Rejected for Affiliate Program? Try This!

Last Update: April 11, 2018

To make money on affiliate marketing we all know how important it is to join good affiliate programs.

Sometimes it however happens that you get rejected for an affiliate program you really wanted to join. I have experienced this myself several times, but also know there is a way to be reconsidered.

I will explain later what I have done several times to be approved for an affiliate program that I was initially rejected for.

Why you get rejected?

There can be many reason you might be rejected for an affiliate program. Sometimes it is because your site is new and just needs more content.

But other times you might be rejected without any good reason. This can happen to anyone. Even Kyle has recently experienced this as you can read in his recent post about the Nuance affiliate program.

If you join affiliate networks, it is very likely you will experience this yourself as well. The networks often have automated processes that either approves or rejects you automatically.

This can be very frustrating, but do not take it personally. As mentioned, on affiliate networks it is often an automated process that does not necessarily have anything to do with you or your website.

What to do when you get rejected for an affiliate program

So if you get rejected ask yourself how important it is to join this particular program? If it is very important, then you should not give up.

I recently had a rejection like this on an affiliate network. There was no explanation – just a message that I was rejected. It is however a service I am using a lot and highly recommend, so it did not make sense to me, and I decided not to accept it.

On the network there was an email where I could contact the company – I did, but did not hear back. I have tried this before on another network. It seems that the contact info you get to the company representative through the affiliate network is not always the best way to go, so I decide to go straight to the company.

So I went to the company’s website and contacted support, and explained the situation. Less than 2 hours later I received an email that I was now approved.

This has happened before to me for a service that was important to me to be able to promote, and where I got automatically rejected for the affiliate program. After reaching out directly to the company, I quickly got accepted. So if you get rejected for an affiliate program that is very important to you, do not give up.

However, also ask yourself how important it is to join this exact program – there are thousands of affiliate opportunities out there, so you will definitely find some that you can join without all the hassle. But sometimes you might want to join that specific program, and if that is the case then do not be afraid to reach out to the company. Remember that you are helping to promote them, so most are friendly once you get through to the right person.

Have you ever been rejected for an affiliate program and what did you do?

Leave a comment with your thoughts.

All the best,
Mikael

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LandoRiginal Premium
Thanks Mikeal for the info. I am looking for programs right now as we speak, so when I do get rejected, I kmow what to do!

Apprieciate you my man! Peace, Lando
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MikaelM Premium
Hope it will not be necessary Lando, but now you know what to do if it happens:-)

Mikael
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Nick-at-WA Premium
Very good info to remember, thank you.
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MikaelM Premium
Thank you Nicolaas.
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sdawson Premium
Good advice Mikael, Walmart rejected me early on. I may try again sometimes. -Shirley
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MikaelM Premium
Thanks for sharing Shirley. Good that there is plenty of other similar programs if they do not approve you later:-)
Mikael
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CalvinC Premium
Very interesting insights I will keep that in mind when I feel I'm ready to join an affiliate program.

It's true middle size or big company doesn't always have the right support, I mean you don't always speak to the right person.

I've experienced that on eBay, eBay has this very bad habit to always put a different person to answer your support request every time, even is for the same problem.

It's a pain as the person you will answer your request doesn't know exactly what was the problem, so the best way as you mentioned is to contact them directly.

I hate this practice from eBay and probably other companies, I sincerely think is stupid and a waste of time.

Wish you the best.
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MikaelM Premium
Interesting to know that about eBay.

Yes, the management of some affiliate programs can definitely be frustrating. On some they service is super fast and easy and on others it is more of a struggle - but sure they ones that makes it easy are they ones that will be successful in the long run.

Mikael
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Attlee Premium
Great advice Mikael, thank you this info, very helpful indeed.

My experience on rejection was with Ebay, they say the program is not registered with your country, and Paypal is not registered with your country, which is not true as I do use PayPal many times.

I fail to process this, to some extend. As I can promote any products irregardless of my location. The internet has enabled a Global village.
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MikaelM Premium
Thanks for the comment Attlee.

Yes the rejections can sometimes be strange for affiliate programs. Hope you found another good solution instead.

Mikael
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CalvinC Premium
eBay support is one of the worst depending on the person you will speak with.

You can try to contact eBay US directly as eBay redirect your request to the support the nearest to your location and sometimes those peoples understand nothing.

I haven't done that yet but I will do it soon, eBay is worst and worst I think, the management is horrible. It's the main reason they separate Paypal from eBay I think.

Paypal support is a lot better, so probably the management is better.

It's why PayPal business is better than eBay now.
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