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Affiliate Marketing Programs - Recommendations Appreciated

Andrew Page Digital Marketing and Conversion Optimization Expert

June 11th, 2013

I'm looking for an easy way to track and pay affiliates/partners that send business to my SAAS app. Any recommendations? I've looked into Share a Sale and Commission Junction but they're expensive. I've been unable to find a program for startups. 

Jordan Finger E-commerce, Digital Marketing, Ad-Tech, Customer Acquisition, Mobile Commerce

June 11th, 2013

Check out that maybe a good option for you. Jordan Finger

Johnson Ma Business Development & Strategy

June 11th, 2013

Do you need an affiliate base? Or can you build it on your own? If you need an affiliate base, you have fewer options, as CJ and Shareasale and a lot of other networks bring a large publisher base to you. It's still up to you to have a compelling product to sell and a lucrative commission for the publishers to sign up, but at least you have a head start there. If you don't need an affiliate base and are happy "building from scratch" and have ways to publicize your program, there are plenty of less expensive choices -- is one that comes to mind.

Priyank Chodisetti Engineering Lead, Coursera

June 11th, 2013

viglinks might be simple to implement. but they take a lot of commission. 

you might also want to looking into ebay commerce network.

Andrew Page Digital Marketing and Conversion Optimization Expert

June 11th, 2013

Thanks Johnson, that's helpful. For now I'm willing to build from scratch. I'm securing partnerships that require the use of an affiliate tracking program. 

Paul Travis Multifaceted Online Executor: Product Marketing to Program Mgmt. to Business Development

June 11th, 2013


June 11th, 2013

HasOffers is perfect for you!

Jacob Dvir Dreams Maker through Innovation

June 11th, 2013

Can you install the software yourself? Because there are some open source software as well as paid ones.
All can be installed on your machines.

Let me know if you can handle it yourself and I'll link you.

Ray Dollete Tech Lead at PHENOMENON

June 12th, 2013

If HasOffers feels like a fit, then it's definitely worth considering CampaignEQ and getting a demo:

Tomer Horev Founder at New content marketing start-up

June 17th, 2013

I would definitely go with hasoffers for the long term (starting at $270/mo), however if budget is an issue "postaffiliatepro" (PAP) is a good solution at $49-$99 per month.

Juston Brommel Growth Strategist & Advisor to CEOs

June 24th, 2013

Hasoffers is the 2nd runner up in the space, but is the top choice of most professional affiliates. It may be slightly more expensive, but far more robust  if you're looking to do meaningful volume.