Sharon | Sharon Bloch

Affiliate Blog

Aug 31st 2010 at 3:54 PM

I have a blog called Enhancing Affiliates. It has a list of affiliates that create cashflow for my main opportunity.

Affiliate programs are a great way to make money online; if you
choose the right affiliate program.  That it why it is extremely
important that you carefully choose which affiliate program or
programs you want to join. When it comes to choosing an
affiliate program, do you know what to look for you?  If this is
your first time joining an affiliate program, you are urged to
keep on reading.  Below are some guidelines that you may want to
think about following.

Perhaps, the most important thing that you need to remember,
when choosing an affiliate program, is to not pick the first
affiliate program that you come across.  This is a big mistake
that many affiliate program participants make.  Unfortunately
for you, this can be a costly mistake.  What many do not realize
is that the product you choose to promote will reflect on you
and your business. That is why it is important that you take the
time to thoroughly examine an affiliate program first.  You will
want to choose an affiliate program that involves a product that
you can stand behind, one hundred percent. 

One of the best ways to know that you are dealing with a
legitimate affiliate program and a quality product is to test
that product out.  Although you are advised to do this, you may
not want to or you may be unable to do so. If that is the case,
you can still research an affiliate program or even the product
that is being sold. You can easily do this online.  One of the
best ways to do your research is to perform a standard internet
search. Search with the name of the affiliate program or the
product being sold. You can also check out websites that are
known as scam websites. These websites tend to profile
companies, individuals, or business opportunities that regularly
scam consumers. 

Before applying for or signing up for an affiliate program, you
are advised to read all of the rules, restrictions, or
guidelines associated with that affiliate program.
Unfortunately, you may find yourself disqualified from an
affiliate program right off the bat.  For instance, there are a
large number of affiliate programs that prohibit their products
from being advertised on websites that display pornography, foul
language, and other offensive content.  Familiarizing yourself
with an affiliate program’s rules and guidelines will prevent
you from being denied from a program or later dismissed from

Perhaps, one of the most important things to remember, when
choosing an affiliate program, is the product that you will have
to sell. In conjunction with making sure that the product is a
quality one, you will also want to make sure that it is related
to your website or business, in one way or another.  For
instance, if your own website focuses on computer programming,
you will not want to join an affiliate program that sells pet
products.  Joining an affiliate program that is related, in one
way or another, to your own website may increase your chances of
making a sale; thus increasing your profits. 

Please to comment
Apr 1st 2014 at 2:57 AM by wahprofits
Very good article for the affiliate beginner here Sharon. Good job. We so often forget, with time, how what seems basic now can be vital to someone just starting out. It's great people like yourself remember them.

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