Affiliate marketing is an online business model where you promote and sell products and services that have been created by another business. Sometimes, before you can start to promote a high quality product or service you may need to get your website approved by the affiliate company.
In some instances a company will not expect its affiliates to have a blog or website. This is generally the case with smaller companies.
Having said that, you will have to show an affiliate network where you are going to be promoting their products and services. This means it’s a good idea to prepare your website accordingly before you submit an affiliate marketing agreement.
What Are The Terms Of Service?
The first thing you need to understand are the terms of service the affiliate company wants you to follow.
In some cases, especially with large companies, the Terms of Service (TOS) are extensive and detailed and can take days to read. They are often changing frequently, and it’s your job to stay up-to-date on any new changes that are made.
You’re Not The Only Affiliate
There are hundreds if not thousands of people just like you applying as an affiliate every week and every month. When an affiliate manager from a company takes time to send you a response to your application, read that information carefully and respond as quickly as possible.
This shows the company you are serious about representing their products. Also, look at the name of the affiliate manager who contacted you. When you respond, address communications to that person, by name. This adds a personal touch that a lot of affiliate marketing applicants won’t take the time to perform.
Have A Marketing Plan
Approval also comes quicker when you have a solid marketing plan. If you can show an affiliate company that you have a plan of action for promoting their products for now and in into the future, they will be impressed.
You should also be prepared to invest your time and money for the promotion of an affiliate company’s products. Be honest, and tell your affiliate manager or company contact exactly how much time and money you are willing to spend to promote their products.
Last but not least, ask a lot of questions. If possible, make a telephone contact. Ask your affiliate manager exactly what you need to do to show them that you are serious about a long-term relationship that is profitable for both parties. Use this and the rest of the tips just mentioned, and your approval to an affiliate company is virtually guaranteed.