Affiliate Marketing: Good for Your Health (and Wallet)

Making money online isn’t exactly the easiest endeavor, but you can do all sorts of things to stack the odds in your favor. One of these strategies is to focus on a highly profitable niche. After all, if you’re going to put in the work, you may as well get paid for it.

It’s with that kind of philosophy that we take a look at HealthConverter.com. As we make our way through this review, we’ll learn what this ad network has to offer and how it differs from the countless other ad networks on the web.

All About Health and Beauty

They say that variety is the spice of life, but as a result, it’s hard to become an expert in any one area. Whereas most other networks try to encompass every possible niche, HealthConverter.com is different. It only focuses on health and beauty.

You won’t find any affiliate offers related to the Snuggie or international travel here. Instead, the offers are entirely focused on weight loss, men’s health, skin care, and the like. HealthConverter.com says it focuses on this niche because it is one of the most profitable.

What Kinds of Offers?

Even though the focus is on just one niche, the offers available through HealthConverter.com still have some variety. They work directly with tier-1 advertisers like Extenze and Hydroxatone, as well as with tier-2 advertisers, the latter of which on a prepay basis.

There are likely some offers that may be exclusive to HealthConverter.com, but you’ll also find a number that are “streamlined” from other trusted networks like CX Digital, Neverblue, and Copeac.

As you can see from the screenshot above, the payouts are quite generous. Many offers are in the $40 CPA range, whereas others are on a revenue share basis. It’s also notable that you still get credit for re-orders, offering another stream of residual income. At the same time, you don’t lose out when it comes to product returns.

Referrals are most easily tracked through online venues, but you can also earn commissions based on sales through other channels as well. Just make sure that the prospective customer mentions your referral ID when they call in for a phone order, for instance.

Getting Paid Twice a Month

Naturally, each of the affiliate offers will come with their own share of different ad creatives. They have banners, text links, and the like. The advanced webmaster features include a good range of tracking options, as well as hidden affiliate link technology, XML data feeds, RSS article feeds and the like.

In terms of payment details, HealthConverter.com has a pretty good deal. You get paid twice a month and the minimum threshold is just $40. Based on most of the CPA offers, it means you only need one conversion to reach this benchmark.

Payment is available by check, bank wire, or PayPal. If you’re able to generate 20 or more sales per day, you can “negotiate special commission and payment requirements.” You can request weekly bank wires if you’re pushing that kind of volume. There’s also a reward program for even more bonuses.

Registration and Signup

In terms of the sign up process with HealthConverter.com, it’s pretty straightforward. You fill out the form, offering your phone number, address, and so on. However, your account has to be “verified” before you can do anything.

If you try to log into your account in the meantime, you’ll be shown the screen above. Thankfully, the verification process usually happens within the day; just make sure you’re around to answer the phone call.

All in all, Health Converter looks like a solid affiliate network that focuses on one very specific niche. It’s good if you want to capitalize on the health and beauty industry, but it may not be quite as useful for other folks. The low payout threshold and twice-monthly payment schedule are certainly nice though.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP WITH HEALTHCONVERTER.COM


53 thoughts on “Affiliate Marketing: Good for Your Health (and Wallet)”

  1. I think this looks pretty good. I am currently only using Adbrite….

    1. d3so says:

      Adbrite as a publisher?? or advertiser?
      I’m currently active with EWA. They have great payouts, I just wish they had a better interface similar to neverblue or hydra.

      1. Jeremy Blake says:

        I love EWA (even though I’m not really active right now), but I do agree that their interface sorta blows. Bit clunky. I’m sure they’ll get around to improving though. Good dudes over there.

        1. Earl says:

          Is it difficult to get accepted into CPA networks?

          1. d3so says:

            The top networks are hard to get into.

            You never replied to my emails, you’re a FAIL GTFO!

          2. Do I sense anger?

            You just have to get a name of an AM from someone already on there and your good…all about networking.

      2. I agree with you. I’m also with EWA and I must say they are really generous.

      3. salesfist says:

        adbrite does not pay too well.

        1. AdBrite is awful.

          1. lol…that’s what I’ve heard. I’ve never tried it because I’ve always thought is would lower the quality of my site.

      4. I don’t use any of the two. I wonder which one is better.

        1. It really depends on who you ask. You’ll probably find people that would vouch for both…

      5. Its been a while since I’ve actually heard someone other than John mention adbrite..lol

    2. Health and Beauty sounds and looks good. Everything about it seems great.

      Good promotional post John and educational too. I’ve never heard of this company before.

      1. Oops, the name is Health Converter.

        Since a couple of days ago when I reply to a specific comment my comment appears way below it and is not even part of the same thread.

        What has changed?

        1. Since you always rag on people for not noticing when its a guest post, I thought I’d point out that this was written by Michael, not John. πŸ™‚

          1. Thank you for pointing that out. I do make mistakes too. This kind of mistake is really not OK when done repeatedly.

          2. that deserves an “at-a-boy!” πŸ™‚

      2. I just caught these guys on Zac Johnson’s blog. It was perfect timing for my fitness blog:

        http://corefitnessblog.com

  2. Earl says:

    I’ve never done CPA yet, but from everyone I know that does it, they’re doing quite well. I wonder if you could use a CPA offer as a bribe to join fb group. Eg join fb group and get link to free samples!

    1. John Chow says:

      You’ll have to ask your affiliate manager about that. Some offers will allow it, some won’t.

    2. d3so says:

      You owe me $100 Earl.

      1. Earl says:

        Hey d3so,

        Log in to your account – money’s there already πŸ™‚

  3. I think niche networks are really the way to go. Easier to navigate the offers and I would say the affiliate managers are also more likely informed what works and what doesn’t in particular niche, SY

    1. Earl says:

      That makes sense – I just became an affiliate manager for a product at share a sale and it’s a big place. Easy to get lost in there, and so much to choose from I can see how thematic niche networks have an advantage.

      1. Hi Earl I was interested to read that you had just become an “affiliate manager”. I am really interested because I am in the process of starting a new blog about affiliate management. Would you like to write a guest post for my blog?

  4. PPC Ian says:

    John,
    Thanks for sharing! This seems like a good opportunity. I know the drug companies have huge budgets so these seem like some great niches to participate in.
    Best,
    Ian

    1. Yes pharmacy is the best one but with that there is huge competition as well.

      So be ready for that

  5. Baker says:

    Good info. I am getting int affilate marketing at the moment and learning from this post and also the comments so far.

    1. The comments are pretty good this time and more relevant which helps to learn more about the subject.

      I like the payout schedule and the fact that better terms can be negotiated.

      1. Yep, sometimes the comment section here on JohnChow can get a bit off topic πŸ˜‰ But this time we resisted the temptation πŸ˜‰ SY

        1. I love it this way. It’s so easy to get off topic. Sometimes the off topic can be more interesting. It depends on the subject of the post I guess.

  6. Looks quite good. How would you compare it with markethealth affiliate network? I have heard about markethealth, but not healthconverter.

    Kindest,
    Nabeel

    1. Nigel Chua says:

      Ya me too, been using it too but apparently healthconverter has a better interface – just checked it.

  7. Interesting post John. Health and beauty is one of the major niches that affiliate marketers go into. It’s second to Computers and Electronics.

  8. Personally I thought about jumping into the health industry, but just haven’t found that right program to promote.

    I think this will be a good starter to see how the conversion are with the sales.

    TrafficColeman β€œSigning Off”

  9. I would love to get paid twice a month.

    1. It certainly beats getting paid once a month and the low amount of sales required before you get paid is nice too.

  10. Sounds like a good deal, but I don’t think I know enough about health topics to write about it πŸ™‚

    1. Ever thought about outsourcing your article writing?

  11. Sean Supplee says:

    These are defiantly products that are increasing. Anything health or beauty related always seems to progressively go up and sales and never slump over the last 20 years.

  12. Just applied for an acct

    Goes well with my blog.

    Peter
    Fitness Over 50

    1. That’s great, this post by Michael Kwan is helping the readers.

      I’ll check out your blog too now and later on to see how you will use this affiliate program.

  13. Will look into it, money in my wallet is always great.

  14. Kimberly says:

    Great info! Thanks, John!

  15. Chris S. says:

    I like the idea of focusing on a niche, and I suppose at some point it is inevitable, but I have been building search traffic around focusing on a variety. At some point though it may be wise for me to focus in a little more…

  16. Shawnsey says:

    WOW, 40 dollar CPA is quite good. Alot better than the publisher service I am using! They average around 20 to 15 for each CPA!

    1. It does sound good but one thing we don’t know is how the offers convert. Have to try it.

  17. Affiliate marketing could be great for someone who is good at selling & recommending stuff. For a newbie blogger, it would turn out to be quite difficult to actually be successful at affiliate marketing. Also, a high traffic is the key as the conversion rate usually is quite low. That said, $40 CPA is amazing man !

  18. Now this is a GOOD POST full of useful information. I had not heard about this site before and it is just what I need for some of my sites. Thanks Michael

  19. Bidet says:

    This looks like a great affiliate network for health products. Thanks for sharing it. Its always good to have niche specific networks.

  20. mousse says:

    I haven’t used them in the past, but a couple of the payouts look respectable….I may have to dig deeper.

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