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Are affiliate programs good business opportunities?

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Summary:
Affiliate programs are great business opportunities, as well as a great
business idea. Here’s the scoop. You join an affiliate company and they
give you a unique URL called an, "Affiliate Link," that only you have.
When people click on your affiliate link it not only takes them to your
affiliate...


Keywords:
Business Opportunities, Business Ideas, Affiliate Programs, Home Based
Business, Work At


Article Body:
Affiliate programs are great business opportunities, as well as a great
business idea. Here’s the scoop. You join an affiliate company and they
give you a unique URL called an, "Affiliate Link," that only you have.
When people click on your affiliate link it not only takes them to your
affiliate website but it also alerts the affiliate company that you
directed this person to their website. Now if that person makes a
purchase you will be paid a commission as a reward for generating
business for that company. Commissions can be as high as 75%! Dose that
sound exciting to you? If so read on!

How can you find an affiliate program? There are literally 1000's of
websites eager for new affiliates. One way is to do a search for,
"affiliate programs" using a search engine such as Google. Another way is
to join ClickBank. ClickBank works with 100's of affiliate companies.
After you join ClickBank, You then choose from a list affiliates
ClickBank is affiliated with. You then promote an affiliate link that is
a combination of ClickBank’s and whatever affiliate site you are
promoting. ClickBank then pays you instead of the company you are an
affiliate for. You can also find a link usually labeled, "affiliates" on
websites that have affiliate programs. You will us ually find this link at
the very bottom of the homepage in very small text size.

Depending on which Affiliate program you join they will pay you weekly,
biweekly, monthly or bimonthly but most often biweekly or monthly. They
will usually give you the option of how you will get paid via company
check or Electronic Bank Transfer. I prefer Electronic Bank Transfer
because payment is immediate and you don’t have to worry about your check
getting lost or stolen.

The greatest thing about running an affiliate bu siness in my opinion is
this. When you run a business, any business whether it is internet based
or not, you must deal with a host of things including, but not limited
to, inventory, storage, packing, shipping, complaints, returns, phone
calls, emails, checks and credit cards just to name a few. When you’re an
affiliate, "they" take care of all of that for you! Your only job is to
advertise for them. Once you have directed someone to your affiliate
website via your affiliate link your job is done. They will take over
from there. What could be a sweeter deal?!

Advertising your affiliate link can be accomplished in a number of
different ways. Google AdWords is one way. Article submission is another
way. There are 1000's of Article submission sites where you can submit
your articles to for free. As an example you can check out,
IdeaMarketers. Click on the link at the upper right part of their
homepage entitled, "Learn How This Site Works." There are a number of
ways you can find other article submission sites f ar too numerous to
approach here, so I will only say that one way is to do a search using
any search engine and typing in, "Article Submission Sites." Another way
to allow your affiliate link to be made known to the world is through
discussion forums. One of the best out there is the AssociatePrograms.com
forum. Discussion forums allow you to attach a signature file to the
bottom of all your posts, where you may include your affiliate link.

All right. We’ve discussed all of the exciting aspects to joining an
affiliate program like receiving commissions as high as 75%, not having
to deal with inventory, storage, packing, shipping, complaints, returns,
phone calls, emails, checks or credit cards etc., getting paid most often
biweekly or monthly and usually having your choice of payment via check
or Electronic Bank Transfer. We also discussed, how to advertise your
affiliate link using little or no money. Now it is up you. Dose having an
affiliate business sound good to you? If so find, join, and promote your
affiliate business and/or businesses using the techniques discussed here.
And remember, affiliate programs are fabulous business opportunities as
well as a great business idea!