How To Choose An Affiliate Program

You may be asking how to choose an affiliate program. So, by now you have:

  1. Chosen Your Niche
  2. Chosen A Domain Name and Hosting
  3. Did Keyword Research
  4. Created Content
  5. Targeted Traffic

Since you are now ready to delve in the world of Affiliate Marketing and you will now need to join an affiliate program so you can start earning commission from your websites and each sale you drive. I will help you find some affiliate programs but I want to briefly share some information on affiliate programs.


What is an Affiliate Program?

Affiliate programs are commission based structures where a business rewards you a percentage of the sale when a customer visits your website and purchases the product you are promoting via your site.

Let’s play with some numbers quick: Say you choose Amazon as your affiliate program.

Say for example I start a website that reviews computers and the latest computer costs $1000. On my computer review page, I will use a unique affiliate link (which you will obtain when you sign up with an affiliate program). Every time someone wants to purchase the product you are reviewing they will click on the link and it will take them to the Amazon website where they can complete their purchase. With Amazon you will get between 4% and 8.5%, so for each successful sale, I will earn either $40 or $85. Now that is quite a lot of extra money if you make a few sales each week.

Amazon deals with all the behind the scenes work such as the payments, provides you reports on your commission earnings and provides you with all the links and tools you will need. All you will need to do is use your website to drive traffic and your affiliate program will reward you.


Do You Want To Join An Affiliate Program?

Joining an affiliate program is simple and takes a few minutes. Essentially you will need a website with some content on it. If you don’t have a website, sign up HERE for two free websites.

Once you are approved, the affiliate program you have chosen will send you an affiliate link which you can use on your website to start earning a commission.

Now, there are thousands of affiliate programs you can join, depending on the niche you have chosen. We will discuss some of the affiliate programs below.

If you are ever looking for an affiliate programs, go to Google and type your niche followed by the word affiliate.

For example:

Beauty products + affiliate

Gym equipment + affiliate


What are the Best Affiliate Programs to Join?

Below is a list of suggested affiliate programs that are considered high quality when it comes to:

  • Value of products
  • Payout reliability
  • Affiliate support

Amazon Associates
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Owners: Amazon.com

Website: Click to Visit

Training: None

Support: Good

The Amazon Associates affiliate program is possibly one of the most regularly used affiliate programs by website owners because of the commissions and amount of products you can promote. You can earn anywhere from 4% to 8.5% depending on the amount of sales you have generated and is dependent upon the products. Some product categories pay higher commissions.

Clickbank
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Owners: Tim and Eileen Barber

Website: Click to Visit

Training: None

Support: Good

ClickBank allows you access to thousands of products to promote through your website while earning massive commissions of up to 75%.

Commission Junction
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Owners: Lex Sisney

Website: Click to Visit

Training: None

Support: Good

 

CJ provides the largest collection of merchants for website owners to select from and is one of the biggest affiliate marketing businesses online. Their website is easy to browse and offers more reporting selections when compared against other affiliate networks.

If there are any other affiliate programs you like, let us know and we will investigate.

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