8 simple reasons why iHerb is the best affiliate network
We are all looking for the best affiliate network. My favorite is iHerb. You may wonder why someone running a SEO blog is using an online health store as the main affiliate network? Let me tell you why:
Let's start with a quote from iHerb‘s rewards page, shall we:
“Recent data analysis, conducted in October 2011, found that iHerb customers referring 3 or more people over a year ago earned an average of $240.00. And the figure for customers referring 10 or more people was $640.00. “
How about setting up a new goal. One new referral per day...
1: Multilevel earning is the key
iHerb's referrals system works on four different levels aka multilevel. Once you have gained a new referral. You are getting 4% of each order he or she makes. Then the best part: If he or she shares up his/her coupon, you are getting 3% of each level 2 purchases their referrals make. Up to 4 levels!
How does this work:
4% from level 1 referrals
3% from level 2 referrals
2% from level 3 referrals
1% from level 4 referrals
I know multilevel affiliate networks has a bad reputation, but iHerb doesn't have any buying or resale requirements. You are not signing for so sort of monthly membership or anything else that takes your money away.
2. No country limitations - You can get new referrals from all around the globe!
I have no idea, if there are any other multi-level referral programs that will work internationally. I'm getting referrals from USA, Finland, Croatia, Ukraine, China....
3. No website - No worries
If you don't have a website. You can still get income from iHerb reward system. Just pass the code with method that works best for you.
With the coupon code system, you don’t have to worry about customer using your links.
Here are some ways how to get new referrals:
- Using your coupon code as web forum signature (if it's not against website rules)
- Share your discount coupon to your friends, neighbors, family, soccer team...
- Have large social networks around you? Make sure you use Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, MySpace...
- Stick your coupon to bulletin boards
- When sending emails to your friend, Use your coupon as your signature (don’t spam. It's against iherb's rules)
4. Getting your ads blocked - No problem
With Google Adsense your ads can be blocked completely. With iherb it's nearly impossible, as you can build custom links and text + you design your banners by yourself. Make sure you don't name your banners as "adbanner.jpg" etc.
5. Health products are great!
Once you have made your first order from iHerb, you can give first hand experiences about iHerb to your friends, family etc. It's always easier to recommend a service you use yourself. I have made many orders from iHerb myself, and I won't be stopping. They have great discount prices, and service. I would be buying products from them, even if I wouldn't get any benefit from their reward system. How can you beat that?
6. Not having a health or medical blog or website?
Who wouldn't need health products? I'm running various websites, and never felt like "health niche" would limit getting new referrals. I think it might be just another way around. You just need to be more creative with your ads. You can use the same links with all of your sites.
7. New campaigns regularly
There are new discounts and campaigns every now and then. Most of the campaigns will help you to gain new referrals more easily. All the iHerb coupons have the same benefits and value.
8. iHerb reviews! Best just got better
As April, 2012 iHerb reward system just got better:
"The more reviews you write on your iHerb "MyPage," and the more helpful they are, the higher are the chances that new visitors to iHerb will see your page--and use your coupon code to place their first iHerb order. Earn valuable rewards: We have attached your coupon code to your reviews; so, if a new customer visits iHerb for the first time and clicks on any of your reviews, your coupon will be applied to the shopping cart automatically! "
Think about Amazon's review system, if you would gain rewards from it!
New to iHerb? Visit at iHerb.com, and when you make your first order with a coupon code YUY952 - you will get a $5 discount from your first order! When your order is complete, you will then get your own coupon that you can start sharing with your friends!
Friendly reminder: Before starting make sure you have read FAQ and Terms & Conditions carefully. This applies on any affiliate network!
Other affiliate & Ad networks: See review: Adsense vs iHerb vs Amazon vs Tradedoubler vs Linkshare.