Sunday, January 18, 2009

How To Know Which Affiliate Programs To Promote

Affiliate Programs, they say are the ideal way to promote your website, besides starting your affiliate marketing career

You see headlines running like "make money with affiliate programs" and how to work from home and make extra money online with affiliate programs etc. Now the question is whether you can really make money with them ; If so, which affiliate programs are the best to join, and what are the effective marketing methods to promote them?

I thought that this week that I will select a few of the good ones and list them. But then again, I am at a loss as to point out the good ones as there are number of good ones out there.But then, what is a good affiliate program ? Mentioned below are some important keys to look for when choosing an affiliate program. Look or choose an affiliate program that

  • promotes products or services you enjoy.
  • offers residual weekly or monthly income.
  • offers products you would purchase yourself.
  • offers a high commission, (25% or higher).
  • has a good sales conversion rate..
  • offers real, viable products (beware of pyramid schemes).
  • targets a wide audience, not a small niche that could be saturated quickly.
  • provides good promotional tools that you can use to promote the program.
  • that pays! as there are dishonest program operators out there, but fortunately it is a small percentage.

Although, affiliate programs, most of which are free to join, can be an excellent way to make money online.. But they, like anything else, require use of the proper tools and resources if you're to expect any kind of significant success. Some people hope or even expect to make money online without any type of investment Lets be candid to ourselves, if that is what you're expecting, you might as well call it quits before you even get started.

That is why, affiliate marketing training is an important first step to becoming successful in affiliate marketing.

And if you are looking to start your career as a successful affiliate marketer, then the first step is to get hold of some free affiliate marketing courses and some good affiliate guides before starting on with affiliate programs.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Work From Home And Make Money Online

Work From Home And Make Money Online - whazzat ?

While you are waiting for an opportunity to apply for your dream job, working at home can offer you a nice change of pace.

A home-based business can also allow you to earn a nice chunk of extra income, whether part time or full time.