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WHAT IS AN AFFILIATE NETWORK AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

 Essentially affiliate marketing involves a merchant paying a commission to other online entities, known as affiliates, for referring new business to the merchant’s website. Affiliate marketing is performance-based, which means affiliates only get paid when their promotional efforts actually result in a purchase. An affiliate network is a company that acts as an umbrella for affiliates. Examples would be AMAZON or CLICKBANK or VIGLINKS. Each affiliate network has its own terms and conditions so affiliate network rejection is inevitable at times.

 

When Alice met the Cheshire cat in Alice in Wonderland, she asked

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”

“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.

“I don’t much care where,” said Alice.

“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.

The dictionary meaning of a rabbit hole is as follows.

rabbit hole
noun

Used to refer to a bizarre, confusing, or nonsensical situation or environment, typically one from which it is difficult to extricate oneself.

The story of Alice in Wonderland

is about a girl who fell down a rabbit hole into a nonsensical world. Her experiences were bizarre and the people she met odd.

Rather similar in fact to the world of Internet marketing. Your family will think you’re nuts and your friends will think you lost your marbles. Most people will be skeptical and tell you don’t be ridiculous you can’t make money doing that.

Affiliate Network Rejection happens to everyone at some stage. I have been around the block a bit, in terms of my marketing experience. I have been a drop shipper, an eBay seller, an affiliate marketer, and author, and a product creator. All of those things have without doubt make money some more than others. Some things such as being an eBay seller were in my book (not Alice in Wonderland!) too much like hard work.

Nowadays I  find myself doing less affiliate marketing and more product creation. Product creation is not something I would recommend when you are just starting out, but it certainly is a very lucrative way of making money. At the moment I am reviving one of my old private label rights websites.

Private label rights are writing content for a mass audience. It’s fun, it’s lucrative and it’s easy. Better still, I have partnered with a professional video creator so that we can have written content and also videos.

I have created a sales funnel to sell it. There will be one free option product and four Upsells which I hope will attract affiliates.

None the less I will be the master of that affiliate program. It will have super generous commissions, but I don’t want any old Tom Dick or Harry newbie marketer trampling all over it.

As a product owner, you can lose your business as a result of the way your affiliates treat you. If they start spamming people it is the product owner that gets hammered mot the affiliate. That means at some point I am going to have to some affiliate network rejection.

I will either have to have strict controls on who I allow to be an affiliate and also control where they come from. Occassionally I will have to refuse affiliate permissions and also throw affiliates out.

To be fair though I will give affiliates a second chance and let them apply again. When they have read the terms and conditions, or got more traffic. In other words when they have become more experienced and get more ideas of what marketing is about.

Affiliate Network Rejection

Happens to everyone. Don’t give up dust yourself off and get cracking on the content. Nail your keyword research and drill down into your niche. The more you understand about the niche you more you can write In a way that resonates with your reader.

 

 

If you don’t want to fall down the rabbit hole making money online then I would certainly recommend that you start with affiliate marketing. There’s lots of practical reasons for this not least of which is the cheapest way to learn on one of the shortest learning curves. Click here to  read more or get started.

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