How to start an affiliate network

How to start an affiliate network

Create your own affiliate network to make money with online advertising and Affiliate Marketing. Let's find out what you need to start your own affiliate network.

1. You need a website

To create your affiliate network you need a business website, that briefly describe your services. Usually it explains how it works, the type of commissions offered and shows some of the advertisers you work with.

It doesn't matter if your site is built with Wordpress or WIX. To connect it to your affiliate network you just need to insert 2 links: The first link directs you to the signup page, this way the users can sign up to your affiliate network. The second link directs to the affiliate panel, this way the users can log in, apply for your affiliate programs, publish banners/links and see the statistics in real time.

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Example of affiliate network website


2. THE RIGHT AFFILIATE SOFTWARE

Chosing the right affiliate software to use is important. Carefully check that the software has all the features you need. That it is compatible with the websites and the affiliate networks where you want to track conversions.

In this tutorial we will explain how to configure AffiliationSoftware.

The first thing to do is to complete the wizard setup, by entering the name of your affiliate network and your logo.

Set up your affiliate network

The second thing to do is to create one or more advertising campaigns for your affiliate network. Choose the commissions you want to pay and insert banners/links to allow affiliates to promote your advertising campaigns.

You can advertise your websites and products; you can collaborate directly with other advertisers, or you can promote big brands working with other affiliate networks.

Create an affiliate program


3. YOU NEED AFFILIATES

Affiliates are the lifeblood of your affiliate network. They are the ones who generate the profits by promoting your campaigns.

To recruit them you can promote your website, post ads, post in niche forum, affiliate directories, social networks, etc.

You can also get your affiliates to recruit other affiliates by taking advantage of referrals and multilevel commissions.

You will not only have to recruit them, convincing them to choose your affiliate network, but also carefully select and monitor them to make sure they are performing well.

When an affiliate refer a sale or a lead, AffiliationSoftware recognizes and automatically assigns him a commission. When an affiliate reaches the minimum amount you can send him the payment of his commissions.

Affiliates of your affiliate network

Article published on: 16.09.2020

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