New Internet Marketers Should Start With Affiliate Programs

By: John Woon

Copyright © 2006 John Woon (Sung-Liang Woon)

The fastest way to start your Internet online business is by becoming an affiliate (or agents in the physical world) to sell some one else’s products. The approach is simplified because it allows you to make money from your website visitors without having to worry about packing, shipping, delivery and payment processing.

There are many forms of products and services from the affiliate owners. These are usually information products such as electronic books (eBook) and software that can be delivered as a file that is then downloaded directly to your customers' computers. They could be repeatedly reproduced and downloaded and sold at no cost.

The choice of affiliate programs is of utmost importance because many beginners encountered disappointment and frustration after signing up with wrong choice of affiliate programs that eventually lead to a total waste of money and time!
Before deciding on the type of affiliate programs, you should consider the following points:

1) Market Demand
Affiliate owners should offer products that the market is asking for or that are already in demand rather than creating new ideas hoping that the consumers would be convinced to buy.

2) Attractive Commission
The affiliate program must offer good commission to their affiliates. Generally if it could bring in about sufficient income to cover the cost of your marketing.$ 500 to $650/month is a good start. Some of the owners of these affiliate programs can afford to give large commissions as high as 50% if not more due to the low cost of “production”.

3) Simple To Follow
It must be easy to set up with step by step easy-to-follow instruction. Website should be simple to update and yet attractive.

4) Effective Marketing Tools
The affiliate program owners should provide attractive and effective banners, images, links, sample ads, articles and emails to help you promote their products. Besides, they should also have a good support system for helping you with any problems you might have.

5) Reliability Of Affiliate Program Owners
You should conduct further research to check on the background of the organisations behind the products, their quality, reliability and reputation. Wherever applicable, testimonials must be obtained and verified. Study the affiliate agreement and assess the organisations you are dealing with. Check their quality of service by sending them an email or calling them to see how quickly and how effectively they respond - or if they ever respond at all. Assess their affiliate products. There are sites which review, compare and recommend some great affiliate programs. You should be able to find some programs with the right categories of products to sell.

6) Good Content
Visitors to your website love good and informative content of our websites. Content is
o¬ne of the most important aspects of attracting potential prospects to your web sites and prompting them to become your customers.

7) Relevancy Of The Products
As far as possible, choose affiliate programs which relate to what you are already doing, and then promote those products.

8) Seek Information
Join relevant online discussion forums and seek information and advice from those who are already successful being an affiliate.

Once you have decided on the choice of the organisation and the product or services, proceed to prepare a business plan, set target of your goals, budget your expenditure, follow the instructions given, be fully committed and start your challenging but very interesting and rewarding journey in the Internet Business.


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About The Author: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Woon (Sung-Liang Woon) is a Rubber and Latex Consultant with about 30 years of experience. He enjoys writing, lecturing, travelling, taichi, playing flamenco guitar and singing own Check this fantastic website to find out how he has ventured into Internet business: Visit his website and take a tour at his Blogs: and

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