4 Reputable Products to Promote as an Affiliate
Whenever people ask my suggestion on home based business ideas, I usually reply in detail. My detailed reply will in all probability have at least 5 different and effective ideas.
But anyone who has been reading my blog for some time now will already know that I have my top 3 favorite ideas. Affiliate marketing is one of them because of many reasons.
First of all, you do not need to make any investment to start an affiliate business. Secondly, you do not need to have any special skills or training to sell an affiliate product. And last but not the least, many a times affiliate commissions are recurring sources of income.
Today, we will discuss about 4 affiliate programs to join if you are a fan of home based business opportunities.
1) Namecheap Affiliate Program
If you are into home based business, you will in all probability be interested in starting a website of your own. By applying the same logic, you can deduce that there might be many more aspirants just like you. No website / blog can be started without a domain name or hosting and Namecheap offers a huge range of services related to this area.
Namecheap is one of the most popular domain registrars and the best part is that they have a never ending supply of fabulous discounts, offers, freebies and more for their customers. You automatically become a Namecheap affiliate if you purchase any of their services like hosting, domain name registration, storage, auctions etc.
Affiliates have various options to receive their commission payouts like into their Namecheap account balance and PayPal.
PayPal withdrawal is possible only after your commissions cross the $100 threshold.
2) Hostgator Affiliate
Similar to the logic applied in previous section, if you buy a domain name from Namecheap, you will need a hosting service to host your blog / website content files. That is where Hostgator comes in.
You will need to separately sign up for an affiliate account with Hostgator, because you will need to divulge certain important info like filling up relevant tax forms etc.
But signing up is absolutely free and easy and if all is well, your Hostgator affiliate account will be set up in minutes.
Use Coupon Code: “BLOGELA” and enjoy 25 % DISCOUNT on ALL Hostgator purchases.
3) Citrix Online / PODIO Affiliate Programs
Citrix is a company that offers a wide variety of useful and highly sophisticated online programs like GoToMeeting, GoToMyPC, GoToTraining, GoToWebinar, GoToAssist, HiDefCorporate, Sharefile, PODIO etc. You don’t even need to be an user of any of these programs to sign up.
4) WordPress Themes+ Plugins Affiliate
I have repeatedly emphasized the importance of having a paid theme in many of my previous blogs. You may be tempted to opt for the thousands of free themes that you see each day, but trust me!
You need to use a paid theme to know what you are missing with those free themes. Moreover, with a paid theme you do not have to compromise the security of your website as well.
Many free themes have been known to contain loopholes for security breaches and also unwanted links (which are undeletable) to sites that you may not approve of. I also came across many free theme creators who were fraudulently placing their AdSense code into the theme and cunningly draining off the site owners of their rightful income.
Affiliate commissions can contribute a major part to your earnings when you decide to start a home based business. But it is important to recommend only great products and services as an affiliate, because finally you are answerable to your customers.
Instead of registering for every affiliate program that you see on the web, try to do your own research and check reviews of products and services.
Only if you find a good opinion about the products, should you sign up as their affiliate and recommend it to others.