So you want to choose an affiliate program or are you already involved in one?
These are six tips you must understand deeply. But first, understand that affiliate programs work just like network marketing. I said it works like it because it involves down-lines.
Now to get started. Once you understand these tips and use them wisely, you would make a real success out of affiliate program you choose.
1.Choose Right Affiliate Program.
Before you pick an Affiliate program, make double sure it is right one. Check company's profile. You cannot be in a moving vehicle and remain stagnant. If your affiliate program is one that makes steady progress, you also make progress. If it is stagnant, you inevitably will be stagnant. Check for company's age. Companies in their first two years pay high, but they face risk of quitting all too soon. They are but infants. Companies in their first seven years are more likely to be stable. Older companies are reliable. Very reliable. They have a track record which you can easily check out and have good organisation built from years of existence.
2.What are Companies' Products.
Please be very careful. Only a thin line separates Multi-level Marketing (MLM) or affiliate programs from illegality. You are however safe if company has a product it sells. Never join a pyramid scheme. I am not an expert at that but I suppose pyramid schemes are scams. If company does not offer a product or service, you might as well forget it.
3.Check Compensation Plan.
Your primary reason for joining an affiliate program is to make money! Should I say that again? To make money! So please, check compensation plan. Make sure it suits you. When dose company pay? At what rate? How does company pay? If it doesn't go down well with you, just forget it and find yourself another affiliate program with which you feel comfortable.
Note however that even if commission schedule is small but sure, work you do can help you blow it all up. Think of $1 in 1000 places ($1000). It can be achieved weekly. You can realise that with almost all affiliate programs.
The bottom line, choose a program that suits you.
4.Join Free Programs But.... A lot of affiliate programs allow you to join for free. I suggest you join free ones. My reason is; you can easily leave without much loss. I feel sorry for people who have tried several programs and paid heavily just to realise it is not right one. But if you think you can afford it, then choice is yours.