Amazon Associates Not The Only Game In Town

Last Update: October 13, 2016



I would like to say that I love Amazon for the many benefits that I receive from them. They are one of my go-to favorite websites when checking prices on items that I am considering buying. However, Amazon Associates is not the only game in town.


For one, Amazon is very good to use when starting your initial comparing of prices, and finding pros and cons of an item. I use to use them as one of several vendors when listing products on my website. That was of course BEFORE Louisiana voted and passed legislation to tax Internet sales commissions.


Amazon Associates dropped me like a hot potato. They gave me a 60 day grace period of their intentions of closing my account because of what my State was proposing to do. It was kinda out of my control anyway.


As I said earlier Amazon was not the only program that I used when listing products on my website. Amazon is lacking on several fronts. They may be the biggest retailer in America, but they are not the best.



Always Join More Than One Program


When I first started in Internet Marketing, I used Rakuten Marketing. This company used to be known as Linkshare, but now I believe it is called Rakuten linkshare. This affiliate program has a huge selection of different vendors and affiliate programs that offer products in almost every niche. To take advantage of this one-stop program, you simply join and become a member, complete your account profile, all for free.





Each vendor has their own set rules, varied commission percentages, and how to link to their products. Some of these vendors allow PPC advertising, others don't. It is a very good program to join and most applicants are accepted. I highly recommend them.


Another program that I recommend is ShareASale. This program probably is the biggest network with hundreds of vendors that cover most niches. It is also very easy to join and has a higher commission sales base than Amazon in some niches.





You can never have too many vendors to choose from. More is better because it allows you to bargain to get the best deal.


To Your Success!



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amgolf Premium
I will try another affiliate program all you say in article, Interesting!
Thank you
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kmer6 Premium
Never rely on just one affiliate program to promote. That is like putting all your eggs in one basket. I live in Louisiana where our state government taxed any internet income last year, and because of it, Amazon Associates dropped me as an affiliate. So you never know what lies ahead. Thank you, my friend.
Ken
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Papi Premium
Thank you for the share Ken.
It's good to know you have had success with these other programs and are passing on your experiences.
Thank you much buddy :)
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kmer6 Premium
Thank you Papi for reading my blog. These two Affiliate programs include many various vendors.
Ken
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Papi Premium
Excellent Ken.
Thanks again buddy :)
One of these days we will have to meet up Ken.
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drjec Premium
I am just getting into share sale. I believe that many of the vendors need to approve the affiliate relationship before moving ahead despite being affiliated with sharesale. Thanks for the post.
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kmer6 Premium
Dr. Jec, you are correct. Each vendor is a separate entity each with their own rules and regulations. I have never been refused acceptance, but I know that it is possible. Thank you for your comments.
Ken
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electrobot Premium
Which of these have you made money from?
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kmer6 Premium
I have made money with all three affiliate programs, Ratuken, ShareASale, and Amazon. My two favorite are, of course, Ratuken and ShareASale.
Good question.
Ken
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electrobot Premium
Wow. Great job. That is impressive. I've been a member of Rakuten for a while. Perhaps, it's time I put some more effort into their program. Thanks.
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KeithMaki Premium
Thank you for sharing this important information! Keith
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kmer6 Premium
You are very welcome. My favorite is shareasale
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Ultimateless Premium
I am glad you put this post up. We need alternatives to everything and not be beholden to one company.
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kmer6 Premium
I agree. You are very right Michael. Never limit yourself to just one supplier. It's not fair to you or your customers.
Ken
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shashe Premium
Thanks, Ken, for this helpful information. I have been working on Rakuten but have not got there yet. I messed up and was already a member and forgot and then tried to join but it was UK by mistake and anyway, it is taking some time to get it fixed. I am going to read some of your other blogs that I missed. God Bless. s
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kmer6 Premium
I recently wanted to add a couple more affiliate programs from ShareASale, but my account was restricted to just the programs I already had. I wrote them asking them for permission to add more affiliate programs to my account. All I was asked to do was show verification of my website and contact email of my website. I was confirmed the next day and now I am able to expand to more programs to all four websites that I have. I had been restricted to just one website. I'm a happy man.
Ken
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shashe Premium
Great! I will be looking into them also. I read a few of your other blogs and they are very good. Good information and I bookmarked a couple. Just seems like so much to read and do and no time. Ha-ha....life gets in the way. s
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kmer6 Premium
Yes Shary, you are correct. Time seems to be so little of, especially when you read slow like me. lol
Thank you for your kind words.
Ken
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adreyna Premium
Thanks for sharing!
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kmer6 Premium
You are welcome Audrey and thank you for reading my blog. It is always better safe than sorry.
Ken
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pparadise Premium
Thanks, This is great information and a outstanding post.Keep it up.

Sam&Iris;
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kmer6 Premium
Thank you for reading my blog, Iris and Sam. It is always best to be prepared.
Ken
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suzzziq Premium
Thanks so much for the share:)
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adamnjames Premium
I am definitely going to checkout Ratuken linkshare to see whats on offer. Thankyou for this advice as well.
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kmer6 Premium
Thank you, Adam, I have always found if one program is good, two have to be better. My different niches require more than one affiliate program.
Ken
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Catwoman1459 Premium
This is so true, just like shopping we need to look for those bargains to offer to our customers.
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kmer6 Premium
You are so right Cathy, because If you don't, someone else will.
Thank you for reading.
Ken
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PatLemy Premium
Thanks for sharing !

Pat
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kmer6 Premium
It is always better to be prepared since many things are out of our full control. Thank you for reading.
Ken
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