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Why Join An Affiliate Marketing Network
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Why Join An Affiliate Marketing Network

Avoiding the scams and shiny objects.

Starting an affiliate marketing business can have many pitfalls and if you are not careful one can be easily fooled into falling into one of those traps. A few years ago changes in online consumer protection exposed many affiliate marketing networks claiming to offer products and service to help the affiliate marketer for what they truly were. Most were scams and fortunately were forced to close down their websites.

A few have stood the test of time and truly offered the affiliate marketer legitimate help and resources to help build their online business. Some are geared to keyword research. Others offer some help in choosing a niche to market. Others may help choose some "hot" Clickbank products. A few of these were and are great for the service they provide but offer little support on how to actually market an internet business.

Get rich quick's don't exist.

When looking to join an affiliate marketing network there are some basic things you should check and consider before actually committing to one. Obviously first thing to do is do a search of the network you may be considering. You may have to "read between the lines" on the reviews you may find. If you see any that offer the old "make hundreds with our simple program", then it's best to leave that one as fast as you got there.

Those get rich quick programs and systems just do not exist. A legitimate company offers help and support to the affiliate marketer along with solutions and real, usable training leading to their success.

Check the membership.

Check to see if you can find the current membership of the affiliate marketing network. Some have memberships of 10,000 or more. That kinda spells legitimate to me. See if they have a forum available and if there are many complaints posted about the service. Obviously you don't want to join an association with a bunch of disgruntled members.

Nuts and Bolts.

What exactly is the affiliate marketing network offering to it's members. Does it offer a few services or a complete package to it members. Here are a few things to look for in the organization to help and aid in promoting an affiliate marketing business.

  • Free keyword Research Tool
  • Written and Video Tutorials in all area of affiliate marketing.
  • Weekly Keyword List. Gives ideas on articles and promotions.
  • Network of Support - Even from the owners.
  • Writing Tool
  • Link Tracking
  • Free Web Hosting
  • Website Building Tools and templates for your domain.
  • Proven system of success.
  • Free trial membership

When I first joined an affiliate marketing network I was quickly overwhelmed by all the tools and training offered. Somewhat like jumping out of the frying pan into the fire. Fortunately I was plugged into a step by step guide that gave me a daily plan of action in building and promoting a chosen niche. This helped learn all the tools available in an easily understood day to day process.

A good affiliate marketing network will not promise success, but will guarantee to provide all the tools and training necessary to make your internet business successful. An organization of this type will not do the work for you, but will teach you the ins and outs of marketing a product or service on the internet, and help avoid the mistakes many make when first starting an online business.

Give one some thought the next time you are not sure which direction you need to go with your online business. An affiliate marketing network has help many learn how to market their business by providing timely help and support and tools needed to build a thriving online business to be proud of.


Street Talk

Good one Kevin. I start my campaign tomorrow full force. Keep them coming :) I need all the tips I can get.

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  about 1 decade ago

Welcome Shawn and best of luck with your marketing campaign...Thanks for visiting

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  about 1 decade ago

Seems like you're definitely learning great things about how to market your business with all the tools and training offered to you. Good job sharing here!

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  about 1 decade ago

I've only scratched the surface of what WA has to offer...what is nice is the new format with the Open Education Project...login all the time and find new post about some method or advice others make right on my desktop...great value for all

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  about 1 decade ago

I'm gonna just outsource my IM stuff to you dang it!! Makes your point and stays transparent ... wonderful job!

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  about 1 decade ago

Be glad to do what I can Wayne...:) Thanks for visiting..

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  about 1 decade ago

Golfspice The help response at Wealthy Affiliates is the best I have found. If you get stuck on a project there are tutorials but most importantly help from the owners and other members. If you are not a member you should try the free trial.

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  about 1 decade ago

Thanks for your comment John...really appreciate it..

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  about 1 decade ago
Barbara9  

excellent article

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  about 1 decade ago

Thank you Barbara...appreciate your visit

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  about 1 decade ago

Good article as usual.

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  about 1 decade ago

Thanks a bunch Rob...

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  about 1 decade ago
Golfspice  

One of my biggest bug bearers with being active online is the number of marketers that simply do not reply to correspondence/queries etc when you need help in some way. Is WA any more reliable than others in this respect?

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  about 1 decade ago

Golfspice the support at WA is unmatched in my opinion.....You will have help through the membership and through the forum....and if that doesn't get you an answer then talk directly to the owners Kyle and Carson...There are hundreds of written and video tutorials...First thing to do is start the 30 day action plan..... Take a look for yourself....right now you can join and test WA free for 10 days...this is a full membership....no obligation or credit card required... I wouldn't be promoting WA if I really didn't believe in it...

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  about 1 decade ago

Wish I could have known all these sooner. Anyway I was lucky enough to have found the right affiliate marketing network before giving up. Thanks for sharing Kevin

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  about 1 decade ago

They have definitely helped my business...thanks for visiting

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  about 1 decade ago
Lemuel  

Thanks Kevin. Great article showing the advantages of joining an affiliate marketing network.

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  about 1 decade ago

Thanks Lemuel

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  about 1 decade ago
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