Advantages And Disadvantages Of Affiliate Programs





(PRESS RELEASE – July 10, 2009) — Affiliate programs have some awesome advantages, and if you implement them correctly, you can make incredible money with affiliate programs.

Mostly, the website you are promoting does all the leg work for you. They will handle all the customer support, payment processing, product delivery, and refunds. All that you have to do is direct people to their website, by providing a link to them on yours. Once a customer clicks your link, AND makes a purchase, you get a certain percentage of that sale. That\’s it. You just wait for your money to come in. And if you are wanting to make money online, using affiliate programs is just one of the many ways that you can do just that.

You don’t have to develop or carry the product. You don’t really even have to know that much about the product, because the customer will be going to another website where all the pertinent information is already given.

Any good affiliate program will provide all of the materials you need to promote them. Usually this includes emails, banners, text links, and free ebooks that you can use on your website. The super good programs will even offer you training, to learn the techniques for promoting their website.

When you join an affiliate program, you just worry about getting traffic to your site, and then getting them to click on your affiliates’ links. Hopefully, a sale will be generated, and you will be making money.

The down-side of promoting affiliate programs, is that you are competing with other people to get sales. Also, some affiliate sites may not be honest, and may not pay you, keeping the money that you have generated for them. The best way to protect yourself would be to go online, and see if you can find any complaints about the affiliate program.

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Anita Campbell


Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses.

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  1. After so many weeks I am able to find a blog providing good information about the affiliate programs. I am glad to see that there are still few persons on the internet who are NOT using auto blog posters. Creating a blog like yours and maintaining it are difficult tasks but you managed it. Ok! Come to the point. However, you have tried to give good information about affiliate programs but I am still against affiliate programs. I mean fault is not in the affiliate programs but in the people. They do not want to work hard and leave the programs after some time. Now, you might be thinking, if I am against affiliate programs then why I am here at your blog. Actually I am doing some sort of research on affiliate programs and when started reading your blog, I sticked to it and could not stop myself writing comment. I am not so much against affiliate programs, but my nature is a sort of experimenting. I keep on doing experiments for making money in new ways. If you visit my website, clicking on my name in this comment then you are bound to get amazed. If, I write more about my site then you will think that I am spamming and I do not want to get my comment considered as spam. So, again from the begining, you have done a very good job! Hard work is appreciated! Well done! Thanks for providing such a nice detailed information. Keep it up!

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