Can you succeed marketing an affiliate based program?

Written by Ian Bosworth

Internet Marketing can be an enjoyable and profitable experience, but it can also be very frustrating, time consuming, money draining and anti social.

So why do we keep putting ourselves through all this pain?

Well, I’m sure that for everyone there is a different answer depending on your driving force, but for me it’srepparttar thought that one day I’ll succeed and make a tidy income. God knows how many ‘Get Rich’ schemes are out there but experience has taught me that 95% of them are simply schemes for makingrepparttar 102361 owner rich and notrepparttar 102362 affiliate. Onrepparttar 102363 plus side, they do teach yourepparttar 102364 pitfalls of Internet Marketing and hopefully move you that little further downrepparttar 102365 line towards your ultimate goal. You may think that this article is simply a moan aboutrepparttar 102366 chaos which is ‘Internet Marketing’ but I assure you that’s notrepparttar 102367 case. My aim is to pass onrepparttar 102368 good and bad of this type of venture and to hope that I can help someone to avoidrepparttar 102369 many obstacles and reach there goal reasonable unscathed.

Can you make money from a program which doesn’t sell a tangible product?

Time and time again you’ll see these type of programs – They’ll say pay $5 as a one off payment and we’ll give you thousands in return. The word that comes to mind is ‘Pyramid’. Logic tells you that $5 can never become $1,000 without you sponsoring thousands of people and then they’ve got to sponsor thousands of people and so on. At some point you run out of people andrepparttar 102370 system fails. You loose your money butrepparttar 102371 owner makes a tidy sum. Mayberepparttar 102372 answer is to invent your own ‘Get Rich’ scheme but then, how do these people sleep at night? Personally, these schemes should be outlawed because all they do is serve to underminerepparttar 102373 ethics of Internet Marketing. So, can you make money from these types of programs – My experience tells me ‘No’ Should you avoid them? Most certainly ‘Yes’

What about programs where you pay a monthly fee but again there isn’t a product?

These are very muchrepparttar 102374 affiliate based programs and do have some merits. They tend to offerrepparttar 102375 same, old same old, free resource tools, safe lists to join and a type of ad co-op guaranteeing leads and/or sign-ups. Of course,repparttar 102376 tools are usually obsolete in today’s market,repparttar 102377 safe lists are more geared towardsrepparttar 102378 owner making an advantage by you joining using their affiliate ID andrepparttar 102379 guaranteed leads are too old to be of any use. I’m sorry for being a cynic but I’m sure there are people out there who are reading this article and nodding there head because they’ve been there.

Onrepparttar 102380 plus side these programs do have a sustainable growth because ofrepparttar 102381 monthly income and so getting personally sponsored affiliates can recoup your loses over time. The problem however, is that people tend to be reticent to join because ofrepparttar 102382 fees and then become despondent when they struggle to get affiliates for themselves. Most ofrepparttar 102383 programs offer free membership and ‘Yes’ you will get tens to hundreds of people joiningrepparttar 102384 free program butrepparttar 102385 ratio from free to paid is very poor.

People enter these programs believing, that by simply joining, they will be given thousands of Dollars for doing zilch! Like I said these programs do have there merits and if you stick in and spend loads of your money on advertising, hours of your time promoting to rotators and safe lists then you may come outrepparttar 102386 other side breaking even or with a small profit. Don’t get me wrong I still have some involvement with these types of programs – Why? – Because I believerepparttar 102387 hype that I can berepparttar 102388 one success story and come outrepparttar 102389 other side, a rich man!

What aboutrepparttar 102390 programs where you pay a monthly fee and promote a product?

Let Others Promote Your Business!

Written by Katy Terrega

What if I told you that with very little outlay in time or money you could get others to promote your website? And what if I said that these people would post your banners and links on their sites *for free* and would actively seek sales on your behalf?

Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it?

Luckily for those of us who make our living online, affiliate programs arerepparttar real deal and they're helping to sell products on all kinds of sites, fromrepparttar 102360 smallest sole proprietorships torepparttar 102361 largest conglomerates.

People use affiliates because they're a win-win situation for all concerned; others promote your site and get a cut of each sale and you get more sales overall.

Let's say you sell cute products for pets on your website and you also run a monthly ezine that features pet news and sales. You want to increase your sales by letting your "affiliates" promote your site.

Here's how it works...

1. You sign up with an affiliate tracking program.

2. You decide how much you're going to pay your affiliates for each sale; it could be a percentage or a straight figure, and it can vary for each item.

3. You work withrepparttar 102362 affiliate program to set up a system tailored to your needs; for example, you may want to writerepparttar 102363 checks to your affiliates yourself or you may wantrepparttar 102364 affiliate tracking company to write them.

4. You design a page on your site and write a blurb for your newsletter that describes how your affiliates can make money promoting your site.

5. You design some buttons, banners and text links that your affiliates can use to promote your site.

6. You sit back and wait forrepparttar 102365 affiliates to sign up and start selling your products!

The tracking program takes care ofrepparttar 102366 rest, and you or your affiliates can look up your stats at any time.

So, how do you find affiliates? You have several options when it comes to promoting your program.

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