With the advent of internet marketing it’s only natural that there will be lots of affiliate marketing scams going around. So many people get caught up in these scams because they have not had any affiliate training so don’t really know what to look for in a business. By the end of this article you will have an understanding of exactly what to look for in any affiliate business that will tell you if it is a scam or not.
Affiliate marketing is truly a great way to make money online, and it can provide long term financial security for you and your family. The items in this affiliate marketing guide will tell you the things that will have alarm bells ringing in your ears. If you spot any of them in the list below, you should look at another program and avoid more affiliate marketing scams.
Find out what the product or service the affiliate company are offering. If you are told there is nothing to sell, no recruiting, contacting people, prospecting or product then how are you supposed to be making any money?
You maybe asked to pay to join the company; now most affiliate programs are free to join. There are some that you pay a monthly subscription and these are normally for lead generation programs. Most of these should be repeatable companies be do your homework and just make sure. If you are asked to pay and you are told what is in the point above, then walk away.
Make sure you have some way of getting in contact with the company, there should be a toll free number or support system in place at the very least.
Check with the person who introduced you to the affiliate program what training they give. You will get a lot of answers by simply asking that question. Why would a scam even bother to put training in place if they are only after your money? I have caught so many people out by ask that question its unbelievable.
Check the track record of the company and the owners, you can do all of this on Google and it should be your first port of call.
A reputable affiliate company will have a product to sell and you will have to speak to customers and actually do some work! A genuine company will have a support network in place and an affiliate marketing tutorial video training series. A good affiliate program may charge you a small monthly fee, which is Okay as long as you are getting a product, support and help with your business. They will also have an awesome track record which you will be able to find out very easily.
Most affiliate marketing scams are found out very quickly but it’s no joy for you if you have ever been caught up in one. By following the tips above you will be able to find a reputable affiliate company and enjoy the financial success you deserve.