01 Jun 09
25 Nov 09 12:06 pm
It could be possible depending on the arrangement you have with the merchant but it would more likely be a merchant-reseller type of relationship rather than a merchant-affiliate one, specially if the merchant does not have a system for tracking referrals. I have not yet heard of any software on the market that can be used by an affiliate to track sales on the merchant website.
There is also a certain amount of risk in promoting the products of a merchant that does not have an affiliate program and is not registered with an affiliate network. You see, with an affiliate network such as clickbank, cj, or linkshare, it is the network that controls payments and you can be more or less sure of being paid because the network is a third party and will arbitrate any dispute. Without a network, there's only you and the merchant; what happens in the case of disputed sales/referrals?