How to get approved by any affiliate network

Getting approved at big affiliate networks that have great payouts it’s a challenging thing, but my brain works on this principle “if he could do it, why couldn’t I?” and you should too. I am member of many affiliate networks and trust me, some of them are really really good (Market Leverage, MaxBounty,etc) but some offer only few campaigns that don’t even pay much. So, choosing and getting approved at a big and good affiliate network is an important step. So, how do I get approved by any affiliate network?

Tip 1 – Have an website/blog

I know, you could be a huge e-mail marketer, but this isn’t enough. Every big affiliate marketer has its own page on the web. Perhaps, you could make your personal website or blog where you describe yourself and what you do. This helps a lot, the review team will definitely think you are a serious and professional guy.

Tip 2 – Speak English fluently

This is only valid for people outside USA. If not all, 90% of the affiliate networks that exist will give you a call and ask you some questions. If you will say only “aaah”, “okaay”, “aaah”, your chances to get approved will decrease. If you are good at writing but not that good at speaking English, ask a friend of yours to speak instead of you.

Tip 3 – Don’t use “ghetto language”

You should never, but never speak with “yo”, “dawg” and I don’t know what other ghetto words when talking to an affiliate network staff member. You won’t be cool doing this, the person who you will be talking with will think you are just a kiddo or a douchebag that only had a dream to make money through affiliate.business man with a dollar symbol

Tip 4 – Be prepared to answer any question

Most of the affiliate networks if not all of them will ask you this when trying to join them:

“How are you going to promote our products?”

You should have an answer ready for this question and not babble. If you have a pause like “aaaaa”, your chances to be approved will decrease.

Tip 5 – Use email@your-domain.com instead of gmail, yahoo, etc

Some networks even request you to use the email provided by your domain name in order to verify that you really own that website. Using this tip will show that you are professional and don’t play.

There could be more, but following these tips should eventually get you approved by any affiliate network as long as it is open for new publishers. If you have any other questions, feel free to e-mail me or write a comment here and I will try to help you!

Getting approved isn’t really a big thing, the hard part comes when you have to make money, but this is the first step. You can’t make money without being a member somewhere.

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21 Responses to “How to get approved by any affiliate network”


  1. Wayne John

    That ghetto speak will only sound cool to your friends that speak it also. Everyone else will think you a moron, and you’ll lose traction in modern society. I say there are enough hits against you already, so unless you’re into self-abuse, keep doing it. Otherwise, you’ll get ahead faster without it.

    Some very good advice Alex!


  2. Donna

    Alex, this is some really good advice and I know from time to time I have declined affiliates for these very same reasons.


  3. GP

    “Speak English Fluently – This is only valid for people outside USA”

    Haha!


  4. Tom Gray

    I live in the US and the tip to speak English fluently is correct. It’s just as important that the English version of your site is translated well. It’s a good idea to make a connection with a native english speaker and run your translated content by them to make sure that the grammar and word usage is correct. I’ve seen a lot of ‘foreign-born” sites that use fractured English on their websites and marketing collateral and I’m always hesitant about developing a relationship with them.


  5. Pinny Cohen

    The @yahoo.com is a problem often, since these sites are trying to get the highest quality affiliates, and not spammers.


  6. Tevis Verrett

    Dear Alex, thank you for the insightful advice. I am the boss of a growing and powerful ecommerce scuba portal, and this has been good fodder for things to think about when bringing on affilate marketers.

    A thoughtful thank you, keep up the good work.

    Tevis
    http://www.k2scuba.com


  7. Pheak Tol

    I agree with speaking english and not using the slangs that often, you want to project some type of professionalism towards your potential money making partners.

    with speaking english fluently, however, some from overseas speak broken english so I’m sure that the affiliate members can overlook this, as long as their written abilities is up to par then in my book they should be good to go. =]

    nice post you got here, Alex


  8. Joe Simpson

    Nice post, always. I’ve been online trying to make money now for about 6 months and your blog is one of the best i’ve come across. Always great content.


  9. Derek Cranley

    Good post. As always you give a refreshing view on the subject, I always make a point of checking this blog and your feed.


  10. Romel

    Make your site professional looking. that will make people think that your not that kind of newbie who else wanna make some bucks quickly.


  11. Justin

    Whoa… this site is pretty awesome :) your layout is really well designed, and your blogs are (judging from what i’ve read) very interesting. heehee… consider yourself favorited. :-P


  12. Candy Collins

    I have never been declined by Affiliate Network before.
    Just google “How to get accepted by affiliate network” and you can find MANY reports and posts about it.


  13. Jim Bo

    Let me see.

    “Speak English”. No, not if you are applying to affiliate networks in other countries than US/UK.

    “Have an website/blog”. Eh, yes why apply for an affiliate network if you can’t show that your site is appropriate for the affiliate network in question.

    I’m not from US/UK, but in our business we speak only English (in addition to 7 other languages to handle regional business).

    I must say that this article was a disappointment.


  14. Nutria

    thanks for sharing, I’m newbie about this.


  15. Jay Gumbs

    These are great tips. I kinda figured this stuff out myself but I know people who still have problems getting accepted.


  16. loopzer

    Thanks! I will recommend this to all my friends.


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  18. Jimmy Ladd

    OH crud! i just typed a nice comment and as soon as i submitted it it come up blank! Please tell me it worked properly? I do not want to sumit it again if i do not have to! Either the blog bugged out or i am just stuipd :), the latter doesnt surprise me lol.


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  20. Star Wanders

    Often it is this type of debate usually gets me thinking about how the networks truely exchange data between each other. I reckon it harks back to when the net was first being looked at by Berners Lee and their end goals at DARPA.


  21. Tory Finkbeiner

    Interesting stuff mate.

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