Saturday, November 29, 2008

Avoiding Affiliate Scams

Affiliate can be a profitable and fun way to build your business. However, it is very important to be sure that you are choosing the right programs. There are a lot of good programs, but there are an equal number of companies that are outright scams and will never even pay you for your hard efforts. Worse still the company can suddenly close and still owe you your commission.

How to avoid these scams: The best way to avoid these scams is to do your research well. Check out these points before joining:

  1. Does the company have good support? Do they answer emails and have valid contact information?
  2. Do they have a valid offline address?
  3. What % of commission do they pay; 30%-50% is the best.
  4. Tracking system - this should be in real time and accurate.
  5. Products, should be well targeted for your market and of good quality

Where to research:

  1. Forums, related to your industry. There are many savvy people who use the forums and you may be sure they will tell it like it is. There are few programs out there that at least somebody has heard of and can give educated advice on.
  2. Discussion lists
  3. Look into the program carefully yourself
  4. Put the company name, plus the word scam, into the search engines and see what comes up. Use your own judgment, as sometimes these reviews may not be 100% unbiased.

The golden rule to avoid being scammed is to look before you join, and do not be afraid to ask other people’s opinions. If it looks too good to be true it very likely is, so do not get involved with a company that needs to hype up its opportunity or program. When you are alert and use caution before rushing into something you will be able to choose good reliable programs that will help you in reaping profit for many years to come.

1 comment:

Mberenis said...

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