Affiliate Program – Earn For Life, Not a Sale


Are you a webmaster who promotes affiliate programs on your website? Would it be nice to earn revenue for life from an affiliate program, and not just a sale?

Brief Introduction to Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is the practice of when a business rewards a website owner for generated sales produced. The website owner will have a unique URL which is used, so all clicks and sales can be recorded and tracked back to the website owner. Depending on the business promoted, they have general rules and guidelines, such as how long the visitor you referred has to make a purchase before the cookie becomes invalid, also they have general rules of how long you must wait before they credit you for a sale, and what products they pay commission on.

Some Minor Drawbacks

(1) Once a visitor from your own website has clicked a link, unfortunately they may not make any purchase, therefore no revenue.

(2) When a visitor has clicked a link, they may make a purchase, but this could be out with the cookie period (hence they may not go back and purchase until over a month later).

(3) Another problem is the visitor may visit from your website, do no action, visit a link from another webmasters website and therefore you will not be credited for this visitor any longer.

Affiliate Programs where Life means Life

A useful long-term strategy is to consider affiliate programs that reward you for life, with this action you can build up an extensive user base all of your own, knowing each time your referral earns, you earn also, and with these programs you can see exactly who you have as an referral and also there clicks and sales.

The Benefits of Life Long Affiliate Program

(1) Once you have referred a visitor to become a user, each and every time they shop and earn, you earn also.

(2) You do not earn for just one sale, you earn from every single sale ever generated by them, and for life.

(3) There is no limit to the amount of referrals you can have working under you, so the more you have, the more your payments will increase.

All depending on what niche you work in, things work differently for others. Of course do your research and see what works best for you, if you are making great sales from affiliate links then why would you want to change this, you can add to it though and test the market. Likewise if you are not progressing well with your affiliate links and struggle to get over 10 sales a month, then perhaps it is time for you to try something new.

Source by Shaun Connolly