About JeannineC
Joined November 2016
I've been involved with affiliate marketing since 1999. I'm a frequent speaker at Affiliate Summit and Affiliate Management Days, and have been a speaker at TBEX (Travel Bloggers Exchange conference), Type-A Parent, Bloggy Con.

I'm currently the Partner Acquisition & Development Manager at Awin.com; we're the biggest affiliate network in the world, with 1200+ employees in 17 offices in 15 countries. We work with 10,000 affiliate programs and 150,000+ affiliates globally. We are the network that acquired ShareASale in the US and affilinet in Europe.

I'm always happy to help anyone anyway I can, so please ask me any questions and I'll do my best for you.
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ErfolgOnline Premium
Hi Jaennine,
Just dropping by to thank you for the follow and also for the opportunity to be part of your network.

Good to know you, as I am looking forward to connect with awin network and using it for some of my projects. Mainly in german region, but also for global projects.

All the best wishes and I hope our paths will cross from time to time here at WA.
Andre
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LDawkins1 Premium
Hello Jeannine,

It's a pleasure to meet you and to make your acquaintance. i am honored to have you follow me and I am now following back.

I am certain that I will have some questions for you really soon. Really impressed with your profile and experience and would love to have you mentor me!

All the best to you and may you have continued success in all that you set out to accomplish

Best Wishes and,

Have a wonderful evening!

-Linda
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UKMerchant Premium
Thank you for following me Jeannine. Sorry for the delay in reply, I’ve had a lot of distractions lately.
I hope your journey with WA goes well for you. Sounds like you might have a head start working with Awin!
I will follow your progress with interest.
Regards,
Janet.
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
Thank you for the Follow, Jeannine! My plan is to promote some of the ShareASale products on my site.

It will be great to interact with you in this community and to learn from you, since you have far more expertise in affiliate marketing than I do. I wish you much WA success! :)
Colleen
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mlevendusky Premium
Hello Jeannine,
Nice to meet you. You have been doing this for a long time. We can all learn something from you. I can only imagine how affiliate marketing has changed from then until now. Thanks for following me and I will follow you as well. I wish you all the best.
Marylou
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JeannineC Premium
All the changes are one of the things I enjoy most about this industry - sometimes things change weekly. You never get bored, that's for sure!
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SachiKashi Premium
Thanks for the follow! I am always excited to have access to so many experts here in WA and in this field of which I am trying to figure out. I've done newsletters for my restaurant for 12 years and currently help my old pastor with his newsletter but this blogging stuff is more demanding and complicated. I would definitely like some help with affiliates with the connections that you have. I'm still developing the business side and waiting for my business license to get a mailbox to be able to set up the opt-in email on my site. Baby steps. I'm still posting even though I don't have an audience. Thank goodness for friends and family that HAVE to go look at my blog to give me feedback, lol! Meanwhile, I would appreciate any advice you can give me to get approved for the affiliates you represent. I am reaching out to the senior citizen demographic that are dealing with generational issues with grandchildren, boomerang adult children and an elderly mom. I've dubbed myself Super Granny Blogger! I'm also part of the newly divorced after decades of marriage and loving my life even more than before. Thank you in advance for any info you can give me on how to get approval from your affiliate sites.
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JeannineC Premium
Hey Super Granny, glad to be following you too! The best things you can do to be approved by merchants is to make sure you've got all the basics covered - no typos, all the links work, the necessary pages are in place. You don't have to have a specific amount of visitors or posts to qualify. We are happy to grow with you.
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SachiKashi Premium
Thanks for the tips! I'll reach out when I've got my opt-in email working. I appreciate it.
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Melissa901 Premium
So I have a quick question for you if you can help it would be great if not I understand. So right now I am in with shareasale and amazon, I have decided to hold off on vig link till I get a little more experience under my belt. I have been look for affiliates and have applied to a few more do you have any ideas on a few more good ones that resemble something like shareasale set up? My niche is in comforters and bedding. If you can't say anything is fine.
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JeannineC Premium
I'm glad to suggest some merchants on Awin.com for your consideration - Coggles.com, 2modern.com, TheWhiteCompany.com, Gamiss.com, plus Etsy.com has over 400,000 items under "Bedding." All of these have much longer cookies and higher commissions than Amazon.
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Melissa901 Premium
Thank you so much I have not heard of most of these and I am sure it will bring me some great new ideas if I get accepted. I really do appreciate it.
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Melissa901 Premium
I just applied for most of these programs thank you for recommending them Jeannine
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DarkJokez Premium
Hi there!
Thanks for following me!

I just published my website. It's about grills and grilling! It includes grills, utensils, apparel, recipes, and more!

Check out my website if you can! Leave comments and I'll make sure to answer! If you put in your URL, I'll make sure to come comment on your website!
https://off-rails.com

Follow me on
Google plus:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/106462098737034303155
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/OffRailsGrilling/
Pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/offrailsgrilling/

I'll follow you back and together we'll expand our success! Best wishes to you and your success!

-Hung
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ABurns2 Premium
Thank you for coming my way, I look forward to listening to you n any of your experiences. I'm sure you've seen a lot of change...I have to admit that I haven't had use of computer over 5 years n it's taking me some time learning some basics. But I will work on moving forward,
Angie
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Madek Premium
Hey, Jeannine!

I feel great having you as a follower! Wish you high achievements and success in your marketing venture at WA. Keep moving forward! Come to me on my G+ through https://plus.google.com/u/0/116531398108257503951
I also invite you to cast a glance on my website www.lifeandhealths.com
Hope you enjoy! Cheers!

Madek
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WilsonLee Premium
Thanks for the follow Jeannine. It's great to have someone who's so experienced in the industry in my network.
I'm so glad I found this whole affiliate marketing world this year. Been investing hours every day since. I find it so fascinating.
I'm going to investigate Awin a bit. Is there any advice you could give someone that has the goal making this a career?
Appreciate Your time, Jeannine.

Wilson
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JeannineC Premium
Best advice I can offer is never stop learning, and always be open to new things. This industry changes almost daily, so you've got to keep up with it all. Part of the reason it's so fun!!
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lizlipz Premium
Hi Jeannine, thank you for the follow. It sounds like you have a lot of affiliate experience under your belt. I would love your assistance when you have time. I have signed up for a number of Affiliate Merchants within my niche. My site is too new and not enough visitors. Do I just keep trying to join more. Or do I keep sending email requesting how my application progress is going?'
Most do not email back. So I am left wondering after months if they even got my application. However, while I was signing up, it all went through ok. Is this normal?
Do I have to wait until my website is a year old with lots of traffic before they will reply to me?
I have 37 posts, 62 comments.
Any info or advice would be appreciated.
Cheers Dave
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JeannineC Premium
Hey Dave. No, you don't need to have a huge old site to get approved into most programs. Are you trying to join programs via a network? That could be your best opportunity, as most networks have a verification process that makes merchants much more comfortable accepting new affiliates. Are the programs you are applying to all in the motorcycle niche? Are they all in-house programs?
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lizlipz Premium
Yes, in-house is what I am trying to achieve. I have joined eBay and Amazon. but I am unsuccessful in joining any in my niche.
For example:
Thank you for applying. We have decided not to accept your application at this time. The website you applied with was denied due to being new and therefore having limited traffic.

We typically only accept websites which rank well with third party traffic tools (3 million or less on Alexa.com), for instance. You are welcome to apply again once you have had a chance to establish traffic by frequently adding unique content, garnering backlinks from other established websites and increasing any social presence associated with your website. This will give you a much better start if accepted!

Another example:
Apologies for not coming back to you. I’ve looked into it and the account hasn’t been agreed as yet. I’m afraid that we’re no longer accepting overseas affiliates, simply due to complications arising from making payment to overseas accounts. We are now only able to pay into UK bank accounts I’m afraid.

Jeannine, should it be this difficult?
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JeannineC Premium
It can be really hard working with in-house programs. Each one has their own rules and requirements and limitations (like the UK bank accounts thing). Are you sure there aren't networks that have at least some of the products you want to promote? It would be much, much easier. I used to work in the motorcycle industry. What kind of products are you looking to promote?
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lizlipz Premium
The problem I have with networks is that you have to join to find out that they have nothing about motorcycles. For example Commission Factory. There is not a single merchant related to my niche. Isn't it a pity they refuse to show you the niches they have until after you join?
I'll just have to keep joining until I eventually discover a affiliate partner that actually has motorcycles.

The networks that did have motorcycles didn't accept my application as I mentioned.

It is frustrating because you have to provide them so much personal information and website information and banking information only to find they don't get back to you or don't have anything in your niche.

Cheers Dave
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JeannineC Premium
I'm going to switch this conversation to a private message. I found 288 merchants on various networks that all have something related to motorcycles. Or do you only want the actual motorcycles rather than parts & accessories?
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lizlipz Premium
No parts and accessories is excellent. Thank you. Great sounds like you have been busy to help me. Awesome.
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YourBizTips Premium
Thanks for following me Jeannine, I have followed you back and I am happy to be part of your network. I look forward to seeing you around and reading your success stories.

Please make sure to contact me at any time if you have any questions, okay?

Best wishes from the south of France!

John ツ
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MFTrottier Premium
Hi Jeannine! I am pleased to make your acquaintance and I appreciate you reaching out to follow me. I was just checking out your site awin.com, it sounds fascinating and I think you may be able to help me actually. I will be in touch in a separate message.
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KathleenOhM Premium
Hello new friend!! I feel like I stumbled into a goldmine!! Just knowing you are here with the community makes it so much brighter! I am still unpacking the learning and easing up on publishing. I have lots of business expertise, online is a new world though. Much happiness and success to you!
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despatis Premium
Dear Jeannine, thanks for sharing your interesting offer and for adding me to your WA network, much appreciated. Seems you're also doing very well within Wealthy Affiliate, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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Trujunco Premium
Hello Jeannine, Wow! Such a wonderful background of experience and knowledge. I will certainly take you up on the offer for help in learning...as there is so much to wrap my brain around. My efforts can be so much more efficient, this I know. Thank you for the follow...I am pleased to follow back. Best wishes till we connect again. Respectfully,David
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Bob-1 Premium
Thank you Jeannine for including me in your network here at WA! You sound like a wealth of knowledge in this business! I have never been afraid to ask questions because I appreciate understanding to much to remain ignorant longer than necessary. It is a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to interacting and demonstrating success in this WA community, and hopefully one day I will also be able to contribute to the knowledge and forward progress of others. Thanks again Jeannine and have a wonderful day!
~ Bob
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rrmorawski Premium
Hi Jeannine! You have some great experience. This is Day # 6 for me at WA. Lots to learn and anxious to do it. I would like to get my website up and running ASAP! Trust 2018 will be a great year for both of us. Thanks for following. I will gladly do the same.
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TeamIceCream Premium
Good day Jeannine, thank you for adding me to your network! My goodness, under which rock have I been snoozing? I've never heard of Awin before - I'm so glad you are here to enlighten snoozers like me! ;-) I'm sure you'll be able to teach me quite a few things - and I'm looking forward to learn from you!
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stawhu Premium
Thank you for the follow, I am just starting out and there is a lot to learn. I am unemployed, at 70 , need the income , so for now I am spending a lot of time with WA to try and get a site up and running. It is a pleasure to be in such a supportive community. Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy Bountiful New Year Scott
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CynthiaCrump Premium
Wow your profile is very impressive my question is really very simple about the tech aspect of this site, I hope you can help with this because if I can get past this I think I'll be a little closer to my goal. I wrote on site manager a draft I tried to post as publish, it shows 3 post Published however it does not show that on the site content page. Two do not show and the word count is not right , the least of my concerns, I am really lost on this particular tech area, also I'm working on a smartphone. I know I will need to use a computer for graphics, which I will also have questions about anyway, question is how do I export my posts from site manager to site content? I'm sorry I'm sure this is way under your level of expertise, a very minute tech ! However it is holding me back! Thank you for any help I can get! Later when I nee help with marketing I will be in touch!
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JeannineC Premium
I'm glad to try to help, not sure I totally understand your issue, but it sounds like you are trying to do everything from your smartphone? If that's the case, you will have some issues because not everything is designed to work on a smartphone. May I suggest that you consider going to your library and using a computer there to work on things? Then you'll have a full-sized monitor and everything should function properly. It could make thing much easier for you. Hope that helps.
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CynthiaCrump Premium
Yes thank you I will be doing that!
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kmer6 Premium
Good day to you Jeanine, my name is Ken and I am very happy to make your acquaintance and thank you for the follow. I'm following you back.
I have so many questions to ask you, I have no idea where to start. I am sure our friendship is going to be very beneficial to us both. I look forward to working with you and wish you great success in your current online journey.
Ken
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Jeannine and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined last year and with your extensive experience you will know that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck on anything (which I doubt) then can I suggest you browse some of the 380+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
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Karlito76 Premium
Hi Jeannine, thank you for the follow. You sound like you know your affiliate marketing pretty well. I may reach out to you here soon. I'm kind of struggling with my site and I lots of questions. If you'd be willing to help, please let me know. Thank you!

Karl
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JeannineC Premium
Always glad to help!
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1signbanner Premium
Thanks for the follow, I will follow you too!

Ohhh an official speaker! I'm honored.

Care for a caricature fresh off my lead pencil?

I see a full profile of you! It would be a pleasure.

Give a green light and I'll shoot you a

UFC female boxer that see you as. Not to worry
you can say not today and I'm fine with that.


Mahalo & Aloha!


Frank Uratani
frankuratani.com
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JeannineC Premium
That would be very nice, thanks Frank!

Yesterday I was notified that I've been chosen as a speaker for the 2018 Affiliate Management Days conference. Very honored.
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1signbanner Premium
Will do coming in a few minutes!

See your UFC fighter side job.

Don't worry i won't tell besides being a speaker
you are a champ in another profession.

I promise I won't tell anybody either.

Wish me luck.

Coming right here. Stay tuned I'll be right back!
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1signbanner Premium
Here Jeannine tell no one you do this on the side.

Will ruin your reputation but boxing fans will love you!


Hope you like it champ!
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BradB18 Premium
WOW, Jeannine, you are right in the game of Affiliate Marketing.

I just had a look at the Awin site and I noticed you are in 15 countries around the World. Will Australia be number 16? hehe

I thank you for following me and I wish you the very best in all aspects of life.

Cheers and it is lovely to meet you.

Brad
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JeannineC Premium
Actually we do have an Australia presence, in conjunction with Commission Factory! I have a huge number of merchants who ship to Australia as well, so yup, we're there too! https://www.awin.com/us/news-and-events/58650980d938117f3383aa07/awin-secures-global-partnership-with-commission-factory-2
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BradB18 Premium
Thanks Jeannine I will have a look.
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terrycarroll Premium
Hi Jeannine and thank you for following. I am of course delighted to follow you in return.
Best wishes here on WA. I am sure you will find everything you need here in the way of help and support.
Please let me know if we can help each other at any time.
Terry
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markr0675 Premium
Hi Jeannine!
It's a pleasure to meet you here at Wealthy Affiliate. Very cool to hear you work with affiliate marketing, in a big way it sounds like.

I would love any advise you might have for us "up and coming" online business newbies!

Anyway, thank you for following me. Following you now as well.

Best wishes!

Mark :0)
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XavierPerez1 Premium
Hi Jeannine, I have a question for you. I am bilingual, still in the training process, but excited to learn the entire process. How can I use my talents to reach an international audience? Great profile and look forward to hearing from you. Have a great evening. Thank you again for your help.
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JeannineC Premium
Excellent question! I've seen this done a couple of different ways. For example, if you are targeting the US, would there be a good-sized population for which your second language is their first language who would also be interested in your niche? Or, would there be a good market to produce a version of your entire blog in your other language - depending on the language, you may have very little competition. Have you chosen a niche?
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XavierPerez1 Premium
Yes I have. But having issues with post & blog images. Can't seem to get thru that issue. But gonna still move on. Gotta keep on till I get it down.
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E-novate Premium
Hello Jeannine,
Thanks for the follow. I'm following you back now. It'll be great to get to know you better as I'm sure I can learn much from you with your experience in affiliate marketing and hopefully share something from my experience with you for your benefit in return. Wishing you much success.
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miamibeach7 Premium
Hi Jeannie, thanks for the follow!! Really! Can you please take a "quick" look at my site and tell me what I can improve ? Thank you! (If and when you have the time...) And I will of course follow you back! Anyway I do speak 4 languages, just in case you don't read my entire site...LOL. And I would be happy to help you in any way I can. I was a speaker in different countries for many years... Thanks!
Tom
https://englishfastfun.com/
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JeannineC Premium
I may have a few ideas for you. I'll send via PM.
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miamibeach7 Premium
OK, Thanks
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Cindyda1 Premium
Hello Jeannine, thank you for connecting with me. You commented on a response I made on an earlier post, now I see why! Thank you for that! I am very interested in following you for sure here! Thanks so much and I am glad you presented yourself to me! I am exctited to follow you and learn more! Much continued to success to you! Thank you again!
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Jeannine,

I would like to thank and appreciate you for following me via the paralleled WA networking and comradeship.

Here I would like to applaud you for making a right decision to join the right Internet program with unparalleled training and member fellowship and support.

Now you can await the coming of success if persistently taking the right actions as instructed in the WA training course and the help from its members, though hard and tough. In reality, there has been no such a program like WA.

To illustrate what I stated and assured above, welcome to peruse few of my WA posts and some contents in my site, www.ebettercare.com, built with WA's WP platform.

If encountering any questions, just ask the WA members, who will surely and timely lend their helping hands.

Here I wish the best for your success to come,


Chin-Ti
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Hey there. I have jotted down after lots of traffic researches !!! Would be glad to receive suggestions
Prada sunglasses for men
Versace Sunglasses women
Cheap online clothes shopping
Best women jeans
Latest fashion women
Mobiles and television
Please be little more specific. Thanks a lot. My next step after your recommendation will directly be making a site. So I value ur suggestion. Thanks a ton !!! Very much excited to start off :))
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JeannineC Premium
What type of suggestions would you like? Merchant suggestions?
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Whether dese are potential niche ? If yes , what would be ur best recommendation
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JeannineC Premium
Any of those could be niches. Why are you looking at those in particular? Do you have specific interest/knowledge about them, or are you searching for something based on potential revenue?
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DaveWreford Premium
Hi Jeannine, being a cancer survivor i am really interested in natural alternative cancer treatments having opted not to have the conventional barbaric chemo and radiation.
Can you recommend any specialist affiliate links. I realise this is a wide niche but i am still refining it. Could one use the same site with separate content streams like nutrition - Cancer Diets, Top 10 alternative treatments, My natural healing journey. ??
look forward to following you and learning from you. Thanks
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JeannineC Premium
Hi Dave, Congratulations! That's fantastic that you are a cancer survivor. You can definitely make those different categories on the same site. In fact, they make a lot of sense to be on the same site instead of different ones, as his is a different type of niche. I know that we have several different merchants associated with health and nutrition; you can visit Awin.com and find the Advertiser Directory under the merchant tab to see who we offer without having to join the network first. If you'd like to join, I can message you a link and code to join as my guest.
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DaveWreford Premium
@JeanineC Hi Jeannine, thank you so much for your very informative response. I would love to join if its not too inconvenient for you. I will however visit the site too. Kind Regards Dave.
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JeannineC Premium
That's wonderful news, Dave! I'll message you with the information.
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Jeanine.
Paul Mindra here from Ontario, Canada.
Thank you for reaching out to invite me to be a part of your network. I graciously accept by following you back.

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate University. I have been here since May, 2016.

Your background interests me.
Do you know how to use the PM (Private Messanger) function here at WA?

It is good, But we have just met.

You have a very interesting profile.
Let me ask you a question.

Can you let us know about awin.com without it being 'spammy?'
Wow!
The biggest affiliate network in the World.

Boy, I want to learn more.

Kindest regards,

Paul Mindra.
paulmindra@gmail.com

Jeanine, I have serious interest in what you are pusuing. I need to learn more.

Paul.
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JeannineC Premium
Thanks, Paul, I’d be glad to tell you about Awin, and I’ll do my best not to be spammy, cause I hate Spam too! I’ve included most of our stats in my bio, but one I didn’t include was how much we paid affiliates in commissions last year – over $430 million. I do love that number :)

Awin.com works with merchants in virtually every vertical, from travel to every kind of retail to finance and more. Some of our exclusive merchants in the US are HP.com, Etsy.com, StubHub.com, GymShark.com, and many more.

Since we are familiar with the members of Wealthy Affiliate, we fast track all applications received from WA affiliates. I also can offer a code for you to join as my guest if you’d rather do that than go through our normal process (I wrote a post about it - https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/jeanninec/blog/why-does-awin-want-5-to-join-their-affiliate-network).

I’ve had years of practice at suggesting merchants for websites. If I can be of service doing that for you or anyone at WA, I’m most happy to do so.

I do know how to use the PM, so if you’d like to chat further that way, that works for me too. I can also send you the join link for Awin.com that way if you wish.
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Jeanine.
You have my attention. "We are Affiliate Marketing.'
I love it.

Teach me more. Use PM or contact me directly: paulmindra@gmail.com

Not sure I should give such information, but yo have earned my trust.

What you are doing, is very exciting to me. I look forward to hearing back from you.

Kindest regards,

Paul.
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JeannineC Premium
I am honored that I have earned your trust, Paul. I will always do my best to maintain that relationship. Two big tenets of the Awin foundation are ethics and transparency. We embrace those principles company-wide. One of the things I love about working at Awin.com.

I'll reach out to you shortly!
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PMindra Premium
Thank you, Jeannine.
Take your time.
Ethics and Transparancy.
Almost like the 'Lord's Prayer' LOL.
Goes far more down the rabbit hole.

Kindest regards again, Jeaninne.
This is heading in a very good direction.

I hope that I am correct.

Paul.
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JeannineC Premium
You are right again!
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Jeannine.
Guess what? I believe another diamond at hand. In your's.
WAU is awesome. We meet.
Let me sort things out and put them into priority. Kind of busy all over the place. (laugh out silently). LOS?
In case I become completely lazy, please give me a nudge.
I consent to receive communication from you whenever you would like to send it. Your smile is contagious.
Thank you.
I am going to awin dot com and check things out.

Regards always,

Paul.
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JeannineC Premium
I did send you an email yesterday. Hopefully it didn't get blocked or something. I'd be glad to resend!
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PMindra Premium
Got it.
I will respond shortly.

Paul.
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Jeannine.
My return email sent.

Kindest regards,

Paul.
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JeannineC Premium
Glad to help you with everything I can!
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Lazyblogger Premium
Thank you for the follow Jeannine, wishing you great success here at Wealthy Affiliate as you build your online business, and fulfill all your goals.

Remember Staying focus and being consistent is key to building a successful business, my prayer is that you accomplish these both so that you can build a successful business that would be around years down the road.

Your skills and expertise will be appreciated here. So thanks again for the connection which I will gladly return the favor. All the best.
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AlbinoP77 Premium
Hi JeannineC Thanks for the follow..
You are an answered prayer to my goals here as an affiliate marketer..I have always wanted to be an affiliate marketer for NBA products because my passion is for Basketball ,unfortunately my application in ShareASale affiliate program was not accepted because I dont have a good website still during that time(6 months ago)..Now that I have finished my course2 here in WA and my next steps is to create a website to qualify in the ShareASale program,I feel confident I can now create a good website to be accepted by ShareASale program and of course Your help would be greatly appreciated here.
What would be my next proper thing to do first?
Please advise me on this.
Thanks in advance.
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JeannineC Premium
The courses here at WA are excellent in helping you to construct a well-designed website. Once you are ready, let me know and I'll review it and see if I can make any suggestions.
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DaveSw Premium
Really nice to have you with us at Wealthy Affiliate Jeannine, you offer insight from the other side of the affiliate equation that few have, and that is most valuable for us...

I am interested to know if you are now actively pursuing your own affiliate promotions outside of your professional position or perhaps in tandem with that position?

I can see the value in keeping in the game a bit, to see from this side what is going on, what is working, and what changes noted from the network side are working/not working...

Another question that pops up in my head is regarding using an affiliate platform such as yours or JVZoo, Zaxaa, JVShare (a new one for me), Warrior, etc.versus building your own platform, i.e. on-site or perhaps using a third-party software.

Which has proven to be better over time and are there any statistics showing the difference anywhere?

I ask this having some personal interest, as the next step for us, beyond cross promoting between our self-operated sites and offering products on partner sites (and vice versa) is to add an affiliate program...

This is the direction we are going, and I have many options. I can use a platform such as yours, or create one (there are tools and we have them). I am interested in results of course, and I do not believe in re-inventing the wheel...

I would be interested in your take on this too...

I also wonder what your opinion is about the Wealthy Affiliate program and what is taught here versus what you may have run across in your work.

So many questions...

In any case, have a great weekend and I really enjoyed your Black Friday/Cyber Monday article, timely and useful for all members, and the best time of year (for me in regards to business)...

Cheers!
Dave : )
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JeannineC Premium
Thanks, Dave, it’s really great to be part of Wealthy Affiliate. The members here are wonderful. I do hope I can add a different perspective too, and bridge the gap between affiliates and networks.

I do have a few sites already and am working on a few more – basically my retirement plan. Having those help me ensure that I’m always up on the latest situations and opportunities for publishers, not to mention it’s so much fun to run them.

As far as your questions about networks, there are pro’s and con’s to each choice. Of course I think you should always go with an established network rather than start one of your own, but let me tell you the reasons why.

For starters, there are economy of scale when you work with a network, on areas such as compliance, affiliate base, new technologies and more. Since being a network is our one and only job, we focus on maximizing the job we do in every aspect. We have an entire team looking for the latest fraud strategies, then make sure we are prepared to counter them. Awin can offer 100,000 affiliates to a potential advertiser – it would take you a long time to build that kind of global base on your own, if ever. Having those kinds of numbers mean we can afford to create new technologies, such as cross device tracking, dealing with the EU requirements concerning cookie tracking, offering a robust API in place with all the latest bells and whistles.

Having a network in between also means that the vast majority of issues with affiliates, tracking problems, etc, is handled by the network instead of by your team. Publishers often feel more comfortable working with a network, knowing that the tracking is being monitored, that the commissions will be paid, that there’s someone to turn to when there’s an issue. It’s what we do. So while having a network may seem like more out-of-pocket than doing it in-house, there’s a lot of value there too.

I’ve managed both in-house and network programs over the years. Using a network always made my life easier. If you do decide to go with a network, there are many out there, some specializing in things like digital downloads, working with PPC affiliates, etc., as well as general networks working across all verticals, such as Awin.com or ShareASale.com.

WA does a great job teaching people how to be affiliates. I love that the strategies shared are all "white hat," the way the good guys do things, with solid methods to build sites that will stand the test of time. That's why I've chosen to participate so much here.

Wishing you a great weekend as well!
Jeannine ;)
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DaveSw Premium
Thanks for the thorough response! We will definitely look at the network platforms, your points on all fronts were very compelling. We may also stand up an ancillary internal platform as well...

I am sending my comment and your reply over to my business partner today via Skype. He is in Thailand at the moment, standing up an addition to our warehouse operation...

Exciting times, exciting opportunities, and excited to continue to grow our online business s quickly as possible! Your feedback was extremely useful!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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JeannineC Premium
I'd be most happy to continue this discussion via private message or offline. One of our biggest clients is based in Thailand - Agoda.com.
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Loes Premium
Hello Jeannine,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition to the Walkthrough called "After The Walkthrough". Also a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I just wrote my 102nd training for WA. I have categorized them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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IvyT Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow - nice to meet you! 1999 - oh my, you are a seasoned pro. I'll bet you've seen a lot of interesting changes in the online business ecosystem in that time. Are there any huge shifts in behaviour in that environment that you think are especially noteworthy?
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JeannineC Premium
Probably the biggest shift is the growth of mobile. Over 50% of all searches begin on mobile devices, so it is critical to make sure your site is mobile friendly. It's also why cross-device tracking is so critical (meaning if someone starts on their phone but completes their purchase later on their desktop, the original affiliate still gets credit). FYI, Amazon does not offer cross-device tracking. Awin.com does.
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IvyT Premium
That’s a valuable insight, thank you!
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MCrim Premium
Thank you for following me, Jeannine. I’m following you back!

Now that we have an expert in our midst, I hope you're ready to field some tough questions! Many of us are just learning this biz, and we know nothing.

We're glad you joined our little community and hope you enjoy your stay here!!

All the best,

mitch
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JeannineC Premium
Thanks, Mitch! It's always my pleasure to share my knowledge. One of my favorite things to do in the world. I also love recommending merchants for each blog - I've done that so often I've gotten pretty good at it! So if I can help on that, let me know.
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Eleuthera Premium
Hi, Jeannine, I have a question. I finally found how to find the merchant I like in Shareasale. I found a few pieces of jewelry that I was going to post from Buddha Groove. I found their link, too, but I can't find the link for a specific item like Amazon does. Is there a way to find that? Katherine
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JeannineC Premium
You can easily create one!

1. Go to Links > Create a custom link.
2. Choose Buddha Groove from the Drop down menu
3. Paste the page you want in the Destination URL
4. It’s optional to add a tracking code in, but I always recommend doing so – something short which will help you identify which sales came through that link or page.
5. Just click “Create Custom Link” and you’re all set!

Let me know if you run into any problems.

FYI, ShareASale also has a bookmarket too, Product Discovery, which makes this a super easy process as well. Here's the link to it: http://blog.shareasale.com/2014/09/18/product-discovery-bookmarklet-tool/
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Eleuthera Premium
Thank you. How do I create a tracking code?
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JeannineC Premium
The steps I just gave you will help you create that code. All of your information will be in the link that is offered when you click "Create Custom Link." Pasting that into your site will give you a trackable link for sales made on Buddha Groove.
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Eleuthera Premium
Oh, thanks. I was afraid to click "create custom link" until that section was filled out. Thanks for being there. K-
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JeannineC Premium
If you have any problems, you can always change it. It's not carved in stone. You can replace it with a new link, change the words that are part of the link, create a new link with a different click ref code - there are many choices for sure. With affiliate marketing, you can always change a link and not hurt anything.

First time is always scary, but before you know it, you'll be an experienced pro doing it in your sleep.
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Eleuthera Premium
Thanks, I am slowly getting the hang of it. Katherine
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tudogz Premium
Hi Jeannine.
Thanks, and following you back. I guess when someone with your experience joins WA it is a good indication of the program's merits. If it's OK, I'll cite you when I get negative or suspicious comments.
I see also, that we joined at around the same time.
Cheers, Thomas.
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JeannineC Premium
Of course that's okay! Always willing to help any way I can.
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Jeannine!

Just read excellent comments of yours (post about toy's r's). I'm very pleased to meet you and happy to connect with you.

I see you are working right at the source of the affiliate business. I'm very grateful to know that I can ask you questions. Surely I'll need your support.

All the best,
:-) Pernilla
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JeannineC Premium
Any time, Pernilla, any time!
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. Please check out my websites on my profile page to get an idea of what the Wealthy Affiliate training can do for you. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Biggsta Premium
Great job on taking that next big step on going Premium, it's something that you will not regret doing! If you ever feel lost with the training or need a hand with anything, please don't hesitate to ask and I'll be more than happy to help you out. Good luck to you here at WA and I wish you nothing but great success.

-Jaime
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Andrew-74 Premium
Hi, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. You made a great choice and I'm sure you will get a lot out of the training here. If you need any help, don't be afraid to ask. There are tons of people here that will assist you in any problems that you have.

If you would like to connect with me you can contact me at my profile here in WA: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/Andrew-74

You may also find it useful to take a look at this tutorial that I put together. This is a guide to getting started within WA. If you would like to ask any questions, please don't hesitate. I will get back to you as soon as possible.

I wish you the very best of success and look forward to speaking with you soon.

Andrew
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TheBuilder Premium
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just have a quick look at my profile to know more about me.

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Tips: I've started by writing just one paragraph about me. Then after every 15days or so, I add another

paragraph,...(You get the point - Regular work - step by step - No need to Rush)

There is no need to do everything in one day. Do it slowly, you will enjoy it.

I'm happy to follow you. Hope to see you in my network and to hear from you soon.

Best Wishes
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