As an affiliate who has been in the business over 10 years, I have had relationships with thousands of merchants. Some of them were super easy because they came to me and pitched their program to me. Others I had to chase around for months or even years to find and join their programs.
One of the complaints I hear most from bloggers is that they don’t know how and where to find merchants that best fit their sites.
Note: This is a pet peeve of mine. Blogger, make sure you are using the right terminology here. You don’t work with “affiliates,” you work with “merchants” or “advertisers.” YOU are the affiliate. [Read more…]