Affiliate Program Checklist

Written by Paul Siegel

Affiliate and other cooperative programs are announced almost daily. Website owners are flocking to these programs. Enthusiasm is high. But.........why not compare and evaluate first?

The following checklist was prepared fromrepparttar point of view of one seeking a program to affiliatae with. But it can also help a program initiator compare current programs in order to make his better.

A. Doesrepparttar 102603 Program Offer a Strategic Fit to Your Business?

1. PROGRAM PURPOSE - Define in broad terms 2. COMPLEMENTS YOUR PURPOSE - Does it help you better realize your website long-range goals? 3. VISITOR LEARNING - Are your visitors interested and will repparttar 102604 program help them learn?

B. Do You Trustrepparttar 102605 Business Initiatingrepparttar 102606 Program?

4. SUCCESS - Doesrepparttar 102607 business have a history of successes? 5. BELIEVABLE ADVERTISING - Does it promise impossible rewards: get-rich-quick and MLM schemes? Or is it honest and realistic? 6. REPUTATION - What doesrepparttar 102608 business literature tell you about their past operations? 7. WHAT CLIENTS SAY - Contact current clients and ask for their opinions. Would they recommend this business organization? Are they benefiting from it? C. Isrepparttar 102609 Program Well Designed?

8. AFFILIATE QUALIFICATIONS - Are they signing up everyone? Or are they being picky? Picky is better. 9. AFFILIATE RESPONSIBILITIES - Better, too, if there are specific responsibilities. Are affiliates asked to do promotion, communication with customers, sales? 10. INITIATOR RESPONSIBILITIES - Doesrepparttar 102610 outfit offer help in promotion, sales and after-sales support? 11. PAYMENT & TERMS - Is there a fee or commission structure? How frequently are payments made? Does affiliate get credit for future sales? 12. TRANSACTION TRANSPARENCY - How frequently are transaction reports made? Are transactions independently checkable byrepparttar 102611 affiliate? Is there a third-party audit? 13. CONFLICT RESOLUTION - Is there a SIMPLE method for resolving conflicts? 14. RETURN TO SITE - Is there a simple way for a website visitor to return torepparttar 102612 site ofrepparttar 102613 affiliate after a transaction is executed?

Online Success- Just $100,000 will get you started!

Written by Paul White

I can't believerepparttar amount of people who say that they are 'entrepreneurs' with their own 'online business', but who treat it just like a 'hobby' or a 'game' to fit inbetween their other leisure activities.

Beforerepparttar 102602 advent ofrepparttar 102603 Internet, a business required a massive investment to get started. People would think in terms of at least 3-5 years before they recovered what they had paid out, and were making a profit.

Nowadays you can start an online 'business' for next to nothing, but for some reason people expect to make a profit from it immediately, and are then disappointed when it doesn't happen.

If only people could put inrepparttar 102604 same level of commitment, as they would if they had spent tens of thousands of dollars setting up an offline business, then far more people would be successful.

If only people could stop thinking of their online business as if it were a lottery ticket. There are no instant winnings, and instant gratification.

And don't forgetrepparttar 102605 fact that most people with a lottery ticket are losers!

Success is not easy. It takes time, butrepparttar 102606 rewards you eventually receive are worth far more than any lottery win!

No one successful ever said it was easy. And if people do say it is easy then they are lying!

As you probably know, most people start off trying to make money online, by signing up with an affiliate program.

An affiliate program allows anyone at all to start up a business for virtually nothing.

But just because it is so easy, and free, to sign up for an affiliate program, it is easy to makerepparttar 102607 mistake of thinking that there is no work involved either, or to believe that you will never experience problems like you do with any other business.

Most people also think that because they have a great looking affiliate website, then that is all they need.

Yet 95% of people fail with their affiliate sites. Why do you think that is?

I would say thatrepparttar 102608 fact that it cost them nothing to get started accounts for a lot of it!

Atrepparttar 102609 first hurdle they come across, most people give up. It cost them nothing, so it is easy to walk away, because they will have lost nothing.

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