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What is an affiliate marketing program?

Want to know more about affiliate marketing programs? Look no further. Find out the difference between an affiliate program and an affiliate network. Which should you sign up for and what tool can you use to help you as a business affiliate? Read this article for quick affiliate marketing tips.

Signing up for an affiliate program

Signing up as an affiliate Let us say you see a product which you want to promote for a commission. If the owner has an affiliate program, you will find a link to sign up as an affiliate. Certain programs provide you with your own affiliate site (for free). As soon as you have a free account, you will avail to your referral link. Anyone who buys through your link makes you money. Tracking the statistics You should see your dashboard when you log into your account. Find the link for affiliate tracking. This is where you can track your sales and commissions, and more, depending on the sophistication level of the affiliate software the owner is using. Terminologies Even if you are new, there is no need to be confused over the terms. Not always but sometimes, they are used interchangeably. 1. An affiliate may be known as an associate or even a partner. 2. Affiliate programs are therefore, associate programs. 3. Affiliate marketing is performance marketing (because you are paid only if you sell)

Signing up through an affiliate network

If you are an active Internet affiliate, you probably want to promote more products. In order to avail to a wide variety of products, sign up for an account on an affiliate network online. You will also have access to data which tells you on the product saleability and more. You want to sign up for products which interest you and which has sufficient demand in addition to a good commission per sale for you.

Doing keyword research

If you are going to be involved in the affiliate marketing business, keyword research will become your favourite activity. It can in fact, be addictive and even fun as you discover what web users are searching for. The best keyword tool is a free one offered by Google. Depending on your target customers, this may be their favourite Internet browser, so you can do no wrong.

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