Affiliate Program Basics
The fastest and easiest way to make money online is through affiliate programs. You basically sell someone else's product for a commission. All you need is a website. You do not need a merchant account. You do not need to ship or track inventory. Your only job is to send potential customers to the web sites of your merchant partners. They do the selling, process the order and ship it out. You just collect your commission on each sale!
Some companies run their own affiliate programs and some use affiliate management companies. These companies provide a central location where you can sign up to sell products for several companies. Currently, the largest affiliate management program is Click Bank.
It costs nothing to join these programs and they give
you a wide range of products and services to choose from.
You can add your own affiliate program to the free affiliate
program directory at Whichaffiliate.com
Some companies run their own affiliate programs. If there is a specific product you are interested in selling, go to that products website and look for a link that says "affiliates" or "partners."
Affiliate programs vary widely, so make sure you read any affiliate agreement carefully. A good affiliate program should have these features:
- Free to join
- 15% or higher commission
- Ability to track repeat customers (so you get commissions when your customer buys again)
- Good affiliate support (prompt answers to your questions; ideas for boosting sales)
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- Brainstorming site concepts.
- Finding affiliate programs.
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