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Noob question on affiliate programs

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by vuhsacesloth, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. vuhsacesloth

    vuhsacesloth Newbie

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    Hello, I'm new here.

    With affiliate programs how do you get paid?
    -Do the programs ask for bank information or for a paypal account while signing up?
    -Are you given something to track how many clicks or traffic you're getting on your site?
    -How am I provided the special "link" in which my account is tied to the commision for a potential sale? Is there a separate link per product or how does it work?

    Thank you for your time. Many of these questions may seem like common sense but I'd rather be a hundred percentage sure on something rather than diving head in first with no idea on what I'm doing.
     
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    - You will have to look on their website, each CPA network is different. (Net 15, Net 30, Net 45, & Net 60).
    - They can ask for either one, typically paypal will suffice. If not, they'll mail you a check.
    - Yes, but I would recommend using your own. You can find a stat counter on BHW or by searching google.
    - These are called 'affiliate links' and they are found near the products you're trying to advertise. Often times, right near the product should be a code with your affiliate link in or you have to generate a banner/ad.
     
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  3. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

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    Where can you get a detailed listing off
    all affricates that exist

    ppi, ppd, ect ect ect

    is there a proper database or book out....

    2016 upto date
     
  4. vuhsacesloth

    vuhsacesloth Newbie

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    Thank you for your useful information. It is greatly appreciated.
     
  5. Whiningbaby

    Whiningbaby Junior Member

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    Affiliate marketing is simply selling some else's product. every product that you choose to promote will have a unique referral code attached to it so as to help tracking. yes you fill out you paypal details if the company you promoting their products are paying you through paypal otherwise it is not necessary, other companies choose to pay in cheques while others do direct bank transfers at the end of every month. You can register with various companies like clickbank, commission junction etc. You can get various resources online on the same, some pple here may choose to answer rudely simply because they feel like you wasting their time..... all the best
     
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    There's nothing wrong with affiliates scoring a commission in exchange for a promotion involving the placement of links, banner ads and similar forms of advertisement. From time to time, an affiliate marketing might highlight a product through a review or testimonial.
     
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    Recently I've been doing some articles aimed at the beginner affiliate - like how you can avoid affiliate marketing scams and how you can find reputable affiliate programs to promote. Too many points of view.
     
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    To answer your questions, most affiliate programs do ask for bank information or PayPal information.

    They have to have a way to pay you.

    Also, many of them ask for verification.

    A lot don't actually ask for verification upfront.

    Only when they're ready to pay you when they ask for government ID or something similar.

    Second, as far as tracking is concerned, most affiliate programs have robust tracking systems.

    They either track the number of clicks going to your site or the number of conversions you get from your affiliate links.

    As far as links separation goes, many affiliate programs actually have sub-ID system.

    What this means is you get a base affiliate link and then you can customize a mini ID that you can add to that link.

    This way, you can track sales of the same affiliate product but placed on different parts of your website.

    You can make different sub-IDs based on the pages you're promoting.

    Similarly, you can make different sub-IDs for different traffic sources.

    But besides the questions that you have asked, if I were you, I would also focus on niche specialization.

    Focus on products that people who are interested in your blog would be interested in.

    That should be your number one mission.

    Making money with affiliate program and making sure that they work are essentially non-issues because for affiliate programs to remain in business, their systems have to work.

    What is of greater importance is that you pick affiliate programs that have a high likelihood of converting your traffic into cold hard cash in your bank account.