3 Important things to know before joining the Affiliate Program

There are several ways to join an affiliate program either from their in-house affiliate program ie own affiliate program or affiliate marketplace (here many affiliate programs are located on the same platform) as an example ImpactRadius, ShareASale, Commission Junction, etc.

Users like you and me who join these affiliate programs should have a firm belief in the truth and that is –

There are a lot of resources and efforts needed to connect with the affiliate program and to promote a product. There is always a danger in it that you might not get money for your efforts. To avoid this thing and to promote any product, take the following points carefully:

4 things you should take care of before engaging with an Affiliate program

1. Minimum Payout

This is the most common and major reason that many new affiliate marketers leave affiliate marketing. Most affiliate programs have a Minimum Payout threshold of $ 50, which means you can withdraw that money when you earn at least $ 50. There are some exceptions, but plenty of payout thresholds are $ 50.

If you have not yet earned the Minimum Payout, you will not be paid. Many marketers work hard and many people spend money for promotions but they can not earn, then they feel that they have been cheated.

It is a mistake of marketers because they will never check Minimum Payout before joining the affiliate program.

That’s why I am requesting you to check the payout threshold.

2. Payout Method

Suppose you promote a product and you have to pay Rs. If you earn 5000 but you can not get it, how would you feel?

This has happened to many affiliates. The reason for this is that there is no acceptable payout method for your own country in that program. Assure that affiliate network and program have an acceptable payout method for your country.

If there is no acceptable payout method for your country, you can talk to affiliate network manager or use the program contact form and can request if they can help you in this matter.

Following are some of the popular ways that you can get paid for affiliate marketing –

1. Payoneer
2. Paypal (Read: Verified PayPal Account)
3. Cheque
4. Direct bank deposit

3. Product / Network credentials and reputation

If you would like to know about the opinion of the logo about affiliate marketing, you will get many types of answers. The reason for this difference is that many people have made millions by this and some people have cheated. According to me, it is the affiliate marketer’s mistake. Do not check their reputation before joining any affiliate network/program.

Many new and independent affiliate programs offer large commission offers, but in the end, this process ends without payment. New companies/individuals are not afraid of losing anything, so they do not make any difference to poor reviews.

So if you want to earn safely, check out its reputation before joining any affiliate program.

I have created a list of some of the most reputed affiliate marketplaces around the world where you can apply now without fear –

  1. Commission Junction
  2. ShareASale
  3. Impact Radius
  4. ClickBank
  5. Rakuten
  6. Amazon Associates
  7. Affiliate Window (Europe)
  8. Avangate
  9. vCommission (India)
  10. Flipkart Affiliate (India)
  11. AliExpress Affiliates
  12. Alibaba Affiliates
  13. eBay Partner Network
  14. iTunes Affiliates

4- Cookie Length

I enjoy a lot of affiliate marketing because there is freedom of offers here.My job is to reach the traffic to them and if a user purchases through my affiliate link several days, I will get a commission. How fun is it? All this is possible because of the long cookie length but there are some exceptions.

Any cookie length is 30-90 days when a user clicks on your affiliate link. The best thing about these programs is that if a user buys another product from the website of the same company, instead you are getting a commission even if you are promoting it.Take care of these two talks whenever you are engaging with any affiliate program. Like I said earlier, some reputed networks do not work like this and you will not have any such problem in connecting and earning them.


There are more things that any new affiliate marketer should check before joining any affiliate program, but the most important is to focus your attention on the four key points mentioned above so that you are not caught in any deception and trap, keep in mind That you get the payment and meet on time.

What else do you take care of besides these four major talks? Have you ever cheated or have you cheat an affiliate company? Which one? Tell me through comments. Your comments and your information about a scammed affiliate company will save other affiliate marketers from being cheated in the future.

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  1. Bitu Kumar August 18, 2017
  2. Amar Singh December 14, 2017

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