Internet world is a very vast world where you can find everything which you require within a second. For this, you just need a laptop or smartphone with an internet connection. Then you can buy everything of life and also earn money here as much as you want. The question is that, how?
There are a lot of ways that you can follow and make money online from home or anywhere. In all modes of money making, one of the most famous and easy way to earn money online or from a blog is an affiliate program. Here are 5 things everyone must know about the affiliate program.
You can use a product’s in-house affiliate program or link using an affiliate marketplace (Amazon associate, Rakuten, or Shopify these are few famous names of affiliate programs).
But before joining any affiliate program, we all need to know one major thing ‘on-time payments.’
However, joining of affiliate program is totally free, sponsoring products take a lot of struggle and resources. There is always a risk of payment that you might not get. For avoiding such type of horrible headaches, you should make sure to check for the ensuing thing before start supporting any affiliate product.
List of 5 things everyone must know about affiliate program
1- Payment Process
Payment method of any affiliate program is the first thing that you must know because you should not like to face any situation where you can earn thousand of dollars, but you can’t get payment. This situation might have happened when you are promoting a product without knowing an acceptable payout method for your country.
This is not a new thing. Before that, it has happened to many other affiliates. You may not have faced such situation like my friend where she made above $1500, but they have not paid her and shut down their work.
I know everybody including me want to save yourself to such situations. So be aware and check their payment method is working for your country or not, before promoting the product. If you don’t find any payment method that works for your country, you should talk to affiliate team by email or by using the program contact form. See, if they can do something for you then start working with them and promoting their product.
There are most important payment ways that you can use for getting payment in an affiliate program.
- Direct bank deposit
2- Check Minimum Payment Amount
The minimum payout amount is one of the reasons why newbies affiliate marketer gives up. Mostly, ad networks or affiliate programs pay you when you extend a minimum payout amount of $50. It is an average exclusion, but more or less also possible.
If you are under the minimum payment amount, then you can’t attain cash. If a pusher has been working hard but was incapable of reaching that number, they feel like and have been resentful as they will not get paid for the elevations they have completed.
This is the promoter’s fault because they never squared the minimum payout for the affiliate program they engaged up for.
3- Check Reputation of Network or Product
In the affiliate networking, you have seen many people who are making three or four digits income in a month. But also, some of them who are not getting anything from it.
The primary reason behind that is most people don’t check the reputation of the affiliate program, before taking affiliation. There are many of affiliate programs, but some of them are offering great commission but don’t pay you.
If you want to protect yourself from such type of situation, then you should join a reputed affiliate company or network that knows the value of feedback or reviews. So, they always care about their work and behavior where other networks don’t care about them. Here are some popular affiliate marketplaces that give you the proper commission on time.
- Amazon Associates
- Rakuten Marketing
- Affiliate Window
- OIO Publisher
4- Cookie Length
The primary reason that you and I love the affiliate program more is the freedom which it offers ‘cookie length.’ We just send them some traffic to their network and let the companies do the sales work. But, sometimes ‘sales’ takes few days, at this time cookies length help you.
I have just drive traffic to a website, and if a visitor makes a purchase several days later, I still get a commission. This is happened due to the cookie length, but all affiliates are not similar.
The average time for cookie duration of affiliate networks is 30-90 days after a visitor clicks on an affiliate link. Most of these programs are that you’ll also get a commission if a visitor purchases another product from the company’s website.
Be aware, some of the affiliate programs take advantage of the beginners, and they don’t offer cookie length (30-60 days) and commission on other products sale.
So, before getting affiliation check these points. As mentioned above, most traditional networks integrate this standard affiliate practice, and you’ll have no problem.
Other Things You Must Know Affiliate Programs
All in all, the lot of stuff you should check out before joining the affiliate program. Above mentioned things are most significant, that will ensure you don’t get scammed from your affiliate company. Make sure you get paid one time.
Have you ever acquired fiddled or conned by an affiliate company? If you’ve checked other things before getting affiliation, please share with other people by using our comment box. This will help the newbies’ affiliate marketers, and they won’t get misled in the future.