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Affiliate Programs Are Wonderlands Of Opportunities(332)
Date: Wednesday, June 29 @ 07:23:54
Topic Affiliate Programs

We have previously discussed affiliate programs in passing.
But in this article, weíre going to get an overview of
this subfield of Internet marketing

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Affiliate Programs Are Wonderlands Of Opportunities

Copyright 2005 Mal Keenan

We have previously discussed affiliate programs in passing.
But in this article, weíre going to get an overview of
this subfield of Internet marketing and how it could help
bring about some stable and generous earnings for you.

It has been said that affiliate programs are the easiest
ways to o≠nline riches.† There is a lot of truth in that
statement, though it must be remembered that affiliate
marketing is still a job, albeit o≠ne which you could do in
the comforts of your own home, hence, you cannot make the
most out of it without exerting some effort.

Even if you are not familiar with affiliate programs, Iím
sure you have encountered some in your years o≠n the
Internet.† For certain, you have visited a site that was
suggesting a book from to supplement the
information its pages revealed.† That siteís webmaster, my
friend, is an affiliate.† And if you decided to purchase
the book he recommended, he would have earned a commission
from the merchant site.

Amazon, indeed, is the first business model for affiliate
programs.† There are more, of course, usually asking the
affiliate partner to sell web hosting, domain names, and
tangible products.† But itís the affiliate programs which
offer information products that often give the highest

But first, letís discuss how affiliate programs work.
There are three parties in affiliate programs:

* The affiliate merchant
* The affiliate
* The buyer

The affiliate merchant is the o≠ne who has products to sell.
He would establish an affiliate program to invite
affiliates to pre-sell his products.† o≠nce the affiliate
finds a buyer, he would recommend the same to the affiliate
merchant.† The affiliate merchant would then sell his
products to the buyer.† If the buyer buys, the affiliate
merchant would give the affiliate his corresponding

Selling and pre-selling are two different things.
Pre-selling usually involves referrals and an earnest
attempt to convince the buyer to try the products being
endorsed.† When an affiliate enrolls in an affiliate
program, he is given a code which is called an affiliate
link.† This affiliate link has his designation embedded o≠n
it, so whenever a sale is consummated by virtue of the said
link, the affiliate programís system would be able to
determine that the commission due shall accrue for the

Selling, o≠n the other hand, is primarily the task of the
affiliate merchant.† This includes payment processing,
delivery and shipment if applicable, and post-sales support.

Easy isnít it?† All you have to do is to enroll in an
affiliate program, market the products with your affiliate
link, and you could earn wonderful commissions!† Plus, you
have the option of automating everything through your site,
or through some creative strategies that have worked for
many people.

But this shouldnít be taken to mean that affiliate
marketing can o≠nly be carried out through your website.
The fact of the matter is, you could be a very successful
affiliate even without the benefit of having a website!

These matters we will reserve for another day, so again, I
plead, bookmark this site and I promise that you will not
regret it.

Affiliate programs can be fertile sources of plentiful
earnings.† All you have to do is to choose the right o≠ne.
Here are some points to consider in deciding o≠n an
affiliate program:

* Quality of the products
* Salability of the products
* Commission rate dependent of salability of the products
(a highly sellable product with an equally high commission
is ideal, but a highly sellable product with modest
commission is also good, as finding buyers would be easy)
* Credibility of affiliate merchant
* Support from affiliate merchant

Additionally, you could enroll in as many affiliate
programs you want.† But since you could o≠nly have 24 hours
in a day to do the marketing, there are risks in
diversifying.† So proceed with prudence before engaging in
many affiliate agreements.


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