Take it Easy on WA Member JEANNINE Please (AWIN, Share-A-Sale, etc.)
Last Update: Nov 16, 2023
Just a really quick post today.
Plus, I haven’t spoken to Jeannine about this, in fact, I don't think we’ve spoken in about 6 months, so she is not aware of this post.
So, I could be completely wrong in my “assumption”, but it kinda makes perfect sense to me.
Anyway, Jeannine is the Partner Acquisition & Development Manager at Awin .com
Furthermore, she is responsible for the Awin and Share-A-Sale listings in the WA Affiliate Programs.
However, what I’m noticing more-and-more is that ANY SLIGHT mention of Awin or Share-A-Sale and members are being directed STRAIGHT to Jeannine.
I’ll give you a “made up” example, as I don’t wish to embarrass anyone, but this is very close to what I’ve seen.
New member, one week into their training, has an About Me Page, Affiliate Disclosure, and their FIRST article published, that’s it.
They apply to Awin and get rejected.
They then pose a question on the platform, ACTUALLY STATING the above information, and then are directed straight to Jeannine.
Can we honestly not help this person OURSELVES and explain the potential (and probable) reason for their “rejection”?
And, with what I am currently calling the “AMAZON DEBACLE 2023”, I’m sure that Awin will pick up plenty more affiliates over the coming months and years.
Now imagine, the above scenario happening 20-40 times on a daily basis, i.e. new member, clearly doesn’t have enough content, never mind TRAFFIC (surely, Affiliate Networks are a BUSINESS, so they want to make money for THEMSELVES, therefore if a potential affiliate has no content and no traffic, it clearly doesn’t make sense to approve them. YES, I know some affiliate programs will accept applicants straight away, but most want to see something of substance before approval).
So, all I’m asking is that we look at the individual situation of each person that has had “problems/issues” with Awin APPROVAL!
Sometimes the answer is staring us right in the face.
Do you honestly believe that Jeannine will “magically approve” new members who have no content and no traffic?
And I’m not even talking about JUST approval/rejection either.
If you think about it, when there are “OTHER ISSUES” relating to OTHER affiliate networks (Amazon, Clickbank, Rakuten, CJaffiliates, eBay, etc.) often help comes in the form of links to Terms of Service at the actual affiliate network, or links to blog posts where people have faced the same issue ( so WE as members are looking up solutions to help our fellow members).
So, surely we should be doing the same with “simple” Awin and Share-A-Sale queries, should we not?
I’m not saying that we should only use Jeannine as a last resort, but my guess is that she’s going to be extremely busy over the coming weeks and months, and it’s about to get even busier from December 31st 2023 and onwards.
Think first, if it’s an obvious issue, or something that a member can be directed to read more about elsewhere, then DO THAT (we do it with EVERY OTHER AFFILIATE NETWORK).
Yes, it’s REALLY handy having Jeannine as a Member, but do we send every member who has an issue with RankMath straight over to Jack Cao (also a member), do we send every member who has an issue with something WA-related straight over to Kyle & Carson?
When you’ve got a “good thing going”, don’t ruin it.
Thank You For Reading
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