Contrary to popular belief,
there are loads of affiliate networks and affiliate programs out there that are just as good, and probably even better, than ClickBank. Let's face it – once a ClickBank product starts seeing some success, copycats start appearing everywhere. But affiliate marketing is still one of the best marketing methods for making money online.
So here are 3 alternative affiliate networks for you to consider.
Commission Junction –
If you go to one of your favorite manufacturers or service providers, like Dell or Travelocity, you'll probably find that they have an affiliate program. And you'll probably also be directed to sign up at Commission Junction. CJ is actually the largest affiliate network on the net, representing over 62% of the top 500 retailer's affiliate marketing programs.
Azoogle Ads –
Azoogle differs in that the majority of their affiliate programs are CPA programs. This means that rather than trying to convince you¡¯re readers to click on a link and then hoping the advertiser can convince them to buy, you just need to get them to click the link and maybe sign up for an email, take a survey or download a toolbar. Conversions on CPA programs are generally higher but the responsibilities are lower, too. Check out some of the unique programs at Azoogle Ads, though. You'll be surprised at the variety.
For diversity of products you can not beat Amazon. And you're promoting tangible products, too, which is always a plus. People like to be able to actually hold something that they spend money to obtain.
Do not shy away from Amazon because of it's lower commission rate. When you become an Amazon affiliate you actually benefit from Amazon itself. Amazon is the largest retailer on the internet and as such, they're highly responsive by buyers and sellers alike. The fact that your customers already trust Amazon before they even click on your link means that making the sale will be a lot easier and require a lot fewer visits before your buyer makes up his mind.
With affiliate marketing it's just as important to diversify as it is in any other marketing venture. You never want to put all of your eggs in one basket – what if ClickBank closes it's doors tomorrow? Then where would you be? You've got to start all over again.
If for some reason you can not get accepted by one of the other affiliate networks, contact them via email and find out why. Ask what you have to do to make your site acceptable and then do it. They did not turn you down for personal reasons – it's strictly business. So contact them and find out what you need to do to make your business better.