6 Must Read Reasons to Join Online Affiliate Programs

Written by Hamad Kadmany

Are you looking for a very cost effective way to make an extra income? Let me show you why online affiliate programs are a great answer to your needs...

You must have been exposed torepparttar online hype, andrepparttar 148310 fact is starting an online business is a great way to make an extra income. There are many ways to make money online, one of them, is joining online affiliate programs...

Here are six great reasons (only) why this could be exactly what you are looking for. I respect your time, so Iíll keep each point brief. Here we go...

1. Your Products

Many people donít have their own products to market online, and even if they do, they would have to handlerepparttar 148311 shipment ofrepparttar 148312 products to every corner ofrepparttar 148313 world, or they would narrow their market to specific areas only.

Online affiliate programs provide a wide variety of quality products, which meet every customerís needs, and you can market those products world wide without worrying about their shipment. All you need is to refer people to your affiliate websites. Any orders taken from that website are automatically handled byrepparttar 148314 company on your behalf.

2. Your Income Potential

Besidesrepparttar 148315 commission you can earn from direct products selling, thereís another powerful way to make a great income online - residual income, and this is by referring other people to joinrepparttar 148316 opportunity. This way you can build a network of people where you make a commission for each sale they make...

Some companies limit you to one level of sponsored affiliates, which mean, you only get commission forrepparttar 148317 sales ofrepparttar 148318 first level of people you refer, however, MANY other great companies do NOT limit your income potential, actually, itís infinite deep network where you can enjoy passive income.

3. Your Investment

The great news is Ė you are NOT required to put any money down in order to join an online affiliate opportunity, you can join for FREE! Some of them might claim that you must buy their products (you should avoid those...), even though I believe inrepparttar 148319 concept of buying from your own store, real opportunities should not force you to perform nor limit your potential, so it is all up to you.

Of course, any kind of business requires some kind of investment, generally speaking itís a trade off between time and money,repparttar 148320 more you are willing to invest,repparttar 148321 less time you need to build a solid business, and vise-versa. So it is all up to you.

4. Your Business Training

What's Your Handle?

Written by Jude Wright

I would say that 85% of all new affiliate marketers pick their affiliate ID without thinking about how it will look to others. They don't seem to realize that it will be seen by thousands of people.

I have seen affiliate "handles" that have made me stop everything just for a good laugh! Only last week I saw "spankme" and "angeleyes." Well, one of them is a bit better thanrepparttar other. I'll leave it to you to decide which :)

I suggest that when you are givenrepparttar 148232 choice to pick your own affiliate name that you choose something a little more professional. Use a variation of your last name or even your first name with another word added on. Like "mynamebiz" or something similar.

Ideally, your affiliate link should not even be seen byrepparttar 148233 newsletter ad or website readers. There are several disadvantages to letting your affiliate link be seen:

* The affiliate link is usually very long. If you advertise in an ezine,repparttar 148234 affiliate link may not fit withinrepparttar 148235 60 characters allowed for line length. The newsletter publisher may not want to publish an ad for that reason, and normally will have guidelines allowing him to deleterepparttar 148236 ad.

* For some reason, when a reader realizes thatrepparttar 148237 link is an affiliate link, they won't click on it. He will just selectrepparttar 148238 first part ofrepparttar 148239 link (http://affiliatesite.com) and leave off your affiliate ID. Result? No commission.

* When a savvy website visitor wishes to purchase your affiliate product, she will substitute her own affiliate ID inrepparttar 148240 place of yours. Hererepparttar 148241 result is that SHE receives YOUR commission - and purchasesrepparttar 148242 product at a discount!

Your best bet is to "hide" your affiliate link using one ofrepparttar 148243 following methods:

1. Create your own redirect pages. To do this, create a new blank page using your web page editor of choice. Ifrepparttar 148244 program is "what you see is what you get," you'll need to switch to code view. Delete any code that appears and cut and pasterepparttar 148245 following into your page:


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