Don't Let Use Up Your Valuable Bandwidth!

Written by Michael Hopkins

You already know that affiliate programs are a great way to make additional income for your web business.

By promoting products that are RELEVANT to your target audience and presenting those products in a meaningful way throughrepparttar pages of your ebooks, websites and ezines, you can build up a nice steady income with little effort.

Don't forget though, affiliate programs will only earn you money if you promote themrepparttar 102539 right way.

Otherwise they're a complete waste of time and effort.

A perfect example of how NOT to make money through affiliate programs is by carrying banners from big web companies like and Barnes & Noble.

Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking these companies.

However, you may as well try making money from selling used matchsticks as from carrying banner ads from companies like these on your website.


Well, firstly, most people are so familiar with these companies already, thatrepparttar 102540 chances of them clickingrepparttar 102541 banner are next to nothing. You can expect atrepparttar 102542 VERY LEAST to go through 1000 visitors before you get a single click!

Secondly, even if a visitor does clickrepparttar 102543 banner,repparttar 102544 chances that he/she will buy anything are even less again. And, because and co. only pay out commissions ifrepparttar 102545 visitor buys immediately, thenrepparttar 102546 likelihood or you actually earning anything are just north of none.

How to Avoid Program-Itis

Written by Terri Seymour

When people first come online to start or build a business a lot of them catch a very common Internet disease that I will refer to as Program-Itis. I also fell victim to this disease. What happens isrepparttar bug hits you and you begin to believe that you have to join every program onrepparttar 102538 net in order to make money. Let me tell you that this is not true.

There are programs for selling products of all kinds, programs for getting subscribers or free traffic, programs for promotion and just about every other kind of program you can think of. There are some good ones out there and you need to sift throughrepparttar 102539 rest to find them.

Some ofrepparttar 102540 things you can keep in mind when it comes to joining programs are:

Check out all programs thoroughly. Make surerepparttar 102541 program is set up so it will actually benefit you not justrepparttar 102542 founder ofrepparttar 102543 program.

Ask more experienced netpreneurs for opinions. Visit message boards and join discussion lists to learn from others. People are very willing to help, share and advise you when you ask.

Choose a few exceptional programs to promote. Keep in mind that if you join too many programs it will be hard to actively promote all of them. Promoting a few very good programs will be much more effective.

Choose programs that compliment your business/website. If you have a website that deals with home repair, do not sell products about health or other unrelated subjects. People will come to your site to learn about home repair, so deal with those types of products/services.

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