To Choose Good Affiliate Programs
Tips To Choose Good Affiliate Programs
Affiliate programs have become more popular nowadays, especially
for sales people who want to make money easily and quickly. However,
before you choose any affiliate program, make sure that you have
answered all questions relating to a good affiliate program. Here
are some questions you may ask:
1. Does the affiliate program offer high commission rates
I know it is a tough question to answer. How much is high? Normally,
commissions of 25%-30% of the product price are expected of a good
2. How much traffic does the vendor get to his site?
Before signing up to any affiliate program, remember to do some
research on the vendor’s site, especially the site’s
traffic. Alexa.com may be helpful in doing this research. If the
site is ranked in the top 100,000 the merchant gets good daily traffic
to his site. If the site is ranked below 500,000 it is not worth
bothering. You should find another one. So remember to do the research
before you want to invest anything.
3. Does the merchant use any tracking system?
All good affiliate programs provide excellent tracking systems.
This system allows you to track visitors by using cookies, so that
you can get accredited with sales that originate from your site.
Check out how long the cookies last. The longer they last, the better
chances are of getting paid.
4. Is the payment safe?
Be sure that you can get commission payment easily and safely,
otherwise you’ll waste a lot of time and effort. A perfect
affiliate program has a secure payment system so that you can check
your balance any time or be informed shortly when you receive any
credit. Moreover, you should ask about the payment time because
different affiliate programs have various payment times. Some pay
monthly, some quarterly. It is also vital to know the minimum balance
you need to earn in order to get paid.
5. Does the affiliate program have any tool to help affiliates
A standard database with all kind of reports from sales to payment
and other tools like ads, banners.. are very vital for affiliate
management. Make sure that you can control all the sales, keep track
of them and make good decisions. Moreover, the support system must
be really good to help you solve some urgent situations you may
6. Does the affiliate program offer affiliate referral
program or two tier affiliate program?
It means that you can get additional commission if you can recruit
more affiliates into the affiliate program. The more they sell,
the more referral commission you may get. Therefore, recruit as
many affiliates for you as possible.
Finding a good affiliate program is a tough work. The best advice
for you is to do your own research, using these abovementioned questions
as a guide that will lead you to the right merchant, to reach your
financial goal. If you find one, tell me.
You can have a look at this site for reference: http://www.audio4fun.com/affiliate.htm
About the Author
Jessica Lee has been
involved in affiliate marketing of Audio4fun.com. You can find more
information at: http://www.audio4fun.com