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10 Reasons Why I’m Not Participating In Your Affiliate Program

I work with a number of affiliate programs to monetize my site. Some of them are wonderful and then there’s some that are not so good. In fact, there’s a few that I refuse to work with either because they don’t have what I’m interested in or they put too many obstacles in my way. Here’s just a few things that bug me about some of the affiliate programs that I have tried in the past. Some of these won’t apply to my US friends, but as a Canadian I have extra hoops to jump through to work with various programs.

10 Reasons Why I'm Not Participating In Your Affiliate Program

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1. You won’t mail me a cheque. Why would I promote something when I won’t even be able to get paid. I live in Canada and we have mail here too. It’s not much extra to add a stamp on the envelope to get it to me.

2. You are charging me $35 processing fee to send me a cheque. Better yet, just use Paypal!

3. You don’t want a Canadian in your program. Yes, I am Canadian and do live in Canada. However, I have a very large American audience too! The form I fill out is a W8 and I can easily send you one.

4. Your offers are too spammy. If it looks like spam or something that I would never buy then I’m not going to post it. I don’t want a free gift card where I have to give my email and complete the Gold and Silver offers to get it.

5. Your affiliate dashboard is too complicated. If I can’t find the codes easily, then chances are I won’t post.

6. There’s no direct link to the offer with my affiliate code in the emails you send me.

8. I don’t trust your software to track my impressions or sales. If I post something and it says 0 impressions, then I know something isn’t right. It should at least show something?

9. You ignore my emails. I have questions and no one is answering them.

10. Your banners are crazy sizes that won’t fit in my post. Variety is good- give us lots of choices!

If you work with affiliate programs, have your experienced any of the same issues as me? Is there anything I’m missing in my list?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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