If you are an internet marketer, I believe you hear about people making big money from affiliate programs, or you have to start your internet entrepreneurial journey with affiliate programs before you create your own product and etc. But the truth is you must know how to choose an affiliate program that makes you money, otherwise you will waste your time on them.
First of all, let’s find out the definition of “affiliate”. According to Google dictionary, “affiliate” is a person or organization officially attached to a larger body. Exactly! But “affiliate” is just a fancy term to say you are a commissioned salesperson on the internet.
1. Be Yourself. Choose an affiliate program.
Find something you interested or you have knowledge in. If you are a nutritionist, you can choose an affiliate program that sells weight lost product or balance diet recipe book and if you are a bodybuilder, you can choose an affiliate program that sells weight gain program. Stick with something you know and interested first before you promoting different affiliate program.
2. Check the sales page
Before you jump into the program, ask yourself this question, “Will I buy this product and recommend it to my friends?” If not, don’t waste your time and find another affiliate program.
3. Contact the vendor
Contact the vendor and see how fast they respond. If they respond within 2-3 business days is alright. I believe you wouldn’t work with partners that take centuries to reply your message.
4. Long term revenue.
Choose an affiliate program that pays you monthly instead of program that give you one time commission. I believe the reason you do online business is because of you want more time with your family and become financial freedom right? So, try to find an affiliate program that give you recurring commission.
5. Cut the craps out.
Go for quality. I believe you must have a list of products or programs that you want to promote. Find one or two product that meet all the criteria and go all out.
Last but not least, you won’t get rich in the next 3 days but if you choose an affiliate program that makes you money, you can make buckets full of money in long run.