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

June 11th, 2013

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

Anonymous

June 24th, 2013

Actually Cake is much better for lead gen and PPC than affiliate. Since the question was about affiliate specifically, I stand by HasOffers for ease of use, low cost, and a focus on affiliate. The Cake product set also has some serious drawbacks in terms of usability, design, and frankly too much -stuff- few if any Startups need or want (offline tracking, call center, broadcast, etc). It's also built on outdated tech, where HasOffers takes advantage of much more advanced databases, big data processing methods, and better tech all the way around. Aside from the overly complex product, Cake has also had a pretty tumultuous ride as a company. I personally wouldn't build my business around a relationship with them. Just my opinion!

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 -- hasoffers.com is one that comes to mind.

Juston Brommel Growth Strategist & Advisor to CEOs

June 24th, 2013

Hasoffers is the 2nd runner up in the space, but http://www.cakemarketing.com 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.

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

June 11th, 2013

Juston Brommel Growth Strategist & Advisor to CEOs

June 24th, 2013

Great input Cynthia. Thank you for shifting my perspective. I'll be sure to review both Cake and HasOffers for upcoming needs. Cheers, Juston

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.

Anonymous

June 25th, 2013

Hope it's helpful! :)

Anonymous

June 11th, 2013

HasOffers is perfect for you!

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.