My Article Database: Free Articles for Teaching and Studying English as a Foreign Language in China - by Paul Sparks




 Homepage
 About Me
 Teachers
 Students
 Lessons
 Photographs
 Links
 World News
 ICQ Chat
 Contact Me
 Articles
 
My Article Database:

 

Accounting
Acne
Adsense
Advertising
Aerobics
Affiliate
Alternative
Articles
Attraction
Auctions
Audio Streaming
Auto Care
Auto Parts
Auto Responder
Aviation
Babies Toddler
Baby
Bankruptcy
Bathroom
Beauty
Bedroom
Blogging
Body Building
Book Marketing
Book Review
Branding
Breast Cancer
Broadband Internet
Business
Business Loan
Business Plan
Cancer
Car Buying
Career
Car Insurance
Car Loan
Car Maintenance
Cars
Casino
Cell Phone
Chat
Christmas
Claims
Coaching
Coffee
College University
Computer Tips
Cooking
Cooking Tips
Copywriting
Cosmetics
Craft
Creative Writing
Credit
Credit Cards
Credit Repair
Currency Trading
Data Recovery
Dating
Debt Relief
Diabetics
Diet
Digital Camera
Diving
Divorce
Domain
Driving Tips
Ebay
Ebook
Ecommerce
Email Marketing
E Marketing
Essay
Ezine
Fashion
Finance
Fishing
Fitness
Flu
Furniture
Gambling
Golf
Google
GPS
Hair
Hair Loss
HDTV
Health Insurance
Heart Disease
Hobbies
Holiday
Home Business
Home Improvement
Home Organization
Interior Design
Internet Tips
Investment
Jewelry
Kitchen
Ladies Accessories
Lawyer
LCD / PLASMA
Legal
Life Insurance

Return to Articles about Affiliates

Affiliate Programs Make Your Dream Profitable

by: Terry Nicholls
Marketing affiliate programs is one of the most profitable ways of making money on the Internet!

It's exciting, challenging, and very, very rewarding.

What Is An Affiliate?

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, affiliate means to associate as a member. So, as an affiliate, you associate yourself with the company who's product you want to sell.

What Are Affiliate Programs?

Affiliate programs, also known as associate programs, are set up by companies so that you -- the affiliate -- can sell their product and receive a commission for each sale.

Many companies have more than one product available, giving you a variety to offer your visitors and a greater chance of making money.

What Makes A Good Affiliate Program?

The most important thing to look at is the product offered. You need to be enthusiastic about it so that you can recommend it honestly. That's why it's a good idea to actually use it, if possible.

At the very least, you want to make sure that the product delivers good value to your customers so they will be happy when they buy it and will then rely on your recommendations for other products.

Important Features

Some points to look for:


  • How quickly do they respond to E-mail inquiries?


  • Do they have an affiliate agreement on their site that you can read before signing up? A few companies don't let you see this agreement until after you've signed up, requiring you to cancel your account if you don't agree with the terms.


  • Do they pay on time?


  • Do they have good tracking and stats? This means real-time tracking, which lets you know immediately which of your promotions are working so you can concentrate on those that make you more money.



What To Watch Out For

Be careful of affiliate programs


  • With reports of late -- or no -- payments


  • With slow or poor support


  • With no anti-spamming policy


  • That allow spam or even send spam themselves



These are all signs of an affiliate program that isn't looked after properly.

Now, you're probably thinking, "So, how do I find affiliate programs and how do I market them?"

Very good questions.

Our answer?

For a more detailed explanation of affiliate programs, and more great advice for your home-based business, please visit My Home-Based Business Advisor.

Terry Nicholls
My Home-Based Business Advisor
my-home-based-business-advisor.com

Copyright by Terry Nicholls. All Rights Reserved.

About the Author

Terry Nicholls writes from his own experience as someone who wanted to start his own home-based business. Now that he has, visit My Home-Based Business Advisor - Helping YOUR Home Business Start and Succeed for free help for YOUR home business, including ideas, startup, and expansion advice.

 

New! Watch Online Articles with YouTube for Free:

 

 

 

 

Click Here to Return to Top of Page