An affiliate network is like a short cut to find products to promote as described in the previous post. The reason I delayed this list is to assure on the concept of “the market comes first”. Always start with finding the market then find the product it needs. Never get emotionally attached to a product/offer. It’s a business. Find people who will buy from you then find them something to buy.
Below is a list of affiliate networks (some are also known as CPA, or Commission Per Action networks) that I worked with and currently am/used to be happy with my affiliate managers. I excluded from this list all of those that I had serious problems with.
As you already know, I am an affiliate marketer, and those are my affiliate links to the affiliate networks (yes, I get commission on your earnings from most of the following networks).
Click Bank of course: Only digital/downloadable products. Is a corporate-structured network and a very trusted name in the industry.
Paydotcom.com: Owned and operated by a marketer celebrity; Mike Filsaime. Is a good alternative to clickbank and has an efficient customer support in place.
Commission Junction: The highest Alexa rank among all affiliate networks.
Amazon.com: Physical products. You get a low commission but are very likely to make it up with volume. It is a trusted name, and you can capitalize on it.
The rest are not easy to join. There is a screening process, and interview, and some require referrals you worked with before. It doesn’t hurt to try, but it’s not the end of the world if you get rejected. Practice with the above two until you build a solid affiliate marketing history.
The reason it is hard to join CPA networks is that they deal with fraud more than any thing else. So … to stay in business and to protect their reputation and their clients they tend to reject applications to stay as clean as possible.
AsSeenOnPC: Mainly physical products, like those featured on infomercials.
Clickbooth: One of the oldest CPA networks, operated by IntegraClick.
COPEAC: One of the biggest CPA networks.
Neverblue: One of the biggest names in the CPA world.
ROI Rocket: The most friendly CPA network I ever worked with.