What I Learned
I am going to tell you why the best thing you can do when it comes to joining affiliate programs is also to join as many of them as you can join. Don't you ever fall for the promise of perpetual money? Trust me, it won't happen. I used to work in a company wherewith rare exception we were always being promised a 10% commission on top of the shop number of products we sold. So my advice to you is don't believe everything you read or see. Also don't think that whenever you join most of the products you are going to find 20% to 30% commissions because they don't come around that often.
So here is what you should do instead. Find programs with a good range of products in different categories and don't look only to the big fish because there are many other ways you can succeed in affiliate marketing faster and easier. Trust me I make lots of money in blogging and it is so simple because:
Imagine if they covered just one category of products and the next option to provide you with a solution that's one of those products that people are looking for, what if you offered them an additional 5% to 10% - 75% of the total, yes I am being generous here - maybe more if your product is helpful enough, someone who works hard to provide you an excellent product, list it to affiliates and you will earn an incredible amount of money in as little as 8 hours ( yes I have done it before ) How good could it sound?
If you decided to write, use an article that is of good quality. A reader is going to be more eager to click on it over and over again if he/she sees your name. So it is of utmost importance that you get yourself noticed. Your articles will sell themselves and their entire purpose is to sell. And the other fact is that, in my opinion, it's a heck of a lot easier to sell an article than a product. OK I know I am being a bit overbearing, but I do say if you want to make a lot of money you need to sell your products.
And for all you affiliates out there I will give you some news with regards to commissions. There are hundreds of programs that will pay the commission on goods sold. So if you choose to work as an affiliate then the commissions will invariably go to you. Now one problem I see that also happens from a reader's point of view is that they usually read and get quite completive about the product. Then they fail to click on over to another section when given a refund occurs, this can be problematic.
Okay so are there any Affiliate Programs out there worth the effort? 365 programs and counting issued then over $ 600,000 in affiliate sales last year. Yes, your money is guaranteed, I don't care what any other Authors or advertisers tell you.
So now that you know my point, I must let you know that I hope that you will put forward a desktop containing all the information I have provided and also a "how-to" manual to begin making money online.
Although no one will ever be able to buy this if for a fact, they will be leading others and if you sign up a few you might just find your money.