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See where I am going with this? and just how powerful affiliate programs can be...IF you know how to use them in right manner.
Ok, so let's recap what we need to look for when deciding to participate in Affiliate Programs.
1. YOU WANT programs with products/services that are IN DEMAND.
2. YOU WANT programs that pay you MONTHLY COMMISSIONS if you can have right affiliate product. Or, at very least, you want to shop around and find products with best commission rate out there.
3. YOU WANT an arsenal of programs that link or tie into one another to give you MULTIPLE INCOME STREAMS.
That is what to look for in an Affiliate Program. Now, let's cover how to find an affiliate program for your niche.
The more obvious way to do this is to go directly to web site of merchant who you want to work with, and see if they offer an affiliate program. If they don't ... don't worry, we have a few other places to check out. We'll find an affiliate program for you.
There are three main sites that you can use, and it just so happened we covered them yesterday in "Tools of Niche Trade." To save you having to go back over your notes, here they are again:
1. Commission Junction www.cj.com
CJ is THE affiliate program directory for both physical and downloadable products. They have hundreds of merchants listed within their directory. They have also joined forces with BeFree, another affiliate directory. You can sign up for CJ site, and then on CJ home page you will see BFAST.
Sign up for both and then, once you are in your account, you can link them both so you get BEST of both sites. ALL affiliates are listed, as well as their commission structures. They also provide you with banners, ads and links that you can weave into your site.
2. Clix Galore Clix Galore
clixGalore has about 3500 affiliate merchants listed within their directory. From Mickey Mouse watches to Health and Nutritional Products, and everything in between.
It also is a no cost directory to join, and like CJ, they too provide you with marketing materials to incorporate into your web site.
3. ClickBank ClickBank
ClickBank is yet another affiliate directory. It is most popular affilate directory for downloadable products. Actually they only handle downloadable affiliate products.
Here you can make anywhere from 10% - 75% commissions on products or services you sell. Acceptable affiliate commissions today range from 25% to 55%.
The neat thing about ClickBank is that their products are listed by popularity. So, it makes your job a little easier. You can go right for related product/service that is making good sales.
Of course these directories will help you find right merchant program to weave into your site in order to make money, BUT...do your homework! Find one that is going to pay you top commissions.
Use information you just read and apply it to ALL your niche sites and you can't go wrong!
This article is an excerpt from my 7-Day Niche Madness eCourse. It costs you nothing to sign up for it at Best Affiliate Products.
Fred Farah The Best Affiliate Products and Niche Market Strategies for Maximum Profits Best Affiliate Products
Fred Farah Long time business man who is willing to share his expertise at his web site Best Affiliate Products It's all about affiliate marketing to niche markets. Lots to learn from the Niche Madness 7-day eCourse, as well as the Niche Market Strategies newsletter