The Red Flags of Affiliate Marketing Scams

Written by Clay Mabbitt

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No free participation. If you have to pay a company forrepparttar privilege of trying to sell their product and increase their profits, you aren't looking at an affiliate program. You've found an example of multi-level marketing (MLM). Not all MLM opportunities are scams, and some people are extremely successful at MLM. Unfortunately, if you aren't one ofrepparttar 102389 few who can make it work; you'll usually spend a fair chunk of change discovering this MLM program doesn't fit your needs. True affiliate programs are free to join. If things don't work outrepparttar 102390 way you expected, you haven't risked any of your money.

No positive testimonials. Even though there is no financial cost for an affiliate program, you will be investing quite a bit of your most precious commodity, time. Before making that sacrifice, it's always a good idea to spend some time scouringrepparttar 102391 Internet for people who have some experience with your program. Don't rely onrepparttar 102392 testimonials a company provides on their website to give you a complete and accurate picture. Head to your favorite search engine and see what kind of dirt you can dig up. A search withrepparttar 102393 program name andrepparttar 102394 word "review", "scam", or "experience" is a good place to start. Even high caliber programs will likely have some negative reviews from people frustratedrepparttar 102395 program wasn't a good fit for them, so don't immediately condemn an opportunity for a little bad press. Unless a program is brand new, though, you should be able to find a few positive experiences and success stories.

No track record. A good affiliate program is going to continue to be a good affiliate program for a while. Resistrepparttar 102396 temptation to be swayed by marketing hype that urges you to "get in onrepparttar 102397 ground floor" of a brand new opportunity. Of course, there's something to be said for beingrepparttar 102398 first to market with a new idea, so you shouldn't be afraid to immediately embrace an affiliate program that you feel good about and doesn't set off any ofrepparttar 102399 other red flags described here. If you are onrepparttar 102400 bubble trying to decide if a program is legitimate, though, you're better off waiting. In six months dependable affiliate opportunities with quality, high-demand products will still be around, and they'll still be plenty of money to be made. Meanwhile, most ofrepparttar 102401 affiliate program scams will have collapsed.

Clay Mabbitt writes articles about online income opportunities. He is the founder of a community of Internet entrepreneurs sharing knowledge and experience at

Helpful Hints For Getting An Online Business Started

Written by Christine Evans

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** "Don't start trying to read how to succeed just start succeeding". Remember not to getrepparttar cart beforerepparttar 102388 horse ... If you expect to make a living with your computer make sure that you know all about your computer. ** Get an email address used strickly for bsiness Set up a folder for your business(es), one for Ads/Leads - Training - Newsletters. You will want to keep some ofrepparttar 102389 info you sign up for future references or to use right now. If you like an article in an Ezine or email save it and use it as a foundation for your own Ezine or emails.

Things To Understand If You're A Newbie ~ ** This is a numbers game! When you advertise on a site with thousands of other, stats say that 2-3% will will click your business opportunity url. Lots Of Ads.

** Other interesting Stats: * Working part time 10-20 hours per week * For 3 - 5 years * Before you might reach financial independence ****** Let us Make Some Money Now *****

** YOU NEED A WEB SITE! Now wait a minute - that does not mean you need to build your own website right away. (It is best to have your own but not necessary to get started). Lots of Business Opportunities and Affiliate Programs have "self replicating web sites" that you get withrepparttar 102390 program. Find One you Like and Get Movin'. .

You do need to start someplace. So Go Place An Ad or two ...

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