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MLM Affiliate Programs and Your Website

Aug 17, 2007
So what exactly is an MLM affiliate program? It is one in which you, as an individual, can get paid commissions by referring others to a particular business. In many cases, you could get a certain percentage of the sales that are generated by your sending a customer to a particular website that is making money directly off of the sale. The Multi-level Marketing (MLM) part of the equation comes from you earning a commission based on the sales drawn to the site by other affiliates you encouraged to join. Don't confuse a good MLM program with the pyrimid schemes on the internet today. Pyrimid schemes are illegal and you don't want to run a foul of the law. Investigate the prospective programs as completely as you can to avoid surprises later on down the road.

There can be alot of money made with a good MLM program and the right promotion of that program. Try out a few until you have found one you are happy with. Ask many questions to arm yourself with the knowledge you need to make an informed choice.

Most MLM affiliate programs are free to join, and if you have a website already there is no reason not to take the shot. Some will try to charge you a fee when you sign up, but with so many free MLM affiliate programs available, there is no reason to waste your money. The basic way they work is that banners or links will be displayed on your page. When someone clicks on one of those links, they are sent to another site where they can purchase product and you can be credited. Try to upsell as much of the product before sending your visitor to the MLM site so that you can get a better return on investment. The more the prospect knows about and like the products(s) the better you chances of conversion!

All MLM affiliate programs use a tracking system of some sort to keep up with your earnings. The most common way they will do this is to assign you an identification number of some sort. This number will then be set into the code of your website, that way those who are referred will be credited to you. Similar methods are used to track your referred affiliates as well, which are often referred to as second tier earnings. If an MLM program does not have a tracking mechanism available, then I would suggest to steer clear because that would be an indicator to me that you will not be credited properly.
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