Hello to all,

I have been somewhat stuck for some time in my site progress, a big reason being that my affiliate link applications are either being put on hold or rejected, etc.

Is there any training method or modules for those of us in this situation (perhaps due to our nationalities, or being outside the US/UK). Sadly, the current training assumes things are mostly going well from the outside sites/affiliates one wishes to coordinate with, yet what to do if this is not the case? Is there any way to skip this process and still be profitable, and/or are there training modules to deal with such a situation?

Thanks to all.

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philmedia Premium Plus
Focus on traffic...it is the best strategy going ! Worry about linking when you have the traffic...
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - if your applications are being rejected, this is typically because you don't have enough original, relevant content to attract traffic.

The most important thing you can do for your website is to continue writing posts, ideally 2 or 3 times per week. How many posts do you currently have?

If your applications are on hold, is that because you haven't completed all the information that the affiliate programs require by law?
HosseinC Premium
thank you for the reply. But if that is true, then shouldn't the WA.com training reflect this then? I have 8-9 posts based on what the WA training has instructed, if the affiliates are rejecting or placing it on hold due to lack of content, how would this impasse be resolved?

Also, writing marketable material is no so easy, especially since many of us don't have experience interacting with profitable aspects of the economy (i.e., we came here to WA.com with little disposable money in the first place and when other online things flopped, finding topics related to buying/selling is not so easy, even if there is to be an important "helping others" aspect). So I wonder how this whole matter can be reconciled
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - yes, you are correct in thinking that WA suggests adding affiliate links too early. However, that is the part that most people are eager to get to. So, I guess they had to mention it at this stage.

You don't have to wait to be told to add content. Just write whenever you have some free time. Your first posts should be purely informational with no selling intent and not be product based.

Concentrate on helping people and when you have about 15 posts, try applying to affiliate programs again.
AbieAJ Premium Plus

You can click the Promote tab, top menu to find programs.

You can do a google search
Your niche + affiliate programs
Your niche + affiliate programs + location
and see what results you get

You site need be ready and have some traffic before you apply for affiliate programs.
AbieAJ Premium Plus
You would have written 20 - 30 posts and have some traffic to be able apply for affiliate programs as typically they will check your site for relevance and traffic prior approval.

For Amazon it is 10 - 15 posts.

Once accepted, they've given you material and special tracking code links you can share on your site.

Essentially you are writing more informational posts so that you do not sound so salesy to Google and if there’s a solution, a detailed analysis review post for your visitors to let them make an informed decision whether to go click your links and go purchase the focused item you proposed to solve their issue.

Once they do, and in accordance with your affiliation terms and conditions, how commission payouts are tracked and paid. You need to read up how payments are made because different programs follow different rules; some pay by check others via PayPal or straight to your check account.

I would always adhere to your affiliate program terms and conditions.

There are many other resources if you input "affiliate programs" in magnifying glass top menu, however

Jay's live webinar is of value.