Last week at the end of my post on the Prosper referral program I suggested:
The next step for even more growth
Currently all referral programs mentioned above have one thing in common. They are open only to existing members of the p2p lending services. Assuming they are successful and the p2p lending serves are seeking opportunities to enable even faster growth then the next step could be to start an affiliate program through networks like Zanox, CJ or Affilinet.
And today German Smava.de has launched an affiliate program through Affilinet. Though probably not a result of my blog post (or is it?), it is nice to see the development headed in the direction I anticipated.
The Smava affiliate program pays 15 Euro for each referred borrower that creates a listing and 10 Euro for each referred lender (who completes process of opening an account).