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We’ve all seen ‘Price Comparison’ websites, and I can’t help wondering how merchants view such websites, given that they are promoting a product solely on basis of it’s price. Please, I mean no specific disrespect to anyone who may have such a website, in fact I once did, before I decided to get serious by finding out how to go about it correctly. Some Affiliate programs and merchants are now excluding these types of website.
There are those that announce they have ‘scoured’ Net for very best of a particular product and are presenting it to consumer to save them time and trouble. Apart from fact that people like to do their own ‘scouring’, they may also not be able to help wondering exactly how much has been done. I take my hat off to Affiliate who has located, ordered and paid for, then tried and tested a number of products simply so he can recommend best one in each category.
The Internet is full of these attempts at Affiliate Marketing. The ‘Affiliate or Banner Farms’, ‘Price and Comparison Websites’ and websites containing advertisements for totally unrelated products and services are everywhere.
Of course Affiliate marketing can pay and it can pay well for those who do their ‘homework’ and formulate a valid strategy. Those who decide to plan, promote, present, and purvey (my four P’s), before charging headlong into a waste of time and sometimes money, can actually fulfill their dream of making a living from their home.
Stephen Brennan is the author of the popular ebook title ‘The Affiliate Guide Book’ – The Definitive guide to Affiliate SUCCESS. He also runs The Home Based Business and Affiliate Center and HomeBasedBiz Safelist.