For affiliates working with travel affiliate programs, the variety of different programs can sometimes be overwhelming. Knowing what type of program to choose, and what commission model to focus on, will make it easier to make your visitors click your precious affiliate links.
Just as in many other popular niches online, it is possible (and sometimes even necessary) to break the niche in to more, minor niches. Focusing, and searching only for travel affiliate programs will make you miss many programs with related content. Take a minute to think about the various products and services your travel oriented audience might be interested in.
Depending on your website and its content, you probably have a good idea why your visitors are interested in your pages, how they got there and what they are looking for.
Travel affiliate programs all have one thing in common – They often offer high commission. This is simply due to the massive online competition; they simply need to compete with their affiliate programs in the same manner they are with their prices.
For an affiliate, this is good news. Obviously all affiliates benefit from high quality affiliate programs competing to recruit new affiliates, as the commission and other terms will be their major way of attracting you and other affiliates like you.
Another interesting aspect of travel related programs is the fact they can be successfully used on websites covering a completely different topic. Because most people have an interest in traveling on their vacation, and there is a lot of money to be saved if you book your trip online, presenting your visitors with one, or several good offers will likely convert better than you might expect.
Needless to say, travel affiliate programs will always convert best if your website is covering a topic at least related to travel or vacation, but there are many other ways of promoting a travel program, even if your site isn’t really about traveling or vacations.
Finding cheap flights, hotel booking services or even luxurious cruises and promoting them on your site might not bring many sales, but because most products are expensive, you will make quite a bit of money on each sale.
If you can find a travel affiliate program offering residual commission on products you feel you might have a chance to promote; do not hesitate. If you are lucky, and you refer the right people – you might end up with your own personal traveling agency, at least as far as commission is concerned.
If you can find an affiliate program offering travel related to business trips, or company events – you might find yourself with one sale, giving you an incredible one-time commission. One can dream, can’t he?
No matter what type of travel affiliate program you are looking for, try to look around enough to be sure you have found the program offering the highest commission, but also a program of high quality. Sending visitors to an affiliate program with sloppy design or troublesome navigation won’t bring you many sales – be sure to look at each affiliate program’s site before you send them your precious traffic.
Theo Swan, writes about online business, web directories, link popularity and affiliate programs - Go right ahead to find - and join - your own choice of affiliate travel program