Affiliate marketplaces are a really good place to kick off your affiliate career, and find products to promote. They act as coordinators of the affiliate web between merchants and affiliate agents, as well as responsible for payment processing from the customer to the agent. There are two ways to find a product or an affiliate program, first one is by either contacting the merchant directly, browsing websites or seeing what other affiliates in your niche are promoting, second one is signing up in an affiliate marketplace. Both are kind of unsettling decisions to make, specially questions of trust.
The fears surrounding affiliate programs you have as a new affiliate in the big wide affiliate world are really rational fears, specially considering all the bad experiences newbies have. It is a necessary thing to do know certain basics on the market and how it runs before you embark out of sheer excitement on marketing activities. We are, in the article, attempting to answer a fundamental question of what are the things you must be aware of before joining or signing up for an affiliate business.
These are three things to look for in an affiliate program: (We are using Clickbank as an example, an affiliate marketplace that is considered by most affiliates to be the best and most reliable).
1-Commission: Low commission is not worthy of your time and effort, even as a beginner affiliate, this depends on the price and quality of the products you are promoting. To know whether the commission is low or high, let’s take commission in Click bank as an example, the minimum commission is 60%, knowing that most products’ prices range between $30-$70, it means a minimum of $18 per sale guaranteed in the platform. There are few exceptions of course when the prices are higher than $70, which is only positive.
2-High Gravity Rating: This basically means that the product in question is selling well, so you as well will get a good sum of money out of selling it. The gravity rate is determined and based on sales made by other affiliates. Never take on an affiliate program with low gravity, unless you check the sells page in case of new products.
3- Reputation of Product and Marketplace: This is a crucial thing, a profound research is needed before you sign up for anything. It can make your experience so traumatizing or put you off affiliate marketing for a while to sell untested and unreliable or harmful products, moreover, if the platform where you work will not pay you at the end of the day.