Most of the bloggers and website owners make money by joining affiliate program. Through this program you can make money by promoting affiliate links and banner of advertiser sites. In affiliate program you will get commission based upon product when visitor on your site clicks on affiliate link and shop for desired products. It is really great and good way to earn money online. Even I have earned good amount of revenues by joining affiliate program. If you owe a website or a blog it is easy for you to promote affiliate products on your site and earn commission. You have to choose right affiliate which are related to your website niche. So it will be easy for you to earn commission by selling products online. In this you don’t have to bother about inventory control, product delivery or about your commission. As user process order from your affiliate link or banner, you will immediately get paid when your visitor will buy affiliate product. It is most reliable platform for bloggers and website owner to earn money online joining affiliate program. You can join multiple affiliate programs to earn money from your website or blog. So we can say that it is a reliable and risk free source to earn money online. But there are some things that you should know before joining affiliate program online. Below I have mentioned some points that you should take into consideration before joining affiliate program.
1. Join right affiliate program
As we know we can make good money in affiliate but it is not that easy as you think. There are various reasons applied to make money with affiliates. You have to choose relevant affiliate programs as per your site niche. Sort best affiliate program on internet that are relevant to your site niche. If you are running multi purpose blog or website then you can add multiple affiliate programs accordingly. You have to sort and research right affiliate program that will attract and grab attention of your users. I recommend you to use multiple affiliate program related to your website. If you are running single level niche site then don’t add too many affiliate ads on your site. These may even harm your site’s ranking. In affiliate promotion you also have to maintain quality standard of your site. To know which affiliate network is helping to earn more commission than other one. Research and make an analysis report and test multiple affiliate programs on your site. At the end you will get known which affiliate is best suitable and helps you to generate good amount of commission than other affiliate networks. Research, analysis & testing is important to succeed in affiliate business.
2. Know about your affiliate stat
It is important as I said above to check statistics of how’s your affiliate program are running. You have to check clicks, impressions & conversions that are getting for your affiliate ad units. By research you will get exact stat that how much you are earning with right affiliate networks. If you think that amount of clicks and conversion rates are not profitable for your business then you can even go for Google Adsense, Infolinks, Chitika or more. You can also refer my article on top 5 pay per click network.
3. Build right strategy in affiliate program
I have seen many sites that simply process affiliate links on their website. I have also seen that some of them are non-related as per site niche. Building right strategy to sell a product is important. You just don’t have to place ads on your site and wait to earn commission from affiliate program. While doing this you will never able to generate commission from affiliate. Identify the right placement of links, banners to related categories on your site. Applying right strategy for product selling will increase your chance to maximize profit in affiliate business.
4. Make use of Google analytics
Google analytics helps to know your visitors, pageviews, users, and more. In Google analytics there are several options where you can find your user engagement, interest, maximum time on page, favorite category or content on your site and more. This report will always help you to target right audience and increase the chance to maximize commission through affiliate program. Using analytics tools you will get known where your visitors are most engaged and through detail report it is easy to target right affiliate network to that particular category, post or page.
5. Read policy before joining affiliate program
I have also told in my previous affiliate marketing article that you should read affiliate policy carefully before joining affiliate program. There are some sites online who promise to pay commission but they allied their policy at the time of payments. Read their terms and conditions carefully, before joining affiliate program.
6. Commission payouts may change
Advertiser can change their commission pattern at anytime. Commission structure can be changed depending upon their sales criteria. Always stay updated with your affiliate partner site. Most of the time it may happen that you’re earning may drop because your affiliate partner has changed their pricing structure. Stay updated if you come up with this kind of issue so you can change your affiliate program in time.
7. Check reviews before joining affiliate program
Before joining affiliate program always check site review in Google. Check what people say about affiliate site that you are going to join. This will help you to stay away from fraud and scam affiliate sites. You can check their positive and negative review. With this you are able to choose legit affiliate for your website. I always suggest many webmasters to be active and always check their affiliate stat. Because it is really hard to track commission if someone make lead to your advertise site by purchasing any products. There are many fraud affiliate programs who promises you to pay high commission but they will cheat you at the end. Follow the above points to stay away from such fraud sites. Don’t apply to such programs that makes sudden changes in commission structure. Always choose right and quality affiliate program for your website. Also I recommend you to check affiliate site review before joining. I hope above information will clear you about precaution that you should take before joining affiliate program online.