Q: I own my own Web site and I am about to begin an affiliate program. There are so many companies to weed through – can you tell me the best affiliate network for my affiliate program?
A: As far as the best affiliate network, I don’t mean to be all philosophical and useless to you, but it’s going to be the one that best serves your needs and comes within your budget.
I would suggest that you speak with all of the networks and get a demo to see which you prefer, based on the pricepoint, features, and the people behind it.
There are so many affiliate networks out there if you combine the traditional affiliate networks and the CPA networks… literally hundreds. Also, if you are considering software that lives on your server, that adds a bunch more options.
If you’re promoting a product or service based on leads, you might want to focus on the CPA networks, while retail affiliate programs typically go with the traditional affiliate networks.
In the end, it’s a very individual choice, so unfortunately I can’t give a recommendation blindly.