8 Basic Rules for Choosing The Right Affiliate Program

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.

But the problem is? there are so much affiliate programs out there for you. In this article I will guide you to choose the most suitable and profitable Affiliate Program for you. I recommend you to follow this rule before choosing an Affiliate Program.

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 recommended will always trusted you and be interested in future recommendations that you make. If you recommend a bad quality product, and I'll guarantee that they will likely hesitate to act on any offers you recommend.

Don't get greedy. Only recommend products that you truly believe in.

2. Look for a program that offers top commissions.

I think it's 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 you'll be credited for every sales you make

You should find out what kind of tracking software the Affiliate Program that you're 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 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

What I mean is that 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, you don't have to worry about that, but incase they don't, you should reconsider 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'll provide you with traffic-generating banners, text-links, and recommendation letter templates. They'll 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.

I still feel I should mention the importance of doing business with a reputable company. I know many people who have worked really hard, made a lot of sales for a company, but then they have never been paid or forced to wait months and months to get their money, I've been there too. 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, just 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.

Copyright 2005 Syahriansyah

Syahriansyah is the owner of http://www.advancetactics.com. His website offers an idea for home based businesses related, feel free to check all the guide and articles.


Free Quran in All Languages

Free Tafsir Books

5 Ways to Start And Promote Your Affiliate Program

"What's the Buzz About?""I made $5,000 in one week""I quit... Read More

Five Common Mistakes Affiliate Marketers Make

Affiliate Marketing is one of the most effective and powerful... Read More

Hey, Stop Stealing My Affiliate Commissions!

Don't get offended, I was not speaking directly to you.... Read More

Choosing a Niche Market to Promote ? Affiliate Marketing

I think it truly goes without saying that there are... Read More

8 Reasons To Be An Affiliate Marketer

When I began affiliate marketing I knew only half of... Read More

How to Make Money with Affiliate Business Programs

There are thousands of affiliate business programs on the internet... Read More

Three Critical Affiliate Marketing Tips For Higher Commissions!

Affiliate marketing is quickly becoming a very specialized form of... Read More

What are the Benefits of Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is a cooperative effort between merchant and an... Read More

Internet Affiliate Marketing 101 - Its All About Relationships

So you've found the perfect affiliate program, you've signed up... Read More

Affiliate Marketing - How Ezine Ads Explode your Online Profits

So we're looking at E-zine advertising. Just a quick overview... Read More

Basics of Affiliate Marketing

Whether you realize it or not, if you've been on... Read More

Focus on Success ? How To Make Affiliates Work For You

How do we go about getting success with affiliate programs... Read More

The Affiliate Interview - Do You Have What It Takes?

So you have decided to start up your own home... Read More

Tips For Marketing Your Affiliate Business

Not all Home Business Entrepreneurs are experienced enough to produce... Read More

Understanding Affiliate Programs

Years ago before the internet was born, starting your own... Read More

Five Ways to Increase Your Affiliate Sales

Most home business owners are involved with affiliate marketing. As... Read More

23 Ways To Use An Ad Tracker

The ad tracker was originally developed to provide a record... Read More

Affiliate Marketing ? How to Start Earning Money Today

If you're new to Affiliate Marketing and your finding everything... Read More

Generate More Sales in ANY Affiliate Program ? Part Two

Incentive Marketing, Incentive Marketing, Incentive Marketing?It doesn't matter that there... Read More

Why a Newbie Online Marketer Should Start As an Affiliate

Navigating the intricate often tangled network of the worldwide web... Read More

How To Make Niche Profits Without a Website

You don't need to buy any "amazing new ebook" or... Read More

12 Tips On Selecting An Affiliate Program

People sign up with affiliate programs everyday, looking to expand... Read More

Setting Up Your Own Affiliate Program (part one)

Can you start your own affiliate program without hassle?This is... Read More

The Best Affiliate Programs Increase Your Website?s Earnings Potential

Taking full advantage of your website's earning potential is as... Read More

7 Sure-Fire Ways to Build Large Affiliate Checks

Everyone wants a huge affiliate check. All the advertisements promise... Read More