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Remember to ask questions when joining an affiliate program. Do a bit of research about the particular type of program that you intend to join into. Get some answers because they will be the deciding point of what you will be achieving later on. Most affiliate programs being offered today are absolutely free of charge. So why settle for those that charge you some dollars before joining.

Determine when an affiliate program will issue you with payment. Some issue their checks once a month, every quarter, etc. Select the one that is suited to your payment time choice. Payment too many affiliates are on the basis that they meet the minimum requirement, or exceed in order for their checks to be issued.

What is the hit per sale ratio? This is the average number of hits to a banner or text link it takes to generate a sale based on all affiliate statistics.
It’s good to know this so that you will have an idea of the traffic you need before you can earn a commission from the sale.

It’s good to know what kind of system is in place for tracking sales from you site and how long it lasts you want to be confident on the program enough to track those people you refer from your site. This is the only way that you can credit for a sale.

How much time a customer stays on the tracking system is important. This is because some visitors do not buy initially but may want to return later to make the purchase. These are just some of the questions that needed answering first before you enter into an affiliate program. Place an affiliate program on your website only when you are sure you have all the information about them.

You now have the task of getting good quality traffic to the affiliate programs that you have chosen. But the need for thorough groundwork is a common thread running through all that’s been said here. If you need to prove as a credible seller, you need to have your personalized website.

It is not a must to have you own website you may sell goods without even creating a site of your own, it helps building trust and is considered beneficial in the longer run. A great looking website is not necessary just one that is easy to use and a means of spreading the message across would be sufficient.

Uchenna Ani-Okoye is an internet marketing advisor and co founder of