My new website is all about Africa, so quite broad.
I will use Amazon for safari equipment, or will look further for higher commissions than Amazon.
But for lodges, high-end safari's, and such, I have already found high commission affiliate companies, but I think before I can subscribe for those, my website will have to grow a lot first.
I was wondering though, which companies you guys are using for your travel niches?
Do you have any success with big sites like booking.com, just an example that I can think of? They also seem to work with affiliate marketers.
Please share your experiences, thanks ;-)

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JeannineC Premium
We offer Booking.com on Awin. We have literally hundreds of other travel programs on Awin plus even more on ShareASale. I haven't listed all of them on WA yet, but they are all visible on the Awin.com and ShareASale.com sites.

Keep in mind, too, that if you work with a bunch of programs on a single network, all of your commissions will combine which means reaching the payout threshold faster. For example, the in-house program of Booking.com has a 100 Euro threshold for payment. At Awin, that threshold is just $20. See what I mean?
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Lizken Premium Plus
aha, I am already with Awin, so that sounds interesting indeed.thanks!
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Lizken Premium Plus
But can I combine two different websites on one account to get that threshold? Probably not :-)
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Nice :)
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JeannineC Premium
Yes, you can do that! Just list both sites in the same account, and commissions for both will combine to help you reach the threshold, which is only $20 on Awin. It's only $50 on ShareASale.
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Lizken Premium Plus
Oh really? Nice,will figure out how to do that now !thanks!
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Lizken Premium Plus
Thank you everyone for sharing your experiences, I will look at all of them later !
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
No worries, let us know how you get on

And you're very welcome
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LaraCro Premium Plus
Hey :) I am outsourcing a fun travels website :) But it is not going to be with affiliate programs starting :) Vs. lots of focused informational content :) I want to monetize the site with Ad networks instead :) I figure out this works better :) And my strategy is starting local to gain traction and traffic :) To expand to more locations once my local region is thoroughly exhausted :) Thanks

I may consider working with travel agencies :) Once the site gained authority :) I figure I need lots of traffic to have my goal achieved :)

Once content and traffic there :) Extensive muscle affiliate programs would indeed accept working with my site :) I hope this helps
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

May be this resource would help you out with outsourcing (yearly subscribers)
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I like to use Upwork dot com however there's others on the market like OnlineJobs dot Ph, TextBroker, or ProBlogger under Jobs tab.

And of course budgeting, as it can cost $50 - $75 a piece. You are needing find an SEO writer who knows what they are doing.

Jay's and Nathaniel also have covered outsourcing webinars. You may want to look them up magnifying glass top menu.

However, you may already have your own arrangements. I thought I would note them down to help out.
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LaraCro Premium Plus
Thanks :) I really appreciate
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Lizken Premium Plus
thank you for sharing your experience. Yes indeed, I need lots more traffic first, as it is a brand new second website. Good luck!
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Lizken Premium Plus
It seems that people don't like Fiver, but I have good experiences with some writers, for 30-40 $.
And for making some proffessional youtube video's of crafting video's, I am amazed about one that I have found, and she is not expensive at all.
I think it is worth while to try out some people anywhere, I think :-)
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
As long as they know what they are doing, it is great.

Otherwise you'd find you are continuously editing their work and that's not productivity.
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LouiseBT Premium Plus
Hi Lizzy

Pop Eric Cantu a private message, he has a travel site, Batman Travels, and I am sure he can offer great advice. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/ericcantu

Blessings
Louise
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Lizken Premium Plus
thanks Louise!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Programs

Promote tab top menu

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/affiliate-programs

Or

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

You may also like to check Nathaniel blog post
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Your site need be ready before you apply for affiliate programs

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. You also would have to make 3 sales in your first 180 days.

Lucrative programs - 40 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.
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Lizken Premium Plus
great blog post, thanks for sharing
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Lizken Premium Plus
Yes, for Amazon I would just add my second website, the travel one, so that won't be an issue, as I already sell for my first website.
" 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." ==> yes, exactly what I am doing now, thanks.
I am even thinking that I will need lots more than those 40, the traffic is going quite slow, but it's just new, so I'll have to be patient.

" 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."
==> that is something I didn't think about, it is hard to cash out a check for me where I live, so I need to consider that.
thanks!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You're very welcome.
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