How to Find a Suitable Affiliate Program
An affiliate program where you sell for others is a way to make some fast cash. No product, no shipping, all you have to do is send people to the offer and hope they buy. The thing with this method though is you need to have a list to market to already, or you need to know how to drive traffic, whether that is through paid methods (Google Adwords etc) Free methods (Social Media, Articles etc)
The Benefits of an affiliate Program:
1.It's passive income - Once it is set-up, you don't have to continually work hard at it.
2.You don't need to have a product - If you're looking for some extra income streams, all you have to do is to send prospects to the offer and collect cheques.
3.You don't need a website - You don't have to get a domain, host it, generate a website, worry about HTML, worry about copywriting, it's all written and done for you.
4.Unlimited - You can join as many affiliate programs as you want to; it's totally your decision.
5.Worry-free - You really don't need to worry about anything, shipping, delivery, customer relationships, it's all done for you.
Remember though, (you've probably heard this a hundred times already, but it's true) the money is in the list, so before you begin sending leads to the affiliate program you have joined, make sure you can capture their details on the way, to build your own database. Commission cheques are great, but the real money is in having a database of willing buyers. This is a mistake I see new affiliates making every day, and a mistake I made when I first began. For two years I was selling affiliate products without capturing the data for my own use, I can only imagine how big my list would be now if I had captured this data from day 1, still, at least by sharing this it hopefully means others won't make the same mistake, and of course I now only teach this method of affiliate marketing anyway..
Join a Number of Programs:
Once you begin to understand how easy it is to find affiliate programs to join, you start to realize the massive potential for creating multiple income streams, and also the growth you can experience with your online business. So it makes sense to always be on the lookout for new programs and products to promote, because not only will you be growing your bank balance but also your list.
There are many companies out there who have affiliate programs for you to join, most are free, you simply register an account and choose the program you would like to promote. The two I would recommend first through my experiences with them are, Commission Junction and Clickbank. But there are others out there, simply search via Google for "Affiliate Programs", or "Affiliate Products".