August 9, 2016
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Avoiding Affiliate Marketing Scams

Affiliate marketing is one of the most cost effective channels of both online and offline marketing for merchants selling all kind of products and services. However, it also has a tarnished reputation due to the nature of the system that attracts some unsavory operators looking to make a quick buck […]
August 8, 2016
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Affiliate Marketing Without a Website

It’s possible to sign up with merchants as an affiliate and promote their products and services on the Internet, even if you don’t have your own website or blog. It’s harder, obviously, but you can still do it if you know how. In fact, there are many ways to do […]
August 8, 2016
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Affiliate Marketing

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August 8, 2016
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Affiliate Marketing Tools and Resources

Affiliate marketing is a highly effective way to make money online. At least, that is if you know how to make use of it. Affiliate marketing is about more than joining a program and then talking about a product. Yes, it would be great if it were that simple, but […]
August 8, 2016
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August 8, 2016
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Affiliate Marketing for Beginners

If you have just started a business that needs you to clock up online sales, then you will probably need to take a refresher course on affiliate marketing for beginners. This particular channel doesn’t need you to market your products or services. Instead, you market your affiliate program and sign […]

Affiliate marketing is one of the most cost effective channels of both online and offline marketing for merchants selling all kind of products and services. However, it also has a tarnished reputation due to the nature of the system that attracts some unsavory operators looking to make a quick buck or two. People tired of avoiding affiliate marketing scams simply stay away from the whole thing altogether.

Allow us to list some of the common pitfalls that you might fall prey to in this field. We’ll also show you how to stay safe while making use of this highly useful marketing channel.

Pitfalls in Affiliate Marketing

The most common issue is that affiliates trying to sell a merchant’s product or service fulfill their end of the transaction by generating sales, but the merchant then fails to deliver. So the customer then holds the affiliate responsible. Some merchants also fail to pay affiliates who have generated sales.

There’s also the question of whether the merchant is capable of running this program. If a merchant is unable to properly track and manage the program, then it can quickly devolve into a mess. Another common pitfall is pyramid marketing, where the merchant allows affiliates to be resellers who then appoint their own resellers and so on. When an affiliate program is combined with a pyramid scheme, it becomes a danger to everyone in the line.

On the other hand, affiliates can cause a problem for merchants by resorting to improper methods of attracting and sending visitors to the merchant’s site or store.

Tips For Avoiding Affiliate Marketing Scams

The easiest way of avoiding affiliate marketing scams is to make use of affiliate networks. They do all the hard work of making sure that merchants are running an honest program, and also that affiliates are advertising and sending visitors as per the guidelines of the merchant and network.images

Many affiliate networks have guidelines on how publishers can make use of ads and links. Many merchants furthermore reserve the right to reject affiliates, and will not accept sites and blogs that do not meet their standards or company policies.

Another thing you can do for affiliate marketing scams is to opt to start or join only performance-based programs that pay for sales, as opposed to programs that pay for traffic (clicks, views, unique visitors, etc.). This ensures that both merchant and affiliate profit from the arrangement, and only earn for completed sales.

August 9, 2016
imgres

Avoiding Affiliate Marketing Scams

Affiliate marketing is one of the most cost effective channels of both online and offline marketing for merchants selling all kind of products and services. However, it also has a tarnished reputation due to the nature of the system that attracts some unsavory operators looking to make a quick buck […]
August 8, 2016
how-to-affiliate-marketing-without-a-website

Affiliate Marketing Without a Website

It’s possible to sign up with merchants as an affiliate and promote their products and services on the Internet, even if you don’t have your own website or blog. It’s harder, obviously, but you can still do it if you know how. In fact, there are many ways to do […]
August 8, 2016
aff-marketing

Affiliate Marketing

The 90’s was a time to remember, and not just for the explosion of grunge, but the birth of a new wave of technology. The 90’s is responsible for the internet’s birth, and with new technology, companies see new ways to sell their products and reach an even bigger marketing […]
August 8, 2016
affiliate-marketing-1

Affiliate Marketing Tools and Resources

Affiliate marketing is a highly effective way to make money online. At least, that is if you know how to make use of it. Affiliate marketing is about more than joining a program and then talking about a product. Yes, it would be great if it were that simple, but […]
August 8, 2016
freelance-writer

10 Practical Freelance Writing Ideas and Tips

Are you looking for some practical freelance writing ideas and tips to get started? Okay, so here’s your first tip – take your work as a freelance writer seriously, even if it’s something you only do part-time, say for 2 or 3 hours a day. You will need to be […]
August 8, 2016
affiliate-marketing-programs

Affiliate Marketing for Beginners

If you have just started a business that needs you to clock up online sales, then you will probably need to take a refresher course on affiliate marketing for beginners. This particular channel doesn’t need you to market your products or services. Instead, you market your affiliate program and sign […]