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Which Affiliate Programs Makes YOU Money?

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Which Affiliate Programs Makes YOU Money?

Postby Blindi » Fri Nov 11, 2005 4:49 am


I was wondering which programs you are promoting, that gives you some nice commission checks every month?

Please share your experience and knowledge :idea:

Best Regards,

P.S. I can personally recommend these programs:
the IMC program and Affiliate Classroom. I'm earning an easy $400/month with just these 2 programs.
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Postby Lynn Terry » Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:21 am

I did very well with PayDotCom the first month (read this thread for details).

Of course: ClickBank, CJ, Amazon, NetShops (read blog post on this one), Adsense, ThirdSphere (my host)... among others.
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Postby Gerardas Norkus » Thu Nov 17, 2005 5:55 am

Of course, it is important which programs to promote, however, even more important is HOW you do it - do you have your own website? Do you build an email list? How you promote your web site or your affiliate link? Etc.
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Postby Lynn Terry » Fri Nov 18, 2005 9:44 am

I agree...

One program may do well for one, but not for another - simply because of the way they promote it, or the amount of time and energy they put into 'making it work' ;)
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Postby kidino » Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:14 pm

For me ..., XSitePro, Adsense, Article Lightning, List and Traffic ...
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Postby Jeff Casmer » Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:56 am


PIPS has done it for me. I stay at home with my kids and make a full time income...

I also do well with Clickbank and Adsense.

Take care
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Postby link2rewards » Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:00 pm

You can also try a few of our programs at We have some good programs there.

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Postby Ladan Lashkari » Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:45 am

For me it's Google AdSense, SiteSell, ThirdSphere...
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Postby john925 » Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:20 pm

Adsense, Fastclick, Casalemedia, chitika, shareasale, linkshare, plus many others are making me some money.
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Postby ElevatingYourBusiness » Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:50 am

I've done well with

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Postby kidino » Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:55 pm

I think what's important to add here is about how you promote your affiliate programs. Let me just list a few methods that people are using to promote affiliate programs.
  • PPC & landing page
  • PPC & direct merchant's site
  • Blogging
  • Websites and SEO
  • Email marketing & ezine

Mine ... most of my affiliate income is from email marketing and ezine
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Postby lazydad » Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:59 am

I second that, Kidino.

Most people are too busy looking for programs without ralizing the revenue is from marketing the programs.

Look for any programs that protect the affiliate interest. Usually only product owners are allowed to become affiliate. This is to reduce the competition among each other and have better chance for sales.

Then the affiliate link must be protected so that no one would steal your commission. This has been on the alarm rate especially clickbank.

It quite difficult to look for these programs but I manage to find 2.

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Postby Craig » Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:34 am

kidino wrote:I think what's important to add here is about how you promote your affiliate programs.

I have access to some great audio lessons on affiliate marketing
It answers your question perfectly.
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Postby 5starAffiliatePrograms » Sun Apr 16, 2006 12:16 pm

Hi Blindi, Lynn and all,

Blindi, glad to see you are doing well with Affiliate Classroom. They have been one of my clients for several months and run a nice high integrity program.

I'm sure Blindi realizes that like others here have said - what works well for one person or site may not work well for another.

I mod several large affiliate forums, including my own. One question that consistantly comes up is:
"What is the best affiliate program or how do I find the best affiliate program?"

1) What is your current site about and who are your visitors? What are they interested in? Find products and services that will appeal to them and THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX! For instance if you have a site about travel, don't just promote hotel and airline affiliate programs, add travel insurance, Amazon books about travel and Luggage.

2) What are you passionate about??? What do you know a lot about? If you can find an affiliate program that ties into your interests or hobbies you will be ahead of the game!!! WHY? Because it can take some time to generate income and if it's something you are interested in it will give you the incentive to keep building more pages PLUS you can add valuable content to your site based on your knowledge of the subject.

3) Make a list of all the potential products and services that you think may be a good fit for either your existing site or a new niche site based on #2. Then go to Commission Junction or ShareaSale or one of the affiliate directories like Refer-it, 5 Star or AffiliateTip and find several programs then compare the following:

Things to consider before joining an affiliate program.

1) The honesty & integrity of the program. Are they parasite-free, do they have affiliate-centered management, good record of paying on time? *This can be hard to figure out unless you search on Affiliate Forums.

2) Are there any commission leaks like 800 #s or banner ads that leak your traffic elsewhere without getting compensated?

3) Nice long cookies?

4) Is the merchant site designed for optimum conversion rates?

Now to answer the question “What is the best affiliate program?” Well it depends, and as you can see there is no easy answer, but I hope I have given you some guidelines and tips to ponder. If you would like to see some of the high paying, high integrity affiliate programs that I have chosen to consult for and tie my good reputation to, check out my 5 Star Affiliate Programs and see if any of them are a good fit for you.
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Postby smithkarl » Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:44 am


The competition is high but the commission is very high as well... Look my sig link.

They pay 400% commission (isee how)... Two tier programs and a lot of advertising tools and hot spots. They give you hot spots so you know which best places to advertise.

I really enjoy it cause the account center is exellent... They pay by cheque.

The only small problem is that they have a lot of competitors.

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