About a month ago, I made a blog post on the 3 signs that tell you to decline an affiliate application. It was an international (i.e. non-US) affiliate, and an Ireland-based search and affiliate marketer, Dave Davis quickly commented:
Wow, awesome seeing the “other side” of the applications. This example is an absolute shocker.
Would love to see a post on a “perfect example” of an international affiliate application from the backend of CJ.
A “perfect example” is yet to roll in, but here’s a screenshot of a very good one (out of the UK) that I’ve reviewed today:
Apart from a couple of spelling mistakes in the description of his “Special / Incentive Program”, this affiliate has demonstrated the things every affiliate program manager wants to see right away:
- They have included their full name, and an email address on a domain of their own
- Their websites make it clear how exactly they are going to be marketing the merchant, and the text does correspond with the “Promotional Methods” they have indicated
- The details of their incentive program also make general sense
While it’s not a “perfect” affiliate application as such, it came quite close to it, and deserved the mention.