Yet again our team is digging into another amazing affiliate network for you to learn about and explore. Today's review will be all about the MoreNiche affiliate network which is a very unique and interesting one that really stands out among the rest.
If you want to skip the reading and watch our YouTube tutorial, check it out below:
Getting Started With the MoreNiche Affiliate Network
Before we get into the MoreNiche affiliate network, let's first talk about what affiliate networks are and also what affiliate marketing is as a whole.
Affiliate Marketing Overview
To start off, let's dig into why affiliate marketing is getting so much hype these days. First, affiliate marketing is one of the most affordable ways to start a business as it costs you nothing to sign up. The way affiliate marketing works is companies create platforms and tools that allow affiliate “partners” (thats us) to join their platform and advertise their products.
Through these platforms you will simply find products that you are passionate about and then through a website of your own you'll write content and articles that are related to these products. You don't necessarily have to try to sell the product because affiliate networking works in the background. Simply add links to the products while you're talking about it, add a few graphics and you've already got yourself a potential sale.
When the customer clicks on your links they'll be taken to the company's website and if they end up making any purchases, you'll get a commission from it. The customer never even knows that you're going to earn a commission from it.
If you don't have a website, there are many ways of getting one for free so there's no problem there. You'll also love the fact that there are so many different affiliate programs on the market that allow you to advertise with so no matter what you're passionate about you'll find a company you can partner with so you can write about things that interest you.
You're also not tied to just written articles but affiliate marketing is present in all of the digital spaces including writing, photography, videos, social media, and more. Anything you do online can potentially lead to passive income – your creativity is the only limit.
Affiliate Programs VS Affiliate Networks
Now that you understand a little about affiliate marketing, there are two distinct terms that seem similar but are very different and thats affiliate programs versus networks.
Affiliate programs are the most basic in the affiliate world. An affiliate program in plain terms is just an affiliate portal for one company. That company creates their own website and affiliate portal so you can create your own links and banners in. That company manages it and supports you through the process of using and earning from the program.
An affiliate network on the other hand is a 3rd party company that creates a giant platform that companies can utilize for their affiliate program instead. With an affiliate network you'll often find hundreds or thousands of affiliate programs within it. This means you sign up for the affiliate network once and then apply for each of the programs within it.
Why are affiliate networks better? One advantage is that you don't have to sign up for each program individually. The sign up process is usually the hardest part and with an affiliate network once you're signed up the application to each company is just a one-click process. It gives you easy access to try out thousands of companies without having to learn a whole new system in the process.
In this article we are reviewing the MoreNiche affiliate network but there are also lots of other great affiliate networks that we've already reviewed and made videos for as well. CJ and Impact are my favorites that I work with regularly, but Rakuten and Awin are also reputable companies to work with.
How To Sign Up For MoreNiche
Now let's dig into MoreNiche as a company and how to get started with their affiliate network. The MoreNiche affiliate network is designed around the health, beauty, wellness, and fitness businesses so I would suggest if you don't fall into those categories that this affiliate network may not be the best fit for you.
If you are in those categories, or if you feel you can still incorporate their brands on your site then keep reading on. I also have a great resource on building a fitness website that can help you focus your ideas if you are just getting started.
First step is to head over to the MoreNiche website at https://moreniche.com/. Here you'll see a nice overview of what MoreNiche is all about. My first impression which has continued all throughout the process of becoming a MoreNiche affiliate is – Customer Service. “YOU Come First” is their slogan and you'll see right away the difference of the MoreNiche affiliate network over the others.
The amount of resources they offer at MoreNiche is far superior to other affiliate networks I've reviewed. It's a pity they are only focused on a few niches!
It's 100% free to join so get started by clicking “Join MoreNiche Now”.
The initial sign up process through MoreNiche is quite easy.
- First enter your account details including name and email address.
- Next input your address and phone number.
- Last just read and agree to the terms/conditions and the network policies.
Once you've submitted the application you'll come to a screen informing you that the system is creating your account just like the image below.
On that screen is where MoreNiche will want to know more about why you want to join their network. Here you'll see a series of check boxes asking you if you're looking to promote weigh loss, bodybuilding, healthy lifestyles, male enhancement, etc. You'll also be asked what your website link is and how you drive traffic to your page.
Make sure to input all of this information as the next step in the process is to schedule a meeting with the MoreNiche affiliate team. Once all information has been entered you'll be able to then access the MoreNiche affiliate dashboard. You can access this by going to: https://app.moreniche.com/dashboard.
Book A Call With Your Affiliate Mentor
One of the most unique parts about the MoreNiche Affiliate Network is their level of customer service. No matter who you are, if you request to join MoreNiche, you'll be asked to schedule a call with your mentor to get support. You'll see this both on your affiliate portal and you'll receive an email shortly after creating your account asking you to pick a schedule so you can discuss what your goals and how to use the MoreNiche affiliate portal.
Your call will be scheduled via Zoom online and you can pick whichever time zone works best for you. This is a one-on-one call and you can ask anything you need to get pointed in the right direction. They will also be able to recommend certain affiliate programs within the network that will work best with what you're looking to promote.
I found this to be the absolute #1 selling point for MoreNiche. To date I have not encountered any other affiliate network or program that offers you unlimited access to a mentor who will guide you through the portal and how to make the most out of your affiliate business. If you are new to affiliate marketing and planning on joining MoreNiche, please leverage this resource! Asking for help while you get started is a great way to make progress fast.
Finding Affiliate Programs
In the MoreNiche affiliate network, the programs are called “offers”. Initially some companies are automatically available for you to use, but then others are locked which you need your affiliate mentor's sign off to get into those programs. To see all of the offers available, click on the Offers tab at the top.
From the offers tab you'll automatically see all of the companies that are a part of the MoreNiche affiliate network. You can filter the results based on category (Adult, Beauty, Body Building, Health, or Weight Loss) or filter it by the Unlocked ones or All.
Here's an example of some affiliate products you can promote. They include bulking supplements, weight loss supplements, and male-focused supplements.
How To Apply For Programs
With MoreNiche, there are 25 current offers so it's easy to scroll through and browse the different offerings available (the main downside to MoreNiche is the lack of offers compared to something like Shareasale, which has thousands).
I've extensively covered other related affiliate programs not in this network, such as bodybuilding, skin care, and supplements that can give you a more robust look at possibilities for monetizing your website.
Unlocked offers in MoreNiche are already available for you to use without having to apply or get approvals at all.
For locked offers, you'll need to arrange an interview with your mentor to understand if they will be right for you. After my discussion with my own mentor, the locked programs are those that the company wants to closely watch who is advertising for them and ensure the content is to a high enough level to get approved. They are high earning programs but will require you to jump a few hurdles to get there.
There are a few pieces of information that are important to know and understand before you start using the offers available to you. The first is the commission rate which is listed right below the company name as you can see in the screenshot below. To get more information, click on the Details button to open the program specifics.
Upon clicking on the Details you'll see lots of information including the program's commission rate, their cookie duration, the commission rate, EPC, and conversion rate. I'll break down each of these below:
- Commission: The percentage of the sales that you'll receive from referring customers.
- Cookie Duration: When you refer customers using your unique affiliate URLs, those referrals don't always last forever as there is a tracking mechanism that tracks how long you'll receive credit for sales achieved after you referred someone. Let's say the cookie duration is 30 days, then you'll receive credit for any purchases that customer makes on the site for the next 30 days. Through MoreNiche there are a lot of Offers that have lifetime duration so you'll always get credit.
- Average Commission: Is the average commission that the affiliates are making for this offer per month.
- Average EPC: This is the average earnings per click but it actually is the average earnings per 100 clicks sent through.
- Conversion Rate: This is the average conversion of customers that click on affiliate links and end up achieving a sale.
I suggest you schedule an interview no matter which way you'll go to help ensure you follow the most successful path and offer for your site.
How To Find Your Links
Just like all affiliate platforms, MoreNiche has a section for creating and finding your affiliate links. The affiliate links are what make money on your platform so they are the #1 most important thing you need to learn about and use.
To get to the affiliate links on MoreNiche go to the Offers tab and find the company you want to start getting affiliate links for. Then click the “Links” button.
This will lead you to the links area where you can begin to find your affiliate links. To start you'll see at the top of the Links page your standard HTML link. You can use this link anywhere and anyone who clicks it will be linked to you. So then any potential sales achieved you'll get credit for them as your unique affiliate ID is embedded into it.
Use this link to hyperlink text/images or send it directly to potential clients who are interested. To find more links/banners click on the “Resources” tab on the left side as shown above.
The Resources tab is where you can find additional images and banners that you can use on your website. The images and banners that are available each are setup the same way so if you click any of those you'll see the image pop up in an additional window.
In that window, to get the code to show, click on the image again and it'll display the HTML that you can use on your website. You can see the screenshot below walks through these step-by-step so you have an example.
Simply paste that HTML code in the HTML section of your website and the image will appear automatically and will include your affiliate code so you get credit for potential sales.
Now that you know how to access the basic sign up, offer search, and link retrieval, you're all set to start creating great content and earning money from it.
It's important to remember that simply creating articles that promote your affiliate links will never work for selling items. You need to create content that will rank well on Google which means it needs to have a lot of great keywords, inspires the reader, and offers information that they will want to read.
If you've ever gone to a website that you were searching for something specific and you got there and it either had no information or it didn't actually fit what you wanted to learn about, then that's what you want to avoid!
If you need more information about how to build your website, check out our guide on building your affiliate website from the ground up.
Find your passion, start writing, and add your affiliate links now to make your side hustle into a full-time business 🙂
MoreNiche Affiliate Incentives, Training, & Perks
Continuing with the theme of excellent affiliate support, MoreNiche offers a number of cool things other networks do not.
First off, they have a whole series of training tutorials and PDF guides. I have not dug into the specific, but it looks like there's a pretty broad range of resources available, from basic “how to” guides, to full-on in-depth PDFs on how to write copy and optimize for affiliate offers.
There are also performance incentives. As you gain experience and start producing results, you'll get access to more features within the system. That means you could have access to things like a personal mentor to help you develop you website, web design support (super helpful for newbies!), and even direct contact with the product owners you're representing.
Though these perks and incentives won't build a business for you, they are still free resources you can leverage to make progress faster and break though unexpected hurdles you'll run into while building out your affiliate website.