If you are not making a ton of money with affiliate programs, you will need to try and figure out why. We all know a good affiliate program can be hard to come by.
Before spending a lot of time and money marketing an affiliate program, always check it out first. There are a number of ways to do this.
1. Search through hundreds of affiliate directories online and look for comments about it.
2. Ask them how many affiliate they have, and what top earners are making, as well as average affiliate.
3. Give program a trial run - just enough to make a few sales that will allow you to recieve a payment from them. This will ensure they pay as offered.