What are your criteria for choosing Affiliate Programs?

A very serious question. Affiliate programs are one of the hottest money makers online. Whether, you are blogger or a traditional Internet Marketer, affiliate marketing will normally be a part of your monetization strategy. Some of the most successful people online have encountered their “Magic Moment” through Affiliate Marketing.

When deciding over what programs to promote and make money from, what criteria do you set for yourself? Do you take your credibility and reputation into account? Lot of people look for factors like “How much does this program pay in commissions? How fast do they pay, do they make payments through Paypal”, etc.

When you decide over a program to promote, it is very important to consider factors that have a direct impact on your reputation. The first and foremost question should be:

“Would I buy this product if somebody were to present it to me?” If yes, why? If no, why?

It is important to pay attention to the usability of the product as well as the source where the product has come from. If you don’t trust the source where the product has come from, how can you market and recommend others to buy? Will your conscience agree with it? I tell you, it is clear cut deception. This also leads to weak selling power. You cannot convince someone about something that you are not convinced about.

Oh yes you can, but you have to first sell your soul for it. You can see several so-called top Gurus like Jo Mark, Ewen Chia, etc. These people have made it to the top by selling their souls first, and then the affiliate products. Take a test ride of their newsletters and you will know what I mean. After a week, you will realize their newsletters are Newsletters 10% of the time and Spam 90% of the time.

So think about it today. You gotta believe in a product or service today to get others to believe in it. Your decision today can make or break your online career tomorrow.

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  1. What are your criteria for choosing Affiliate Programs?…

    When deciding over what programs to promote and make money from, what criteria do you set for yourself? Do you take your credibility and reputation into account? Lot of people look for factors like “How much does this program pay in commissions? How …

  2. What are your criteria for choosing Affiliate Programs?…

    When deciding over what programs to promote and make money from, what criteria do you set for yourself? Do you take your credibility and reputation into account? Lot of people look for factors like How much does this program pay in commissions? How fas…

  3. I look at whether I can market it for a profit. Don’t take this to mean I will sell my soul for a profit. If I am personally interested in it that is a bonus. You have to do your market research carefully and too many people do their market reasearch based on themselves. Eg did you ever see a female working in a men’s clothes shop? You don’t have to use the the product yourself to sell it.

  4. You bet Lee, you dont have to use, but you at least have to believe in it, it’s values.

  5. If it is interesting for me, It will be profitable. I’m sure!

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