FlexOffers Review

If you’ve recently created a blog or a website and you’re thinking of monetizing it, you’ve probably done some research on a variety of affiliate networks. 

In today’s post, we’re looking at FlexOffers and everything that it entails from the payment methods currently used by the platform to some complaints expressed by affiliates. Read on to find out more!

FlexOffers Review

What is FlexOffers?

This is a fairly well-known platform that connects affiliate marketers and brands that want to promote themselves. From what we have found about it, it seems to be quite user-friendly and a good option for affiliate rookies, especially those whose blogs aren’t getting heaps of traffic yet. 

We’d say that FlexOffers is at least worth looking into as it works with pretty large brands, some of which many in your readership audience might have heard about before. 

Ways of earning with FlexOffers

What makes this network stand out from the crowd, at least when comparing it with some of the other platforms we have looked at before, is the fact that there are several different ways of earning with it. 

You have CPC, CPA, CPS, and CPL, which means that the sky’s the limit in terms of what offers you choose and which ones you decide to skip. 

With CPC, you will be paid for every click, with CPA you’ll be paid for an action that the referral performs after clicking on your link, and the CPS (cost per sale) one is a pretty straightforward model. The cost per lead model is also available, so bringing leads (in the form of someone requesting a quote, for example) will also get you a commission. 

Signing up to FlexOffers

When it comes to the FlexOffers affiliate program, you have to ask yourself how hard or easy it is to actually sign up. This should be something to consider because some networks make it quite difficult for you to join them, and they tend to ask you for a lot of information. 

Also, some platforms require you to be based in a specific country, with the United States being the most common one here. 

Luckily, that is not the case with FlexOffers. We’ve found the signup process to be very easy. They only ask you for some basic information, you get an email, and then you verify your account. 

Of course, you’ll be asked for your traffic sources as well as some personal details, but that is to be expected from pretty much any other affiliate network anyway. What we’ve found interesting is that the company also asks you for the number of likes and followers you have on any platform you are active on. 

Something we do have to add here is that once you’re accepted, you shouldn’t think that your job is done there. Every brand has to approve you individually, which means that it will take a bit of time and hassle for you to apply for each and every one. 

FlexOffers affiliate programs

Here’s where things start to get interesting. Depending on the niche your blog or website is in, you might find FlexOffers to be more or less suitable for you. 

The categories when it comes to the affiliate programs you will find here are very generous, so they go from automotive and business to credit cards, education, clothing, and insurance. 

There’s a fair share of online services and financial services, too, and even telecommunications and travel, if that’s what you are interested in. 

But categories aren’t the most important factor — the brands actually are. Fortunately, FlexOffers has no shortage of well-known companies in this sense. For example, in the clothing category, you can find anything from Converse and Marshalls. 

In the travel category, you’ll find Booking.com and Hawaiian Airlines while in the online services category, you’ll come across brands such as NordVPN, GoDaddy, and Vimeo. It will take some time for you to discover these brands, but you can also research them separately performing a basic organic search. 

When it comes to how easy or difficult it might be for you to discover products you should promote, we’d like to note that the interface is very user-friendly. 

You can select offers based on a variety of factors, whether the actual name of the brand or product keywords to the country these companies operate in or the way they pay (remember the CPC, CPA, and other advertising models we mentioned?). 

It also goes without saying that you can first select the category and then move through it depending on the aspects that we have already mentioned. 

Once you’re done with all of this and you’ve found programs to apply to, after being accepted you will get access to all of the marketing materials you need — links, banners, HTML codes, and everything else. You might think that this part is a bit technical, but the truth is that everything works pretty smoothly. 

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FlexOffers payment methods

The commissions you earn will obviously depend on the brands you decide to promote, how your audience purchases or whatever actions it performs, and the actual percentage or fixed commission each of these companies offers. 

So while we can’t give you an estimate of how much money you will make by becoming a FlexOffers affiliate, we can provide you with quite a bit of info with regards to how and when they pay. 

First of all, there are four main payment methods:

  • Direct deposit 
  • Wire transfer
  • PayPal
  • Cheque

For each of these payout methods, there are different taxes/transaction fees that you can expect. There are also different payment thresholds. For example, for direct deposit, the fee is just $1 but you have to make at least $25 before being able to be paid. 

For wire transfers, the fee is $15 but you need to reach at least $1,000 in commissions while for PayPal, the transaction fee is 2% plus $1 or $2 and the threshold is just $25. 

If you want to go down the somewhat traditional route and get a cheque instead, you should expect a fee of $3 and a threshold of $25, as well. 

On top of everything, you should know that you are not going to get your earnings in your bank account or be able to withdraw them in the following month. 

This system is called Net60 and it basically involves the platform paying you for what you’ve made 60 days ago. So for January, you’ll get your earnings at the end of March, not in February. It’s not uncommon for networks to use this method as a way of making sure that people have actually made the purchase and not returned the product for a refund, for example. Amazon Associates also has it in place and other platforms do, too. 

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Pros and cons of becoming a FlexOffers affiliate

When it comes to the reasons you should consider using FlexOffers as a way of making a bit of money on the side, the first one would have to be that they don’t restrict their affiliates in terms of their website traffic. In other words, it’s a network that works best for beginning bloggers. 

The fact that the interface is easy to use and that there are plenty of reputable companies to choose from is another advantage. Top it all off with the fact that you get an affiliate manager you can talk to in case you run into a problem and it all seems like a pretty sweet deal, right? 

Well, there are some cons, too. For example, you might not find the Net60 system to work to your advantage, especially if you find yourself strapped for cash and need to withdraw your money as soon as possible. 

While FlexOffers has quite a bit of categories available, they can’t possibly cover all of them. Therefore, depending on your niche, you might or might not find products and services that are right up your alley. 

This network also doesn’t have a training program or a number of resources, although the website does provide you with most of the info you should be aware of before joining the platform. 

The payment threshold might be seen as a drawback by some affiliates although we might argue that $25 is not a lot. However, it is true that the minimum threshold of other affiliate networks is just $10, so it all boils down to your needs and preferences in this respect. 

FlexOffers alternatives

ShareASale

This one is perhaps the largest and most significant competitor of FlexOffers (and other platforms, for that matter). This network is absolutely huge — there are more than 15,000 advertisers available on it at the time we are writing this, so the sky’s the limit when it comes to what you can promote.

If your niche is in the physical product area whatsoever, ShareASale should be right up your alley. They have recently delved into the digital service field, too, but they have fewer offers in that sense compared to, say, ClickBank. 

On ShareASale, you also get paid on the 20th of every month, so there’s no need for you to wait for your money to hit your bank account for 60 whole days. But the payout threshold on ShareASale is higher compared to FlexOffers — $50 instead of $25. The transaction fees are pretty much the same. 

ClickBank

Although ClickBank has a somewhat lower number of publishers available on the network right now, you do have plenty of offers to promote. Do keep in mind that the network is still heavily reliant on the digital space, so you’ll find fewer physical products and services here. 

What we do have to note about this platform is that it can take time and quite a bit of effort for you to sift through shady advertisers and actually find the ones that are worth promoting. 

The good thing about ClickBank is that the payment threshold is just $10, but the biggest drawback is that if you make no sale over a period of 90 days, you’ll be charged a $1 fee. 

Awin

This one is pretty large and the company has actually recently acquired ShareASale, too, so we’ll see how things progress in the future. For now, they are two different platforms and the chances of Awin wanting ShareASale to be redirected to another website is slim (given its reputation). 

Awin does not support PayPal so that is something completely different compared to FlexOffers. Given that the platform works with many well-known brands, we’d say that you should look into becoming an Awin affiliate alongside being a FlexOffers affiliate, too. 

Amazon Affiliates

FlexOffers is mostly better than Amazon in every possible way, and here’s why. You have different commissions and cookie lengths depending on each service or product/brand you decide to promote, and you’ll find that the cookie lasts for at least 10 days in most cases. 

On Amazon, the commissions are lower and the cookie duration is just 24 hours. Plus, your account will get disabled if you don’t make three sales during the first 180 days of having an affiliate account. 

So, while there are both pros and cons to becoming a FlexOffers affiliate, we’d say that it makes more sense than using Amazon Associates. They even both use the same Net60 system, too. 

CJ Affiliate

We’ve written a separate review of CJ Affiliate before, so we recommend that you check it out if you want to learn more about the platform. It’s a fairly good alternative if you’re looking for a network that’s even better known than FlexOffers. 

There are more than four thousand different publishers on CJ Affiliate, so you have lots of offers to pick from. Another reason we might say that it’s slightly better is that it pays its affiliates on the 20th of every month, so you are not going to have to deal with that Net60 system. 

On the other hand, if you do not manage to make a sale during the first six months of using the platform, your account will be automatically deleted. 

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Craig Campbell

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