There are thousands of affiliate programs on the internet, so choosing an affiliate program to promote can be a daunting task, especially if you are new to affiliate marketing.

Here are 7 tips to help you choose the right affiliate program:

1. Is the sales page professional and easy to read? Many affiliate sales pages and websites are over complicated. They try to do too much to the point that it becomes frustrating and forces the visitor to leave. Others have multiple annoying popups or exit pops to frustrate visitors further? It should also be professional looking and ideally have no spelling errors or incorrect grammar. These things can cause your visitors to lose trust quicky.

2. Are there testimonials? Satisfied customers offer proof that the affiliate product does what it says it will. There is nothing more powerful than an honest testimonial. If the testimonials come with photos or audio/video, then this is even better.

3. Does it offer a written guarantee? Because people are somewhat leery of purchasing on the Internet they are looking for a money back guarantee. This is nothing you need to be afraid of because most people want the product to do what it says it will. They are not looking for a refund when they purchase it.

4. How much commission is being offered? There are many products offering a 50% commission or a recurring commission these days and if you are promoting a digital product you should be looking for a substantial commission. Don’t shy away from big ticket products – although you want make as many sales from these, your profit margin is much higher so you could end up making more money for less work.

5. Are there any bonuses? Usually a product can stand on its own merit. However, today people are used to getting bonuses and incentives that encourage them to make a purchase. This could be something that entices them to take action today. You see bonuses in different forms including limited offers, a certain percentage of sales at this price, and so on.

6. Are there any Affiliate Resources? Good affiliate programs provide resources for their affiliates such as sample reviews, classified ads, brandable reports, blog posts and so on. This can make it much quicker and easier for you to get started promoting the product.

7. Would you buy it? This is perhaps one of the most important factors. If you go to an affiliate marketing site that you would not order from chances are your customers will not either. An even better barometer is have you bought it? The best affiliate marketers are those who purchase the products they are selling. It’s much easier to sell something that you have purchased and used yourself and you can be assured that you are not promoting junk products.

Hopefully after reading these 7 tips you will find that choosing an affiliate program to promote becomes much easier. Visit my site to learn more about how to make money with affiliate programs.

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