I hope this doesn't sound too ridiculous of a question but here goes. I was rejected from signing up as a Affiliate with Arwin as the "blog" portion of my site has limited content, I have over 3,000 words of content. Can someone please clarify how I "blog". I thought the content was the same as a blog. I obviously missed something or misunderstood

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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Content is what you add to your blog (website) - Content can many forms, i.e. text, images, video, audio etc.

For affiliate programs you need to have relevant content addressing issues in relation to a focused niche website and TRAFFIC.

To get traffic, you would write informational posts that answers your visitors questions, you are in the business of helping.

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.

Programs would inspect your site prior approval.

Once accepted, they've given you material and special tracking code links you can share on your site.

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.
Thank you everyone for all the information, I will keep plugging through and re-apply at a later time when I write more.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You're very welcome!
jghwebbrand Premium
Different Affiliate Programs have different requirements. Since you were rejected by Awin because of shortage, I would create 15 - 20 content posts for your niche idea. Make them informational and not product specific. Check answersocrates.com to see if you get some more ideas. Writing more content posts before applying or being accepted to an affiliate program is not a bad thing because your goal right now should be growing traffic. Without traffic you won't have sales. If people find good helpful content they will be back to shop. Build their trust in your content.
ParthaB Premium
Hi Kari,

The acutal word "blog" can actually be used in many scenarios, and it won't always mean the same thing.

So, I understand your confusion.

Let's simplify it completely.

Forget the words "blog", "content", "websites", etc.

Let's look at this from Awin's point of view.

They are basically saying you haven't written enough for them to make an informed decision as to whether you would make a suitable affiliate.

That's fine, you're just starting out, and we all have to start somewhere, right?

But, in the grand scheme of things 3,000 words isn't a great deal.

Your aim is to regularly write articles (your content) showcasing your opinions and knowledge in your chosen niche.

Once you have done this, an affiliate network, such as Awin, can make a decision as to your suitability.

You must remember that you are promoting their products, and they will then pay you a commission for any sales.

However, they also want to make sure that the people they're partnering with are honest, ethical, and knowledgeable in what they write about.

Unfortunately, there is no figure set in stone as being the optimum amount.

But, remember that Awin (and other affiliate networks) will have affiliates promoting their products, who have written millions of words and thousands of articles.

For me, I would typically want at least 20-30 articles (well, actually once you get to know me, plus others here will tell you, I generally write much, much, much more than this before I even consider monetising a website, but that's just me) before you even approach an affiliate network.

You just need to keep going, keep finding keywords, keep writing articles.

Additionally, Jeannine is Awin's representaive and an active member here at WA.

As I say, it's far too early now, but in the future if you have any issues with Awin, you can contact her.


For now, don't let it worry you, just write, write, write... oh yeah, and then write some more.

JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Well said, PP!😎👍
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Awesome stuff, Partha! And thank you.
ToddSnively Premium Plus
Your "blog" is the website that displays your "content". Your content is the articles you write displayed on your blog.

Your website can have many more areas than just a blog.

3,000 words of content is a decent length for one article, or piece of content if you will.

You probably need at least ten articles of that size to have a good start on your blog.