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Discussion in 'Programming and Scripts' started by aritoni, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. aritoni

    aritoni Affiliate affiliate

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    Hi,
    Recently I try to build a affiliate network for my sell website. I don't want to spend any money for it and i am searching for a free affiliate manager software. I found a (poor i'd say) program which is the "TigerTom affiliate manager software or TTAPS.

    Have you anyone of you tried to work with this program?
    Is this program good enough for a small network?
    Have you tried another free affiliate manager software?

    :confused:
     
  2. Linda Buquet

    Linda Buquet <span style="color: #daa520;font-weight: bold;">Me

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    No there is not any good affiliate network software that's free.

    As I've said many times on other forums, I would not start an affiliate network
    if someone GAVE me the top of the line software AND a million $$.

    Are you sure you want to start a NETWORK???
    There are a myriad to problems associated with starting a network.
    One problem is all the competition and the amount of marketing it would
    take to set yourself apart.

    Some networks have given away CARS to generate buzz and to get affiliates.
    So even IF you could find free software, how would you get new affiliates?

    Could you possibly mean you just want to start your own affiliate program
    and are looking for free tracking software, not network software?
     
  3. aritoni

    aritoni Affiliate affiliate

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    I want to build my own affiliate program, that's the right sentence. sorry for misunderstanding :(
     
  4. AffiliateGuild

    AffiliateGuild Affiliate affiliate

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    ASR Guy has a good review site for affiliate software used for affiliate programs. affiliate-software-review.com

    You should read Linda's stickies on the topic of what good affiliate programs should have.

    That should get you started.
     
  5. bfree74

    bfree74 Affiliate affiliate

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    I thought about trying free software at my last job, realized that would have been a horrible mistake. I only use pay services now.
     
  6. Linda Buquet

    Linda Buquet <span style="color: #daa520;font-weight: bold;">Me

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    Oh if it's for just starting your own affiliate program then
    take Bobbie and bfree's advice.

    Affiliates may not trust some freebie tracking program that does not
    have a reputation built up. So if you go free - well you'll probably get what you paid for it.
    A big FAT 0!


    Sorry, but unless you are willing to put some money in
    and do it right - why should affiliates even trust you to pay them???

    If merchants that were not willing to do it right - would just skip the
    whole affiliate thing, our industry would be a much better place IMHO!
     
  7. affiliatetools

    affiliatetools Affiliate affiliate

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    You will spend money if an affiliate make sale or all free inclusive.
     
  8. leadgainsbryan

    leadgainsbryan New Member

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    I agree with the posts above, if you don't have enough to start a network, or the drive to do so I suggest you do not start.

    Capital and dedication to customers is key I belive, be sure you are willing and able to spend alot of time making sure your customers are happy.

    Anyways, I use software called RevU, which I find is great. DirectTrack is another great piece of software used.

    Bryan
     
  9. asr_guy

    asr_guy Affiliate affiliate

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    Free is a waste of time

    I recently blogged about free affiliate software. Was a bit of a rant and there's probably more reasons why free is not worth it.

    If you can't afford a tracking system, then you're probably just not ready for an affiliate programme in general.

    So go back to getting more traffic and conversions, and put this purchase off until you are ready.

    Cheers,
    Peter
     
  10. Linda Buquet

    Linda Buquet <span style="color: #daa520;font-weight: bold;">Me

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    Good points all Peter. Thanks!

    Good to have you posting! We always appreciate your insight!
     
  11. Idea Guy

    Idea Guy Affiliate affiliate

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    Take Peter's advice.. Check the link to his blog...Hope it helps you.. ;)
     
  12. AffiliateSeeking

    AffiliateSeeking Affiliate affiliate

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    Personally I am glad that there is no affiliate network software that is free. Imagin if there were then there would be an affiliate network set up every half an hour or something where a large majority of them would be set with the intention of not paying their affiliates most probably. If affiliate software has to be bought for a price then at least it means the people that buy it would have most probably done alot of research into this and really want to make something of their program.
     
  13. bloggingsponsorships

    bloggingsponsorships Affiliate affiliate

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    Free software

    I would just go to ShareASale, I think they are relatively cheap to use.
     
  14. lauraddirectnet

    lauraddirectnet New Member

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    Non-Free Software

    I agree that when you get something for free, you get what you pay for.

    Anyone have any suggestions on a good software, that allows you to host it yourself and allows multiple merchants and affiliates?

    I checked out that affiliate-software-review website and didnt see any that allowed multiple merchants, except ones that were hosted by the software producer.

    Any ideas, basically I am looking for those two criteria?

    Any and all comments, appreciated!
     
  15. YourMlmTools.biz

    YourMlmTools.biz Affiliate affiliate

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    I was never really comfortable with the idea of my ste and software being responsible for errors. I'd rather have a third party handle it

    Rick
     

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