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    Help Needed - Cheap Affiliate Networks
    Hi Guys,


    Can you please help me about cheap affiliate networks. if you have any, please give me some cheap affiliate networks.

    I know about shareasale, but it is expensive. There is a one time set up fee for $550,We also need to pay a deposit of $100.

    please provide some cheap affiliates (lesser setup fee than Shareasale)



    Cheers,
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    Sorry

    Do you want cheap or do you want sales?

    What price success?
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    Not sure where the phrase originates but I remember it well "You pay peanuts, you get monkeys" seriously if Shareasale is too expensive then you really need to consider whether affiliate marketing is right for your business.

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    Seeing that some networks charge $xx,xxx's to set up and some (most outside the US) charge a monthly fee plus override, SAS is a cheaper setup cost.

    That's just network costs. Agencies charge extra in set up costs too (and we aint cheap. )

    Yes there are cheaper. However sales are not brilliant. If you want cheap as chips then go with ClixGalore and choose their simplest most basic package. Just don't expect spectacular sales.
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    Thanks for great suggestions.

    i want cheap affiliates. if you have any, please provide the list.

    cheers.

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    Expensive? why don't you try what is it Kolimbo isn't that free for advertisers?
    LOL@ Cheap Affiliates and a bigger lol @ can you provide a list!
    I am not a merchant so if you are looking for cheap services why don't you google it. Because I am pretty sure that here are the merchants that want quality, and pay a pretty dime to get it either in house or agency or dedicated managers. Never mind on Kolimbo you have to pay there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnes529
    Thanks for great suggestions.

    i want cheap affiliates. if you have any, please provide the list.

    cheers.
    There are plenty of cheap affiliates. They don't produce results. If you want inexpensive affiliate tracking, it sounds like you want to purchase software. Or use mals e free. No network is "free" or "cheap".

    You aren't ready to have an affiliate program if you can't afford Shareasale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barnes529
    Thanks for great suggestions.

    i want cheap affiliates. if you have any, please provide the list.

    cheers.
    You have to be kidding? You are looking for a list of cheap affiliates? Shareasale is too expensive? You are in the wrong business. If you are looking for cheap affiliates, and you think that Shareasale is too expensive, then there is no way that you would ever be a good merchant to work with.

    Get real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris - AMWSO
    "You pay peanuts, you get monkeys"
    Yep, that fits the situation.

    I've seen merchants that don't understand all of the things that a network like ShareASale does for you, pursue the cheaper route, to later, either fail or plan changes as they learn the things they don't know.

    Payments, affiliate screeing and feedback, quality control, policing, pool of ethical affiliates, support, and on and on... SAS is amazingly cheap, even for the smallest merchants. If their fees seem too high, you're not ready for an affiliate channel yet. If you go forward with some chump setup, you'll get whacked in many ways you don't yet understand yet.

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    I have to agree with everyone that ShareASale is pretty dang cheap, but if you're looking for even cheaper, DirectTrack is an in-house technology that's about $200 a month.

    Problems arise though. You don't have the exposure of being on a network and have to do all of your own recruiting through your own website, and the tracking can be buggy. The user interface is kinda ugly but customizable, but I've encountered a lot of affiliates who really dislike joining programs using that technology when I worked for a company using it.

    You get what you pay for.

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    $200 a *month* is not less expensive if you have a low volume program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris - AMWSO
    Not sure where the phrase originates but I remember it well "You pay peanuts, you get monkeys" seriously if Shareasale is too expensive then you really need to consider whether affiliate marketing is right for your business.

    Cheers

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    I 100% with Chris on that!
    Quote Originally Posted by barnes529
    Thanks for great suggestions.

    i want cheap affiliates. if you have any, please provide the list.

    cheers.
    Look, I don't know if you're serious, or just joking around, but if you're serious, then I think that whatever program you are going to promote, must sucks!

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    interesting post... as a newbie, i am sticking with cj.com and clickbank.com in terms of finding products and such to market...

    what is the main advantage of being in a affiliate network? sorry for the newbie question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wambtm
    what is the main advantage of being in a affiliate network? sorry for the newbie question.
    From the merchant side, one of the advantages is reliability in tracking and exposure to thousands of affiliates looking for things to promote.

    From the affiliate side, it's that wide range of programs available to you and the ease of applying once you've already been accepted into the network.

    At least that's what I see as the very basic benefits, although there are more less obvious ones.

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    cool thanks...

    when do you guys suggest to start getting involved in a affiliate network? once you start making enough and can afford to do so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wambtm
    cool thanks...

    when do you guys suggest to start getting involved in a affiliate network? once you start making enough and can afford to do so?
    Are you a merchant or an affiliate?
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    Many in-house affiliate programs do not charge. It seems counter productive to charge. I know our does not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDC
    Many in-house affiliate programs do not charge. It seems counter productive to charge. I know our does not.
    No affiliate networks charge affiliates to access their networks

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    Right, we are talking about networks charging *merchants*, networks do not charge *affiliates*. That would not be affiliate marketing but would be MLM or some other business model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loxly
    Right, we are talking about networks charging *merchants*, networks do not charge *affiliates*. That would not be affiliate marketing but would be MLM or some other business model.
    Isn't there a network in the UK though that charges like $5 and then puts that towards your commissions once you start earning? I forget the name but I swear I've heard Shawn Collins mention it in a really old GeekCast episode...

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    Isn't this funny?

    Unless we think it's a typical forum spammer, don't usually one of these just first, one, two, or three time, posters get more post replies than some other people here?

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    Thanks TrishaLyn. I've heard of plenty *networks* charging *affiliates*

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDC
    Thanks TrishaLyn. I've heard of plenty *networks* charging *affiliates*
    I'd be very interested to know which ones charge affiliates to access their network , got some examples to share?

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris - AMWSO
    I'd be very interested to know which ones charge affiliates to access their network , got some examples to share?

    Cheers

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    Yes, I would be interested in knowing what affiliate networks charge their affiliates, since that is not a normal practice and I have never come across one, and I've been doing this for as long as affiliate marketing has been an industry.
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    In the UK, Affiliate Window charge 5 for affiliates to join which is a fee to vet them. Successful affiliates get this refunded in their first commission payment.

    I would prefer this system to paying networks for access to datafeeds. Some US networks charge for feeds. Those are generally free in the UK.
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