"Boon or a Bust"

Written by Bob Osgoodby

Every time you turn around it seems you see another affiliate program which promises you vast riches. They give you allrepparttar sales material you need and even throw in a free web page. How can I loose, one might think. Everything is all set up for me, and all I need is get a bigger PO Box to handle allrepparttar 102643 checks that will roll in. Your web site will be carried byrepparttar 102644 search engines, you haverepparttar 102645 "pre-written" ads ready to go - how can you loose?

A few ads are placed here and there, andrepparttar 102646 responses "trickle in" but there are few, if any sales. Time for a reality check. If you have seen one affiliate web site for a particular product, service or opportunity, you have seen them all. There are a number of affiliate programs, which have thousands of people who have bit. Why should a person go to your site when they know fromrepparttar 102647 URL (address of your web page) what it is already?

They won't. Am I saying that affiliate program don't work? No - I am saying thatrepparttar 102648 tools they provide "don't cutrepparttar 102649 mustard". It is a proven marketing fact that it takes 5-7 exposures to your ad before someone might purchase from you. If you have a "canned" web site, what arerepparttar 102650 odds of them coming back to you to buy? Slim to none.

So how does a person who is serious about marketing an affiliate program get you to buy from them? First, they "deep six"repparttar 102651 affiliate web site as their primary web contact, and create their own. On their web site they provide content which is interesting for anyone who stops by. They also changerepparttar 102652 content on a regular basis to keep them coming back, and let them know when it does change. They also provide a link to their affiliate web site.

The next step is to try to get a listing onrepparttar 102653 search engines. Now, think about this. There are most likely several thousand people who have an identical web site torepparttar 102654 one you get as an affiliate. What do you thinkrepparttar 102655 odds are of someone "stumbling across" your site when surfingrepparttar 102656 web? Again - slim to none.

But if you have your own site, your chances take a giant leap forward. The link to your affiliate site is a minor part of your web site, even though it is where you want them to eventually wind up.

11 Tips for Joining Affiliate Programs

Written by David McKenzie

Here are some things that I look for before joining an affiliate program. They are items I feel are imperative to being in a successful affiliate program.

1. The affiliate program has a great payment structure. For me, a high commission that is also a high percentage ofrepparttar purchase price is essential. Nothing under 25% commission.

2. Make surerepparttar 102642 affiliate program you are joining has a good looking site. You do not want to be sending visitors to a site that you do not like yourself.

3. Make sure they offer a comprehensive affiliate statistics page that listsrepparttar 102643 number of click throughs, number of sales and amount earned. This should be broken down per month.

4. Also make sure thatrepparttar 102644 affiliate statistics are updated automatically and immediately. You do not want to find out today about a sale you made a week ago.

5. Ensure they give a wide variety of text links, banners and graphics to put on your web page. Although I prefer text links, certain types of banners and graphics still work well.

6. Know how often you are going to be paid. If you are tossing up between 2 programs and one pays monthly andrepparttar 102645 other pays quarterly, repparttar 102646 one that pays monthly is better. You do not want to wait months before getting paid for your hard work!

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