Why Don’t They Want Me?
When somebody first gets into affiliate marketing, they will be in for the ride of a lifetime with one learning curve after another! Even as affiliate programs offer dreams of awesome wealth, etc. the one thing they do not guarantee is an easy climb! There are also some affiliate programs that will also reject you, making you literally ask “why don’t they want me?”
Affiliate Programming Protocols
First off, not every affiliate program is created equal! Just like people and businesses, each has its own policies, procedures, and protocols they follow in order to ensure they have a good thing going. This even includes practicing a certain level of discernment where they won’t simply take anybody who wishes to become an affiliate of theirs!
You will most especially notice this with the likes of Commission Junction, which serves as a healthy database of businesses that offer affiliate programs to anybody who’d be interested in advertising on their behalf in hopes to earn a piece of the profit for themselves.
From Beginners to Experts
Each business that registers its affiliate program through an affiliate broker like Commission Junction leaves a door of opportunity for affiliate wannabes to check out. However, some of the more elite companies such as Expedia will be more selective when it comes to deciding who can best present them. As arrogant as this may sound, it is an effective way to separate casual tire-kickers and scammers from folks who take their affiliate marketing endeavors more seriously!
Proving Your Worth As An Affiliate
Would you like to know the most effective way to win over someone whom you’d like to be an affiliate for that hasn’t accepted your application yet? Simply write a positive review that promotes them directly through an article of your own that will feature a link directly to them!
What you’re doing here is providing related content in their favor. Of affiliate programs who see this, they may see you as someone who is serious about promoting their product/service. And, this might grease the wheels for them to give you better consideration!
There are actually programs in place where you can improve your online presence as a business. Intellifluence has opportunities for brands and influencers to connect in what really is an inexpensive, yet effective manner!
Another useful means to use influencers in your favor to boost your business is Udimi. Through their services, they do the same as Intellifluence, but with an opportunity to engage with the community, even while in freebie mode! For people unfamiliar with how influencers work and how they can benefit your business, this is a great place to go!
It may take more than one article review for a picky affiliate program to consider you worthy enough to market on their behalf! You may have to do a few more! But, whatever you do, don’t come across as someone too desperate! This will cause whoever it is you’ve set to appease to think of you as a spammer!
The recipe of persistence and patience is key! And, should it happen that the affiliate program you seek to hook up with gives you the green light, go back to that article you wrote and update the link so that from that point forward you’re now officially in on the action!
How Persistence Pay Off
When I first got back into affiliate marketing (April 2021) one company whom I tried to hook up with as an affiliate was Printify. They turned me down, despite me already setting up an e-commerce site and already setting up several product templates through their print-on-demand site!
But, proof of how persistence pays off is how I made a point to change my situation! Instead of whining with “why don’t they want me?” I opted to prove my worth by taking my e-commerce site more seriously, as well as everything I do where Printify was concerned more seriously! When I approached them the second time, I had enough credibility to show them I was serious enough to not only make a go of my own business but theirs as well!
When your site begins to generate more traffic, your credibility among fussier affiliate programs will seem more promising. They’ll be more likely to work with you at that point. However, should this not be the case after a few attempts on your part, your best bet is to simply move on!
There is a flurry of affiliate programs that are not so picky! Even within Commission Junction, there are brand new affiliate programs that can use your help! In all honesty, your best bet is to join them! Odds are they’re not nearly as picky as others as they know what it’s like to be the “little guy” too!
And, there are also established affiliate programs that already believe in you enough to work with you! My favorite, hands down, is Wealthy Affiliate! Before them, it seemed like all the doors to quality affiliate programs were slammed shut! Since joining them, there have been so many doors blown open that now I’ve become the picky one when it comes to affiliate marketing!
Pioneers Helping Pioneers
Once upon a time, Alibaba was a startup! So was Amazon! These two struggled at first, both of them looking hopeless at making a real go with internet marketing! They, once upon a time, started off with rags, too!
Was that done overnight? No! They went through the same refusals from “bigger fish” when they tried to make a real go as affiliates selling products. Did they give up? No! What they did was exercise persistence and patience, and doing so with a pioneering spirit that sees them where they are today!
I already know, without a doubt, if they can do it, so can you!
The bottom line is it’s about gaining enough influence so you can get a solid momentum going! With so many websites competing on the internet for traffic, the struggle to gain traffic sometimes seems overwhelming! And, yes, it takes time!
You can try to speed things up through paid advertising! And, I actually do recommend that! There are effective, low-cost means to steer that needed traffic in your direction! They can help boost the online presence of your website!
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