As you may know, the affiliate marketing industry has four basic pillars: the advertisers, the networks, the publishers and the customers. Although it sounds quite obvious at first glance, the truth is, sometimes in can be confusing over who is who, so let’s break it down.
If you work with affiliates you will be used to the fact that there are hundreds and thousands of networks out there and if you want to be offering a wide range of products or services, it’s unavoidable that you will end up working with many of them! Tracking sales, keeping on top of performance, these tasks all become much more complex when you are dealing with lots and lots of different affiliate networks.
You might decide to compromise and solve this by keeping the number of networks you work with to a minimum – after all, logging into AWIN, Commission Junction, Amazon and Tradedoubler as a minimum every day just to keep track of your income is already taking enough of your time as it is. Or, you might have the assistance of a fancy spreadsheet that does at least some of the work for you – however, none of these solutions are ideal.
The reports are the core of AffJet and are how you interact with your data. To start creating and analysing reports, first of all you’ll need to make sure you’ve added your networks.
When you sign up to AffJet you create your individual User account. The next step is creating a company. You don’t have to actually own a company to create this – it’s just the name we give the account where the data is held.
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You’ll need to add networks to your account to start importing data and tracking your earnings, so if you’ve just set up account you’ll see on the Dashboard an alert that says you’ve not added any networks yet. You can click this to get started.