I would personally agree with linkshare.com as a great affiliate marketing platform to join as a publisher. Here’s why. Back in 2005 when I knew nothing about affiliate marketing and was using blogger.com as a free blogging platform without any experience whatsoever and joining Walmart.com as my first official affiliate program, I was able to insert Walmart affiliate in its in my blogger blog and earn a $72 commission. I was onto affiliate marketing for life from there.
NetAffiliation.com a été créé en 2004 à Paris. La majorité des membres du réseau sont de l’Europe et de l’Amérique latine. Pour les nouveaux annonceurs, les frais de démarrage sont de 300 €. Pour chaque produit vendu, NetAffiliation se prend une commission d’environ 25-29%. Le réseau NetAffiliation comprend plus de 1000 différents programmes et plus de 55000 éditeurs actifs. NetAffiliation est un réseau très occupé: 3 milliards de clics pour 47 milliards d’affichages par mois.
Given that I am still in reading and preparation phase, I am mainly interested to overlap my niche with real life interests so I could have motivation to produce content on regular basis. Two that I am highly interested are PC parts and Fitness. I am aware they are too general subjects with lot of sites doing the same, but my idea is to produce constant review on PC parts, Laptops, Mobile devices, Accessories all in different categories, create lists like top5 or 10 under XX budget etc. Similar approach I would use if I I decide to go with Fitness path and divide content training advice, review of fat loss methods, supplementation, nutrition etc. I am aware that this will be a long journey and that it can pass few months before sales start to kick in and that’s the risk I am ready to take. My questions are:
Google est aussi très sélectif dans son choix d’annonceurs. Pour joindre le réseau, l’annonceur doit rencontrer un représentant de Google et payer une somme initiale de 2000 $ (500 $/mois minimums par la suite). Sur leur site d’information, Google mentionne aussi que les annonceurs peuvent choisir leurs éditeurs, ce qui permet aux annonceurs d’avoir plus de contrôle.
Affiliate marketing has grown quickly since its inception. The e-commerce website, viewed as a marketing toy in the early days of the Internet, became an integrated part of the overall business plan and in some cases grew to a bigger business than the existing offline business. According to one report, the total sales amount generated through affiliate networks in 2006 was £2.16 billion in the United Kingdom alone. The estimates were £1.35 billion in sales in 2005. MarketingSherpa's research team estimated that, in 2006, affiliates worldwide earned US$6.5 billion in bounty and commissions from a variety of sources in retail, personal finance, gaming and gambling, travel, telecom, education, publishing, and forms of lead generation other than contextual advertising programs.
The only difference with the offline middleman and affiliate business program is that the online affiliate does not need to get hold of the actual product to earn revenue. He doesn’t need to shell out money to buy the product that he has to sell. All he has to do is create a site that markets the products of the producer. Every time he makes a sale, the producer will take over to send the actual products, receive payments and extend customer support, when necessary. A special web-based script records this process and thus the affiliate is paid for every successful sale he makes.