How To Find Creditable Affiliates For Your Money-Making Blog
As a matter of common sense, if you sell an item for someone else, then you will want to get your commission. Unfortunately, when it comes to online
blog marketing, you can easily be fooled by people that will setup affiliate programs, and then never pay you a dime. On the other hand, if you
provided your social security number, or other sensitive information, you may also wind up becoming a victim of identity theft. No matter how tempted
you may be to buy into promising affiliate marketing programs,clubs, or other venues, you will need to stop and make sure that you are truly about to
work with a creditable company.
1) The Modified Formula One Method
When the stock market crashed in the 1920's, many people were afraid to start investing again. Individuals such as Benjamin Graham began to lay a
framework for sound investing strategies. One of his most famous students, Warren Buffet created something known as the "Formula One" plan.
Basically, before you invest in a company, you will need to evaluate it based on its actual performance as opposed to simply going along with what
other investors think.
If you can apply the Formula One Method to finding creditable online affiliates, you will have a much better chance of finding ones that will pay you a
reasonable amount of money for your blogging services. Some important questions include:
a) Do the testimonials on the site sound the same, lack dates, or all appear to be from one time period? Under these circumstances, you may be
dealing with fabricated testimonials, as well as a fraudulent site. When in doubt, look up the WHOIS information from the domain, and try to find out if
the site has actually been up for more than a few days or months.
b) Have you heard of other people actually succeeding with this program? Typically, if the site has a good reputation, you will either hear of it
mentioned in many places, or it will rank at the top few the search engines. For example, Clickbank, Amazon Affiliates, Go