Understanding affiliate commissions

Now that you have decided to become an affiliate marketer your next step is to search out affiliate programs to join. There are lots of affiliate programs and one consideration to make when selecting them is to see what type of commissions they offer.

An affiliate commission is the payment you receive for sending a buyer to a certain website via your affiliate link. After the sale has been made you will be notified that you have earned a commission.

The thing about commission rates is that they vary. Some affiliate programs can offer as much as 75% while others such as the Amazon program pay out less than 10%.

When looking at commissions you need to take the actual product into consideration as well. If you are promoting a high ticket price such as a diamond ring or necklace then a 10% can still mean a nice payday! But if you are only going to earn 4% on a $5 ebook then you have to determine if your effort is going to be worth the payout!

If you were to promote internet marketing products on a site like JV Zoo, then you can expect to earn higher commission rates. Plus the added advantage is that you can get paid instantly, which is always a nice benefit. The thing to remember with this type of product is that they are often only on sale for a week or so and then disappear from the marketplace. So unless you change your links they will point to a dead link. I recommend a tool called PrettyLinks to easily manage your links.

If you are looking for longer-term products to promote then look at the programs offered by sites such as CJ Affiliate, Amazon, and Clickbank. You can find specific programs to promote such as car seats, yoga equipment, running shoes, lawnmowers, and more.

Another aspect to look for when it comes to commissions is to see if they offer a two-tier commission structure. A two-tier network is when you, as the affiliate, get other affiliates to join the company’s program. Then each time one of your referred affiliates get paid, you earn another commission. This can be a great way to add to your monthly affiliate commissions, so it is worth seeing if this option is available or not.

Some companies will actually increase your commission rate by your performance level. If you can demonstrate that you can send them lots of new customers they will be happy to reward you. Even if they don’t offer this it never hurts to ask, they will most likely be happy to reward top affiliates.

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