Aussies Churning Out Affiliate Commissions at the Factory

When you’re looking to make some money from affiliate marketing, signing up for individual affiliate programs can be a very time-consuming process. It also means that you have earnings scattered throughout the web, making it even more difficult to manage. That’s why affiliate networks are so useful, except there are so many of those too.

Throwing its name into the arena is a new affiliate network called Commission Factory. It might seem like just another option, but for our friends down under, they’ll be proud to hear that this network is based in Australia. As we go through this review, we’ll see what other features they have to offer and whether you should sign up for an account.

A Factory That Produces Commissions

That sounds awfully nice, doesn’t it? An assembly line for sending money in your direction? Of course, you’ll have to put in some effort, but Commission Factory is designed to help you make as much money as possible.

From the affiliate’s perspective, Commission Factory has several appealing components. For starters, all the payments are processed by PayPal. This means that there is no delay in waiting for a check in the mail or anything like that, since payments are instant. They also issue the commission payments on a weekly basis, assuming you meet the $100 threshold. No more waiting a whole month or more to get your money.

Interestingly, Commission Factory also offers the “industry first cookie-less tracking.” I’m not entirely sure how that works and how that’s an advantage, but it’s interesting to know either way. You also get live stats, affiliate prizes, data feeds, coupons, and other useful tools.

The Affiliate Dashboard

Logging into your account, you are presented with a clean dashboard interface.

The main navigation looks similar to WordPress in many ways, offering the main section in the left sidebar with drop-down menus for sub-sections. For instance, under “Creatives & Feeds” you’ll find links for banners, data feeds, video content, coupon codes, deep links, and image libraries.

Looking at the banners as an example, you’ll find that they are organized by size rather than my the affiliate offer. This is a pro and a con, I suppose, depending on your perspective. One drawback is that they do not display the offer details in this section. You need to go back and find the offer under “Merchants” to do that.

Where Are the Offers?

Speaking of merchants, there aren’t too many of them right now. I guess this is understandable, since Commission Factory is relatively young, but it could make it a little more difficult for you to capitalize on these opportunities.

Browsing through the merchants today, I found only 11 offers available. They cover several niches, to be sure, but 11 merchants simply isn’t enough. Clicking on the magnifying glass next to any offer brings up its details; I would have liked if some of the basics, like the commission rate, were visible without having to click through like this.

The lightbox-based interface can also be a little slow at times, which makes the experience even more frustrating. I’ll cut Commission Factory some slack since they’re still going through growing pains, but these kinds of issues need to be resolved. On the bright side, the layout for the program description is visually appealing and relatively easy to skim.

Should You Sign Up?

Commission Factory was designed by people who wanted to take all the best parts of their respective affiliate experiences and combine them into an optimal network. For an affiliate, the weekly payouts and accurate tracking are a plus. For an advertiser, having a robust iOS app comes in handy too.


46 thoughts on “Aussies Churning Out Affiliate Commissions at the Factory”

  1. Patrick says:

    Yet another affiliate program…. arrgghh. But, at least they have a nice UI. Maybe I’ll give it a try.

    1. Yes, another affiliate program, but their interface is really cool. Seems everything neat and tidy. Thats the best thing i see about it , and for newbie it will be great to initially understand the ins and out on AM.

      1. Erwin Miradi says:

        It looks like a nice affiliate program. I indeed will give it a try.

        1. PPC Ian says:

          Agreed. I had not heard of this affiliate program. It looks great, especially the UI. I will check out the factory.

    2. Gift Ideas says:

      very helpful to improving SERP and organic traffic.

  2. Justin Dupre says:

    Thanks for sharing this information. I might be checking this out.

  3. elcosario says:

    Only Australia????… thanks for sharing.. 😉

    1. Its launched by aussies… but not only for aussies… 🙂

      1. fazal mayar says:

        yep ashish, you are right. 🙂

  4. Jezza says:

    Having worked with other Aussie networks, Commission Factory is so far ahead for their market, and they are not even fully featured yet! Finally Australia is going to have a decent network….maybe us US Affiliates should start taking this market more seriously.

    Merchants will come with time. I have noticed that over the last few weeks that features have been going in almost daily same with merchants. Anyone that has tried to work with a Aussie Network will know how much of a big deal this network is for Affiliate Marketing in Australia.

    1. How about creating an eCommerce site with affiliate links embeded to products. Tell me a good host from Australia and consider me up for it.

      1. Jezza says:

        The main ones in Australia are Net Registry, Crazy Domains and Go Daddy are now in the Aussie Market I think. If you buy a .com you will need to set Geo-targeting in Google Webmaster tools. You can only buy a if you are an Australian business, but if you have a .com hosted in australia, and do the geo targeting in google then rankings are pretty easy. Great thing about Australia is the low competition for some really good niches.

      2. Caleb says:

        Your idea here would probably be easy to set up considering they have a product feed option…but they need more products to do the feeding because affiliates tend to be a “hungry” bunch 💡

  5. Hey Michael,
    This system seems like it would make tracking affiliate commissions much easier. I will have to check it out myself for a closer look.

    1. surely, and that’s an important factor for success in affiliate marketing.

  6. Tim says:

    Granted they don’t have many merchants, but I have been using them since launch and the interface is really nice. I am trying to convince the merchants I work with on other networks or in-house to come across to them as it’ll make my life so much simpler – especially the weekly payments.

  7. thanks for sharing the tips, but i dont understand about “Aussies Churning “

  8. Steve Hall says:

    As an Aussie I think I might have to give this a try. Very slim pickings up until now in terms of Aussie affiliate networks so it is nice to see something new.

    1. pro bloggers Darren Rowse and Yaro Starak both are from AU, but this is the first AU affiliate company introduced.

  9. Wao! I’m signing up right now to try this ut

  10. Caleb says:

    More info is needed on the “cookie less tracking” because in one of screenshots it actually gives a cookie duration of 30 days and does anybody know the conversiom for AU to USD ❓

    1. most of the affiliates provide 30 days cookie, 1 AU = 1.05 USD

    2. Tim says:

      Well cookies aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. I believe it’s a variation of tracking capabilities like cookies, flash, user agent, png pixel RGB value and maybe something to do with Silverlight.

      Most will agree that tracking technologies are not perfect but as long as networks are combing many different methods (that don’t slow down the jump) then the likelihood of someone losing a sale decreases dramatically.

  11. I learned a lot from affiliate networks which are observed by me to get more information about online business through my affiliate networks promotions. thanks

  12. So this is kinda like CJ or Clickbank??? Just something to consolidate income???

    Just curious…


  13. fas says:

    That is something awesome and can be replicated by any person in any demography!

  14. Virtual Tour says:

    They have a really cool user inter phase. That helps a lot.

  15. PPC Ian says:

    I like the name, Commission Factory.

  16. Commission are the mainthing we expect more then the other systems

  17. does is similar like other affiliate networks

  18. Glad to know arena new affiliate network..

  19. Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn online, but it has one disadvantage.

  20. Essays says:

    John, you have introduced many affiliation sites before. It is really difficult to choose one. So far commission factory is concern, I see that they have Australia based domain. Do they operate world wide?

    1. Jezza says:

      At the moment they only target Australian Merchants, however International Affiliates are welcome to promote them of course. I am from the US, promoting in their network. however is worldwide, but an Australian company.

  21. I’ve tried out this affiliate marketing stuff with no results. I see the usefulness but i have a hard time translating it into success for myself.

  22. Affiliate marketing is the best method to earn a money in online

  23. Agree about the main navigation looks similar to WordPress in many ways..

  24. Impressive name Commission Factory & should be a group of people officially authorized to perform certain duties or functions for Commision..

  25. Gift Ideas says:

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  26. Thanks for the great valuable sharing with us.

  27. Affiliate information are really useful

  28. Having the best affiliate marketing program are the best way we can good commission

  29. who2india says:

    Another affiliate program, works for me 🙂

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