Basic Things to Know Before Join Affiliate Program

Hi Readers! Today we will Learn Basis Things to Know Before Join Affiliate Program.

Affiliate Marketing is one of a great way to earn from your website or blog. However, I already talked about Complete Beginners Guide of How to Start Affiliate Marketing.

But in Articles, we will learn Basis Things to Know Before Join Affiliate Program.

In Addition, You can Learn How to Promote Affiliate Products.

I can tell you multiple ways to join an affiliate program by using an affiliate marketplace. For Instance, Amazon, Flipkart, ShareASale, CJ Affiliate, or ImpactRadius.

But Everyone Wants Payment on time from Affiliate Program because promoting a product takes a lot of effort, time and resources.

Things to check for before promoting an Affiliate Product

Risk of not getting paid always occurs, so you should make sure to check for the following things before start promoting any product.

1. Payout Method

Let me tell you one real incident, One of my friends Joined Affiliate and he made around 1000$ in a month. In Addition, He can’t get paid because there’s no acceptable payout method for the country.


So, First thing to check is there any acceptable Payment method available for the country you are living or not.

If you don’t see any payout method that available for your country, then either you can ignore that Affiliate or you can talk to an affiliate manager if they can do something for you.

Below are some of the most popular ways to get paid in Affiliate marketing:

  • Paypal
  • Payoneer
  • Direct bank deposit
  • Check

2. Minimum Payout

Before Join any Affiliate program, you should know Minimum Payout of that Affiliate.

Because this is one of the reasons why beginner affiliate marketers give up.

For Instance, Google Adsense has Minimum Payout of 100$. In Addition, Google will hold all the earning until you reached Minimum Payout. Similarly, Affiliate has its own Minimum Payout like 50$ to 100$.

And some Program has very high Minimum Payout and marketers join that program without checking it. If you a beginner in Afficalte marketing then check the Minimum Payout or Minimum Payout.

3. The reputation of Product/Network

You can find hundreds of Affiliate Program over the internet.

However, Some give you a payment on time and some not.

If you ask thoughts on affiliate marketing from peoples, some give you bed reaction because they been cheated and some give you good because they made millions.

Some People cheated get because they don’t check out the reputation of affiliate network/program before joining. Some fall into a honey trap.

You can find independent affiliate programs which offer big commissions, But this is can be also a honey trap. because they might not end up paying you.

Since these companies/individuals have nothing to lose, they don’t really mind a few bad reviews.

So play safe by join reputable affiliate marketplaces. Below are some Best and reliable affiliate marketplaces to join:

  1. ShareASale
  2. Commission Junction
  3. ClickBank
  4. JvZoo
  5. Impact Radius
  6. Refersion
  7. Amazon Associates
  8. Growsumo
  9. Rakuten
  10. Avangate
  11. Affiliate Window (Europe)
  12. TradeDoubler (Europe)
  13. vCommission (India)
  14. Flipkart Affiliate (India)
  15. Alibaba Affiliates
  16. AliExpress Affiliates
  17. iTunes Affiliates
  18. eBay Partner Network

4. Length of the Cookies

Let’s Understand, What is Cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer by the user’s web browser. Affiliates Network Track all the stuff via a cookie.

Now, What you need to do is to drive traffic to a website with an Affiliate link and if a user makes a purchase several days later, I still get a commission. Cool Right?

Well, this is possible because of a long cookie length. But all affiliates are different.

Affiliates usually give 30 to 90 days cookie duration after a user clicks on an affiliate link.

Affiliates Marketing becomes more interesting when you get get a commission if a user purchases another product (other than the one you recommend) if the user referred by your link Affiliates link. That’s cool.

However, a few affiliate programs take advantage of some newbie affiliate marketers. They don’t offer:

  • Standard cookie length (30-60 days).
  • Commission on sale of other products.

Make sure you check for these two important things before signing up and if these don’t available then ask your manager after signup.

Things To Look For In Affiliate Program

Similarly, there are many more things which an affiliate marketer should check out before joining any new affiliate program. But above Points the main points which you should remember at any cost otherwise you might feel cheated.

Now you let me know in comments,  what other stuff check before joining any Affiliate Program.