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Affiliate Marketing Networks - Top 10 Tips When Choosing an Affiliate Program to Promote

By Jimmy Adames

Avoiding disaster with your choice of affiliate marketing networks and programs is tough to do when there are so many to pick from. It is very important to know what you should be looking for when making these decisions and learning the following 10 tips should help you avoid making the wrong choices:

1. Would you buy it? - if you would buy the product and service you are considering to promote then it should be an easy choice to make. In most cases you should actually own the product or use the service which would enhance your promotion.

2. Choose high quality programs - If other high profile experts promote the product or service it is a great sign it will be worth your money and time to invest in promoting it too.

3. Do some research - try tracking down some of the members and customers of the product or service you are considering to promote so you can get testimonials on the program's credibility.

4. Supply and demand - if the program is catering to an increasingly growing target market there will certainly be a higher demand for those products and services. Find out more by networking with fellow affiliate marketers and visiting forums and message boards to get reliable feedback.

5. Show me the money - search out affiliate networks and programs that have a solid compensation plan, include residual income and/or a payout of at least 25% or more. There are some programs offering this kind of compensation so make sure to seek them out. Do not waste your time with programs that do not reward substantially for your efforts.

6. Pay attention to details - be very aware of minimum quotas that you must meet or sales target totals that may be too hard to achieve. Some affiliate networks and programs enforce outrageous demands before you receive your commissions. Just make sure you can meet their requirements, but I personally advise you to keep away from these programs. Not worth the headache!

7. Marketing tools - if you can find affiliate networks and programs that offer quality marketing tools and resources to help you grow your affiliate marketing business in the shortest possible time it will help you focus on solely making money. Not all affiliate programs have these tools and resources which will add more work for you. Keep that in mind.

8. Accessible back office - a professional affiliate network would provide a place to check your sales and network. You want to have access to this so you can evaluate your marketing campaigns. It will help you improve what is not working and increase what is.

9. Bonuses - some programs offer powerful incentives for their members giving you another stream of income if you are meeting their target for these bonuses.

10. Meet other members - a great to find out if the affiliate marketing networks you are participating in are worth staying into is by meeting other members of those programs. Get their feedback by finding forums in that specific market or read discussions about the programs. There is always interesting chatter going on at forums. Just don't get sucked into spending all your time their.

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