How To Make Money

How To Make Money

With affiliate programs, it really pays to work well

with others.  Also known as referral programs, 

affiliate programs are normally commission based

sales.  You'll recommend a site to your visitors and

then pick up a percentage of any sale that those 

visitors make.  You'll benefit from the commission

and the merchant benefits from the sales.

If you already have a website set up, you can run

an affiliate program from it, or you can simply 

build a site to promote a particular product or

service.  As long as it brings in more cash than it

takes to build or run it, you'll be fine.

With any marketing program, you'll need to be careful

when you select an affiliate program.  The benefit

of an affiliate program will give you another way

to make money from your users.  Instead of selling

them a product, you simply send them to a partner

then take a cut of the profits.

Even though it may seem tempting to go for programs

with the highest commissions, those programs won't

pay you anything if your visitors don't buy them.

Below, you'll find some tips to help you select an

affiliate program that's right for you:

1.  Do not accept any less than 25% with

commission.  You can find many programs with great

payment structures and high percentages of pay in

just about any field.

2.  Look for statistic pages that list the

number of click throughs, sales, and earnings so

you'll be able to see how you are doing.  

3.  Always look for programs that offer a 

wide variety of tools to put on your web site, 

including banners, text links, and of course graphics.

4.  Find out hwo often you'll be paid and 

be sure that the payment schedule meets with your

own expectations.  Some programs will pay monthly,

while others will pay quarterly.

5.  Be sure that top level support is 

included.  If they can't answer your questions in

a quick and timely manner, you don't want to work

with them.

Once you learn what you are doing with affiliate

programs, you can make a lot of money.  If you

are just starting out, you should always use common

sense and not rush into anything.  As you become

more familiar with how things work, you'll be well 

on your way to making a lot of money - and 

enjoying making it.  If you have to work hard, you'll

be glad you did.