What are the Best Affiliate Programs? Well, for starters it's the ones
that pay an excellent and reliable commission rate!
The Best Affiliate Programs
a Profitable Affiliate
For years the best paying affiliate internet marketing companies were
viewed as "sin" types. You know, the ones that involved any sort of
adult entertainment, gambling or drugs.
However, with the introduction of regulations and laws these types of
affiliate marketing opportunities have become very controversial and
quite risky to say the least.
So what are the most Profitable Affiliate Niches these days?
Niche related topics for these categories now top the list of offering the best affiliate programs and are the most profitable.
- Real estate
- Health and Wellness
While it is very easy to join an affiliate marketing network such as
Link Share; it is the like ClickBank,
that can really provide the
greatest ROI- return
on your investment- which is in this case, your time.
Becoming a direct affiliate of a specific merchant's affiliate program
typically offers a higher percentage in commission along with more
attractive terms but it does require thorough research before joining.
Quick note: Independent merchant programs can be the best affiliate
programs to partner with.
Be familiar with the pros
and cons of an affiliate marketing program
Although each affiliate internet marketing program differs, there are
five major characteristics to consider that will impact your ebusiness
Rate- The more the better!
of Affiliate Program- The most common are pay per sale,
click, pay per lead, bounty, two tier, residual, and
Life- Merchants use internet cookies to store information
a user's computer to retrieve at a later time. Affiliate cookies
include a text based unique ID for each visitor along with an
expiration date. The longer the life of the cookie the better.
Affiliate programs that provide a wide variety of
promotional material, text and banner links, and tracking systems save
a ton of time.
Easily accessible affiliate managers who quickly answer
questions and problem solve.
To help you put these characteristics into perspective,
example of. . .
one of the Big Daddy affiliate internet marketing
programs. You can literally promote any product or service they have
listed in their HUGE selection. Truly, there is something for everyone.
However, Amazon.com pays one of the lowest commission rate starting at
6% per sale with a cookie that expires in 24 hours along with support
that basically is self-help.
As a much smaller and individual
(SBI) is quite
The commission rate starts at a 25% which translates into $75 per sale,
includes lifetime residual income for every annual renewal (therefore
the commission rate actually translates into $75 per year, per sale), a
lifetime cookie for most products so even if a visitor who clicked on
your link decides to purchase 5, 10 or 20 years from now you still earn
the commission, 2 tier affiliate income, tons of off line and web-based
promotional resources, and readily available 24/7 support. (Learn
. . .) Cha-ching!
The difference is readily apparent isn't it?
That being said however, in my opinion, it is always helpful to have a
source of revenue when building a website ebusiness that
generates reliable income.
There can be a place for both of these affiliate programs if each
visitors the goods or services they want.