The most important thing must be the affiliate program you will join – I am talking about high commissions here. This is my number one tip. Take care when you choose an affiliate program to join, as they are not all equal. Some will offer you more of this, some more of that, but there are only a few things you have to watch out for.
What you need to consider first is the commission – as high as possible – and maybe you can find an affiliate program that will allow you variable commissions based on performance, in case you are very, very good. If you are satisfied with what they offer in terms of money, then you can start to ask about the rest of the goodies. And these are the marketing tools.
- What can they offer in terms of tracking results, marketing research, affiliate support and also customer support? I have seen and read tons of affiliate guides and affiliate marketing tips. You can find articles about this on the Internet. Only very few of them stress on the importance of what the affiliate management has to do to help you get your business started and be successful.
- No matter what you read, you will learn what you have to do for your business. There are guides that will teach you how many images to have on a given web page and how big they should be or you can learn what color schemes to use depending on the market niche you are targeting, etc.
- And all these guides are great. They really are and you can learn everything you need to know and for free too. It’s just that I believe that no matter how much you will learn from these guides, you still need to pay a lot of attention when you select an affiliate program in terms of affiliate support and management.
- Good tracking and research programs cost a fortune. We are talking hundreds of dollars you will have to spend to even stand the smallest chance in the battle against the top dogs of internet marketing. And if you just starting can you really afford to spend so much money without any guarantee you will ever get it back from your business? I believe not. No one in his right mind would decide to start spending money on things they can get for free!
That’s right! You can get a huge package of software that will help you and your business and everything is free! All you have to do is to find an affiliate program that has a wise enough management team to understand that it’s their job to help new affiliates make money starting from scratch. This is the kind of affiliate program you need to be searching for. You can then take your time and learn to make money absolutely risk free. And that’s what internet marketing is all about!