Why be part of an affiliate program?

Written by Ray S.


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The fact is you can make money with affiliate programs. There are many of these programs around. Do some research and pick three or four and sign up. This is a fun way to make money, but you have to do your part. Which is always marketing your affiliate program. You have to put time into this but once it is up and running you will be making money while you sleep.



The author is retired and operating an internet business from his home. http://www.wkathomebiz.com/pips.htlm


The Secret Shady Practices of Affiliate Marketing

Written by Keith Rougvie


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Affiliates - protect yourselves from this situation by selectingrepparttar affiliate program carefully.

Ask yourself these questions.

Hasrepparttar 147770 site existed for more than a year? Is it clear whatrepparttar 147771 site is providing and arerepparttar 147772 terms and conditions ofrepparttar 147773 affiliate program explained clearly and comprehensively in simple language? Are there good online reviews ofrepparttar 147774 program in websites or discussion forums? Doesrepparttar 147775 program provide realtime commission stats online? Are ready-to-use affiliate marketing tools available?

Shady Practice #2

Affiliates are sometimes guilty of misleading or false advertising - making claims or promises aboutrepparttar 147776 product or services which are totally untrue or greatly exaggerated.

Shady Practice #3

Illegal use of logos, trademarks or other branding. This includes infringement of intellectual property rights and violation of copyrights.

Shady Practice #4

Spamming.

While legitimate affiliates are jumping through hoops to comply withrepparttar 147777 can-spam laws,repparttar 147778 shady characters continue to find their way around it.

Shady Practice #5

Affiliate link hijacking isrepparttar 147779 replacement of your affiliate id withrepparttar 147780 hijacker's inrepparttar 147781 affiliate link.

You donít get your rightful commission -repparttar 147782 hijacker gets it instead by buying through his own affiliate link.

It's best if you can avoid displaying your affiliate link and affiliate ID inrepparttar 147783 browser address bar.

One technique uses a zero-frame or invisible frame to make it appear you are sending visitors to a page on your website when, in fact, you are really sending them to your affiliate link.

To preventrepparttar 147784 hijacker from viewingrepparttar 147785 web page's source code to see that you've loaded an affiliate link, use javascript encryption to scramblerepparttar 147786 page code or software to preventrepparttar 147787 source code from being viewed.

Make no mistake about it...

In any area of human activity, particularly where there is money to be made, there will always be people who try to cheat, exploitrepparttar 147788 gullible and do harm.

The proper way to engage in affiliate marketing is to act ethically, build a relationship of trust with your prospects and customers then provide value by consistently exceeding your customers expectations.

And this applies to any business either online or offline.

Keith Rougvie is an ethical marketer. To get the free ebook "How To Pick And Promote Affiliate Programs" and other free resources, advice and recommendations visit http://www.make-money-online-website.com


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