Last week on October 1st 2013 Ebay Partner Network (the Ebay affiliate program) changed the way they pay affiliates dramatically. This resulted in many affiliates losing the majority of their income overnight.
Many choose to go to VigLink
VigLink was highlighted on the EPN blog at around the time the payment system changed. Many in the affiliate program took a look at the company. In the next few days as people realized the extent of their Ebay losses, they found themselves in need of a way to monetize their webpages and well, that is exactly what Viglink does.
How Viglink works
Websites and blogs can add a small code snippet to their pages and Viglinks will automatically make affiliate links out of current links, add links when consumer products are found that could be monetized, and even have an option to “re-affiliate” links, which means Viglink will take any affiliate link (say an eBay affiliate link for example) and automatically change that link to another link if it detects the new link will pay more.
How do Ebay affiliates switch?
The process is very simple, very quick and risk free.
1. Sign up for VigLinks (takes only a couple of minutes – there is no “approval” wait. Just sign up and go).
2. Add the code to one of your pages (to get an instant test of what it does)
3. If your test page looks good, add code snippet to rest of site (or just add to footer of your wordpress blog).