When you are an affiliate marketer you have to choose affiliate programs to register under so that you can sell the products or provide leads. There are a number of factors you should look at when making the choice.
How does the commission get paid. Is it via check, direct deposit, pay pal or by another method. Depending on your circumstances you might not be able to take one method of payment or another. Or you might prefer direct deposit to check for instance. When you are making your decision take that into consideration.
Another factor to look into is how often commission payments are sent out. For instance if the affiliate program is under the clickbank affiliate network you will get you commissions twice a month. Some companies who have their own independent affiliate programs pay every three months. We all have our preferences. For someone every quarter works well for them for most they would rather be paid more often.
Compare the percentage or payout of the sale or lead you will get from the program. After all that is really what you are joining the program for to get paid. Make sure the payout is worth the investment. If it’s a product that has a high conversion rate then you can take a lower payout compared to a slow converting product. Just make sure it’s a payout that will satisfy your income needs.
Also find out on what grounds you will be paid. For instance is it pay per sale or pay per lead. This is because the two usually have different payouts. Pay per sale usually offer higher payouts as it is harder to convert than a lead.
Another important feature to review is the tracking cookies in place. You want to know how long the tracking cookies are in place for. Sometimes a prospect can click your affiliate link today but only decide to make the purchase 2 months from now. Will that still be considered your sale and will you get paid for it. Its different per affiliate program and a slight difference can make a huge difference on your earnings.
This are some factors which can help you when you compare and choose affiliate programs
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