Affiliate Networks vs Going Direct: Which Is Better?

affiliate networks

When you’re starting off in the industry, you should sign up for and run through a few affiliate networks first. It’s convenient, and you’re at the stage where affiliate managers can be very helpful.

But as you mature in the industry, a time will come when you’ll have to start dealing with your advertisers directly, bypassing your affiliate network.

Let’s look at the following example. Who has an advantage in this situation?

  • Affiliate A is running an offer and getting paid $6.50