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Choosing online affiliate programs for your website and social media outlets that increase your chances of actually making money. Find affiliate programs that actually work with you.
We just want to mention a few important factors you should know about when choosing the Merchant you wish to work for... Because the bottom line is you will be working for them - so you want it to be worth YOUR time, and not just theirs. You obviously have an intent to make money online, now be sure and spend your time and efforts with a worthwhile affiliate program.
We are going to assume that you already know what Industry or Products you are looking to promote, and may even be aware of some of the affiliate programs that serve that market. Understand, you have to work at these programs, people think that it's easy to make money online - THIS IS A HUGE MISCONCEPTION.
Now it is EXTREMELY important to YOUR income that you understand a few things about the terms of some affiliate agreements - PLEASE READ THEM.
I have personally found the hardest part of affiliate marketing to be;
Finding Reliable & Trustworthy Merchants, (believe me) - Ones that can be taken for their word and pay on time without aggravation. Ones who respond to you in a timely manner - A couple of days versus weeks. I know, you would think they were happy to have an awesome salesperson - But that does not seem to matter much to them (in my experience). - So be careful. Even a good and fair program is getting harder to find, do your homework, save some time & aggravation.
Once you are aware of what to look for, you will be in an ideal position to select the best affiliate programs and the most profitable to you. Your Time and Effort is worth money, right? Nothing is FREE - you get out exactly what you put into it.
- Signing-UpIt should always be FREE to sign-up for the program.
- Reputable Firm
It doesn't hurt to do a little checking on the company. Sometimes you find out about their affiliates, customers or programs just by Googling them.
- Fair Commissions15% and HIGHER - Nothing Less! See below.
- Good Products & PricingGood products, good selection, good pricing and shipping policies, these all help you sell.
- Recurring SalesWhen your prospect returns to buy again, are you compensated? Ideally, this should be YES.
- Multi-tieredOffering you a percent of sales coming from others who signed up under you (from your link). 2 or 3 tier.
- SupportCommon courtesy response to affiliates, if you can't get a response to an inquiry, they are not helping you and not worried about your concerns or traffic. Find another.
- Terms & ConditionsRead these to find out how good (or bad) you and your efforts will be rewarded. See below.
Reputable Firm - Hopefully, this one is self-explanatory, but not always easy to find. Online and real-time statistics are also very important and worthwhile to your mission, a good affiliate program offers real-time stats.
FAIR Commissions - One of my pet peeves. Offering 10% commissions and then a World of stipulations. Your time and effort is worth more than this, but it's your decision. Remember, they get the customers email, they get 'forever' re-orders, they are Branded by you, and they still got all the traffic you send to them - whether they bought or not... wouldn't you like FREE traffic, branding & links too?
Products & Pricing - If everything is overpriced and very little sells, than you need to find a better program. 40% of nothing is far less than 20% of something. Investigate this a bit, you'll be glad you did.
Recurring Sales - If a customer you previously sent to the Merchant returns to buy again, are you paid again? Obviously, you would like this to be YES, however, many, many Merchants do not pay on returning customers purchases... you would have to ask them why?
Multi-Tiered - If someone signs-up as an affiliate from your link, some affiliate programs pay you a percentage of their on-going sales too.
Support - Try a friendly email before you sign-up, I'll give you a few questions to ask below. When do you get paid?
Terms & Conditions - How long does this customer stay attached to you? 24 hours is unacceptable! Many, many people do not buy on their first visit! If they return to their bookmarked shopping cart and add more stuff, do I get paid? Click-through to Sale Ratio? (average number of visitors before a sale). You want your IP or cookie to stay connected to that customer for as long as possible - 90 days is good, but a year is even better.
Read the fine print in the Terms & Conditions - It may surprise you how hard some companies make it for YOU to make money selling THEIR products, we already know they are profitable. Look for Programs that give you the advantage, not the opposite.
We DO have some experience online ourselves ...
Here are a few companies we had to Blacklist and WHY
See our Blacklist
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