Sunday, July 31, 2011

Finding The Right Affiliate Program

One of the most common ways to make money online is attempting to sale other peoples programs and products. The only other form of monetization which is used more is ppc publishing. The major problem with ppc publishing is you do not get to pick the ads, but rather they are decided for you by the publishing network. Affiliate marketing on the other hand is much more targeted and higher paying. This is why affiliate marketing is used all across the web and for anyone who is wanting to start a legitimate online business should consider using some of the websites such as or One thing to remember about affiliate marketing is the majority of major websites across the web have affiliate programs. This means that no matter what niche you decide to create an online business for you will be able to find an affiliate product which fits nicely.

Before you will be able to start making money with an affiliate program or product you must create a presence from which you can market. Never use a presence which the affiliate website gives you. This presence will be a copy meaning there will be hundreds if not thousands of other presences exactly like yours. When Google comes across copied websites they will index the main and forget the rest. You can’t rank your presence well in the major search engines and you will not be able to earn much since you need targeted search traffic to succeed. Creating a presence sounds much more difficult than it really is. There are many wysiwyg editors out on the web for sale, but if your really want to get a step up on your competition it is extremely useful to learn HTML. This can also be done for free if you go to and use their free html tutorials. The best way to learn HTML is purchasing a book from either your favorite bookstore or Books have the entire code and quite a few more examples, but you will have to buy it rather than get it for free.

The final step when attempting to earn money with affiliate marketing is getting people to the presence which you have affiliate programs on. There are many ways to begin marketing your presences some of the basic ways which I recommend any new business to use is submitting your site to free web directories and submitting articles to article directories. To see the benefit from article directories you will need to place a link in the resource box. There are a few things to think about when trying to market a presence. You should know which keywords you would like to rank well for. Place these keywords on the site and between the anchor tags of links you build towards your site. Another thing to keep in mind when running an online business is time will play a major role of success. The longer you work online the better chance you have of ranking well.