I am constantly being asked questions about joining Affiliate Programs. These programs are being hyped as the “next get-rich-quick scheme” on the Internet. That is not necessarily true… but the good news is that it is possible to make some very serious money with Affiliate Programs.
However Affiliate Programs aren’t for everybody, so I’m going to give you the inside information on who should join an Affiliate Program, and what you should be looking for if you do join.
Affiliate Programs are also called Associate Programs, Re-seller Programs, Commission or Pay-Per-Sale, Pay-Per-Click and Click-Through Programs.
Let’s talk about how Affiliate Programs work.
Basically Affiliate Programs reward website owners for referring customers to their business. Website owners are rewarded for sending customers to another website (of which you belong to an Associate Program for that website), and for any business (sales) which is generated from the customer who linked through your site to the other website.