be an affiliate and make money with affiliate programs

Affiliate programs are everywhere. Have you ever recommended something you've tried to others? Maybe a restaurant or a movie or a good book? We recommend these things, our friends buy them, and the restaurants, movie theaters, and bookstores make more money from our recommendations.

How would you like to get paid, for making those recommendations? The make-affiliate-money concept makes that possible by tapping into affiliate programs.

what is an affiliate program?

An affiliate-program is a marketing strategy, run by a company or a third party for the company, that allows other companies, or individuals, to advertise and market the company's products or services for a commission fee per item sold. The incentives offered by these programs encourage new and experienced internet marketers to sign-up as affiliates.

The benefits of being an affiliate

  • Earn money with little or no upfront cost.
  • Commissions can be generous, some as high as 90%.

  • Usually free join with a few clicks of the mouse.

  • Requires little or no experience and minimal computer skills.

  • No product knowledge or expertise required.

  • No inventory to maintain.

  • No orders or payments to process.

  • No dealing with customer complaints or customer service.

  • You are your own boss on your own time.

  • Work anyplace in the world with a computer and an internet connection.

  • All marketing and promotional tools provided, including product websites.

  • An affiliate can work part-time, while maintaining other employment.

  • An affiliate can be affiliated with more than one company with no conflict of interest.

10 questions to ask Before you say "I Do" to any affiliate program

Everybody wants to participate in top affiliate programs and why shouldn't they. After all why settle for less than the best. However, before you say "I do," here are a few things you should ask yourself about a program and its products or services.

  1. Does the program have an excellent product or service which is marketed with honesty and integrity?

  2. Can the program deliver the product or service as advertised, within the specified time? Nobody likes delayed orders, damaged goods, or services that are substandard.

  3. Does the program have a solid track record of growth?

  4. Is the product easy to advertise and sell and does the company provide the necessary marketing tools, including a system for tracking advertising, sales, and commissions?

  5. Is the commission favorable? Top programs will pay competitive commissions, in order to attract and maintain good affiliates.

  6. Does the sale generate residuals?

  7. Is there a written contract between the affiliate and the company which clearly spells out the agreement and legal redress of both parties?

  8. Are the payments for commissions accurate and delivered on time?

  9. Is the support from the company to the affiliate and the affiliate's customers prompt and courteous?

  10. Is the product or service relative? Top affiliate programs stay current with market trends and technology and phase out products with depreciating value by replacing them with products of higher demand.

A Google search is a great way to find out just about anything you want to know about a company. Check them out before you say "I do."


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