The Road Map to Success for New Publishers

Introduction

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

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.

 

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  • 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?

     

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Can you please send me the affiliate link.

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  • 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.

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  • I registered and got approval email. please let me know how to get link

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  • 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

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  • It won't let me finish filling out the user agreement 

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  • Arron, I'm sorry you're having difficulties. Please contact Customer Support by email at pubsupport@rakuten.com 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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  • Hi - I applied to Sephora's affiliate program but received no confirmation email. When will I know if I was approved? Thank you!

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  • 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

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  • Donald, I'm sorry you're having difficulties. Please contact Customer Support by email at pubsupport@rakuten.com 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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  • Já perdi muito tempo por aqui, só serve para receber publicidade. Efetuei o cadastro como afiliado várias vezes e tive que atualizar senhas várias vezes,  quando tudo parece que está OK, o sistema informa que não há registro como afiliado.  

     

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  • Edevandro, Entre em contato com o Suporte ao Cliente por e-mail em pubsupport@rakuten.com ou usando o ícone de suporte de bate-papo no canto inferior direito para que eles possam entender sua situação individual e ajudá-lo pessoalmente.

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  • I clicked the Sams club affiliate link and it brought me to your website. Now I can not find Sam's club as an advertiser. How do I get affiliate links to post? 

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  • Laureen, if you are not already registered as a Rakuten publisher, then review this information and join our affiliate network https://pubhelp.rakutenmarketing.com/hc/articles/115003865563-Requirements-and-Recommendations-for-New-Publishers. Once you are registered as a publisher, here are instructions to find an advertiser and join their program to get affiliate links in the Legacy Publisher Dashboard: https://pubhelp.rakutenmarketing.com/hc/articles/201250357-How-do-I-find-and-join-advertiser-programs-.

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  • How do you add a brands MID to your account?

     

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  • Hi Cherie, here are instructions to find an advertiser and join their program in the Legacy Publisher Dashboard: https://pubhelp.rakutenmarketing.com/hc/articles/201250357-How-do-I-find-and-join-advertiser-programs-.

     
     
     
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  • I want to join the affiliate program.

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  • I am ready to join the affiliate program! Educate on wine tastings and pairings as well as selling products! Cheers!

    Thank you,

    Tamara Hackworth

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  • Hi I'm Tonya Bradley Thomas I'm excited to sell and educate people about your products to bring them to great results with wellness.

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  • I want to join the affiliate program.

     

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  • heyy i want to join affliate program?

     

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  • Here are instructions to find an advertiser and join their program in the Legacy Publisher Dashboard: https://pubhelp.rakutenmarketing.com/hc/articles/201250357-How-do-I-find-and-join-advertiser-programs-.

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