Use the Product Finder to find products that you want to promote. This feature enables you to find and sort available products by various attributes.

Product Search

There are many different ways to find a product. A few examples are:

  • Category list – search for products by category, such as Audio, Business & Finance, Games, or Utilities.
  • Product Name list – search for a product using all or part of the product name.
  • Product ID list – search for a product by its ID number (if you have it).
  • Filter list – search for products that have a trial download which you can link to or host on your site.
  • Platform list – search for products by the operating systems that they can be used on.
  • Sort By – search for products by criteria such as commission amounts and success ranking.

Note: We do not specifically recommend or endorse any particular product or vendor. When pursuing a relationship, your own research is always recommended.

Once you have found the product you would like to add, click on the product name to open the Relationship Detail window and then click Join Now. If you do not see Join Now, please look for the field "Affiliation Status" within that same window. Vendors have the option of either manually reviewing each relationship request that they receive from an affiliate or they may set their account to automatically approve each affiliate relationship request.

If the field is status "Auto Approved", then the vendor has automatically approved affiliates to promote their software. You can immediately drive traffic to these product links, under "Sales Links". As soon as you generate traffic to that vendor's product, you'll see the vendor listed in the Relationships section of your control panel.

When this field is status "Not Joined", this indicates that you must obtain vendor approval for a relationship before promoting their software. You must click Join Now to apply with the vendor. Clicking Join Now will cause a relationship request to be sent to the vendor on your behalf. You will then see the following message near the top of the Relationship Detail window:

Your application has been submitted to the vendor. This vendor has chosen to review each new application manually before allowing new affiliates to host links. Check your relationship manager in the next few days to view the status.

If the vendor that you have applied to approves your request to become their affiliate, then you will receive an email that states "Your request to sell and market the products of the following vendor has been approved!" followed by the vendor's name and homepage.

If the vendor that you have applied to denies your request to become their affiliate, then you will receive an email that states "Your request to sell and market the products of the following vendor has been declined." followed by the vendor's name and homepage.

If you have any questions about why the vendor has declined your request to become their affiliate then please email the vendor using their contact email address. You can contact the vendor by using the Contract Vendor button found in your relationship window for that vendor.

If you have any questions about a relationship request that has been neither denied nor accepted then, please email the vendor using their contact email address. You can contact the vendor by using the Contract Vendor button found in your relationship window for that vendor.

Note: If a vendor has their account set to manually approve affiliate relationship requests and the vendor does not approve or decline a relationship request after 14 days, then our system will automatically decline the relationship request.

Establishing an affiliate relationship with a vendor will cause you to be automatically signed up for all of the vendor's available products. The relationships you have created can be seen by visiting:

Relationships

Please see the documentation concerning Relationships for more information.

About the Join Now Option

If a Join Now button does not appear in the Relationship detail window, then check the Affiliation Status displayed in that window. If it shows as:

  • Auto Approval – that would indicate that the vendor has automatically approved affiliates to promote their software. You can immediately drive traffic to these products by using the links found under "Sales Links". As traffic is generated, you'll see this vendor listed in the Relationships section of your control panel.
  • Not Joined – that would indicate that you must obtain vendor approval for a relationship before promoting their software. You must click Join Now to apply with the vendor. You will receive an email from the vendor with their approval decision.
  • Active – that would indicate that you already have a relationship with that vendor.
  • Rejected Application – that would indicate that you have already applied to this vendor for a relationship but that the vendor declined your application.
  • Unreviewed Application – that would indicate that you have already submitted a request for a relationship to the vendor but that the vendor has not yet reviewed your request.