What Are The Best Independent Sales Rep Opportunities?

Affiliate Network Account RepMost people starting out online want to know what are the best Independent Sales Rep Opportunities, and what do they do.

Affiliate networks are a great way to get access to multiple affiliate merchants and their offers, products, and services with one account for you to manage.

This is a fast way to get your affiliate marketing business off the ground and earning while you learn.

I have discovered there are many benefits of joining affiliate networks such as Amazon, ClickBank, Commission Junction, Max Bounty, Wealthy Affiliate and many more. You can find networks for affiliate sales, cost per action programs, and pay per click programs online.

One of the big benefits of joining an affiliate network is getting to work with your own affiliate network rep. I have found this to be helpful for a number of reasons.

If you do Internet marketing for any period of time you will find it can be a lonely profession. Social media has helped a lot with that, but if you are an affiliate marketer it is nice to have your own contact with the products you are promoting.

The affiliate rep is that contact! You will want to work personally with one and learn how you can help each other out.

So, what exactly does an affiliate network account representative do they do?

1. Sign up new affiliates. Many people join an affiliate program from a Google search for the specific product they want to promote.

However it’s extremely competitive online today, and the affiliate rep is responsible for approving new affiliates, not just waiting for them to sign up for the network.

In the ever-expanding world of Internet marketing, and affiliate marketing specifically this keeps them busy virtually all day long.

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2. Create promotions for the affiliate products. The network may do this, but the affiliate rep can work directly with the affiliate to come up with promotions that make sense for both of them.

You need to understand that these account reps have bosses just like everyone else. They are judged on how their affiliates are performing, so they can be very receptive to hearing your ideas if they are mutually beneficial.

3. Maintain ongoing relationships. Good affiliate reps are in constant contact with their most active affiliates. They also keep in touch on a regular basis with inactive affiliates trying to get them to become more active.

You will receive an email asking how you are doing? This is when you want to reply and tell them exactly how you are doing.

Part of the relationship building process is no different with an affiliate network account rep. then it is in any other business. Get to know them and they can be of service to you when you need them.

You will also find that you get to them as people just like you. We are all trying to make a buck, but we all have lives outside of work as well.

This can be a lot of fun!

4. Search out new opportunities. This is really great for affiliates who are into niche marketing. You can work with your affiliate rep to find new products to promote within the niche you may not currently be in.

Let me give you an example. If you do cost per action programs you will bet getting leads, or performing another action such as getting your website visitor do download software.

I am always amazed at the number of opportunities available in CPA programs, but as affiliates dig deeper into micro niche marketing the needs for more CPA offers will expand and your affiliate network account representative can be a big help to you.

Live your dream as an affiliate5. Provide motivation. An affiliate rep can be your coach. They’re there to help keep you motivated when maybe you are a little down.

You don’t want to take advantage of them, but the good ones are willing to spend a little bit of time helping you stay motivated. However, they are not babysitters who are looking to provide a shoulder to cry on, so keep your motivational needs on a business level.

6. Help you track stats. One of the nice things about working with an affiliate network is the ability to track your advertising campaigns. Your affiliate rep can help you monitor the results so you can analyze them and make necessary adjustments to perform better.

I have found over the years that most affiliates do a very poor job tracking results. Your account network is there to help you correct this.

7. It’s payday. If you have a problem with your paycheck contact your affiliate rep. If you’re doing a good job for the network they will jump right in and help you get this taken care of right away.

They understand you have many affiliate networks to choose from and your primary reason for working with them is getting paid. Show me the money baby!


These are handful things an affiliate rep does. If you currently are not working with your own rep seek one out.

This will really take a lot of the pressure off of you to do everything for your business and it’s nice to have a confident working with you to make more money.

If you are not working with the best affiliate networks you should be. The larger networks have full-time affiliate account reps. who earn real wages with benefits and they know what they are doing.

These are smart people who have college degrees and offer new and fresh ideas to what is now a 20-year-old industry.

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6 thoughts on “What Are The Best Independent Sales Rep Opportunities?”

  1. Hi, David…

    Good post highlighting the power of independent sales reps as to how they can leverage your own affiliate marketing business.

    They are most certainly a resource for marketing materials, access to products, tools, and services that will help your sales…

    In my experience, if you go the extra mile and reach out to these individuals, you will gain a leg up on others who are promoting the same products.

    As you mention, they often have insights from the developer perspective that are not readily apparent at first glance, and they may be able to give you insight on what is or has worked in regards to promotions.

    If someone is serious about affiliate marketing, your advice is sound and you have done a favor to readers by bringing this important tip up for discussion through your post.

    As to which may be the best independent rep to work with, I have seen results that are all over the map. Some are very good, while others not so much.

    If you find a good one, I would recommend cultivating that relationship, as they often can help you with other promotions as well. They can become a valuable resource for you…


    • Dave, your comment and insights are well received. Glad that you see the importance of affiliate marketing and how it can bring great value to independent reps and create an income that would last a lifetime.

      Thank you for adding some real value here and why someone should be careful on choosing the affiliate marketing business moving forward, cause as you rightfully said, some are good and others not so good. All the best.

  2. Great article. I haven’t really been working with an affiliate rep. I have been promoting clickbank’s products, but I simply signed up and didn’t have to sign up through a representative. I have noticed that MaxBounty’s affiliate rep has reached out to me a few times, but I haven’t discovered anything in MaxBounty that fits my niche that I want to promote just yet.

    • Hi Melinda, just this week few of my Team members was asking this question so I decided to write about it. People today are very good sales rep and have no place to go to find job offers, the few that i have mention was very helpful in the past, so I thought why not share some light here.

  3. Hello David,

    It’s always good to maintain a strong working relationship with affiliate rep as you said. He can be your coach to motivate you to be successful in your business.

    This has inspired me to actually engage with people through affiliate programs. It has been quite tricky to figure out which one is right for my graphic design niche.

    Thanks David!

    Kind regards,


    • Hi Frasier, glad that you able to take something from this article. If you have further questions or need clarification moving forward, please feel free to contact me, I would be glad to lend a helping hand.

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