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Affiliate Programs Beginner Guide

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by PokerFactor, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. PokerFactor

    PokerFactor Newbie

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    What is Affiliate Program?:

    Affiliate programs are revenue sharing arrangements set up by companies selling products and services. As a web site owner, you are rewarded for sending customers to the company.
    For example, by February 1998 Amazon.com, one of the affiliate marketing pioneers, had attracted more than 30,000 webmasters giving Amazon.com wonderful publicity in exchange for a small commission on sales. (By 2004, it was over the 900,000 affiliate mark.)


    What is The Option to Get Pay?:
    These pay-per-sale or pay-per-lead programs are usually remarkably easy to join.


    Know About Affiliate Marketing Basics:



    Affiliate Marketing can be broadly defined as one of the best internet-based marketing practice in which, the advertisers pay publishers for generating sales, bringing customers, leads or clicks to the merchant?s site. A merchant is someone who uses the website to advertise and sell his products and services while the publishers provide the medium for promoting the services and products of the advertisers. Today, affiliate marketing has paved its way into each and every section of the industry from business to electronics to home and so on. Affiliate marketing has essentially provided several online companies like, Amazon and eBay, an opportunity to have an edge over other companies. In fact, almost every e-commerce site today is trying to get into affiliate marketing since it does not involve much efforts on part of the merchant. He just needs to place an ad on the affiliates website and sit back and see huge profits rolling in.
    The usual practice for affiliate marketing is through a focused channel like a niche website, where you can target a particular section of prospective customers. This part may represent anything from health to e-commerce or medicine. The aim is just to get the maximum customer diverts to the merchants site so that you can ensure maximum conversions.
    There are several ways in which the affiliate marketing program works.


    Affiliate Marketing Scams & Frauds:
    There has been a major boom in the affiliate marketing world in the recent past with hundreds of people making their way into the affiliate world each day. This has also seen a progressive increase in the number of affiliate marketing scams & frauds. As a result, an urgent need has been generated for people to identify & avoid themselves from falling for such scams.
    While dealing with an affiliate program, it is extremely important to remember that a single loophole in your marketing program can give the scammers a chance to steal you off your hard earned money.



    Some Tips:
    Avoid programs asking for paid sign-ups
    Ask for written terms & conditions; do not believe on oral & vague dealings.
    If planning to get affiliated to a not-so popular affiliate program, check its credibility before you do so.
    Keep away from sites hosting flashy & bright banners meant to hook the attention of innocent users.


    Some Affiliate Programs:

    1. Amazon
    2. ClickBank
    3. Dating Affiliate
    4. Adsense
     
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  2. jaberwocky

    jaberwocky Newbie

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    great post, thanks for the tips :D
     
  3. loansoul

    loansoul Newbie

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    Thanks for the tips.
     
  4. kohwai

    kohwai Registered Member

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    Thanks for the tips. it is really helpful and informative.
     
  5. pennystocks

    pennystocks Junior Member

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    nice little refresher :)
     
  6. elchapin

    elchapin Newbie

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    I'm a new-bee on affiliate but I want tomlook intomit, I have a website that sells furniture, and I,m looking to get more traffic and sells, what you recommend to do to get into the affiliate marketing? What would be the first step and the best way to start? Where cam I get affiliate interested on promoting my site and how does this type of marketing really works? Do I pay per lead? Sale? How is this Managed? Sorry but again I'm a newbee desperate to get sales on my site.
     
  7. aka sam

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    Very helpful and informative, thanks for the sharing tips.
     
  8. cutezippers

    cutezippers Newbie

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    I'm not a noob to affiliate programs, but am to the site. thanks for the info though always good to have a little refresher.