Affiliate Program

Give your visitors full access to all of while making commissions from every sale you generate! Everyone knows and loves Amazon and you may have in fact purchased from them before, so it’s safe to say that it’s a trusted brand. However, unlike most affiliate programs where your visitor has to click on your ad, visit the website in question and make a specific purchase, Amazon Associates network simply passes on a tracking cookie to your visitor when they click on your Amazon link.

What this does is make any and every purchase they make with that cookie get credited to you! Commission payouts start at 4% and can go to 6% (after you successfully convert 6 sales). This may not seem like much when someone is buying a $10 cd, but I can remember on more than one occasion when a user clicked on one of my links and ended up buying something completely different (and more expensive)!

Using the program is super easy. Once you log in, you can view all of your stats including dollars earned, current commission rate, number of clicks, API access, Amazon store creation and most importantly, the link builders. Here are some of the various ways you can create links and product ads for your site:

Better yet, if you have a blog system such as WordPress, you can download plugins that allow you to plug Amazon links right into your site based on content. Think of Google AdSense, but with Amazon products! Plus, if you have multiple sites that you want to run separate reports on, you can simply create new tracking ids (up to 100) and they all lead to your account. This way, you can track the performance of each site independently to see how you can maximize your exposure.

Here’s a bit of information about aStore. You are currently allowed to create up to 100 aStores in your account and what this does is allows you to create niche stores based on your desired content. For example, if you had the domain name,, you could create an aStore full of nothing but computer parts and accessories that Amazon sells! Of course, this is probably tens of thousands of items, so rather than add each item one by one, you’re able to add them by category. You can also add search capabilities. When someone goes to buy something, they click through to the Amazon site and make their purchase. You’re essentially creating a landing page related to your specific content.

Within about 5 minutes, I was able to create a sample store for you to see. This is a sample, but it’s still a fully functional store. You can purchase anything you want from this aStore!

You also get a 15% commission rate and link building tools for all products listed at–Amazon’s new online shoe store! Everything is managed under your one account!!

There’s no reason not to sign up with Amazon. It’s free and very easy to use. Join today and start promoting more products than you can get anywhere else!

Day 6 – Approved for first affiliate network

I am now a member of Elite Clicks Media (ECM) and after looking over the programs they have to offer, I think it’s going to be interesting to learn about everything and put something into gear. I’ll be updating this post tomorrow with all the details because this weekend was moving kind of slow and I didn’t get a chance to review much of anything.

Once I do, I’ll have a full report here with what I think of everything and what some of my plans are for getting my feet wet. Hopefully by this point, you have already looked at my top five affiliate networks and have either signed up for a couple and/or are already approved.

I’m already thinking about some of my ad campaigns and once I get them into place, you’ll see a detailed report with stats and other information. Stay tuned for daily updates Monday through Friday.

Top Affiliate Network Companies

In in effort to organize the massive amount of information in regards to affiliate marketing, I’ve compiled a list of the top affiliate programs. I have used some of them, others are simply recommended from industry pros.

AzoogleAds (AZN Networks)

This company is universally recognized as the top company of its kind. Jonathan Volk is quoted as saying:

AzoogleAds is my personal favorite affiliate network and the one I’ve made a LOT of money on. I’ve been quite open about them being my favorite affiliate network for years and they remain my favorite.

Signup today!

Elite Clicks Media (ECM)

If you plan to market your products and services via social media networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and more, this site provides offers that are top convertors for those audiences. Jonathan Volk says this:

Besides having a lot of really great offers, the professionals behind Elite Clicks Media is a great team of guys that are set on helping their publishers go to the next level. For example, just recently, ECM held a free webinar on CPV/PPV Marketing. More importantly, they have even more webinars lined up to help their publishers learn! This, to me, shows how they are not just like any other old network.

Signup today!


QwikMedia specializes in pay per click traffic, media buying and lead generations. They are recommended if you plan to focus on these elements. Jonathan Volk had some nice words about them:

Many of the offers are exclusive offers (meaning you can’t get them at another network) that are doing really well right now in niches like dating, insurance, and more.

Sign up today!

Tatto Media

This is an all around company that provides great offers that work in any marketing plan. They also provide some of the best mobile phone offers. Here’s what Jonathan Volk has said:

The other great thing about Tatto is that many of the offers are their own exclusive offers that they have made and optimized themselves. They have some of the best mobile offers. Mobile offers do really well on social traffic and media buys. If you plan to focus on either of those methods, you should check out Tatto!

Sign up today!


Neverblue provides tons of high converting offers and it’s easy to get started. If you’re focus is to market across social networking sites, Neverblue provides many offers specific to this niche. Jonathan Volk had this to say:

In fact within just a few weeks of running on NeverblueAds, I was able to get a campaign going that was making upwards of $400 revenue per day!

Sign up today!

Day 4 – Azoogleads Update

I just got off the phone with them in regards to my pending application and of the three results it could have been, it is pending. They actually call it “working”, which essentially means I wasn’t denied or approved, but it’s sitting in limbo until I can work with some other networks first.

The girl I spoke to was very nice and she said that I should go get some experience with another marketing firm and come back to get my application approved.

According to Azoogleads as of this very minute, they are only accepting applicants with previous network affiliation experience. This translates into you having worked with or are currently working with another affiliate network. This leads me to believe that they are trying to weed out the saturation in their network and to be quite honest, I like that. It shows me that they are interested in keeping their members working in a competitive market that’s not drowned out by people that don’t know what they’re doing or people that sit there and don’t put much effort into their marketing business.

So what’s next? I plan to sign up for Elite Clicks Media which happens to be the number two recommended affiliate network by Jonathan Volk. If needs be, I’ll keep moving down the list until I can find a company willing to take a chance on me.

If you’re following along with me during all this, you may or may not have the same outcome as I did, so I strongly recommend that you:

  • Still apply for Azoogleads first and see how your phone verification process goes.
  • Apply for another affiliate marketing company while you’re waiting in case Azoogleads doesn’t accept you at this time. I created a list of the top affiliate marketing programs as defined by top marketers.
  • Don’t get discouraged!! It’s easy at this point to start feeling like you’re not up to the challenge, but don’t let it get you down.

I’ll start a new post for ECM as soon as I get the application out.