Affiliate Programs are one of the easiest ways to make
a substantial income on the internet. But what should
you consider when choosing an affiliate program? When
joining affiliate programs, there are many factors you
have to consider. Find useful resources in our affiliate
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The Truth About Easy Affiliate Income
by: Donna Monday
If youve spent any amount of time online pursuing
opportunities to make money online, you know that affiliate
marketing associate programs are very popular.
Affiliate online opportunity programs are very appealing
to those looking to make money while they learn Internet
marketing. Affiliate programs are free to join and easy
to sign up for. This makes them especially attractive
to moms looking to work at home and others looking to
work at home part time.
In fact, its so easy to set up an affiliate Internet
marketing web site, that youll find plenty of them
online promoting everything from kitchen appliances to
Theres nothing wrong with this, except the illusion
of making easy money with an affiliate marketing MLM network
or any affiliate marketing opportunity is more myth than
reality. Most affiliate web sites make very little money
Why is this?
I think its because its so easy to sign up
for a bunch of affiliate programs and throw them on a
web site, BEFORE you learn how to really build and promote
a proper affiliate site thats capable of producing
an actual profit. So, unless there is a real effort to
use target marketing and promotion, these sites usually
flounder and fail to attract much attention.
The simple truth is that the Internet is the ultimate
information super highway and most people wont take
the time to stop by your little shop of affiliate wonders
to look at all your affiliate links.
Aw, dont be so disappointed.
The truth is that no one wakes up in the morning and thinks
to themselves Im going to visit that little
obscure site promoting xyz products today and buy a few
of those interesting products theyre advertising.
The reality is that most people could care less about
your site and your dreams of making money online with
your affiliate programs. No, Most folks are looking for
specific information about a product or service
and they wont waste much time surfing around to
So, the web sites that smartly use keywords to write appealing
copy for their affiliate sites, that gives visitors the
information theyre looking for, will have a much
better chance of attracting visitors.
Of course, this also depends on how nice your site is
to look at, and whether its a virtual affiliate
farm or a legitimate site that promotes a particular niche
The best affiliate programs are ones where the vendor
(affiliate) also has an attractive, easy-to-navigate,
give-the-customer-what-they-want, and easy to order type
of web site. Also, these vendors are very helpful and
supportive to their affiliates.
Another important truth is that you should resist the
temptation to promote lots of affiliates on your web site.
This is the dreaded affiliate overkill syndrome.
You should especially stay away from affiliate programs
that have absolutely nothing to do with the theme of your
web site these will not attract any interest from
So, the bottom line truth about affiliate programs is
that, although they are easy to set up, its really
not very easy at all to make money with them. This is
true even if youve done everything right. It takes
a lot of patience, tweaking, and testing to nurture your
affiliate site into an income generating profit machine.
But, dont let this discourage you from jumping into
the affiliate marketing waters and getting your feet wet.
The more you do, the more you learn.
And thats the truth.
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