Affiliate marketing is a very great, industry and has become a key creation of online
earnings for many 1000+ of professional bloggers. With more & more online
businesses becoming involved in affiliate marketing, more benefit have arisen
for bloggers, like you and I, to create money with their blog. and to ultimately make
passive income streams.
With a wide difference of businesses who work visible with affiliates, maximum affiliate
marketers will use an affiliate marketing network to search for offers for their blogs.
Though these affiliate platforms will accept a small cut of any fees generated, they do
serve a expensive purpose in the affiliate marketing climate
Aggregating offers from different vendors
Create a directory or search engine for affiliate marketers to find offers
Handle the administrative duties of running an affiliate network
Affiliate Window “AWIN”
before known as Affiliate Window but now ceremonially referred to as “AWIN” after
acquiring Zanox a few years ago, this network claims to work with over 14,000 active
advertisers and 100000 publishers (affiliates). produced in Germany, AWIN’s merchants
primarily hail from Europe (especially Great Britain) although the U.S. network is
growing rapidly. AWIN is currently active in eleventh countries.
Established in 2000, this company has since grown into one of the most well regarded
affiliate networks in the UK, as well as the world. Currently, it boasts of over 1,600
brands across 77 sectors in 11 territories global.
They also provide a easy, user friendly dashboard, as well as an array of effective tools that can definitely help you boost your affiliate marketing campaigns.
You can find a complete list of AWIN’s advertisers here, including some big names like
AWIN is a very magnificent affiliate network and works in all verticals. That existence
said, it is most heavily oriented towards financial, retail shopping (fashion), sports,
beauty, home and garden, and travel products.
AWIN works with both digital and physical products, including from some very big name
merchants like Hyatt, Etsy, AliExpress, and HP (Hewlett-Packard).
Average Commission Rate
Everything trust on the campaign and the merchant/advertiser. Price information is
only disclosed on the dashboard after the application to enter into AWIN is selected.
AWIN offers aren’t tracked by Affscanner and OfferVault, so it’s really hard to
gauge commission rates and earning potentials without being an approved publisher.
Cookie duration is set by the advertiser.
Who Is it for?
AWIN is probably most for expert affiliates who can hit the ground running
without a lot of guidance or feedback from the network. There is a $5 fee charged
to apply to become an affiliate, but if you’re approved, the $5 will be added to
your account. If your application is denied, however, you will lose the $5 fee.
AWIN operates globally, but it is most heavily concentrated on British and EU
AWIN has a lot of powerful tools, including an “Opportunity Marketplace” where
you can pitch merchants on unique one-off deals (like sponsored posts). AWIN also
has its own WordPress plugin that makes it really easy to convert a link into
your affiliate-specific link. There’s also a Google Chrome extension as well.
AWIN includes Etsy as one of its merchants, making AWIN an excellent choice for
bloggers who want to promote Etsy products.
A fast round-up of the pros and cons of this program:
Pros of AWIN:
Pays out twice per month ($25 minimum).
Publishers/advertisers are heavily vetted.
Very easy to use dashboard and lots of plugins available.
900 staff in 15 offices around the globe.
Cons of AWIN:
Sign-up requires paying $5 in advance.
Accounts that do not get approved do not have $5 fee returned.
Note: I have to include Maxbounty in this list as they are one of the biggest affiliate
networks, But one I DO NOT recommend you sign up to.
My personal knowledge, with MaxBounty is one of licking, pain and anger.
I have sent 10+ of thousands of clicks through to Maxbounty over the years only for
them to close my affiliate account. This came with no warning, no email, no nothing.
I sent several emails to them asking “WTF is going on??”. To this day I have not
received any response.
So if you do sign up to MaxBounty, be careful!
Here’s the lowdown on MaxBounty….
A correlative newcomer to the affiliate space, MaxBounty was founded in 2004 in Ottawa,
Canada. MaxBounty claims to be the only affiliate network
built specifically for affiliates. MaxBounty is exclusively a CPA (Cost Per
Action/Acquisition) company that doesn’t deal with ad banners or the like, just
customer links that the publisher (blogger) chooses where to place on their website.
MaxBounty works in the business niche and claims to have more than 1,500 active
MaxBounty works exclusively with digital products, usually about giving one’s
email or signing up for a newsletter. MaxBounty has CPA, Pay-per-call, and CPL
campaigns that you can choose from. MaxBounty is involved in a large number of
verticals, including market research, real estate, social games, finance, dating,
and diet, but is primarily designed for marketers seeking to acquire new leads.
Average Commission Rate
The commission rate depends on the type of campaign. A glance at their website
shows everything from $2.50 to $85 per CPA while other campaigns pay out a given
percentage of a sale. The referral commission is 5 percent.
the affiliate sends a prospect to a designated landing page using an affiliate-specific
Who Is it for?
MaxBounty is attempting to get ahead of the group by enforcing very strict anti-spam
rules, sometimes onerously so. MaxBounty only works with digital products, not sales
of physical items. MaxBounty does allow CPA action (and thus earning) via mobile devices.
As such, MaxBounty is probably best for mid-level to top-level internet marketers who
are confident in managing and sending traffic. If you’re just starting out in the
affiliate game, MaxBounty is probably not going to earn you much money.
MaxBounty is pretty easy to get around, and the dashboard is great as it clearly lists
the best offers for your niche