More Need to Know Info For Affiliate Marketing Basics
If you've gotten this far, either by reading my other articles or learning on your own, great. Here's some more need-to-know information regarding affiliate marketing basics that will help. No more job, no more boss, just good work, good income and more free time.
Pay attention to the fine print of an agreement. When you begin your career as an affiliate marketer, you'll be asked to sign the contract or agreement with the company which product or service you are selling. The contract stipulates all kinds of things, so do yourself a favor, break out the magnifying glass, and read the whole thing beginning to end. Do not skip over that contract and think that it's all standard and that they're looking out for you. They are not. They are looking out for number one, themselves, and themselves only. They could not care less about you or your circumstances. So if you find something in the agreement that you do not understand or have some additional questions about, email and ask.
There can be all kinds of stipulations in the contract from minimum sales amounts, to returns of items, to payment frequency, payment type and how the commission is determined and by what percentage. Read it all and make sure you understand it all. It's always better if you've been referred by someone else, a mentor for example, who can help you with the fine print. If you do not have someone like this, take the time to make friends, or become a self-talk expert on the agreements individuals make with affiliate marketing companies. Then you can help others out; based solely on your understanding of how the contracts work, what they mean, and how they directly impact the seller.
Another point about returns to remember is that some companies will not pay out anything in agreements until after certain amount of time has passed and the possibility of a return by the customer is no longer in play. That means, if the return policy is up to 90 days, you could make a sale, and not get paid it for an additional 3 months! That's a long time to wait, especially if you started this thinking easy and fast money were going to be the norm. They're not. So make sure you get it, or do not proceed.
Those points touched on above should not discourage you. There are plenty of reputable marketing companies out there who pay on time, treat their affiliates well and have a money making money together by solving problems for the world at large. Do not let this stuff discourage you at all. Making money in affiliate marketing can take some time, but it's well worth the effort to make a nice supplement paycheck or maybe even something more.