Affiliate Programs: Information and Resources

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Associate programs have been around for many years. During the dot-com crash a lot of affiliate programs were shuttered or filed for bankruptcy leaving web publishers with unpaid revenues but thanks to affiliate network like Commission Junction and Linkshare the affiliate concept has rebounded. Below you can find some resources and links to affiliate programs.

Affiliate Networks and Programs:
TIP: The majority of online retailers outsource their services to affiliate networks. These networks are listed below. By joining these networks you will have access to hundreds of affiliate programs for your website. has had one of the longest lasting and most successful affiliate programs. It is an in-house program.

Commission Junction: Commission Junction maintains affiliate programs for hundreds of different companies and consolidates commission payments into one check for affiliate members.

Rakuten Marketing: Rakuten maintains affiliate programs for hundreds of leading online merchants. The affiliate network was previously known as LiInkshare. Represents a variety of programs and offers pay-per-lead, pay-per-sale and pay-per-click programs.

- You can earn commissions through thousands of merchants with Skimlinks.

Referral Programs Resources

Affilorama - Affilorama is a discussion board that includes Affiliate Programs as one of its main discussion boards. - a directory of affiliate programs with pros and cons for each detailed listing.

AffiliateTip - a marketing blog and newsletter with tips and advice about affiliate programs. The blog is run by Shawn Collins, the co-founder of Affiliate Summit.

Amazon's Affiliate Blog - the official blog from the Amazon affiliate team. - This resource contains articles, resources and a directory of affiliate programs.

eBay Partner Network Blog - the official blog from the eBay Partner Network. eBay has an in-house affiliate program .

How Affiliate Programs Work -- provides the basics about how affiliate programs work in ten steps.

Revenews - a blog about affiliate marketing from Affiliate Summit

Site Point -- affiliate program discussion forum.

Wikipedia: Affiliate Marketing - Wikipedia has a large entry for affiliate marketing that includes information about compensation, problems with affiliate programs, multi-tier programs and more.

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