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As more and more companies are establishing their businesses on the Internet, affiliate programs have risen in popularity as a strong internet marketing tool. Assigned affiliates get rewarded for directing traffic and potential customer to the company’s website. This is an excellent way to earn some extra cash on your website, as an affiliate. Learn all about it!

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  • Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011
    Top Affiliate Marketing Resources
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  • Saturday, Sep 25, 2010
    Plastic Surgery Affiliate Marketing
    Affiliate marketing has proven over and over again that it is a solid way to make money online. However, the key to being successful at affiliate marketing is to find the right product or service to market. Although the possibilities are endless in terms of the products and services that are available to market, there is a new field emerging that has the potential to be extremely lucrative and rewarding - plastic surgery. This may seem way off base for many considering it is such a high-priced, specialty field; however, this is exactly why it is so lucrative.
  • Friday, Jan 15, 2010
    The Secret to Poker and Casino Affiliate Marketing
    For poker and casino affiliates, it truly is the best of times and the worst of times. On the bright side, they get to operate in one of the most potentially lucrative affiliate niches that there is, enticing potential players to do something nearly everyone loves: gamble. On the cloudy side, the potential profits in the poker and casino affiliate world have attracted a massive amount of competition from other affiliates, with everyone trying to cash in.
  • Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009
    How To Become A Successful Affiliate - Step 5
    You have a great website and have built an impressive network of links. You found just the right affiliates to partner with and your site contains good calls to action to get those who visit to click on your affiliate links. Is your part in the affiliate marketing enterprise over?
  • Tuesday, Mar 3, 2009
    How To Become A Successful Affiliate - Step 4
    So you have created a terrific website, built strong links and found the right advertisers as your affiliate partners. It's time to sit back and let that affiliate money roll in, right? Wrong. As with any business, you get out of it what you put into it, and setting up a great affiliate site is just the beginning. Now you have to make it work. This is our fourth article out of five on how you become a successful affiliate.
  • Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009
    How To Become A Successful Affiliate - Step 3
    You have a great website and you've created some good linking relationships. Now you're ready for the fun part -- partnering with advertisers. Advertising affiliate partners are the way you monetize your site. Getting the right advertisers will determine whether your affiliate marketing campaign is a minor hobby or the foundation of a full-fledged enterprise.
  • Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009
    How To Become A Successful Affiliate - Step 2
    You already understand by now that you can't have a great affiliate marketing setup without a great website. Once you've picked a topic dear to your heart, created an eye-grabbing design and filled it with content, what's the next step? Is it time to start loading up with advertisers?
  • Friday, Feb 13, 2009
    How To Become A Successful Affiliate - Step 1
    Affiliate marketing is the wave of the future. The Internet is the most important and efficient marketing medium in existence today and good affiliate marketers know how to take advantage of it.
  • Tuesday, Feb 3, 2009
    Optimize Your Affiliate Marketing Using, Believe It or Not, Magazines
    Affiliate marketing works best when it's advertised on the Internet, right? Yes, that's true. However, why limit your potential affiliates by relying on just the Internet? In fact, by incorporating magazines into your overall advertising plan, you may notice an increase that more than justifies the expense.
  • Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009
    Things To Avoid When Affiliate Marketing With B2b Sites
    Elsewhere on this site you'll find info regarding B2b affiliate marketing programs, which are aimed at a totally different demographic than B2c websites. One of the mistakes new affiliate marketers make, whether they're B2b or B2c, is trying to do too much with a website.
  • Thursday, Jan 15, 2009
    Seasonal Trends in the Affiliate World
    Online sales can be strongly influenced by seasonal trends, much like sales in traditional brick-and-mortar storefronts. While local retailers often respond by hanging holiday decorations and holding special sales events, affiliate marketers must find unique ways to market seasonal products and services.
  • Thursday, Jan 8, 2009
    More January Trends in the Affiliate World
    After the furor of the December holiday season, consumer spending typically slows dramatically in the early months of the new year. Online sales, however, typically remain fairly strong during this time. We've already written about travel affiliate programs for January and here are some more trends that we'd like to recommend.
  • Saturday, Dec 6, 2008
    The importance and use of web analytics!
    If you are an affiliate marketer, you have probably heard a lot of talk about the importance of web analytics. Why exactly is analytics so important for affiliate marketing?
  • Wednesday, Nov 26, 2008
    December Trends In the Affiliate World
    Seasonal trends play an important role in the world of affiliate marketing. During various times of the year, certain niche products see tremendous sales growth that provides a significant boost for many online businesses.
  • Wednesday, Nov 12, 2008
    November Trends in the Affiliate World
    Traditional marketing often relies on seasonal trends to drive up sales and generate interest from customers, and online marketing is no different. November is one month that features a number of trends in the affiliate world. The Thanksgiving holiday provides a significant boost for many seasonal items, while the rapid approach of the Christmas season gives many consumers an incentive to search online for the perfect gifts for friends and family.
  • Thursday, Nov 6, 2008
    How to Become an Opinion-Leader
    Affiliate marketing is much about getting noticed and a regarded source on the Internet. Sure, it's not the most difficult thing to get a person to stumble upon your site but to get people to keep returning to your site, as well as recommending it to others, isn't as easy. It will take a lot of effort and passion but once people keep on turning to you for answers you've got it made. Being an opinion-leader is a big, not to say huge, advantage if you're working with affiliate marketing.
  • Friday, Oct 17, 2008
    October Trends In The Affiliate World
    Paying attention to seasonal trends in online marketing can pay off in a big way for savvy marketers willing to capitalize on such opportunities. October is one month when affiliate marketing trends come to the forefront thanks to the sudden influx of students browsing the web and the impending Halloween holiday.
  • Monday, Oct 6, 2008
    Common Affiliate Mistakes
    When working as an affiliate, may it be full-time or part-time, is it easy to sometimes make mistakes that you don't really notice at first. This is, of course, not anything that only concerns the affiliate world - any given business has these problems. We thought it might be a good idea to mention a few of these mistakes so that you won't have to make them yourself.
  • Tuesday, Sep 23, 2008
    Dedicate Your Site to a Single Merchant
    We have noticed that many affiliates seem to promote any product they come across that offers a high commission. In doing so, these affiliates risk the chance of losing a big part of their potential earnings. If you were to promote way too many products/brands your visitors will experience your site as somewhat messy and in worst case scenario as spammy - sure bet to make them walk the other way.
  • Wednesday, Sep 10, 2008
    Increase AOV with real Exclusive Offers
    Incentive marketing is a great and often vital part of affiliate success. To be able to offer a unique opportunity to purchase a product is affiliate marketing in a nut shell. But what happens when your offers are live and are generating traffic, but no income? When it comes to offers, it's all about separating the unexploited, potentially lucrative offers from the overused. - Our thanks to Chris Gelton of oneNetworkDirect for this article!
  • Tuesday, Sep 9, 2008
    Halloween Season for Affiliates
    The seasons are changing and what seemed to be a never ending summer has now turned into autumn and with it comes one of our favorite holidays - Halloween! For all of us working as affiliates is it a top opportunity to increase our monthly earnings. Ok, Christmas is still the undefeated champion of commercial holidays but on a well deserved second place comes Halloween. This fact is golden for us affiliates and it for sure is something that we should take advantage off.
  • Thursday, Jul 3, 2008
    Contextual Targeting when Working with Affiliate Marketing
    The Internet has given rise to more techniques for effective marketing to consumers than might have ever been considered before. Affiliate marketing uses methods that are specific to the Internet in order to maximize their chances of advertising success. One of these methods is contextual targeting.
  • Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008
    Great Affiliate Tools You Can't Live Without!
    One of the first things new affiliates need is help. Tools and other online resources can here make the difference between fortune and failure. To host, build, advertise on and optimize your website are few of the many problems affiliates are faced with every day. And for many the solution is found in online tools. This step-by-step guide will not only list top affiliate tools but also show when and where to use them!
  • Wednesday, May 21, 2008
    The Benefits of Using Metriserve Analytics
    In the affiliate marketing industry, so much of one's success is derived from website traffic. Simply put, the more traffic that flows to the website, the better the chance of completing a sale. This fact is the primary reason why so many affiliate marketers choose to use web analytic services or web statistic services to better understand who is visiting their websites and why.
  • Tuesday, May 20, 2008
    How Offline Marketing Helps To Maximize Your Affiliate Marketing Profits
    Due to the nature of affiliate marketing, many business owners focus their promotional efforts exclusively on the web. While online marketing presents many great opportunities, integrating some key offline marketing strategies is an excellent way to maximize your profits for affiliate marketing.
  • Monday, May 19, 2008
    Improve Your Affiliate Marketing With Web Analytics Reports
    After you have invested the time and energy into creating an affiliate marketing website, it is essential to keep an eye on site statistics in order to guide your future marketing efforts. Utilizing web analytics is one of the best ways to identify both your strengths and weaknesses. You can then tailor an improved marketing plan that attracts more website traffic and produces greater sales.
  • Monday, May 12, 2008
    How Project Management Provides Better Solutions For Affiliate Marketers
    According to many web experts, affiliate marketing is one of the best online businesses today. With relatively low start-up costs and plenty of room for growth, the potential for success is virtually unlimited. However, it is important to realize that becoming a successful affiliate marketer requires careful planning.
  • Monday, May 12, 2008
    5 Key Success Factors For Maximizing Affiliate Marketing Traffic
    Generating more traffic is a primary goal for any web developer, but it is especially important for affiliate marketers. In order to achieve sales success, it is absolutely essential to get your target customers to visit your website. However, getting people to visit your site involves much more than just posting a few pages on the Internet. In order to get the traffic you need to succeed both now and in the future, it is essential to spend some time carefully planning the development and long-term maintenance of your site. Fortunately, most of these methods simply require time, effort and a bit of creativity to implement, which means you can quickly get started with these key success factors for maximizing traffic.
  • Thursday, May 8, 2008
    Maximize Your Profits With Affiliate Programs For Affiliate Marketing
    Obviously, affiliate marketing is a huge draw for budding entrepreneurs or you wouldn't be here reading this article. Most affiliate marketers look for affiliate marketing opportunities that cater to the consumer market. This makes sense because there are far more consumers surfing the web than small business owners. That said, there is a growing market for B2b (business to business) affiliate marketing. Affiliate programs for affiliate marketers fall under this heading.
  • Wednesday, May 7, 2008
    How Are Blog Platforms Beneficial For Affiliate Marketing
    Successful affiliate marketers understand the value of using the most modern and advanced methods of communication in their marketing strategies. They know that the key objective is to reach their target audience on whatever platform is currently the most advantageous and offering the highest ROI. In the world of affiliate marketing, nothing is more popular right now than using blog platforms as a means to promote affiliates and generate necessary traffic. There are a few reasons why blog platforms are so beneficial for affiliate marketing.
  • Thursday, Apr 17, 2008
    Improve your business: Download our affiliate marketing tools
    If you want to improve your affiliate business this is just the thing for you. We have enabled great affiliate marketing tools for you to download. Of course they are all free of charge. Add value to your web site in putting them up for your visitors to use. It's never been easier to improve your affiliate business!
  • Wednesday, Apr 2, 2008
    The Dos and Don'ts of Affiliate Marketing
    Affiliate marketing can be a challenging industry, even for long-time marketers who might even be experts in their field. While affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to maximize your online profits, it can also be one of the most difficult areas in which to find true success. Effective affiliate marketing requires a steady combination of skill and creativity. New affiliate marketers may find it especially daunting, but knowing some basic dos and don'ts of affiliate marketing can make the process both easier and more effective.
  • Wednesday, Mar 26, 2008
    Affiliate Marketing Industry Review - Credit Card Affiliate Programs
    Many credit card merchants are willing to pay high commissions for completed applications and even more for approvals. Before you dive into the credit card industry, understand that credit card affiliate programs are not necessarily easy money. Despite claims to the contrary, it takes more than a well placed banner to make money with credit card affiliate programs.
  • Wednesday, Mar 26, 2008
    Affiliate Program Comparison: Keyword Discovery Vs. WordTracker!
    Keyword optimization has long been a foundation for marketing and optimizing websites. With clever products on the market that help you research and discover keywords in any niche, it begs the comparison - which keyword tool is best?
  • Thursday, Mar 13, 2008
    3 Most Common Affiliate Mistakes
    The process of becoming a successful affiliate and make good money online goes like this. Assuming you have a website already the first step is to do some research around your website's traffic. A key success factor is then to be able to match the outcome of your research with an affiliate program. Not only is the quality of the affiliate program essential but also what products/services they offer to advertiser; you. Manage this and you're well on your way. We will below run through a few common mistakes that affiliates often make. Avoid these and you have all the chances of earning really good money on your website.
  • Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008
    Affiliate Business Outsourcing!
    The success of an affiliate marketing campaign relies on a number of variables. It is often difficult to find an affiliate manager capable of handling them all effectively. That's why lately, so many affiliate marketing companies find themselves outsourcing jobs to better-qualified individuals who can more readily produce the kind of necessary results. Here are some advantages to outsourcing many of the jobs required by affiliate marketing.
  • Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008
    Start Your Own Affiliate Marketing Program!
    If you have your own online business selling products or services, starting your own affiliate marketing program can dramatically increase your customer base, online visibility and profits. However, it takes effort and skill to build an affiliate program that can stand the test of time. In order to attract affiliate partners, you need to have both a great product and an outstanding program.
  • Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008
    Top Five Blog Platforms
    Since blogging became one of the biggest Internet breakthroughs of the 21st Century, it has taken off as a wonderful way to communicate visions and opinions. Affiliate marketers have also accepted blogging as an inexpensive way to generate leads, make sales and find financial success.
  • Tuesday, Mar 4, 2008
    Affiliate Marketing Secrets: A Guide To Getting Rich From Affiliate Programs
    You know the power of affiliate marketing. If you got a single penny every time anyone used the Internet, you'd be rich beyond your wildest dreams. Affiliate marketing programs allow you to receive income when a small fraction of online visitors makes use of the Internet to find products and services. Even that small fraction is enough to make you extremely wealthy.
  • Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008
    The Importance Of Contextual Marketing For Affiliate Marketing
    Affiliate marketing is all about targeting specific demographics with affiliate programs, web content and pay per click advertising. Contextual marketing is another way to improve demographic targeting. Contextual advertising is a system of advertising that changes according to the website's current content or the surfer's past browsing history.
  • Monday, Feb 4, 2008
    How To Use Affiliate Marketing For B2b Sites
    B2B is shorthand for business to business. Instead of a business selling products to consumers, the business exists to sell products or services to other businesses. This model is not always well applied by affiliate marketers, which has benefits and drawbacks.
  • Friday, Feb 1, 2008
    How to Use Affiliate Marketing To Generate Leads!
    Affiliate marketing is growing by leaps and bounds. It has not only proven itself to be an excellent way for individuals to make money online, it is also growing into one of the most successful marketing tools a company can use. Like every success, it continually improves itself and opens itself up to more opportunities.
  • Friday, Feb 1, 2008
    How To Make An Affiliate Marketing Organization
    Currently, affiliate marketing is a solo affair. The affiliate is his own boss and handles any issues dealing with commission. However, many affiliates have been discussing the benefits of forming an affiliate marketing organization. Many new affiliates may not be aware that in the early 2000s, there was an Affiliate Marketing organization that was called iAfma.
  • Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008
    What Makes A Successful Affiliate Marketing Program?
    In a way a good affiliate marketing program is no different from a standard website. The same rules apply: it needs to be well designed, easy-to-navigate, information-rich and unique. The last one may be the most important.
  • Monday, Jan 28, 2008
    What is Affiliate Marketing?
    Affiliate marketing is a major buzzword of the moment. However, this buzzword is not going to go away. Why? Affiliate marketing is basically the backbone of all ecommerce. This is why online purchases are expanding exponentially and why so many small business entrepreneurs are finding new business opportunities.
  • Friday, Jan 25, 2008
    Send Sales for Your Services Through the Roof Using Affiliate Marketing
    In an ocean of competitors, how can a small company find a foothold within the market? The answer lies with affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing harnesses the power of the Internet to bring your services before hundreds, if not thousands of potential clients each day. How does it do this? It's simple, and it costs less than you would imagine!
  • Friday, Jan 25, 2008
    Double Your Sales With Affiliate Marketing
    In an ocean of competitors, how can a small company find a foothold within the market? The answer lies with affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing harnesses the power of the Internet to bring your services before hundreds, if not thousands of potential clients each day. How does it do this? It's simple, and it costs less than you would imagine!
  • Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008
    The Eight Best Publications on Affiliate Marketing
    Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest and most effective ways to make money on the Internet. Even still, it helps to have an understanding for how the system works. As with any industry, the more you know about it, the better your chances for success. Thankfully, there are a number of notable publications available to help you reach your affiliate goals. Here are the eight best publications on affiliate marketing (in no particular order).
  • Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008
    The Five Best Affiliate Marketing Forums
    In the ever-changing world of affiliate marketing, having a place to go and discuss your triumphs and challenges can be a tremendously worthwhile addition to your daily routine. Affiliate marketing forums exist to help affiliates better their chances of success. They also serve as a wonderful networking tool. In these forums, discussions can range from "what affiliate program is scorching the competition," to "what affiliate programs should be avoided at all costs."
  • Thursday, Jan 17, 2008
    What to look for in an affiliate program
    Affiliate programs you join should be relevant and financially stable. They should offer high-quality products, good statistics and solid support. We, at AffiliateTips.com, go all-out to only list serious and trustworthy affiliate programs.
  • Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008
    How you make big money as an affiliate

    Some affiliates make huge profits - we're talking millions of dollars in a year. It's a fact. People don't know this. Affiliate marketing is a new line of business, and it has great unexploited potential.

  • Thursday, Dec 20, 2007
    Tracking web visitors to the correct affiliate
    Tracking web visitors is in the very core of the whole affiliate marketing business. If affiliates didn't get paid for their referrals, the whole machinery would break down. So how does the tracking work?
  • Wednesday, Nov 14, 2007
    Three high-level keys to affiliate marketing success
    "The $60,000 question: What makes some affiliates earn thousands when other people struggle to earn hundreds? I was asked this question and it made me revisit some of the main keys to success with affiliate marketing... "
  • Wednesday, Nov 14, 2007
    Payment Models in Affiliate Marketing
    When conducting affiliate marketing on the internet, you'll come across a number of payment models used to define the payments between merchants, publishers, advertisers, search engines and so on.

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4 AffiliateBOT.com $90 CPA Review
5 Intertops 30% CPO Review
6 AffiliateEdge 50% CPO Review
7 BestPay Partners 40% CPO Review
8 Market Health $20 CPA Review
9 RevenueJet 35% CPO Review
10 MedStore 29% CPO Review