How to Legally Sell an Affiliate Product on eBay

Written by Brian McGregor

If you're involved as an affiliate for any product, you've probably wrestled with how you can sellrepparttar product on eBay.

After all, eBay offers you a massive potential audience of 147 million members. And people who read about your product will likely have found it by searching thus saying they are interested inrepparttar 142608 product area in which your product resides.

The bad news, however, is that there is no easy way to market affiliate products on eBay!

First of all, if you haven't heard of affiliate selling, here's a very quick description of how it works.

Fundamentally, selling an affiliate product requires that you get interested buyers to click on a special link. This link takesrepparttar 142609 person torepparttar 142610 product owner's sales page. More importantly,repparttar 142611 link also contains your unique affiliate code - it is this code which ensures that sales made from your introductions are recorded in your affiliate account. Finally, if your prospect purchasesrepparttar 142612 product, it isrepparttar 142613 owner who handles product delivery and who also you with your sales commission payment.

On eBay, you could easily set up an auction saying how marvellous your affiliate product is. You will certainly attract a number of people who would be interested in buying. The problem is, you have no legitimate way of selling it to eBay members!

It's against eBay's rules to have a link in your auction page which takes your readers away to another website to make a sale.

Also, if you think about it, you don't haverepparttar 142614 affiliate product to deliver. There's no mechanism for you to makerepparttar 142615 sale on eBay, and deliverrepparttar 142616 product. If you recall, this is handled automatically byrepparttar 142617 product owner.

So here are two ways in which you can tap intorepparttar 142618 eBay market with your affiliate products.

1. The Simple System

You create an auction which explainsrepparttar 142619 benefits ofrepparttar 142620 affiliate product you're promoting.

What do you offer on your eBay auction forrepparttar 142621 affiliate product?

You sellrepparttar 142622 information on where to get hold of this superb product. And you sell these details for just one penny.

Whenever someone "buys" your information, you send them an email saying thank you for your purchase. You then explain they don't really need to send you a penny, and here isrepparttar 142623 link torepparttar 142624 fantastic product in which they've expressed an interest.

Of course,repparttar 142625 link is YOUR affiliate link.

Byrepparttar 142626 way, in your auction description page please think of a new angle forrepparttar 142627 product. You'll find almost everybody who is an affiliate for any popular product will be usingrepparttar 142628 suggested sales material supplied byrepparttar 142629 product owner.

SCAMS – Be Aware – And Report When Necessary

Written by By Vickie J Scanlon

The Internet is a vast International Network of people and businesses – and a place where people can make a fairly decent living. However, it is also a place where certain unsavory characters can freely roam – to take your dollars and run. Scams –repparttar human mind can be either pure or devious – and it isrepparttar 142154 devious mind that you have to look out for and be aware of at all time.

The easy marks to a scam are those that are new, inexperienced, or those that are desperately looking for a way to make some money, thatrepparttar 142155 swindler will usually target. Emotional hype and false sincerity are their ticket to a scam. Some are obvious, but others are not. Now, I mean no insult if you have been scammed – Why – been there and done that. Don’t be embarrassed or ashamed – be aware-- and vow to be ever vigilant in your choices. And remember to reassure yourself, that next time – if, heaven forbid, you should encounter another scam, you will definitely handle it differently.

Affiliate Scams

What constitutes an affiliate scam? 1. No contact information

2. Commissions to high -- (I know what you are saying – butrepparttar 142156 commission looks so good? Are you sure?) Research – people do no remain silent when they have been scammed onrepparttar 142157 Internet.

3. Your emails go unanswered. 4. Worse of all – your affiliate checks bounce.

Work-At-Home Scams

Work-At-Home scammers will gear their sights torepparttar 142158 Mom, who wants to work at home, orrepparttar 142159 individual who lost their job, orrepparttar 142160 individual who wants to supplement their income from an on-line venture. If you’re looking for a work-at-home position remember these warning signs:

1. If you have to pay to get access torepparttar 142161 site or database to make money – could be a scam. 2. If you receive an email – before joining – that says something onrepparttar 142162 order of “No BS – this is a legitimate offer!” Stay clear – it is BS! 3. If you’re not been paid – strong indicator you have been scammed. 4. They change rules and pay days (to, of course, to string you along and avoid paying you).

Well, I can say I haven’t encountered an affiliate scam, however, I’ve been hit with a work-at-home scam. It was my first initial attempt at finding work onrepparttar 142163 Internet before going into affiliate marketing. Anyway, I remember sending an email asking a question regarding, of all things, being paid. I received no response. So, I sent another email, stating that I could not accessrepparttar 142164 link to their website and I was getting a 404 Error, and I was wondering if they could fix it. Yes, devious – but wanted to know if they would reply. And yes, they did. I knew then, it was a scam.

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