Saturday, January 27, 2007

How to launch your own affiliate program?

If you join an affiliate program and promote it on your site or blog , you can make some money from the traffic you get to your site.
As you can join someone else’s affiliate program , you can set up your own . You don’t have to be a programming genius to set some , because there are many companies that offer affiliate kits and many other services you didn’t even heard about.
When you set up the program , you ‘ll just need to log in once in a month to write down the affiliates , their home addresses , contact info and the money you owed. Best way to export the payments owed is a check printing service
You can also run your affiliate program using powerful server based affiliate tracking systems like or In that case you don’t need to install any software on your server.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Selecting an affiliate program

Here are some tips that can help you in searching for an lucrative affiliate program.
1. Don’t accept less than 20% commission.
You can find affiliate programs with high percentages of the purchase price in almoust every field. They also have great payment structures . Some programs pay even 50% commissions.
2. Top level of support must be given
If you can’t find all the answers to your questions , then don’t work with them.
3. Listen to the successful affiliates
You can find many examples of marketing methods that pros are using to get the big money.
4. Promotional tools
Look for that programs that offer text links , banners , brandable ebooks , free content , articles , etc.
5. Payment schedule
Most of the programs pay monthly , but make sure that payment schedule meets your expectations.
6. Statistics
You don’t have to look after this one , because every stats pages list the number of click-through , sales and earnings .