Everybody is looking for that killer affiliate program, the one that is going to put them over the top and allow them to spend most of their days hanging out at the beech and drinking pina coladas.
Well, the closest you might get to that is the Rupert Holmes song.
No one affiliate program is going to make you an overnight millionaire, but there are a few affiliate networks that will more than offer you enough possibilities to make your presence known.
Probably the top affiliate network on the Internet is Clickbank.
They have a catalogue of over 100,000 products and are growing everyday.
They also have the largest affiliate base of any affiliate network on the Internet.
The products range from money making programs to acne cures.
There are more categories to choose from than Carter has liver pills.
If you're a beginning marketer, Clickbank is one of the first places you need to go to get your affiliate marketing career off to a fast start.
Another great affiliate network is PayDotCom.
They aren't as big as Clickbank but they do have some advantages over Clickbank.
The main advantage is that with Clickbank, you get paid twice a month.
Checks are cut on the first and the sixteenth of each month.
Plus, with Clickbank, you have to make a minimum amount of sales in dollars in order to get paid.
With PayDotCom, none of this is so.
You get paid no matter how many sales you've made and you get paid immediately into your PayPal account.
The problem with this is that if you live in a country where PayPal does not allow you to sign up, you won't be able to use PayDotCom as an affiliate network.
Another excellent affiliate network to join is Sharesale.
They have quite a few products there and many of them come with a pretty high price tag, such as Amember's membership site software, which sells for abotu $140.
The drawback with Sharesale is that they have a pretty high minimum for payout at $50.
Unlike Clickbank, where you can choose a fairly low minimum, Sharesale only has the one amount and it is not negotiable.
You can be just $1 below your payment threshold and it won't matter.
You won't get your money no matter how much you scream.
The truth is, and this is what makes the term the "best" affiliate program such a paradox, the best affiliate programs are the hardest ones to really get anywhere with unless you are already quite established.
The reason for this is because the very good affiliate programs are also the very popular ones.
This makes the competition among affiliates very great.
That's why making considerable sales with Clickbank products is so hard.
So many affiliates are selling the same product.
That's why it is important to do your research on the products you want to promote.
In my signature is a resource that will tell you all that you'll need to know about affiliate networks and individual affiliate programs that don't belong to networks.
I'm sure you will find it interesting reading.
There are a lot of great affiliate programs out there.
The key is knowing how to make the most of them.
To YOUR Success, Steven Wagenheim