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A Brief History of Affiliate Marketing – (1989-2015)

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The history of affiliate marketing is a fun and exciting one — especially if you were around in the mid-90s to experience it first hand. I first started making money online in 1995 and it’s always funny to hear people say they are veterans in online marketing when they just only have a few years under their belt. The real history of affiliate marketing goes all the way back to 1994 with the birth of the CDNow.com affiliate program… which I was proudly an affiliate of!

In this post we are going to take a trip back in time and look at how affiliate marketing has grown over the years — both from my own perspective and through the documented information and data in the infographic below.

The History of Affiliate Marketing: Broken Down By Year

1989 – Prodigy Helps Kickstart Online Marketing

While the first ‘real’ affiliate program didn’t come out until 1994, it was in 1989 that William J. Tobin, founder of PC Flowers and Gifts took his marketing efforts to the internet and used Prodigy’s network to start marketing his business. So does William J Tobin deserve the title of being the first internet marketer?

ProdigyIf this looks familiar… then you my friend, are old school! (source)

On a side note, I remember using Prodigy to connect with one of my previous school teachers from elementary school. Should any of you remember the Prodigy interface and design, it was quite colorful and odd — a memory I will never forget!

1994 – CDNow Launches their BuyWeb Program

CDNow.com was an online store for buying music and movies. No… not streaming content, but real physical CDs and Tapes (or DVDs) that would be shipped out and used in a video player. The concept of CDNow’s BuyWeb program was that sites could join their program, link to their content and earn a commission from any purchases made from their site. Such commissions could be paid out via check or as compensation to purchase products through their site.

cdnow-septemberA look at the old and very simple CDNow.com site. (source)

While CDNow is credited as being the first affiliate program, Brad Waller of ePage says they were also one of the first.

1995 – I Start My Journey into the World of Online Marketing

I always knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur or be in business for myself, but really wasn’t sure how yet. I was a Freshman / Junior in high school when the internet started to gain traction and I was immediately addicted.

Here’s a picture from one of my many desk setups over the years in the corner room of my parents house. This is where it all started.

Old Pics of MoneyReign Inc. Headquarters

Before finding success with affiliate marketing, I was creating a few fun hobby sites of my own. At the same time I was also designing banners (468×60) for my sites. I went into the AOL Web Diner chat room (where other site owners would meet) and they started asking for banners to be made. I made them for $1 each and the person would hopefully send me a dollar in the mail. Don’t forget, this years before anything like Paypal was around.

Other ventures included AllAdvantage banner program, pushing web hosting in AOL chat rooms, getting clicks for Pacific Coast pillow company and building websites for other companies… then it started to get pretty serious when I fell into the world of affiliate marketing.

1996 – Amazon Launches their Associates Program

This is the move that changed everything… Without the support and growth of Amazon.com, affiliate marketing may very well not be the massive industry it is today.

Back when Amazon first launched their associates program (which is pretty much the same as an affiliate program), they only sold Books, Movies and Music. Back then Amazon also paid around 5-15% commission on referred sales to their site.

Amazon.com was also one of my first and most successful methods for making money online before getting active with CPA marketing and realizing I could make more money from getting people to sign up to free offers or complete specific tasks, versus receiving only 5-15% and needing them to pull out their credit card.

Amazon.com: $38.72, Jul 30, 1998

While all of this is going, once websites start to realize they can link to Amazon and make money in the process, Amazon quickly finds themselves as the leader in buying anything online and continues to add new products to their store.

At the same time, LinkShare affiliate network is launched — further establishing the concept of affiliate marketing.

1998 – Commission Junction Launches

One of the most successful affiliates networks of all time, Commission Junction is launched.

A copy of the letter that was sent with checks and actually signed!

The launch of CJ.com was huge not only for the industry but also for myself. At this point in my online journey I was already actively pushing affiliate offers on a CPA basis (free stuff, sweepstakes, credit cards etc) and had my own network of lead generation sites as well. I also went onto have three of my own affiliate programs within the Commission Junction network and paid out mid-six figures to my affiliates during this time. (Insanely enough… full registration and demographic data signups were costing me less than .10 per lead!)

 

In 2000 I took a week off of school and flew across the country with my Dad to attend CJU, Commission Junctions first affiliate marketing based conference for their affiliates, merchants and brand partners. Needless to say, I was the youngest one there and it made a huge impact on my connections and understand of how to run a business online.

It was also this same conference that I met two good friends of mine, Declan Dunn and Brady Whittingham — both of which are still active in online marketing today.

Commission Junction went on to be acquired by ValueClick for $58 million and is still one of the largest and most successful ad networks in the world today.

This was also the first year that I forked up the $70 to buy a domain name through Network Solutions. Yes, domain names used to cost $35 per year, and came with a two-year commitment.

Network Solutions was the Domain Monopoly Back in the 90s.

Along with CJ, ClickBank, a digital based affiliate network was also born this same year. To date, ClickBank has paid out over $2 billion to their affiliates.

2000 – Enter the FTC and Regulations

If business and money is being made… the rest of the world and the FTC will surely find out about it.

While the internet can still be seen as the Wild West, imagine what it was like 15 years ago.

The FTC attempts to start making regulations for the internet and it all starts off with simple disclosure statements… but there is plenty more to come.

2003 – Affiliate Summit is Launched

The first conference I ever spoke out at was called Affiliate Force — and what made it more exciting than anything else, was that it was based on a cruise and sailed out of Miami, Florida. It was created and managed by Herby Olschewski. The event took place for a couple years, but phased out due to poor management and focus.

Marketing Veterans of Affiliate Force Cruise

In 2003, Shawn Collins and Missy Ward took the concept of creating a highly focused affiliate marketing conference into their own hands and launched “Affiliate Summit”. The concept was similar to Affiliate Force, but the direction would be the complete opposite.

Zac_Johnson__Missy_Ward_and_Shawn_CollinsMyself, Missy and Shawn while at Affiliate Summit 2007

The first Affiliate Summit (which I also attended) was in New York City and had only 200 attendees. With a tight network of friends and business already brought together from the cruise networking events of Affiliate Force, Affiliate Summit 2003 was mainly land-based but did include a short cruise out of New York City to Nova Scotia, Canada.

Today Affiliate Summit is held twice per year in New York City and Las Vegas, while also having over 5,000 attendees as each event. I must have been to and spoken at around 15 of these events so far.

2005 – LinkShare Gets Acquired by Rakuten

It took less than 10 years for LinkShare to created then acquired for $425 million — which was the largest affiliate acquisition at this time. This deal also made the CJ acquisition for $58 million look like quite a steal!

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With more focus on affiliate marketing and money pouring into the industry from every outlet possible, the idea of compensation based marketing was more legitimate than ever before.

2006 – One Site, One Year = $1 Million

While not highlighted in the infographic below, the years of 2006 and 2007 were quite exciting in that MySpace and Facebook were starting to change the landscape of the internet and how we would connect with each other. With the ability to target a wide range of users on one web site platform, this opened up a whole new world of opportunity for online brands and especially affiliate marketers.

For myself, I went on to create a successful social media resource site that went on to generate over a million dollars in profit and over 330 million site visitors — all through viral marketing. The emphasis here is that nearly all traffic to the site was free and as more people continued to use the site, it kept growing in size. You can learn more about that site here.

Eventually, I had 16 dedicated Dell servers powering the site, as it was quickly scaling in size and reaching over 100,000 unique visitors per day.

To make this story even more exciting, the site was completely HTML with zero programming and made nearly all of it’s revenue off the concept of affiliate marketing.

2007 – The Launch of ZacJohnson.com

With roughly 12 years under my belt in the world of affiliate marketing, I decided to launch my own blog at ZacJohnson.com to establish my own brand and voice in the industry.

evolutionofzacjohnsonblog

In short, it was simply the best business decision I ever made. Through the content, resources and tutorials on the site, I’ve helped my readers earn millions of dollars online while also opening a whole new world of opportunities for myself and my business — such as walking the red carpet in Hollywood, speaking at events around the world, launching my own podcast and hearing from thousands of my readers on a daily basis.

2008 – More Regulation with the Affiliate Nexus Tax

In 2008, more regulation crept its way into the world of online marketing with the Nexus Tax. New York passed a legislation that would require individuals and organizations who have specified relationship with Amazon.com to collect sales tax from their vendors. Sounds easy enough… but the end result was Amazon.com closing their affiliate program to any and all New York residents.

Affiliate_Nexus_Tax___Commission_Junction_US

By 2013, the Nexus act would be adopted by 13 different states and Amazon would continue to kick out affiliates from each respective state. To hep protect performance marketers against any new legislation, the Performance Marketing Association was created — which would act as a voice for the online marketing and affiliate community.

2009 – Further Regulations from the FTC

As mentioned earlier, as word gets around about any new type of business or money being made… the government will always want their cut and put in as many regulations as possible.

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This latest regulation would be on disclosure and requiring bloggers, celebrities, and affiliate marketers to include a disclosure statement when using testimonials or for any compensation agreements that might be in place on any topic, service or brand they are referencing to. Today it is commonplace for nearly all sites to have a disclosure statement, privacy policy and terms and conditions located on their sites.

2012 – A Conference for Affiliate Managers

As the world of affiliate marketing continues to grow, so do the jobs and opportunities for businesses catering to the needs of big name brands and affiliate marketers. Affiliate Management Days was started in 2012 by Geno Prussakov with the idea to be solely focused on affiliate management training. The first event takes place in San Francisco and still takes place today.

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With an active eye on the Nexus law and the FTC trying to regulate the internet and affiliate marketing, in April of 2012, a U.S. District Judge from Colorado ruled that the Affiliate Nexus Tax was unconstitutional.

2013 – The Evolution of the Affiliate Landscape

The United States congress introduces the Marketplace Fairness Act, a law in place to require online vendors to collect sales taxes, but only after the state themselves simply their sales tax laws. Over the next several years, the FTC and government would continue to come up with new ways to try and tax online business and marketing efforts, while also having more control over what, where and how affiliate marketing takes place.

In a surprising move, Google decides to shut down their Google Affiliate Network — which was their attempt at breaking into the world of affiliate marketing (previously Doubleclick Performics). Today Google still pays out and earns billions of dollars through their Google Adsense affiliate program, which is also one of the easiest ways for site owners to first earn money online.

2014 and on…

It’s safe to say this summarize history of affiliate marketing has really only scratched the surface. The most important thing to know is that affiliate marketing is alive and well and you are simply going to get out of it, what you put in.

Over the past 20 years the industry has changed dramatically, as I have also had to.

There has never been a better opportunity to make money online or start a business of your own and affiliate marketing is simply the best way to get started.

 

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How Attrace is Changing Affiliate Marketing with Blockchain Technology

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Every once in awhile something new hits the industry and it grabs the attention of audiences around the world. In the business of affiliate marketing we all know the importance of technology and crunching the numbers as much as possible to make a profit —  however, the core foundation, basic principles, and how affiliate networks are tracking leads and paying out commissions to affiliates haven’t changed much over the years.

Sure, there are faster payments, more offers, and better tracking technology, but doesn’t it seem like we should be more advanced and have more control over such analytics and data? With so much emphasis on blockchain technology and everyone talking about Bitcoin as being the future of personal and business finance, I think the next question is how blockchain will disrupt the affiliate marketing industry.

That is exactly what Attrace, a decentralized affiliate marketing network, wants to do with their brand new and blockchain technology-driven platform. Today we are going to look at not only how blockchain technology can disrupt the affiliate marketing industry, save merchants money, and also help affiliate marketers earn more than ever before.

The Time for Blockchain Technology is Now

As mentioned earlier, if you’ve heard of the phrase blockchain, you’ve likely heard it associated with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. The reason why blockchain is so popular and gaining so much attention, is because it’s changing the way data is transferred among users, makes only payments and transactions after, and also integrates the power of a decentralized internet in the process.

With so many companies using blockchain to protect their data, make transactions safer, and also keep all sides of the party safe and secure,  it seems like a perfect fit for affiliate marketing as well.

This is where Attrace comes into play.

Attrace Affiliate Network and Features

With so many opportunities in the world of affiliate marketing, every once in awhile you will come across a new network or tracking platform that takes advantage of the technology around it, and makes a solution that’s better for everyone. Today we can look at a trace and see that they are building a platform with the future in mind, while also catering to the affiliate and advertiser alike.

When you look at the impact of affiliate marketing around the world and see that billions of dollars are generated every year, it’s also important to realize there are hundreds of millions of dollars being paid to affiliate networks in transaction fees. With these basic concepts and financial figures in mind, it would make perfect sense for someone to develop a decentralized platform with minimum transaction costs to the advertisers, and making the withdrawal and payment process to affiliates more seamless.

That is exactly what Attrace has focused their efforts on creating, which we can see through the short explainer video below.

For anyone that has ever signed up to an affiliate network as an advertiser or merchant, you know there are several costs involved —  such as the initial setup fee, integration, program management and of course the ongoing transaction costs. If you are paying out several thousands of dollars to your affiliates, you will likely be paying thousands and transaction fees as well.

It’s not just on the merchant or advertiser side that you will find new improvements, features, and benefits, Attrace has built their network with the affiliate marketer in mind as well. As more people continue to use mobile devices and different types of browsers and ways to access the internet, it’s always a question of how well your leads and sales are actually being tracked. Just the smallest percentage of leads getting lost or scraped can be the difference between a successful campaign, or a failed one.

All of these elements and focus points are a top priority for Attrace, while also focusing on the following areas:

  • Very low fees
    Affiliate Networks charge 10-25% commission. Attrace reduces this to ~0.5%.
  • Faster Real Value payments
    Instant commission payout instead of waiting for weeks if not months, based on very precise definitions and dynamic scaling.
  • Fraud detection
    Smart contracts attached to every click/referral cannot be manipulated resulting in all statistics being the absolute truth.
  • No more tracking problems
    Every individual click/referral will have a unique ID, resulting in the fully reliable tracking of the Publishers’ performance.
  • Direct connection between Publishers and Merchants
    The Attrace platform enables direct communication between Publishers and Merchants via the advanced messaging board.
  • No Merchant restrictions
    Long Tail and Emerging Markets acceptance will be based on reputation, not at the discretion of Affiliate Network.

With so many features and benefits in place, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the floodgates open for advertisers and affiliates to join a new platform like Attrace. At the same time, with so many elements in play and the technicalities of the blockchain, this will likely be a transition and work in progress for months and years to come. You can actually see how all of this will come together through the timeline created by Attrace, while also seeing their projections and goals over the next year.

How to Get Started with Attrace Affiliate Network

There are two ways to get started with Attrace affiliate network —  the first is to sign up through their telegram group or to take part in their upcoming ICO token sale — which is also featured on their main page.

No matter which of the methods you decide to go after, it will be quite interesting to see how blockchain technology continues to change the way we all use the internet and especially in the world of affiliate marketing.

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GDPR Rules, Fines and Compliance – What You Need to Know

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As most business people know, taking care of sensitive and personal data of customers is of the utmost importance. Failing to do this could see you getting on the wrong side of your customers and the wrong side of the law – and the penalties can be severe. In the past, the Data Protection Act has provided regulations and guidelines to help businesses to implement data protection policies. However, this is now changing with the introduction of the GDPR.

How will this affect your current business and email marketing efforts?

The biggest question is always what needs to be done next to make sure you are compliant. iContact answers this easy enough with the following statement from the site:

The good news is, if you are already following email marketing best practices and asking your subscribers for permission to join your email lists via a subscription form on your website or requiring the subscriber to tick a box on your ecommerce site (and you can prove this ), you are well on your way to GDPR compliance.

Just like CAN-SPAM came out several years ago, and caused a big fuss, GDPR will likely do the same but everyone (and all of the major solution providers) will make compliance process quite simple and direct.

In order to ensure you do not end up being penalized as a result of failing to implement these new regulations properly, it is important to keep up with the latest developments. Businesses that do not follow these new regulations, which are due to come into play within a matter of weeks, could find themselves facing serious consequences. These regulations are all linked to how data is handled by businesses and it is important for all businesses, large and small, to get to grips with them.

Just like any new laws and regulations that are about to go into place, they have some hefty fines lined up for anyone looking to be made an example of. Imperva has a nice write-up and infographic on the new laws, and their associated fines as well. As you will see from the infographic below, the fines associated with the GDPR are quite high… with maximum fines hitting the $22 million range! In short, prepare your business now, or pay the price later on!

Fortunately, the government has already put a lot of information online about the GDPR, so those with lack of understanding can make sure they do their research to find out what needs to be done. Furthermore, specialist experts from specific industries are being taken on so that businesses can turn to someone with expertise in their specific industry in order to ensure they are following the new regulations to the letter.

One thing to remember is that your business does not have to be located within the EU in order to be tied to these regulations. The regulations also apply to businesses that are not in the EU but that sell products and services to others that are in the EU. Therefore, make sure you do not ignore these regulations just because of the location of your business, as you may find that they also apply to you because of the location of your customers.

How to Prepare for the GDPR Going Live on May 25th, 2018

As fun as it is to read up on all of these new laws and legal jargon, it’s much more exciting to watch a short video that breaks it all down. Not only will you learn more about what GDPR is, but you will also discover eleven things you need to make sure you have in place before May 25th hits and the law goes into effect.

An even better and more detailed resource on how to keep your business safe and compliant is this Forbes article on how the GDPR will affect advertising and e-commerce. With nearly all websites, blogs, and online businesses collecting emails, data, or placing cookies on their visitor’s computers, this is something we all need to be aware of.

How to Stay Up to Date with the Latest GDPR News

Since the new regulations are only just coming in, there may be some teething problems to begin with. This means that there is a chance there could be some changes and adaptations to begin with. In order to ensure you continue to implement the regulations properly, you should keep on top of any chances and developments. You can also hire the services of experts to help you get to grips with the GDPR as well as to help keep you informed as and when any changes are made.

With the introduction of the new regulations, all countries within the EU can benefit from the same data protection laws, which can help to make things much fairer and far easier to understand. Having different sets of rules from one EU country to another could be confusing and frustrating for both customers and businesses. Experts believe that these new regulations will help make things far easier to manage and understand as well as ensuring fairness across all EU countries.

However… only time will tell, and it will be interesting to see how the next few months play out after GDPR goes into affect.

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Affiliate Marketing in Asia – $1 Trillion Up for Grabs

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Affiliate marketing has completely changed the way advertising and business are done on the internet today. What started out as a simple referral-based monetization platform from Amazon, and then soon adopted by Google, quickly spread throughout the industry and is now used by millions of businesses and brands around the internet today. At the same time, affiliate marketing first got its start in the United States, but soon found itself making its way around the world over the years.

One of the most common things United States-based affiliate marketers and brands neglect to focus on is the power of affiliate marketing and targeting towards other countries around the world. Just because you are living in a specific country or region, it doesn’t mean that you should be focusing all of your advertising and online marketing efforts there. This is especially true when you factor in the amazing demographic and geographic targeting options available online today. At the same time, language and translation barriers are really no excuse as well — there are plenty of low-cost services out there that this can be outsourced to.

Affiliate marketing in the U.S. is expected to be worth $6.8 billion over the next five years; in the UK alone it is already worth $1.6 billion. With these two markets already in demand and quite saturated, it might be best to start focusing your efforts on Asia. It was also pointed out that “Asia’s e-commerce spending hit US$1 trillion in 2016 alone”. (source)

With all of this in mind, today we are going to take a look at affiliate marketing in Asia, and why it simply can’t be ignored. Special thanks to Leadbit, an industry leading direct advertiser and affiliate network, for providing the infographic visuals and stats on each of these breakdowns.

Affiliate Marketing in India

Of all the countries and regions in the world today, India is growing at one of the fastest rates — both with people and their technology. More people are getting online than ever before, and with a population of more than 1.3 billion, this market is huge enough for any business or affiliate marketer to see huge results from. At the same time, of those 1.3 billion, less than half of them have access to the internet (whether it be through the internet or mobile devices).

When it comes to internet usage, most Indians are spending their time watching online video and using social networking platforms — both of which offer amazing demographic targeting and advertising options. It’s also important to consider your language usage and targeting as well. While English is one of the main languages in India, it’s just one of many.

As for promoting offers in India, this is something that many affiliate marketers and brands might struggle with, as traffic to individuals with India is usually pretty cheap, but the conversion rate on any type of credit card or payment offer is usually low. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t find success. Evergreen offers like weight loss, health supplements, and anything else that everyday people need on a daily basis is well worth a test in this region.

Affiliate Marketing in Thailand

While India is one of the largest world markets that many brands and affiliate marketers are taking advantage of right now, Thailand is also making its way onto the radar. With a population of around 70 million, and more than half having access to the internet, this demographic is quickly getting online and looking to take advantage of what the internet has to offer.

Just like with promoting offers in India, it will be tough to find winners, but again… traffic costs are also at a fraction of what you would expect to pay to target countries like the United States, Germany, New Zealand and others.

Internet usage in Thailand is mainly focused on search engines, social networks and shopping online. Thailand residents who have access to the internet, are getting online nearly every day.

Affiliate Marketing in Vietnam

The common theme that we are seeing with affiliate marketing across Asia, is that the traffic sources are cheap, and the monetization and affiliate offers are slim. The benefit here is that the competition is low, but if you can master the art of finding success with one offer in an Asian country, you can likely replicate it with others as well.

Next, on the list, we have Vietnam. With a population of almost 100 million people and nearly half of them being online, this market is just waiting to earn affiliate marketers millions of dollars. Like many other countries on this list, social media and search engines are the best ways to reach such audiences.

When it comes to social media in Vietnam, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Google+ Lead the way — which is quite different from what you might be used to seeing in US and English-based markets.

Affiliate Marketing in Singapore

Singapore is one of the most well-known and recognized names in the world, yet they only have a population of around 6 million people, which more than half of them already being online. With an average daily internet usage of seven hours, most users are spending their time in the search results, social networks and watching online videos.

One of the key takeaways to remember about targeting an audience in Singapore, is that 91% of the people in the country are accessing the internet daily. Even though there are less than 10 million people in the country, almost all of them are accessible online.

Affiliate Marketing in Indonesia

As we move away from the small population of Singapore, we jump over the massive population of Indonesia, which is around 262 million. With more than half of the country already having access to the internet, it’s yet another country on our list that will offer an amazing opportunity with demographic and geographic targeting, while also offering low-cost traffic in the process.

Something to consider when marketing to Indonesia, is that Islam is the main religion of the country. Considerations here shouldn’t be just on the language and religion factors, but also what type of offers might better apply to them as well.

Like many other countries, Indonesia is very social media hungry — with more than 106 million people accessing social networks regularly. With Facebook being the number one social platform of choice, it also paves the way for great demographic advertising through the Facebook Ads platform.

Affiliate Marketing in Taiwan

Taiwan is another big name in Asia, and there are currently has more than 23 million people living in the country. What makes this country stand out from others in it’s surrounding areas, is that there is a heavy demand for Facebook, and a great majority of people in the country already have access to the internet.

With more than seven hours of internet browsing taking place daily, most of this time is spent on search engines and social media, while some shopping and emailing, of course, takes place as well.

Affiliate Marketing in Hong Kong

Another well-known name, yet small in population, is Hong Kong. With nearly all of their population already having access to the internet, if you can find a profitable way to market to this audience, you could find some big success.

More than 97% of residents within the country are accessing the internet daily, mostly to use search engines and social networks — while also spending 6 hours a day online in the process. The one demographic stat to point out here is that 38% of the population falls into the 25-34 age range, which is perfect for selling products, services and offers to. However, it’s simply a matter of finding the right offer to promote and squeezing enough profit out in the process.

Affiliate Marketing in China

Last but not least… we have the massive population of China, which currently sits at 1.4 billion. With so many different factors at play, China can be one of the most profitable, yet frustrating, markets to master. Not only will affiliates and brands have to master the art of language and translation, they will also need to cater to a whole new world of regulation, censorship, and limitations that Chinese users have to deal with on a daily basis.

Of all the countries mentioned in our list, China has a steady structure of what users are doing when they get online — which consists of mostly shopping online, checking the weather, communicating through social media and downloading photos online. Something interesting you will also notice is that none of the major social networks are in play here either. (as they are mostly all blocked)

China is a massive multi-billion dollar market, but also one of the most confusing to master. There is also a lot of focus on how affiliate marketing is bringing new brands and businesses into the Chinese market right now as well. Since this method has worked so well in other countries, there is no reason why we shouldn’t continue to see the same success as more brands make their way into China.

How to Find the Best Affiliate Offers to Promote in Asia

While we tried to cover the many different ways affiliate marketing can play a role in Asia, it’s actually more about how to best understand, target, and monetize the audiences around you. With so many traffic sources and demographic targeting options available today, it’s quite easy to run an ad campaign to any of the countries listed below, and also doing a quick split test.

The other factor in play here is to find an affiliate network that provides access to offers for each of these countries. When doing so, be sure to keep an eye out for different ad copy, creatives, and landing pages that are already pre-built to the specifications of each country (ie: in their own language and style).

As mentioned at the beginning of the article, special thanks to Leadbit for the visuals and stats to make this post possible. Affiliate marketing is changing all of the time, and if you want to stay ahead of the curve, you need to start expanding your campaigns to new areas of the world.

Leadbit currently has affiliate offers for all of the countries listed above. Be sure to check out their ad network and explore your options with affiliate marketing in Asia today.

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