Rejected for Affiliate Program? Try This!
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,