| 5:54 pm on Jan 7, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Have you tried the companies that specialise in marketing affiliate programmes, such as Commission Junction, TradeDoubler etc?
| 6:06 pm on Jan 7, 2005 (gmt 0)|
We have 2 threads here on a very similar topic.
Have a look at this one
The networks are great but don't guarantee results with high costs upfront. For the smaller merchants it seems near impossible to make CJ work in your favor.
| 6:11 pm on Jan 7, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Haven't tried any programs as mentioned...are they just an affiliate directory or do they actively search and recruit for you?
| 6:14 pm on Jan 7, 2005 (gmt 0)|
They will manage all your affiliate payouts etc and post your aff program to their network of affiliates but most do not contact affiliates and promote your program directly.
They will highlight you as a new merchant but let their members choose for themselves.
| 6:25 pm on Jan 7, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the thread and advice.
Do you recommend manually submitting to directories/se/portals or contacting sites already linked to your main website or advertising in forums/newsgroups? It seems like these are my options.
Looks like a long road ahead of me. LOL.
| 6:41 pm on Jan 7, 2005 (gmt 0)|
There are companies & software that will submit your program details to the directories. i have no experience of these.
To save on costs I would invest time. That way you have the most control over the process.
Advertising in forums etc may work but it is all about the return on Investment. Perhaps find sites that sell products in the same market but are not direct competition and trade link or join each others aff programs. That way you provide a full service to the user.
If you sell widgets find a site that sells widget covers/ widget holders etc.