Should You Join an Affiliate Program?

 by: Ann Liu

There are a lot of Affiliate Programs in the market for you to choose to join. Is it sounds good if you have a busy site or a large newsletter, you can start earning money right away? But, in order to earning the money right way, you need to put lots of effort and time to build the traffic to your site to achieve this.

If you are a newbie and just have a new and a low traffic website, be prepared of yourself - you have got a long way to go! It is very hard for a brand new Internet marketer to develop his or her own product. It takes time and energy. But don't be discouraged by this, as long as you take a step at the time and working on it consistently, finally you will get there and you will sell your own product and get ALL the profit.

On the other hand, sell someone else's product; you can only keep a portion of the profit. But, it also a great option for you to be in this market and join Affiliate Program when you don't have good product or service to sell online. But keep in mind and make sure the Affiliate Program that you find or choose to join offers something that you love and happy to work with even it takes time to see the result.

The great thing about Affiliate Programs is that they are "no-brainers"! You don't need to take care and worry about the problems, such as administrative problems, credit card charges, shipping and inventory so forth. All you have to do is post a text link to the affiliate site and start to refer people to them to earn a percentage for every sale that you generate, is that great? Example,

But before you getting involve with any Affiliate Program, you must spend time and study the company and do some certain analysis to get in the "right" affiliate program. The right program is the KEY for you to make money to achieve your online endeavors.

Thus, BEFORE you jump into any affiliate program, you need to take time to study and gather all the information of these following questions:

- What kind of compensation is this Affiliate Program offered? Are you getting actual cash, or, are you getting credits for your product?

- Is there any set up or registration fee for join the program? If so, how much is it?

- How long has this Affiliate Program been in the place?

- Is there any associate tracking software that Affiliate Program using? If so, then what kind of associate tracking software is being used?

- Do referrals get credit for EVERY single sale that they referred? And how they tracked referrals' account?

- If a visitor comes to the site and doesn't buy at the first time, then leaves and comes back again and buy the product, how associates get credit on it?

- Under what circumstances can this Affiliate Program remove you as an associate?

- How about the agreement? Do you have to take special steps to get out of the agreement if there anything happen?

About The Author

Copyright 2005 Ann Liu

Ann Liu, an internet marketer and the founder of, sign up bizbizlink powerful, new internet marketing concepts newsletter to discover the Better strategies and Insider Tips on how to successful and make money online.


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