The main reason why I’ve always recommended Amazon as the go-to affiliate network for beginners is because of the vast array of new products that are introduced on a daily basis. If you bring the company customers that choose to order via mail or phone, you can lose out on commissions unless those orders are somehow linked back your current affiliate ID. Always let your readers know when you offer or promote something and have an affiliate relationship tied in with it. You need to be honest when affiliate marketing.
In many ways, they will also depend on the relative popularity of the affiliate and on the type of market he chooses to sell to. A small but highly targeted market is more likely to bring in higher commissions for an affiliate while a fairly large but generic market may not produce the same results.
If you already have a list of at least a few hundred people and are planning to sell services like coaching, consulting, design, writing or other professional services (as in legal advice, finance, or real estate) in the short term, it’s probably best to hold off on affiliate marketing.
That’s when many call on Kellie Stevens, who was chosen by the industry as its 2009 Affiliate Marketing Legend of the Year” and is perhaps its best-known affiliate vigilante.” From a spare bedroom strewn with computer monitors and cables in her New Orleans home, she combs through thousands of lines of code a week searching for clues to the latest scams.
On this page, you’ll find in-depth resources and tutorials to help you get started with affiliate marketing, from my foundations guide, Affiliate Marketing the Smart Way, to video walkthroughs on SPI TV Episodes 32-34, which help you get your program up and running.