Helpful Ways For Writers To Determine Which Affiliate Programs To Join

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If you are are writer of articles on the internet and you are not promoting affiliate programs through your writing, you are leaving a load of money on the table. Discover how to choose affiliate programs to join and make more money online through your writings.

Article Writers as Money Makers

I am writing this article as a result of a promise I made to Marsha Ford, one of our dear members here at wikinut. Marsha had commented on one of my articles, Writing Online to Earn Affiliate Program Income and asked me how articles writers can determine which affiliate programs to join.

I had written a similar article in the past but felt I should write a fresh article to answer Marsha and other writers who also want to be sure of the best way to handle this situation.

Marsha, this article is to respond to your request. Feel free to comment on any area of the article that requires further explanation or where you think that I missed the mark and I will be very happy to respond to the issues.

I also urge all our members here who write articles online that you can increase your earnings from article writing by joining affiliate programs and promoting affiliate products through your writings. If you are just writing articles and publishing without other means of making money with it, I think you have to reevaluate your strategies as you are definitely losing money and not fully leveraging on your writing ability for increased internet income.

Why Article Writers Should Make More Money With Their Articles

I think that articles writers should make more money with their articles because article writing is a talent and a calling that those who have it should profit from it. You should see article writing as a business and not a leisure activity and therefore, should aim to maximize your income out of it.

Consider one article you have written as a cow which a farmer has. The farmer gets milk from the cow daily, the cow produces calves, meat and skin when it is dead.

Therefore, one article you write should be able to enable you earn income in several ways and not just one way. You might start thinking at this stage how one article you have written will help you earn more money and where.

Article Writers Can Make Money With Affiliate Programs

Article writers have the ability to make money with their articles through joining affiliate programs. What I have seen other writers do which I copied is to write articles around the affiliate products I promote and give links to the products at the signature area (or author information area) of the article.

You have to be careful here. While I said I write articles around the affiliate products, I do not mean advertising the affiliate product as that will violate the terms of most articles directories.

For instance, I wrote this article, Diet Pills For an Obesity Treatment, and published it in Ezinearticles.com in 2007. In the beginning of the article, I talked about obesity and at the middle I wrote about using diet pills to defeat obesity. Finally, I mentioned a weight loss brand that can be used to fight obesity.

I have only given information that can assist anyone looking for a product to fight obesity to get to one. However, I am an affiliate promoting the product Proactol. After the reader has read my article, he can click on the links in the article to see what I have to offer or he can click on the ads that will be served on the article wherever it is published.

Meanwhile, this article has been doing well for me. I have made one or two sales from some blogs where it was republished. This same article was refused here even though I had modified it and added more information to it as well as pictures; reason? the article appeared many places on the web. If it had not been doing well, many websites and blogs would not have republished it. Sorry for digressing.

How can Articles Writers Determine Which Affiliate Programs to Join?

To me, the answer to this question is simple. Join affiliate programs that market affiliate products you have interest in and can write about. For instance, I joined an affiliate program marketing health beauty and skin care products because I was interested in their acne treatment product which was very good. I researched online and offline about acne because I wanted to write what was factual about acne. Selling the product was only an addition to the article since my primary target was those who wanted information about the skin condition.

Therefore, to determine which affiliate programs to join as a writer,
1.Choose what to write about

2. Search on the internet for affiliate programs offering products related to what you want to write about

3. Make a due diligence on the ability of the affiliate programs to pay affiliate commissions as and when due to assure you that you will be paid when you have made an affiliate commission

4. Apply to join the affiliate program, get their confirmation email and become a member

5. Go to the homepage of the product you are interested in and read about and understand it and what it does

6. Write your article and put links to the products in your author signature. However, most articles directories will not publish your articles if you have affiliate links there. You may check the first article link I have above for what I did to have my links published.

There you have it all. However, if you still have questions or you need clarifications, make it known by a comment and I will attempt to answer it in a comment or in another article. It has been a long article and I thank you for reading thus far.

This is hoping that you will adhere to the advice and seek and discover how to earn more money with your articles for you deserve it.

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author avatar bronnamdi
I am an internet marketer who is online to make contacts, network with like minded fellows and make money on the internet using the easiest means available. I am a Chartered Accountant and married.

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author avatar Marsha Ford
12th Feb 2011 (#)

Thank you, bronnamdi! This is fabulous and really does answer my questions. I really appreciate that you took the time to write and post this (and for the mention <blush>).

I started looking around at some affiliate sites, and what you say makes a lot of sense. I can see how sticking to what you're already interested in can make a big difference.

You've also answered a separate question I've had: whether or not articles posted to EZine Articles really get picked up. I'd debated whether or not it'd be worth it to post there.

Thanks again. I'll keep you posted on how it's going.

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author avatar bronnamdi
13th Feb 2011 (#)

You are welcome Marsha. I am looking forward to reading your success story.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
12th Feb 2011 (#)

Good advice as always.

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author avatar bronnamdi
13th Feb 2011 (#)

Thanks Jerry. I appreciate your stopping by.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
12th Feb 2011 (#)

Hi Bronnamdi,This is a really useful article.A question? Can one actually make a livable income, doing this from home full time, all things considered, subscribing to lots of affiliates etc.?

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author avatar bronnamdi
13th Feb 2011 (#)

Tranquilpen, the simple answer is yes. However, the practicality is not so easy. Having many affiliate programs is not the solution. If you can focus your energy into one affiliate program or product and make enough income from it on a monthly basis and consistently, you will be better off than when you spread yourself thin over many programs and maybe none will work for you.

Probably I may write another short article to address this.

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author avatar Paul Lines
13th Feb 2011 (#)

Bronnamdi, some valuable information for writer from you again. Well done

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author avatar bronnamdi
13th Feb 2011 (#)

Thanks Paul. We are all in the same boat. Article writing should benefit us all in some way.

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author avatar Retired
15th Feb 2011 (#)

hi great article, quick question: I use e-zine articles, along with a few other article directories, but what would you say in terms of that sort of marketing?

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author avatar bronnamdi
16th Feb 2011 (#)

@ Rebecca I use them as well to promote products and business opportunities. I have made sales and received downline signups from those articles. I have slowed down my article marketing activities but I will continue later.

My advice? Continue to write articles and publish at articles directories. It pays.

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author avatar Retired
18th Feb 2011 (#)

Excellent

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author avatar bronnamdi
18th Feb 2011 (#)

Thank you Lucia.

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author avatar Lila Bangsawan
22nd Jul 2011 (#)

Again, it is very helpful for any writers. Very good thought. Thanks so much for sharing it, bronnamdi.

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author avatar bronnamdi
22nd Jul 2011 (#)

Thanks Lila. This article was requested by a member here. I could not refuse her.

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author avatar ashabari
6th Jul 2012 (#)

Nice idea. Thank you for sharing !!

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author avatar bronnamdi
6th Jul 2012 (#)

Thanks Ashabari.

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author avatar Esther Thornburg
20th Jun 2013 (#)

We always have the enjoys of
writing, saving the copy and enjoying it all later.
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author avatar bronnamdi
20th Jun 2013 (#)

Yes, Esther. You are correct.

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author avatar Claudia J. Rodriguez
9th Nov 2013 (#)

Thanks for this informative and well thought out article. I enjoyed reading it.

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author avatar bronnamdi
13th Nov 2013 (#)

You are welcome, Claudia.

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