing to review your website or approve your registration.

Commission Junction enables their merchants to selectively choose who is allowed to participate in each affiliate program, so if you are new to affiliate marketing, you may end up a bit frustrated when you are turned down due to your website not receiving enough traffic or being focused on specific topics.

Pay Dot Com
PayDotCom was created by Mike Filsaime and is similar to ClickBank in terms of product marketplace and niche coverage.  One pro to using Pay Dot Com in comparison to ClickBank is that rather than wait every two weeks for a paycheck to be released via postal mail, as offers, with you can receive daily affiliate commission payments directly into your Paypal account.  At this time  only those who are able to create a Paypal account are able to participate as either a merchant or affiliate within this affiliate marketplace.

Share A Sale started quite a few years ago, and back then there were few merchants using their services which made it a difficult job for an affiliate to choose high quality products, since there were so few available.

These days, has grown into an extensive affiliate marketplace, and since all merchants are required to retain a cash balance of funds used to pay affiliates, it’s a risk-free way to ensure that you are paid for all of your efforts.

ShareASale, like ClickBank and PayDotCom handle all payments on behalf of the merchants and while ShareASale enables merchants to manually approve affiliates like does, from my own personal experience approval has been very quick and in most cases not required at all.

Link Share

Link Share is an ever-growing affiliate marketplace and with it comes a great variety of lucrative and high paying affiliate opportunities.

You can create your Link Share account at