Affiliate marketing is basically performance-based marketing, whereby affiliates/partners promote a merchant’s product/service and get remunerated for every sale, visit or subscription sent to the merchant. It relies on a relationship between the merchant and you (the affiliate/publisher), as well as a relationship between you and consumers. When you promote the merchant’s product or service offerings (on your blog, website, social media feed, etc.) and a consumer purchases a product/service from the brand based on your promotion, the merchant pays you a revenue share of the sale that you helped generate.
We recommend that you learn as much as possible about what it means to be an affiliate. Fortunately, there is a lot of information out there to help educate new affiliates, including podcasts, blogs, webinars, research reports and much more. Although you do not need training, we do have the power to approve or reject affiliate applications. We have to be more selective about who we choose to accept into the program. Often, we will not approve sites that are sexually explicit, violent, violate international property laws, advocate discrimination, promote radical religious or political views, or advocate or promote any illegal activities. You can go ahead and fill the initial Sign Up application to get started.
There is no cost for signing up as a partner to promote our brand through the affiliate program. You can sign up for as many programs as you would like across any affiliate network at no cost to you.
Not necessarily. While it is possible to register a site that is not live, it’s important to understand that we look to partner with affiliates who have an established blog/website/social media handle with a good network of readers/visitors. We would also want to work with affiliates who have a track record of providing high-quality content to their audiences. Therefore, we strongly recommend having an established blog/website that’s receiving good traffic before you apply to the program. Alternatively, if you don’t have an established site, but do have an established social media following, we will accept and allow you to post affiliate links on social media pages you own or operate.