what is a good affiliate program for starters

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Can someone tell me what will be a good affiliate program for starters? it seems like clickbank is the only way to make money.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketinguk
    Welcome to the forum. Clickbank is certainly an obvious place to start for Newbies. Alexa Smith has many valuable threads on how to get started as an affiliate with clickbank which you can search for or she may come on here and link to them.

    It is by no means the only way to make money as an affiliate, there's amazon, adsense etc. it really depends on what your goals are and how you want to achieve them. Clickbank also have a 60 no questions asked money back guarantee which some find frustrating.

    Joel
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  • Profile picture of the author prismkuet
    For starting, clickbank is ok. You better search here in this forum. You will find good amount of information that will be helpful for newbies. Best of luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author jvjoe
    You can do a quick search in the forum or follow what Joel Ross says
    by check out some of Alexa Smith threads. Check out this thread by Alexa Smith and this one hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by blastincome View Post

    Can someone tell me what will be a good affiliate program for starters? it seems like clickbank is the only way to make money.
    First, Clickbank is a network -- not an affiliate program. With that said, there are a number of networks that you can choose from. Some networks are very general in nature and have affiliate programs for tons of niches while other are very narrow in their focus. The network and affiliate programs you sign up with depend a lot on what niche market you're in.

    If you just go signing up with various networks and affiliate programs before you've done any research or have anything going for yourself (no commissions), you're account might eventually be closed if it's dormant for too long, Trust me, I speak from experience

    The first thing you need to decide is what niche market you want to go into (dating, make money, learn guitar, gardening...). This will dictate what kinds of products you are going to promote. With some niches, you have the option to promote digital or physical products. Some niches lean towards one or the other.

    Joey
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  • Profile picture of the author matt78
    For me, Amazon affiliate program is better for a newbie to start affiliate marketing. They convert better and not as competetive as Clickbank.
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    • Profile picture of the author easternodyssey
      Personally anyone that will accept you. The main problem for any newbie is finding affiliates that are willing to except new sites or low visitor number. Just think first which products you can market the best.
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      • Profile picture of the author everydayreviews
        I would recommend Linkshare. They are the best in my book (can't use Amazon bc I reside in NC)
        Never missed a payment from them, always prompt. Customer service is great too.
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  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    ClickSure is a fairly new affiliate network but from what I have seen, they have some very high converting products available to affiliates.

    I know that some of the biggest affiliates have been promoting some products from this platform so feel free to go and take a look.

    Hope this helps and all the best!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Johan Shaw
    Click bank is good option . you can also use adsons and Amazon for this ,
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas W
    whatever product/service that will convert the best.

    it's all about EPC.. Earnings Per Click

    Don't get sucked in by all the hype or think large commissions is the way to go
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Chicas
    I would check out JVNotifypro.com and check out the daily offers being put out there. Some of these offers run their own affiliate programs through infusion or other software.

    I would say ultimately start with what you want to sell and then search for a product that matches your business. This way you are already developing content for what you enjoy writing about and everything is more natural. Just my take.
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  • Profile picture of the author MatthewWoodward
    You can pretty much make money and take a commission on anything that can be sold online.

    What is you interest/passion? What are you most knowledgable about?
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  • Profile picture of the author Tasleem Khan
    clickbank, Linkshare, jvzoo

    All good
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgiaB
    I don't recommend Clickbank for beginners. I recommend WarriorPlus... you can make a lot of money promoting WSOs.
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  • Profile picture of the author mindfulness
    Clickbank & Amazon affiliate program are great
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  • Profile picture of the author casablancas
    Commission Junction and Amazon are the best in my experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author hron
    Hi blastincome

    It really depend on what you want to promote. I would say these options could be good choices:

    Clickbank, Commission Junction, Amazon.
    Google Adsense if you have your own website with some traffic.
    Consider going for offers that pay good commissions, best ones with recurring income.
    If you dont have any experience, You should really look for some sort of basic affiliate training.

    regards Hans Ronne
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  • Profile picture of the author OnlineMoneyKid
    Hi Blastinincome

    I think you can gather from all the comments that most of the people are suggesting the same thing. Clickbank by far is the one of the best affiliate programs to use. It is really easy to use and navigate and there are thousands of products from several different categories available to promote. There is also another affiliate program that is picking up some steam and its called Clicksure. Very similar to Clickbank the only difference is that is it relatively new.

    Hope this helps
    Lloyd
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesgan
    Hi Blastincome, There are a lots of affiliates networks out there. ClickBank is only one of them. It can be a starter for you.
    You may check out Paydotcom, LinkShare, JVZoo, Commission Junction, Amazon....

    * Tips : Don't try to affiliate everything at once. Stick with one first, learn and familiar with the process, monetized from it and move on....

    Enjoy
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  • Profile picture of the author grover69
    I have to say how easy it was to get rolling with JVZoo this week as an affilaite (and hopefully as a seller soon!). Really a slick setup.
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  • Profile picture of the author askdeeps
    Hi from Deeps

    As an affiliate marketer with 50+ site experience, i will tell you to start with the following....

    1. Amazon Associate program - Top brands on your site with aamzon gaurantee. You will get paid even if you buy.
    2. Adsense - For some instant revenue
    3. Commission junction - Good looking and reputed ads to make your site colorful and established and they have some high-paying ones too
    4. ClickBank - Will be great if you can sell a few from them using your email newsletter subscribers and social media followers...

    AND join all affiliate programs of the site you regularly use for shopping etc in internet and make your next purchase through your affiliate link. SO get paid for your purchase itself.

    Need more consulting and support? Ready to help
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  • Profile picture of the author clickkt
    CJ, ClickBank, Amazon, E-Junkie and Adsense.
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  • Profile picture of the author pennyroll
    I'd have to say that Commission Junction is a good network to get started with. Tones of opportunities, great place to find a niche and many that pay pretty well.
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  • Profile picture of the author eugenedm
    For affiliate programs, you can try Empower Network, there's only a one-time registration fee of $25.
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  • Profile picture of the author tanshi
    For beginners I consider that the easiest to use affiliate program is Amazon - it only requires one acceptance (Commission Junction for example requires you to be accepted by every advertiser you want to promote).

    ClickBank - I personally don't like it, it's full of low quality products and the ones that are good are too competitive.

    Promoting WSOs - it is a good way to make money, but not very fit for a beginner if you don't have an list of subscribers to promote your affiliate offers.
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