Please review these affiliate marketing requirements and recommendations before joining Rakuten Advertising and getting started with your affiliate marketing efforts.
On our road map to success for publishers, there are several phases. Ideally, the first few steps in Phase I below should be completed before you join Rakuten Advertising. Preparing your business plan and your website in advance will help ensure your success in affiliate marketing. You should develop a regular, daily following or consistent monthly traffic to your website first. This is an exciting, fast-growing and changing area of e-commerce that will require your time and attention. Detailed guidance about how to complete these steps is outside the scope of the service we currently provide. However, we realize these initial steps are critical to your success. Below are some of the many resources available to help you.
Phase I: Build your site, your business model, branding, following, and website traffic
- Choose your market niche and focus
- Determine your business model and plan
- Build your website, blog, or custom social media site with original, quality content and add to it frequently
- Generate traffic to your site and build your audience
- Understand basic affiliate marketing monetization and how it fits your site
Phase II - Become a Rakuten Advertising Publisher
- Review the requirements and recommendations for new publishers
- Join Rakuten Advertising and set up your account
- Decide which advertiser products to promote
- Build partnerships with advertisers
- Get affiliate links for your site
- Promote affiliate products on your website
- Provide transparency and compliance to terms
- Track earnings and manage your affiliate program
Phase III - Grow your program and your revenue
- Identify additional revenue opportunities such as flat fee offers and paid placements
- Consider email marketing, such as sending a newsletter to your audience
Once you have registered (it is free) and have been accepted, you will find more resources in the Help Center to help you with the rest of the steps in the road map. In addition, there are some resources you can use immediately, including our Customer Support team for technical support, and Publisher Newsletters.
Hi there, as I understand there is no joining fee with rakuten marketing but are there any other cost to me I should be aware of?
Hi Wilma, there are no costs involved from Rakuten Advertising for publishers only potential earnings; however, you will have costs to consider for your website, marketing efforts and other business expenses.
Wilma, you can research the various business models for affiliate marketing networks online as well. If you have further questions, please contact Customer Support using the Support icon in the lower right so they can personally assist you.
Can you please send me the affiliate link.
Hello Pedro, please review this article https://pubhelp.rakutenmarketing.com/hc/articles/207222086 to learn more about getting started with affiliate marketing and affiliate links.
I registered and got approval email. please let me know how to get link
Hi Girma, welcome to the network! Please review this article and follow the instructions to get started with affiliate marketing and using links: https://pubhelp.rakutenmarketing.com/hc/articles/207222086
It won't let me finish filling out the user agreement
Arron, I'm sorry you're having difficulties. Please contact Customer Support by email at email@example.com or using the live chat Support icon at the lower right so they can understand your individual situation and personally assist you.
Hi - I applied to Sephora's affiliate program but received no confirmation email. When will I know if I was approved? Thank you!
Jessica, please review this article https://pubhelp.rakutenmarketing.com/hc/articles/201250846-How-long-will-it-take-for-an-advertiser-to-approve-my-application- for more information.
i am trying to create link sharing through lego affiliate program. i have created the rakuten account but when i go to the lego page it keeps telling to to sign up with rakuten. but as i said. i already followed all those prompts and created the account. and there is no way to just log in instead of registering when lego links me to rakuten registry :) its getting really annoyint to be honest. if you complete the registry again, it does tell you you are already registered, and then gives a link to sign in.. but it actually just takes you right back to the registration page. any help with this would be fantastic
Donald, I'm sorry you're having difficulties. Please contact Customer Support by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or using the live chat Support icon at the lower right so they can understand your individual situation and personally assist you.
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