Is there any other type of affiliates programs?

by MikeQ
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Hi all
I have a question about affiliates programs.From what I read so far, the idea is very simple: set up a web page put the product you want to sell on that page with a link attached to it and when somebody wants to buy, it is redirected to the seller webpage (I left out all about list, traffic, etc.).
My question is, if there are some affiliates programs, which allows you to sell the product straight from your website and once an order is complete they got the payment and the address were to send the product. I feel that once a customer is redirected to a different site to complete the purchase makes your website look less reliable and the customers might go next time straight to the source.
I hope the question does not sound very silly but I am new in this and I am trying to get the hang of it.
Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author amuro
    Besides Clickbank which everyone knows, you might consider Amazon which is what I am currently doing but takes 60 days to get paid since for first 30 days they have to make sure all customers received and are happy with what they ordered online before paying affiliates.

    Besides Amazon, you can also try Commission Junction, Market Health, More Niche and Share-A-Sale.

    If you are talking about promoting info products say from Clickbank, it is usually to set up a squeeze page, get people to optin and direct them to salespage. If they buy, you earn.

    If you are talking about promoting physical products say from Amazon, it is much more than that. You have to come up with a fully fledged review site and blog that looks like an e-store more than typical affiliate site consisting of articles about the products you are promoting and direct people to Amazon. You do not have do list building but I still recommend you do. Except you can't put affiliate links in your emails but links to your site.

    If you are talking about CPA offers say from Market Health, you do not have to come up with a squeeze page. Just get a paid or free site from Wordpress or Blogger, write a series of 6-7 articles highlighting the problems people faced in and then recommend a product in the final article.

    When people click the link and get redirected, it is usually the squeeze page. If they optin for a free trial, you get paid per lead even if they do not buy.

    Hopes these answers your question.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
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    If you are handling the sale then it is no longer affiliate marketing.

    You could license the product and sell it yourself, but at that point you might as well just create your own.

    You can never get around people bypassing your affiliate link and going right to the source, but for what it is worth, this mostly happens in the IM, MMO niche. Usually in other niches it is not really a problem

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  • Profile picture of the author online only
    I think you could directly link to checkout page. In that way the customer only has to redirect to another site (clickbank) to make purchase.

    Not sure if this is legal/ethical, but as far as I know some people are doing it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by online only View Post

      I think you could directly link to checkout page. In that way the customer only has to redirect to another site (clickbank) to make purchase.

      Not sure if this is legal/ethical, but as far as I know some people are doing it.
      In the case of ClickBank, you can link to the payment page only with the vendor's express permission, and doing so doesn't set an affiliate cookie on your prospective customers' computers.

      Originally Posted by MikeQ View Post

      My question is, if there are some affiliates programs, which allows you to sell the product straight from your website and once an order is complete they got the payment and the address were to send the product.
      That's dropshipping - a different business model. It isn't affiliate marketing. And if the customers are buying the product from you, rather than from someone else, it naturally gives you different legal obligations toward them. In short, it's a whole different ball-game.

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  • Profile picture of the author MikeQ
    Thanks’ all of you for the replies.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    which allows you to sell the product straight from your website and once an order is complete they got the payment and the address were to send the product.
    What you are talking about is know as drop-shipping.
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  • Profile picture of the author markjames72
    In a similar vein, does anyone know the best sites I could use to sell a product through affiliates?

    ie. I am the merchant looking to get afiliates to sell my product for commission?
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