How to Get Approved at MaxBounty: A Step-by-Step Affiliate Application Guide (2022 Update)
We want every affiliate marketer to understand exactly how to get approved at MaxBounty.
It benefits all parties if those who have the desire to become a MaxBounty affiliate and ethically promote high-converting offers can do so efficiently.
We believe that you deserve the opportunity to apply to our network and to have your account approved, regardless of your experience level.
It is also our belief that you deserve to know what it is we value in your potential affiliate application.
This guide will tell you just that while walking you through each step of our application process.
By understanding what it is we look for and following our preparation steps, you can increase the chances of your MaxBounty application being approved.
This will also help accelerate the application process, ensuring you get to promote offers and earn money ASAP.
How to Get Approved at MaxBounty
Although filling out the application is the most crucial part of applying to MaxBounty, knowing what to do both before and after can also increase your chances of getting approved.
With this in mind, the application process can be divided into three separate stages:
- Pre-Application Stage: How to prepare for filling out your MaxBounty application.
- Applying to MaxBounty: How to fill out the application answer each question accurately.
- Post-Application Stage: How to approach your post-application phone call and how to follow-up with your Affiliate Manager.
Pre-Application Stage: Before Applying to MaxBounty
There are several actions we recommend you take before heading to our sign-up page and clicking ‘register’.
Following our pre-application steps will benefit you by:
- Helping you create a high-quality application that has a greater chance of approval.
- Preparing you for the questions in the application.
- Decreasing the time it takes you to fill out your application.
Create a Website/Landing Page
In the application you will be asked to provide a URL for your website/webpage.
We understand that if you are a beginner, this might not be something you have at the moment. That is why this is not a mandatory requirement to be approved into MaxBounty.
However, having a website or landing page can go a long way in showing you are serious about affiliate marketing.
Even a ‘work-in-progress’ will allow us to see your vision for your strategy.
If you have an idea of how your site or LP will eventually look, prepare a rough draft or mock-up. You can then host the image on a site like Imgur so that you are able to give us a URL.
Have a Clear Plan
In the latter half of your application, you will be asked to explain how you plan to promote our campaigns if/when your app is approved.
This is one of if not THE most important thing that we look for in any affiliate application.
A well-thought-out plan lets us know you are serious about becoming an affiliate. It also allows us to make sure your strategy falls in line with our terms and conditions.
This is not just a prerequisite. It benefits YOU as well.
Not only will your chances of approval improve, it will also increase your chances of finding early success.
By planning out your strategy, you will be prepared to promote campaigns upon gaining access to our network.
Do the necessary research and take the time to determine the following:
- Which traffic sources you will be using (paid VS free, traffic type: social, email, display, etc.).
- What verticals, niche, or campaigns you would like to promote.
- Which countries you plan to promote the campaigns in.
Have your photo ID ready
We implemented ID verification in our application to reduce fraud and accelerate our vetting process. This step will ultimately help your MaxBounty application get approved quicker if no fraud is detected.
Make sure you have possession of a real, valid, and readable photo identification in English. Take high quality photos of both the front and back of your ID and have them ready to submit on your device.
Before you apply, double check that you have completed the steps we mentioned above.
- I have a website/landing page. If I do not, I have an idea as to when I will get one OR a reason why I do not have/need one.
- I have a clear plan as to how I will promote campaigns.
- I have a valid photo ID in English within my possession.
- I have took photos of my ID and it is easy to read the information on my card.
If you answered yes to all the above, you are now ready to apply to MaxBounty!
Starting Your MaxBounty Application
If you followed the steps in the Pre-Application stage, filling out your application should be quick and easy.
First, head to our Affiliate Page on MaxBounty.com and click “Become an Affiliate”.
Then, you will be taken to a log in/register screen. If you don’t already have an active affiliate account with us, click ‘Next’ to begin your application.
Page 1: Account Info
1. To start, provide us with your name and a valid email that you wish to be associated with your account.
2. If you will be operating as a company or team, you can also provide the name of that in this section.
3. Complete this page by putting in the desired password for your account twice.
Page 2: Contact Info
1. Provide us with one or two contactable phone numbers where we can reach you.
2. Select which time zone you are in and your preferred time of day to communicate. Your Affiliate Manager will use this information to know when they should contact you. This is important for both your post-application phone call and for general contact if/once you are approved.
3. Below that, provide us with a Skype ID if you have one. If you do not currently have one you can leave this field blank.
Page 3: Address Info
Simply input your address details and ensure all information is up to date and accurate.
Note: There are separate State/Province sections for countries within North America and countries in other continents. Leave the one that does not apply to you blank.
Page 4. Experience and Plan
This is the fundamental page of our affiliate application. It is also the section that is most likely to influence whether or not you get approved at MaxBounty. Therefore, it deserves some extra attention.
Let’s go over each individual question so that you know exactly what’s required.
1. “How did you hear about MaxBounty?“
Did you come across MaxBounty through a Google Ad, while browsing an affiliate marketing forum, or looking through campaigns on OfferVault? If so, we want to know.
Input how you got to our application page here so we can improve at reaching affiliates like yourself.
2. “What’s your experience?:“
Select one of the four options for much how experience you have in affiliate marketing. Keep in mind that we do accept beginners, so just be honest.
3. “Describe your past experience in affiliate marketing:“
This is where you can expand on your previous experience. If you have worked with other networks, tell us which ones and which verticals and campaigns you promoted.
If you have experience using advertising platforms like Facebook or Google ads but not in an affiliate marketing context, please share that with us.
Once again, MaxBounty accepts affiliates from all experience levels, so there is no reason not to answer this question honestly.
Note: This area can only contain 50-200 characters (not words), so be informative but concise.
4. “How do you intend to promote offers?:“
Remember earlier in the guide when we discussed the importance of having a plan? Now is the time to tell us what you have in mind.
Describe your plan in as much detail as you can within the character limit provided. Anything that does not fit can be expanded on over phone later on.
5. “What campaigns are you looking for?:“
Tell us which vertical or specific campaigns you plan to promote.
Your Affiliate Manager will use this information to recommend campaigns to you if/when you have been approved. It will also show us that you have done your research.
6. “Your Website URL:“
Provide us with the URL of your website or landing page if you have one.
As we discussed earlier in the guide, this is not mandatory. If you do not currently have a website, just type “no site right now” in this section.
Page 5: Identification
Upload both the front and back photos of your photo ID that we discussed in the Pre-Application section of this guide.
Ensure the information on your card is easy to read in the photos.
Page 6: Terms and Conditions
Simply check all three boxes, agreeing that you will follow our terms and conditions, then click ‘Submit’.
To learn more about what is not permitted at our network, click on ‘terms and conditions’ in the bottom box.
Verifying your Application
Once you have submitted your application you will receive a verification email titled “Verify your MaxBounty application”
Open the email and click the confirmation link inside.
You will then receive a 2nd email titled “Finalizing your MaxBounty Application” that includes your 6-digit Affiliate ID # and Affiliate Manager contact info. Both are important pieces of information, so either save the email or write down its contents on a piece of a paper.
Post-Application Stage: After Applying to MaxBounty
Phone call Interview
Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a phone call interview from a MaxBounty Affiliate Manager. This usually occurs within 1-3 days after submission.
This is often a mandatory component of our application process unless you’re an experience affiliate, and must be done over the phone rather than on Skype or another instant-messaging service.
The primary purpose of this phone call is for MaxBounty to gain additional insight into the information provided in your application. This is essentially the final step that will determine whether you get approved to MaxBounty.
Be prepared to go over any of the following during your phone call:
- Clarification on details of your application such as address or contact info.
- Your plan for promoting campaigns.
- Your experience level.
- Which campaigns you would like to promote.
- Verifying your identity.
As long as you are able to answer questions clearly and the information you provide during the call matches the info in your application, your Affiliate Manager is likely to approve you.
If you have submitted your application but have not yet received a phone call, you can accelerate the review process by calling your Affiliate Manager.
You can find their phone number in the 2nd email you received after you submitted your application.
Note: It is important that you wait for your Affiliate Manager to add you on Skype rather than searching for them. If not, you could accidentally add the wrong account and unknowingly end up sharing account information with an imposter.
If your Affiliate Manager approved you at the end of your phone call, you can now log in to our Affiliate Dashboard using the email and password you provided in your application.
Congratulations! You are now an active MaxBounty affiliate!
Close this blog and start promoting our network of thousands of campaigns!
If you were reading this guide prior to visiting our application page, you can now go apply to become a MaxBounty affiliate here.
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