Is Affiliate Marketing Growing Or Slowing

Last Update: July 30, 2019

Question Is affiliate marketing dying out? If not....why have i just received this message from one of my networks.

Hello Garry,

After nearly eleven wonderful years, PeerFly will be discontinuing normal operations on Wednesday, July 31st and will be closing the PeerFly Affiliate Network.

While this was a hard decision to make, we wanted to do it while we still had the opportunity to exit with the respect of our thousands of affiliates and clients.

Please pause traffic by midnight on July 31st. Any traffic sent after that time will not be paid for. Net30s will proceed like normal and everyone that has met the threshold by the 31st will be paid on the regular schedule.

PeerFly might be saying goodbye, but the team who successfully managed PeerFly over the years still has a lot to contribute to the online marketing world, so stay tuned for future announcements.

We outlined questions that you may have below so you don’t have to spend the time contacting support:

Why is PeerFly closing?

Affiliate marketing is alive and well. However, the particular model that PeerFly was built on no longer represents the most efficient or cost-effective method for generating new sales and leads for advertisers. Over the years, many advancements in online marketing have created new low barriers of entry for businesses who want to control their marketing internally. Platforms like Facebook have dominated the ability to precisely target an audience and have made it incredibly easy to scale. Combined with a great economy, where businesses are okay risking marketing dollars to find the right audience, the model of the “Affiliate Network” is one that doesn’t work nearly as well in 2019 as it did just 5 years earlier.

When do I need to pause my PeerFly links?

Please do so by midnight on July 31st. Any traffic sent after midnight on July 31st will not be paid for.

Will I still get paid out my current balance?

We’ve made over 50,000 individual payments to affiliates since PeerFly started and we’ll continue to do so until everyone who’s owed is paid. As long as you’ve met the required $50 threshold by Wednesday, July 31st, you will receive payment on the regular net30 schedule.

What’s next in store for the PeerFly team?

We’ll be sure to keep you updated at on our future internet marketing ventures. :D

Who should I contact if I have further questions?

Please direct all questions to and we’ll be there to assist you!

​From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your support over the last 11 years. You helped make PeerFly the best affiliate network in the world.

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Dale123 Premium
In short, what PeerFly are saying is that companies are getting better results by running Facebook ads directly rather than using affiliates.

What I can tell you is that is complete utter nonsense.

Companies only pay affiliates upon successful sales. Affiliates make the sales, generate the company money, THEN the company pays the affiliate.

There is NO way paying for advertising & "hoping" for sales will ever, ever be more lucrative to a company than paying for the sale itself.

Affiliate marketing is ever increasing, there are more affiliate programs than ever before & PeerFly appear to have just used a bad excuse to hide the real reason behind their closure.
GarryBrown Premium
Well said Dale.

That's what I thought. What is the real reason they are closing?
Dale123 Premium
I suspect it's probably relating to the fees that they're charging the advertisers as networks take a cut too. There's a lot of networks now & a lot of competition. Once upon a time they could charge what they want but not any more & if their model isn't efficient enough then they won't be able to afford to lower their fees to compete.
GarryBrown Premium
Same lines I was thinking, at the end of the day the advertisers will always go for the best fees. That's why they swap and change networks so much, that and also so they don't have to pay lots of commissions on links unless changed to the new network.
LouiseBT Premium
Hi Garry
I'm not familiar with PeerFly at all. It's possible that they are just changing their business model.
I doubt that affiliate marketing is on the decline, surely Kyle would have foreseen this and written about ways to get around it. As things change in the market place, I guess we will have to too. That's how brick and mortar business survives and thrives.