The first thing you may be wondering before you join an affiliate program is how much is it going to cost you? Well most of them are free to join! Affiliate marketing can be a great way to earn a little bit of extra cash on the side and some people actually make a full-time living from it. And you have some gurus in the affiliate marketing industry that will earn more then the average person in one year compared to their 20 years.
The most popular affiliate centre around to date would have to be ClickBank. They have thousands of affiliate programs ready and waiting for you to promote them. ClickBank deals with digital products only eg. E-books and software.
ClickBank will send you a check every 2 weeks for the commissions you have earned. You get to choose your limit of when you want them to send the check to you, the minimum amount starting at $25.
You can join ClickBank for free here http://clickbank.com/overview.html
I give a description of what I look for before promoting a website in my book Affiliate Marketing Quick Start Guide. You can get my book for free at http://www.joesy.com
You can also find a variety of affiliate programs with other products you can promote as well at places such as:
Just to name a few
Of course these arent the only products you can promote through affiliate marketing. You might be surprised at what companys have affiliate programs. Even big names like Ebay and Dell computers have an affiliate program.
Usually the best way to promote a product is a personal recommendation and review from your self. So if youve bought a product recently that your extremely pleased with, check around and see if they have an affiliate program so you can earn money for promoting a product that you have hands on experience with and love!
Joanne King – http://www.joesy.com