Yesterday I found a site that I have been an affiliate for a long period suddenly disappeared. This site let me make about $100 commissions every month. Not much but because I only used automatic methods like article marketing to promote it, thus it was a nice residual income. And since site made sales, I have absolutely no idea why site and its owner disappeared from net.
If you have been in internet marketing industry for a period, you should know situation in my story is very common. Sites and their owners disappeared everyday. As an affiliate, if site you are promoting suddenly goes away, what leaves to you will just be lifetime unpaid commissions...
So do you want to protect yourself from this situation? Here are 2 suggestions that I want to share with you:
Select Affiliate Program Carefully
Is site exist for more than 1 year? Do you know site owner? Heard any good things about site? Was site owner written good articles? If you answer YES to any of these questions, then site you are going to promote will have greater chance to keep doing business on internet.