People have always wanted to earn money and many have spent a great deal of time trying to work out how to achieve better results at the same time as doing a lot less work.  As far as affiliate marketing is concerned there are quite a few pitfalls you need to know about, even though it is an excellent way to make money.

In order to discover these drawbacks carry out a quick search on the Internet for “making easy money” or” work from home” and thousands of websites will appear on your screen about this subject.  However, when you click on many of these sites you will notice the same format which more often than not consists of a guy with a huge house in the background offering you pots of money upon signing up.  Could this really be you?

Let’s face it – we all know that the only way to have a stable income is to work hard initially, so before joining any affiliate program, some proper research needs to be carried out.  That, of course, is the beauty of the Internet, where all the information you could possibly need is right at your fingertips.

It’s so easy to do.   Simply type in the name of the affiliate program you want to find out about and add the word “scam”.  At the same time, it’s a good idea to join a few work from home forums and ask other members the questions you need answering.

With any affiliate program it is necessary to ascertain that there is 100% disclosure without you having to pay anything upfront.  For example, a program which will not tell you their compensation plan until you have signed up or who are not prepared to inform you of what is involved in the work without you buying a kit, should be avoided at all costs.