As the name suggests, the Homegrown Cash v2 adult affiliate program is all about amateur content, arguably the best in the niche. When it comes to amateur content, the Homegrown Cash v2 sites for the most part give all appearance to being the real deal with exclusive honest-to-goodness user submitted pics and videos, and not well known pros in so called amateur and ex-girlfriend style content you will find on many other supposedly amateur sites. Granted, some of that content appears to come from producers who scout amateur models and amateurs promoting their own sites, but the added diversity should only add to the user experience.
About the program
Payment Structure: 50% RevShare
Payment Schedule: Monthly
Payment Methods: Check, Paxum, and Wire.
Payment Minimum: $50
Sites: 10 – Hover here to view them.
Hosted Galleries: YES
Type of Content: Pics and Videos – Flash, MP4, and WMV.
Exclusive Content: YES
RSS Feeds: NO
Morphing Feeds: NO
FLV Tube Clips: YES
Free Content and Hosting: Content YES, hosting NO.
Hosted TGP/MGP: NO
Hosted POTD/VOTD: NO
Trials: FREE/1 day and $1/1 day
Cross Sales: None
Affiliates should take note of the ‘v2’ – apparently Homegrown Cash has migrated to NATS 4.1, and in doing so has effectively created a second affiliate program. The folks at Homegrown took this opportunity to update each of the site tours as it was transferred over. Not too long ago, affiliates would have needed to join both programs in order to promote all of the Homegrown sites, but happily the transition is complete and all of the sites and content can now be found on this newer program.
While the Homegrown Cash v2 sites are very nice, affiliates who primarily promote hosted galleries may be disappointed in the quantity of promotional tools. Most of the sites have a limited number of hosted galleries – a couple have none, and their update schedule appears rather inconsistent. Additionally, the galleries are sadly lacking in any degree of unique text scene descriptions to assist affiliates in their promotion. However, there are considerably more promotional videos available in downloadable, embedded, and hosted formats, which appear to be updated much more frequently. Affiliates should also note that RSS feeds are available, however they are of the type to quickly grab the latest promotional tools and not the text heavy feeds frequently used for auto-updating blogs.
Potential and existing affiliates should be pleased to know that the Homegrown Cash v2 sites do not appear to employ any of the indexing tricks that some other adult affiliate programs use to give their own pages indexing advantages over those of their affiliates. The most common of which are affiliate pages that contain noindex meta tags or canonical links pointing to versions of the same page without affiliate IDs, effectively telling the search engines that those pages without the IDs is the preferred page to index, or robots.txt files that are often used for the same purpose.
While Homegrown Cash v2 has some very nice sites and content in the amateur niches, the paucity of galleries may make this adult affiliate program less appealing for those affiliates who primarily use galleries in their promotional efforts. Affiliates who primarily use hosted, embedded, or downloaded videos, however, will have much more content with which to promote this program.