What They Don’t Tell You When You Start Affiliate Marketing

This is the 5th post in the Affiliate Marketing Promo series. If you missed out on the other posts you can read them here: New Affiliates – 2 ‘MUST AVOID’ Tactics IF You Want Real Success! ,  May The Best Blog Win, What Are You Promoting? and The THREE ‘Commission Earning’ Criteria You Must Check Before Promoting Products!


So how is it going so far? Where you able to find some products that interest you? If not, then it’s still not late. Head over to the last post and get a refresher. Then head over to the affiliate networks and pick the products that interest you.

Today we will be talking about some things to look out for when it comes to these affiliate networks. But before we begin, I want to make sure that you have a PayPal account. If you don’t have a PayPal account, then head over to their site and sign up for one. It is free and easy to do. Many affiliate programs pay you using your PayPal ID. So it is very important that you have one set up.

On bigger networks like Amazon or ClickBank, you are paid according to their thresholds and schedules. This means that you have to make a certain amount before you get your check or deposit.

Ok, here are the things to look out for from these big affiliate networks:

  • On sites like Amazon, your commission is usually starts out lower and increase with volume of sales. So this means that you have to increase the number of units you sell before you start seeing big commissions in your account.
  • If you pick a product through ClickBank or JVZoo, the product owner usually determines the commission structure and payment schedule so it is very important that you understand their terms. It is also important to pick a product from a reputable seller so don’t be afraid to ask them questions before you begin promoting for them.
    When you are first starting off, it is always best to pick a product from a marketer you already know. This way you know you have a quality product and you already trust them.
  • The affiliate networks like Clickbank offer a certain amount of protection as far as payment is concerned. However, many privately owned websites do offer good benefits to affiliates. The route you want to go is completely up to you but if you are new to affiliate marketing, then I would recommend that you start with affiliate networks. Clickbank and JVZoo are a good place to start.

I am going to end this post here. We have a lot to go over in the next few posts to get you set up your affiliate promotions so that you can start seeing profits.

In the next post, we will be going over a few simple tactics that you can use to become a successful affiliate marketer and start earning a nice income. This is a great time to catch up with any steps you might have missed from previous weeks.

Here are some helpful links in case you missed it from older posts:

AffiloBlueprint – Grab this to get in-depth training on affiliate marketing

NameCheap – Get your domain names from here

iPage – Host your website here

PayPal – Set up your PayPal account here so that you can get paid

JVzoo and ClickBank – Go pick the products you want to promote here

Bloggers Roadmap – Grab this guide if you need help setting up your blog

Alright, that’s it for today. I will see you in the next post. If you have any questions, just leave a comment below and I will get back to you.

1 Comment

  • Michael T Royston

    Reply Reply September 10, 2016

    Hi Shreya,

    Nice series on Affiliate Marketing. I found this post first and scanned through the rest but thought I would offer a comment here.

    It’s a good point you make about starting with the larger networks like Clickbank or JVZoo because you can guarantee you are going to get paid though you are right when you say they do usually set a higher payment threshold..

    In my experience most of the smaller affiliates who pay you direct through Paypal are honest and honour their agreement so it is a good tip to include that in the mix.

    Do you have any suggestions of what to do if one of the smaller affiliates is slow to pay or do you find that rarely happens?

    Keep up the great work



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