This article is part of the Ebay affiliate program guide.
If your application results in a rejection it really isn’t the end of the world.
Ebay can be very good about re-examining applications. You have two main options when you are rejected.
- You can study up on what Ebay wants in an affiliate and try to be more like that then reapply.
- Your second option is to use a different way to display and monetize Ebay items through Skimlinks, which is a third party affiliate program that Ebay works with that has less stringent rules to get in.
Reapplying to the Ebay Partner Network
Probably the best piece of advice I can give here is to remember actual people are looking at your application and are making decisions. These people have certain things they are looking for in the affiliate approval process. If you have been rejected then there is typically a good reason for it.
a site that has been rejected from the Ebay affiliate program probably would not have done very well in it anyway
Ebay is looking for real sites, with real people who are actively doing great things with their websites, or have existing communities or traffic that is beneficial to Ebay. In truth, and just to sprinkle some reality on this, let’s talk real. You very likely fall into one of two groups…
- You have one website that you work on a great deal, you have built up an audience or are trying to and you are truly interested in the subject of your website.
- You are an affiliate marketer who has made several websites and plans to make several more and the goal is something like… build sites, add affiliate links and build more sites and add more affiliate links and you probably chose the subjects of your sites by determining how much money you could make rather than choosing their subject because you like that subject or are knowledgeable about that subject.
I am not judging which one is better or worse, I have seen people make lots of money both ways, what I am doing is saying it is good to know which one of these scenarios you fit in. Ebay wants the first type of webmaster for their affiliate program, not the second.
If you are the second type of webmaster, you will probably have to do more work than you want to get in the Ebay program (like building a quality website with great content), but there is an option for you too.
Options for monetizing Ebay items and listings on your site or blog
Whatever kind of webmaster you are you can display Ebay listings on your blog and profit from them. Here is a side by side look at your options and what is good or bad about each…
If you are interested in reapplying to Ebay, make sure you have changed something, that you have the type of website they want and that your marketing type is accurate. Then reapply.
If you are interested in a quick way to monetize all the stuff on your blog (Ebay or other merchants like Amazon), Skimlinks has a WordPress plugin that will do that for you automatically.