How to choose affiliate programs

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affiliate programsBefore you join an affiliate program, ask questions first. If you intend to join into a program, just do a little research about the choices of that program. They will be the deciding point of what you will be achieving later on, so get some answers.

That program cost you anything to join? Today, most affiliate programs absolutely are free of charge being offered. Before joining, so why settle for those that charge you some dollars.

When do the commission checks they issued? It is different for every program. Some their checks issued once a week, a month, every quarter, etc. Where that is suited to your payment time choice, just select the one. A minimum earned commission amount in many affiliate programs are setting that an affiliate must exceed or meet in order to be issued for their checks.

What is per sale ratio to hit? The average number of hits to a text link or banner based on all affiliate statistics, it takes to generate a sale. Extremely this factor is important because before you can earn a commission from the sale, this will tell you how much traffic you must generate.

For how long do referrals remain in the system and how are they from an affiliate’s site tracked? To track those people you refer from your site, you need to be confident on the program enough. That you can credit for a sale, this is the only way. It is also important to know the period of time that those people stay in the system. Because this is some visitors do not buy initially to make the purchase but may want to return later. If it is done some months from a certain day, know if you will still get credit for the sale.

What affiliate stats kinds are available? It should be capable of offering detailed stats with your choice of affiliate program. Anytime you decide to check them out, they should be available online. It is important to constantly checking your individual stats in order to know how many hits,  impressions, and sales are already generated from your site. Impressions are the times number the text link or banner was viewed by a visitor of your site, while a hit is the one clicking on the text links or banner.

Besides the commissions on sales, Does the affiliate program also pay for the impressions and hits? As this will add to the earnings you get from the sales commission, it is important that hits and impressions are also paid. If the program you are in offers low sales, this is especially important to be able to hit ratio.

Who is the online retailer? With to know if it is really a solid company, find out whom you are doing business. Know the average amount they are achieving and the products they are selling. The easier it will be for you to know if that program is really for your site, while the more you know about the retailer offering you the affiliate program.

Is it a two tier or one tier program? A two tier program pays you for the business, plus on the sales generated by any affiliate you sponsor in your program it also pays you a commission. A single tier program pays you only for the business yourself have generated. On each new affiliate you sponsor, some two-tier programs are even paying small fees, more like a recruitment fee.

Lastly, what is the commission paid amount? By most programs, 5% – 20% is the commission paid and for each hit has .01% – .05%. The amount paid is not much at all if you find a program that also pays for impressions. You will now understand why the hit to sale ratio and average sales amount is important, as you can see from the figures.

Before you enter into an affiliate program, these are just some of the questions that needed answering first. With the many important aspects you should be familiar that your chosen program before incorporating them into your website. Try these questions to ask your affiliate program choices. From among the many available, these can help you select the right program for you site.

Written by wowo on March 17, 2008 – 10:13 am - Posted in Affiliate Programs, Internet marketing | 3 Comments »

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