Basic Rules for Choosing The Right Affiliate Program

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Basic Rules for Choosing The Right Affiliate Program

Post  forumtester on Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:32 pm

Joining an affiliate program is a great way to start earning a sizeable income on the Internet without many of the hassles that come with running your own business. Follow these basic rules to find the right one for you.

1. Find a great quality product or service

Remember that any recommendation you make will reflect directly on you. If you recommend a great quality product, the people you recommend it to will always trust you and be interested in future recommendations that you make. If you recommend a bad quality product, people will likely hesitate to act on any future offers you recommend. Only recommend products that you truly believe in.

2. Look for an affiliate program that offers top commissions

It is perfectly reasonable for you to expect to be paid 30% to 50% of the profits on each product sold. 5% to 10% is very low. You should look for companies who understand the lifetime value of new customers you refer and appreciate your efforts. Only consider joining programs that show a similar level of respect for their affiliates.

3. Make sure they have a high sales conversion ratio

Make sure that the affiliate program is turning a reasonable number of visitors into sales. If not, then your efforts directing traffic to their website will be completely wasted. A 1% conversion ratio (1 out of every 100 visitors) is quite good, 2%+ is better.

4. Be sure that you will be credited for every sales you make

You should find out what kind of tracking software the affiliate program that you are interested in joining uses. You must look for a program that uses quality affiliate tracking software that is reliable and tracks all (online, by phone, fax, mail orders, etc.) because there are many companies who only track online orders, and this means that you will never get credit for anywhere from 5% – 10% of your affiliate sales. Make sure they have a high sales conversion ratio and a good tracking software.

5. They should allow you to access your sales statistics real time

The affiliate program you join should give you a special username and password that you can use to access your own personal affiliate sales information right on their website. Many affiliate programs have done this, but in case they have not, you should reconsider whether to join them.

6. Look for a program that teaches you to maximize your affiliate sales

A good affiliate program will provide you with everything you need to be successful. They will provide you with traffic-generating banners, text-links, and recommendation letter templates. They will tell you which techniques work well in which circumstances. Find an affiliate program that is similarly dedicated to educating their affiliates.

7. Make sure they are reputable

There have been known caes where people who have worked really hard making a lot of sales for a company, but then have never been paid or forced to wait months and months to get their money. If you have any concerns about a company that you are thinking of doing business with, ask for references and do some checks on them before you join them.

8. Be sure to read all contracts and agreements

Before you join any affiliate program make sure that you read all contracts and agreements very carefully. Pay very close attention to exclusivity clauses in the agreement. Be careful that any affiliate agreement or contract you sign does not restrict you.


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