What is the difference? An advertiser might be an app (like a mobile game or an e-commerce platform) or a brand who have a message they want people to see. A publisher is a place to display that message, with a viewership the advertiser is interested in converting.
What’s the difference between an advertiser and a publisher?
‘Who are You?‘
If you’re reading this, you are a publisher!
I’m signed up for a free Affiliate account and am able to earn commissions. This is what is referred to as a Publisher (sometimes referred to as an affiliate). Unsure of how to get up and running? Don’t worry! Check out Getting Started as a Publisher.
While you can do quite a bit with a free publisher account, you’ll want to keep in mind that there are rules to help everyone. You can view Publisher Service Agreement (PSA) that you agree to when you signed up. You must also strictly observe the stated terms and conditions of each of the advertisers that you promote.
Advertisers, on the other hand, (called merchants by some affiliate programs) are part of a paid program and have a contractual agreement with an affiliate program.
Advertisers pay fees to the publishers (you) a commission for transactions that originate from your marketing/promotional efforts.
Five Pillars of Running a Successful Publisher Program
Monetizing with affiliate marketing can drive significant revenue when done right, but it does take effort to recruit advertisers, effectively promote their products and optimize your efforts.
CJ provides a detailed Success Checklist in the CJ Account Manager to guide you through the process of creating a successful program. This article provides an overview of the five fundamental pillars that drive that success.
This brief guide is intended for those who are new to affiliate marketing, but even a seasoned affiliate marketer can benefit from reviewing these pillars of success:
Demonstrate your value – articulate how you will drive value to advertisers
Target suitable advertisers – seek relationships with advertisers that will resonate with your audience and who will appreciate the value you bring
Effectively promote advertisers – know which products and offers will appeal to your audience and keep those links fresh and relevant
Use reporting to optimize your efforts – delve into the data to refine your promotional strategy
Be a good partner – help advertisers reach their goals by being prepared, responsive and proactive
Here’s my secret!
If you’re looking for an affiliate account? The best way is to find companies that want Affiliates. Check out: The 5 Best Affiliate Programs
The best commodity search engine sites, product boards, company websites, and sites are listed by type of industry. Also, consider working with me to maximize your opportunities.
A rule of thumb is always to remember to select a merchant with an offering relevant to your audience. Each merchant that’s worthwhile pursuing often is part of a more extensive network of companies that extend their offers on an affiliate marketing platform. There are loads of affiliate marketing systems out there, but this doesn’t mean the product they offer are always Top.
You can’t blindly trust what you read. Once you find something that potentially could work for you, get in touch with the producer and ask as many questions as you can, and ask for samples or to have a trial period. If you must, invest some money to buy the good/service you wish to market as an affiliate and try it first. … There are many ways to discover what offers and traffic sources are working and where.
First: Do your research.
Second: talk to as many affiliate managers and experienced affiliates as you can. Join my Facebook Groups, hang out in forums (there are many free and a few paid forums that give out some real info), and look at follow-along campaigns for ideas.
Third, and most important: Survey your audience. Ask your followers what they’re most interested in and laser-focus your affiliate offers in the right direction. Don’t forget to offer something in return. Be clear on what they need to do and what you’ll give them in exchange.
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