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Monday, November 3, 2008

Affiliate Marketing - Among Which I Became Aware

I have been an affiliate marketer since last month, for the thought of earning some money (not a lot though), for the sake of blogging. I don't really take it seriously! Before I started blogging, I used to wonder how do websites get ads from other companies and if they earn money out of putting their ads! Now I have fully understood the theory behind. To those who haven't encountered or made themselves aware about this type of marketing, I will give you some insights about this.
Affiliate marketing is an Internet-based marketing practice in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate's marketing efforts. It is also the name of the industry where a number of different types of companies and individuals are performing this form of Internet marketing, including affiliate networks, affiliate management companies, and in-house affiliate managers, specialized third party vendors, and various types of affiliates/publishers who promote the products and services of their partners.

Affiliate marketing overlaps with other Internet marketing methods to some degree, because affiliates often use regular advertising methods. Those methods include organic search engine optimization, paid search engine marketing, e-mail marketing, and in some sense display advertising. On the other hand, affiliates sometimes use less orthodox techniques, such as publishing reviews of products or services offered by a partner.

Affiliate marketing—using one website to drive traffic to another—is a form of online marketing, which is frequently overlooked by advertisers. While search engines, e-mail, and website syndication capture much of the attention of online retailers, affiliate marketing carries a much lower profile. Still, affiliates continue to play a significant role in e-retailer's marketing strategies.

Here are some of them that I took the opportunity to be part of:

Dream Template
DreamTemplate is a premium template subscription provider with over 1800 professionally designed templates available for members. We serve Website Templates, Flash Templates, Office Templates, Word Templates, Powerpoint Templates, Corporate Identity packages and logo designs. Every month, we're adding over a hundred new designs. Unlike most template sites that charge per template, DreamTemplate works differently. We charge a one-time fee and then give members full download access to our premium template collection. Now, here's your chance to refer one of the largest Internet template membership sites. Our site is unique and our templates are affordable and designed extremely well! Start earning great conversion rates.

Earn an incredible 30% commission for every member you refer to originating from your website.

ProStores, an eBay Company, is pleased to announce the successful launch of its new affiliate program. They are an award-winning ecommerce solution that enables small and medium sized businesses to sell products and services online through a fully customized Web store. It has made creating a Web store easy for your visitors to subscribe to and use, with built-in, step-by-step wizards that help them design the look of their store, upload products, and set up shipping and sales tax information.

They offer a full suite of functionality to your audience:

  • Domain registration and hosting
  • Shopping cart
  • Secure, SSL-encrypted credit card processing
  • Integration with eBay and PayPal
  • Marketing and Merchandising Tools
  • Product catalog

Just as ProStores offers four tiers of service to its clients - Express, Business, Advanced, and Enterprise - we offer different commission terms for each service you promote and sell.

Payment Structure:

  • Express Tier: up to $20
  • Business Tier: up to $75
  • Advanced Tier: up to $108
  • Enterprise Tier: up to $150

ProStores offers its affiliates a helpful set of links for promotion as well as healthy guidelines for paid search marketers. *Store Bonus accelerator is based on total leads but will only accelerate the Business, Advanced, and Enterprise Stores.

Yahoo! Affiliate Program

Yahoo! Affiliate Program Partner with Yahoo!, the most recognized brand on the Internet.

New! Some of Yahoo!’s hottest products and services are now available to you in a single affiliate program. Join today and start promoting any of the Yahoo! Properties listed below. Each Yahoo! user you refer means multiple opportunities for you to earn commission.

You can promote just one, or all of these Yahoo! services:

Consumer Products

  • Personals - New subscription
  • Autos - New car quote
  • Games - Completed purchase
  • HotJobs - Job application submission
  • Mail Plus - Mail Plus account purchase
  • Toolbar - Completed US (IE) Install

Business Products

  • Search Marketing - Search Marketing account purchase
  • Web Hosting - Web Hosting purchase
  • Ecommerce - Merchant Solution purchase
  • HotJobs - Employer new job listing submission

For more information, check out the Yahoo! Affiliate Program Website ... and stay tuned because more Yahoo! properties are coming soon!

Start earning today with Yahoo! Join Now!


As a leader in public records since 2003, sells background checks, criminal records searches, reverse phone look ups and a variety of other public data.

Our commissions start at 55% (up to $26 per sale) and our conversion rates, which lead the industry, range from 3% to 10% depending on the relevance of the traffic. They also offer generous bonuses to our affiliates that prove that they can deliver consistent quality traffic.

They re dedicated to making our affiliates as successful as they possibly can be by providing the following tools and support

  • Custom Banners, Search Boxes and Landing Pages
  • Content-Rich Articles and Keyword Lists
  • Flexible Payout Schedule / No Payment Thresholds
  • Dedicated Managers for Every Affiliate

  • Search 123

    Looking for the ability to provide a valuable service to internet merchants and create some additional revenue for yourself? The Search 123 advertiser referral program may be just the answer. Search123, a top platform in the pay per click search market, has a simple proposition. If you refer an advertiser to our service, who deposits at least $50.00, you get $25.00. As an added incentive for the advertiser to give us a try we will give them $20.00. Simple. No tiered payout. No large deposit amount. No skimpy publisher payout. If this sounds good, please apply to the program and upon approval you can grab a banner or text link and start promoting a program where everybody wins!

    Key Compete

    Link to from your website and receive a 20-40% commission on all orders that originate from your site. Our affiliate program is your opportunity to grow with, the most comprehensive database of Keywords to track the competition. With multiple ways for your customers to buy information, that is more ways for you to earn commissions. As a member of our affiliate network, that adds up to great commissions for you. Our new Affiliates will earn 20% on every sale. Our top performers are earning 40%.

    Team up with, the world’s #1 domain name registrar, and see just how easy it is to make money as an affiliate!

    Earn 35% commission on SSL certificates, and 20% on domain names, hosting plans of less than 12 months, Web site builders, ecommerce solutions, email accounts and more! Plus, earn even more with special flat-rate commissions on specific sales referred through your site, including:

  • Up to $105 for each new 12 month hosting plan
  • Up to $70 for each Wild West Domains reseller plan

    And to help you increase your sales and commissions, we provide you with seasonal promotions, performance incentives and constantly updated marketing campaigns. Plus, we back our high-powered affiliate program with live, 24/7 customer support and a dedicated account manager.

    As the world’s #1 domain name registrar, has the visibility and name recognition to attract and inspire your visitors. Add the fact that’s domain registration fees are lower than many in Commission Junction and you WILL see more conversions – and that means more money in your pocket!

    Start earning money with Join Now!

  • Isango
    Isango! is one of the largest providers of destination experiences – city tours, sightseeing trips, romantic activities, family excursions, adventure getaways, cultural trails, theme park visits, guided historical attractions and much more. We have 4500+ such exciting things to do from more than 60 countries across the world tagged across 50+ different activity theme categories like family, wildlife, romance, seniors, luxury, culture and adventure

    Some of our most popular product categories include:
    -> Attraction tickets
    -> Guided tours to popular destinations
    -> Hop on – Hop off tours
    -> Airport transfers
    -> Cruises and Safaris

    A great opportunity for our affiliates: With Isango!, you start earning handsome returns on every sale. We offer: -> Low price guarantee on all our products -> 24*7 customer care support -> Payment acceptance in 5 currencies – GBP, USD, EUR, CAD, AUD -> Vibrant website in multiple languages – English, German, French (coming soon) -> Liberal PPC policy – Except the word “isango” and its variants, we allow bidding on all our products. -> The best commission structure going upto 10% of sales.


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    1 comment:

    1. Hi there,

      It seems that you are really doing a great job in affiliate marketing. I should appraise you for that. However, I would really suggest that you have your own domain.

      By the way, thank for dropping by on my Happy Family Matters blog although I don't update it regularly. This is because I feel that it's time to move on a higher level which is to have my own domain.

      Angel Cuala
      aka Guardian Angel


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