Affiliate programs is the starting place for a big majority of home entrepreneurs and beginners in Internet Marketing, because of the small amount of work involved. There are some elements that you must absolutely look for before you start promoting an affiliate product.

Tip #1.Promote a unique product to get better results.

Promoting a product which is already being sold by hundreds of affiliates will not give you the same results as if you have a unique proposition. A different product that only a few affiliates distribute.

Tip #2.Find powerful and effective affiliates tools.

When you are ready to promote, you may be lost if you are new to affiliates marketing.
Sometimes it takes beginners months to make their first sale, because the merchant doesn’t help them in their hard work.
So be sure to find a powerful and clear affiliates resource section that will skyrocket your chances of success.
Also, a good communication with the merchant is hard to find, but it is a must. Please be sure to sign up to receive the latest news, tips and tricks.

Tip #3. Examples of effective resources:
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Aweber is the number 1 company to use to send sales letters and emails to your customers. There customer service is great, and they offer a lot of tutorials.

Offering Ebooks is another effective resource. My favorite software for making ebooks is EBOOK COMPILER.
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Tip #4 You must be able to monitor almost everything in your resources section.

You must be able to track your sales, how many visitors came to your site and to the merchant site, by which page they enter to the merchant site(here is the importance of the redirect links).
You must be able to view your payment history, and also how many people signed up underneath you if it is a two tiers affiliate program.

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Tip #5. Cookies plus IP addresses.

Today, it is a common practice by Internet users to clear their cookies daily or weekly.
So if you spend money on PPC or any other paid advertising to get a customer, you do not want to see another affiliate get the commission you should have received.

So try to choose an affiliate program with a tracking software which takes the IP address of your future customer.

By the way, recurring commissions are a must. Last but not least, try to find associate programs with generous compensation plan, and give a preference to the two tiers affiliates programs because you will be paid on two levels.

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Ed McConnell

35 years in the marketing business and CEO of Affiliate Marketing Point.