If you are not ready with the items below, it will be a waste of your time and effort to start using affiliate marketing.
Rakuten Affiliate Network has put together a comprehensive glossary of common affiliate marketing terms in our Publisher Help Center.
To get you started, here are a few of the key terms you should know: Let's get started! Navigate to this URL: and click Login at the upper right corner of the page. It is important to take a few minutes to set up your account in the Publisher Dashboard so we can help advertisers find you for a mutually beneficial partnership.
Learn more about the various types of offers from advertisers.
How to apply for advertiser programs To apply to the advertiser's program, select the radio button next to the offer you want to join and click Update at the bottom of the page.
Because a search results page could return several of these sites, all with the same content, thin affiliates create a frustrating user experience." Read the entire quality guidelines for affiliate marketing programs from Google Webmasters Support for more tips and best practices.
Since our beginnings in 1996 as Link Share, we have grown to become one of the largest affiliate networks and part of the Rakuten family of companies with offices in New York City, San Mateo, Seattle, Chicago, Tampa, London, Sydney, Sao Paulo, Paris, Berlin and Tokyo…and expanding.
By default, all US publishers are initially paid by check.
Once you cash your first consolidated Rakuten Affiliate Network check, your mailing address will be validated in our system making you eligible for direct deposit.
You can watch short video tutorials on how to find and join advertiser programs.
From time to time, advertisers may also extend a private offer to you.
Publishers who are in countries we support for direct deposit can set up direct deposit payments for those networks before receiving a check from the US Network.