Many thanks for this great article. You are right, it’s not easy to find the right affiliate program. Many Clickbank programs pay between 50 and 75%. But for someone it’s not so easy to get the money because they need 5 creditcard purchases first.
Why not recommend some of the best affiliate programs instead of leaving us to wonder?
Everything boils down to getting all the info you can about the affiliate program to know if you can make the amount of money you want and if everything in the program flows easily.
Then you have to analyze if it is what your prospects need.
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Good advice from Reed. Thanks! 🙂
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Which affiliate program works best for you Reed? Do you have more luck with CJ or Clickbank or something else?
More questions than answers! I tend to come at it the other way, starting with the product, then the merchant, then the affiliate program.
But of course once you sign up for an affiliate program, such as Tradedoubler or Affiliate Window (in the UK) then you get a deluge of merchants’ special offers etc in your inbox. Sometimes helpful, sometimes just time consuming.
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I agree with Dan if he knows so much then why not just tell us what he thinks the best programs are!! The email he sends makes it sound like he is going to tell you what you need to know but he really doesnt!!
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IF you are getting enough visitors to your site.
IF you can afford to test nd refine PPC
IF you have a responsive mailing list.
If you have these factors in place you should be able to make any affiliate programme work. Without them, no affiliate programme will make you money.
Very good info for newbies and even those who have been around a while.
Of note is that some programs even give
instant payout on request , after reaching the min of course , but still better than an undetermined waiting time of months.
What you need to find out is the plan scheme, in my opinion using PayPal is more friendly users than checks, also do research if affiliate your joining has a good back office if in future arise complain, and it better that they come up with quick response to resolve dispute.The rest check their background as how long they have been in business.That’s all from me
Thanks for another good article. This is a great lesson for me. I get something from each of your articles. I’m always looking forward to reading the next one. Have a great day and I will takk with you later.
Yes come on already Reed – spill the beans 🙂
Awesome article, yes i would like to say it is getting very hard to identify programs which will be profitable…..great article!!!
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There are tons of good affiliate programs. Sometimes it is better to join a new one because of a contest or a special promotion.
I always try to do as much due diligence as possible before getting involved with an affilitae program. After I make sure the product is top quality and the commission structure worth of my time to promote it I make every posible effort to contact the creator. Might take a while to track them down but well worth a short chat to give me that warm and fuzzy feeling before I commit.
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Knowledge is King, Every one should make sure they have enough before they get into
something that could end up costing more than it’s worth. Is there another strategy for these
Quick hit launches that everyone is doing now Reed? Mine does not seem to be working. Have a wonderful day, Timothy Millar
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For all those asking what programs are best, I don’t think anyone could answer that simply because there are so many. And my guess would be that Reed is probably more into JV and affiliate stuff at this point.
What Reed is explaining is how to find what can work well for you.
But I do have a question for you Reed: Do you have any info on protecting affiliate links? I’ve read that cloaking and redirects can actually rob you of commissions. Is that true and, if it is, what is the fix?
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Dang, no way to edit a post here!
What I meant to say above was, “And my guess would be that Reed is probably more into JV THAN affiliate stuff at this point.”
Hey Reed, You just hang in there, and keep writing those articles. Newbies like me need all the knowledge you can throw our way. Thanks. Anna
Hi Reed. Another very informative post. Re Dan and Kelly’s comments, I think it would be near impossible for you to recommend an affiliate product for them as there are so many and in different niches.
Re cloaking, could I suggest Richard Legg’s MyLinkGuard? It’s available as a free download from this link: http://www.moneymaker4u.com/linkprotect.html
Thanks. As the above lady said, “we need all the help we can get.”
Sound advice Reed.
Income producing marketing is 70% research and 30% marketing. Always – Always do your research before you start any campaign.
In addition to our other income streams, we make a great income off of affiliate marketing. It all boils down to preparation mixed with some good ole fashioned common sense.
Affiliate marketing can be really challenging. People like you help mor than you ralize. I look forward to what you have to say and then I try to put it all to work for me. You’re the greatest!
Keep up the good work.
Great article and great advice. We should always do research on whatever we decide to sell, and how we get paid etc.
This is one of the reasons I really like to see if people I am buying stuff from and that I am happy with have an affiliate program. Then I sign up for theirs. This way I already know they have decent customer service and good products and that they deleiver what they say.
After reading your post i still wandering which affiliate program that will make me money….
Anyway thanks for your infos.
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Great post Reed. Before joining any affiliate program it is always wise to do your research.
Regards – Wayne
Good post again. I have many affiliate connections and am still trying to find out which ones work best. I think the link guard mentioned above would be a good one to use. I feel that I am missing out on some commissions.
Reed, Thanks. I like the advice and want to add: an absolute redirect, i.e. without cloaking by frames (no frameset) is perfectly safe for ensuring you get your affiliate commissions, because the full affiliate URL goes into the buyer’s browser. That just clears up one point. Which affiliate program? For a beginner I’d recommend Clickbank for its variety and ease of creating your affiliate URLs. Also, for the 50-75% commissions on digital products like software and ebooks!
Great tips here Reed on how to choose the most profitable affiliate programs. Mainly I promote products from Clickbank, but I also use other affiliate programs such as Paydotcom and CJ as well. Anyway, thanks for sharing this informative article.
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Good points once again…
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Thank you very much for your tutorial. Please let me have the lists of affiliate company that I will be able to join and sell their product.
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@Reimund what do you mean by 5 credit card purchases first?
@Dan that’s really hard to do since I don’t know your niche, what you find reasonable and what you’d want to promote
@3d you’re welcome. Of the ones you mention I use ClickBank more
@iBizReviews agreed it can be very time consuming
@kelly sorry you didn’t find it useful
@Arthur interesting points
@Laurence yeah I hate waiting for these affiliate checks
@Ari good tips
@John you’re welcome
@Graham sorry that’s hard to do for this amount of people
@Beata I’m going to edit your post
@Michael I’m glad you are doing your research
@Timothy offering bonuses can help with those
@Paul I just have aweber track my links it seems to work for me
@Anna you’re welcome
@Bet you’re welcome
@Pat good tips
@Taufik there’s some more posts on this blog that may help you I suggest doing a search for affiliate program on my search box
@normz2 even if it’s the most secure cloaker we can miss out on commissions. It’s frustrating but I wouldn’t lose any sleep over it.
@Geoff agreed hard to go wrong with ClickBank
@Felix you’re welcome
@Raji you’re welcome
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