If you run a baby or parenting website then you’ll very likely look for baby affiliate programs to join to boost the income from your site. Here are some ideas on how to make sure you choose the very best…
Ask questions first before you join a baby affiliate program. Do a little research about the choices of program that you intend to join. Get some answers because they will be the deciding point of what you will be achieving later on.
Will it cost you anything to join? Most baby affiliate programs being offered today are absolutely free of charge. So why settle for those that charge you before joining.
When do they issue the commission checks? Every program is different. Some issue their checks twice a month, once a month, every quarter, etc. Select the one that is suited to your payment time choice. Many parent affiliate programs are setting a minimum earned commission amount that an affiliate must meet or exceed in order for their checks to be issued.
How are referrals from an affiliate’s site tracked and for how long do they remain in the system? You need to be confident on the program enough to track those people you refer from your site. This is the only way that you can credit for a sale. The period of time that those people stay in the system is also important. This is because some visitors do not buy initially but may want to return later to make the purchase. Know if you will still get credit for the sale if it is done some months from a certain day.
What are the kinds of affiliate stats available? Your choice of parenting affiliate program should be capable of offering detailed stats. They should be available online anytime you decide to check them out. Constantly checking your individual stats is important to know how many impressions, hits and sales are already generated from your site. Impressions are the number of times the banner or text link was viewed by a visitor of your site. A hit is the one clicking on the banner or text links.
What affiliate tools do they give you? The more tools they have available for you to use, the easier it will be for you to promote their product on your website. Look to see if they have banners, images, articles, blog posts etc that you can use.
Who is the online retailer or site you will be promoting? Find out whom you are doing business with to know if it is really a solid company. Know the products they are selling and the average amount they are achieving. The more you know about the retailer offering you the affiliate program, the easier it will be for you to know if that program is really for you and your site.
Lastly, what is the amount of commission paid? 5% – 20% is the commission paid by most programs but for some information products you could be paid up to 50 or 55%. Choosing a baby affiliate program with a high commission per sale can make a big difference to the amount of your commission checks!
These are just some of the questions that needed answering first before you join an affiliate program. You should be familiar with the many important aspects that your chosen program should have before incorporating them into your website. Try to ask your affiliate program choices these questions as they can help you select the right program for you site from among the many baby affiliate programs available.