I am an affiliate for Escalate Media which means that I will make a commission off some of the links provided in the article. All opinions are 100% my own but I truly enjoy working with Escalate Media.
If not, here it is! I LOVE them! I’ve been with Escalate Media as a blogger for 3 years now as an affiliate and as far as I’m concerned, they are one of the best.
I love to offer my readers great coupons and other fantastic deals but also needed a way to pay the hosting bills and all that jazz to keep the site going. So back in 2011 I signed up with Escalate Media to earn a little extra to pay the bills. I was a little unsure at first being new to the whole affiliate idea.
I learned through experience that as a blogger it’s hard to find good affiliate networks to work with… I remember having trouble getting paid with a few affiliate programs and some just didn’t have their sh*t together which would cause problems for me and them. Honestly, I have had none of that trouble with Escalate Media and often tell those who ask for any blog resources or affiliate programs to join they should try Escalate Media out.
What They Offer
The offers are perfect for bloggers whose blogs are geared toward parenting and couponing/sales/deals. All of the offers are family friendly, most consist of coupons or great parenting/mom related products. They do offer some survey type offers but not many like a lot of the other affiliate programs I know of.
Their coupon selection is huge. They also offer a Savvy Shopper widget that you can easily put in the sidebar of your blog that will list all of the offers or coupons.. you can even adjust this to show only coupons in certain categories (i.e. food, personal care). There’s also a Coupons.com widget and iFrame that can be used too.
Their customer service is outstanding. My network manager Esther is always sending me great emails with the latest offers they have available and the team always answers questions when I have them. Towards the beginning when I was new to all the affiliate stuff I had soooo many questions but both Esther and her colleague Chris were always just an email away. They walked me through something if I needed it which I was very grateful for and always answered any questions that I had.
Payments are always on time.. actually most of the time payments come much earlier than anticipated which is awesome. In terms of payment they say you will be paid by the 15th of every month, however, payments are usually early and sent around the 7th or the 2nd week of the month. Since I have been with them I’ve always been paid earlier than the 15th and there has never been an issue with payments, earnings, etc.
This is only my experience though, others may have a different view but I have had nothing less than a great experience in the last 3 years.
As a blogger do you use an affiliate network to promote coupons or other great deals? Have you had a positive experience or bad experience with Escalate Media? I’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions!