I was scratching my own itch and built a tool to manage and track affiliates/partners for my SaaS. Tools I found so far are either expensive like getAmbassador or doesn’t have good support for subscriptions…most of them are built for ecommerce and recurring commissions look like a hack.
Even though I know the SaaS market quite a bit, i’m not sure about its size…
I know that any growing SaaS will eventually get affiliate requests(some of them a few a week) and they turn them down because they don’t have a solution to track and handle affiliates. However, I’m not sure if there are enough SaaS companies who don’t have an affiliate program, so can I aim for at least $10k MRR ($50-$150/month pricing).
An idea is to offer a hybrid, SaaS + Done For You services to increase the revenue, like LeadFuze does. Many guys in the SaaS space do affiliate marketing really bad(mostly because they consider it more of a distraction) and obviously they give up. I worked in the SaaS and affiliate marketing for the last 6 years and I can provide some useful services.
Another idea is to go wide and target all subscription businesses that use Stripe/Recurly/Braintree…
What do you think about this? Any suggestions?