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How To Make Money From Affiliate Programs And Affiliate Storefronts!

Sep 8, 2008
Almost every single place you go online today there is an opportunity to earn some money. And, affiliate programs are no exception! You can either go to a single site or you can visit affiliate hubs. If you choose to go to a single site simply look for affiliate program affiliate ship or associate program. If you choose to forgo the single site you can choose affiliate hubs. An affiliate hub, by definition is a website that contains everything you could possibly ever need for affiliate ships. Not only do they have tens of thousands of affiliate programs to choose from, but they also have banner links, text links, and statistics, etc.

In my opinion affiliate hubs are the best place to go if you're looking for an affiliate program to join. There are several different affiliate hubs you can visit online but two of my favorite ones are: Kolimbo and Linkshare. Both of these sites have been around for several years but less people seem to know about Kolimbo than they do about link share.

Link share is a little confusing to figure out at first, but if you feel your way around you will eventually get used to it. Link share offers a ton of different "offers" from well-known affiliates such as wine, Iwin, ToysrUs, BestBuy, etc, as well as some other unknown sites (to me anyway). The great thing about both of these sites is that all of the affiliates on the site or legitimate.

Sites like link share do all the work for you and me as how to get paid, making sure the sites are legit, the sites are legal, etc. this site offers another thing called storefronts, which I really like. These storefronts are to be put on your website directly to show what each affiliate ship has. Its like a mini store right on your site. So, for instance, if I have a website and it's an electronic website a good affiliate for me would be something like BestBuy.

For the store front of BestBuy, what I'll have is different products I can choose from to put in my storefront. So, say people go to my electronics website, they don't just see the stuff that's on my site. They also see all the stuff that comes from BestBuy within the little "mini store". Most of the time when you choose to be with an affiliate program or you choose a store find you get to choose what you want in the storefront.

Kolimbo has been around since 1999. This is one of the original open affiliate directories. Kolimbo offers a lot of the same options as link share, but they offer a lot more too. For instance say you want to find all the advertisers on Kolimbo that you can get paid for doing CPM offers. You simply do a search for CPM programs or search directly under the CPM tab and you will find all the CPM programs. The types of programs that Kolimbo offers are:

Pay per sale
Pay per lead
Pay per visit
Pay per click
Pay per impression
Pay second tier commissions
Email Marketing

As far as storefronts go, I really like Amazon simply because they offer many different products on the website. For example, I have a website, so I can go to Amazon and pick out different affiliates that I know that I will be using at my joke site. Affiliates that offer such things as gag gifts, joke gifts, funny gifts, etc. Once I find the affiliates to use I won't only set the affiliate links, but I can also set up affiliate websites. Then, I can either "sneak" in the affiliate links onto my blog, or I can also include the actual mini stores on my blog. This is nice because people can visually see what I offer on my site.

There are several other affiliate programs and hubs you can take a look as well including eBay and Amazon!
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