Every retailer has their affiliate or referral program managed by someone. This is done internally or usually externally by an affiliate network.

Most programs require you to complete their application process. Retailers want to know what your website name is and your promotion methods. Although some retailers may have instant approval, the vast majority has a process.

If you have a new site with little or no traffic, you will more than likely be declined as an affiliate. Saying you will use social media to promote shopping deals to your “thousands of followers” rarely works.

To get around this hurdle, you can partner with a company like VigLink.

VigLink has the partnerships with most major retailers already in place. All you have to do is signup with VigLink and find the retailer your looking for through their list of merchants.

By doing this, you agree to pay VigLink a portion of your commission from the retailer for every completed sale. It’s a great service that allows you to access top retailers you wouldn’t have been able to otherwise.

So if that is an avenue you would like to pursue, head on over to VigLink and read up on any additional info you may need.

There are no up-front or monthly fees for this service. You only pay a commission to VigLink when you complete a sale. No out-of-pocket expenses!