Affiliate Programs: Information and ResourcesAssociate 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. Amazon.com has had one of the longest lasting and most successful affiliate programs.
TIP: The majority of affiliate programs 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.
Commission Junction: Commission Junction maintains affiliate programs for hundreds of different companies and consolidates commission payments into one check for affiliate members.
LinkShare: Linkshare maintains affiliate programs for hundreds of online merchants.
ShareaSale.com: Represents a variety of programs and offers pay-per-lead, pay-per-sale and pay-per-click programs.
Referral Programs Resources
ABestWeb - a discussion forum for members of affiliate programs. Includes specific forums for some merchants.
Affiliate Program News -- blog coverage from HowToWeb.com.
AffiliateScout.com -- affiliate program directory.
AffiliateTip - newsletter with tips and advice about affiliate programs.
Amazon's Affiliate Blog - a blog from the Amazon affiliate team.
AssociatePrograms.com - a directory of affiliate programs.
How they work -- HowStuffWorks.com explains how affiliate programs work.
Site Point -- affiliate program discussion forum.
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