How to determine the legitimacy of an affiliate program?I wonder how you would verify/confirm the legitimacy of an affiliate program that you haven’t heard of before. The reason why I asked this question is I got an email by someone (site email address) who told me to join their affiliate program. My concerns are-
Cecille L wrote:Thumbs up to Troy! Excellent suggestion. There's plenty of information you can get from the internet these days that to ask a question seems silly now. It's because anything you don't know, you can "Google it". And that is your best bet. Not everything you read online is true of course, but you can get feedback from so many sources. There are affiliate forums there that you can check out, there are affiliate networks. You can always email them back too and ask them directly which is what I would in this case and then take it from there.
Hope that helps. Have a good day!
john14 wrote:I wonder how you would verify/confirm the legitimacy of an affiliate program that you haven’t heard of before. The reason why I asked this question is I got an email by someone (site email address) who told me to join their affiliate program. My concerns are-
1. How do I know if they are real/genuine?
2. How do I confirm their business existence?
3. How do I verify if they really pay their affiliates?
4. How do I find out if they are a scam?
Is there something that I should take into consideration before joining their program?
You can skip all these steps if you join the programs that are in the affiliate networks. Those are tested programs.
A legitimate affiliate program will always offer support, and contact information either email, or a phone number. If you have questions contact support using the methods provided to see the type of response you receive, and how long it takes before becoming affiliated with the program.
And Yes Google is also good option to check the legitimacy of an affiliate program.
emily66012 wrote:I've been researching affiliate marketing for several months and have really found so many outrageous claims and hype especially about software that claims to siphon traffic. Has anybody had any success with any of these?
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