Joining an affiliate program is a simple process and you shouldn’t have to pay anything to participate. You will need some basic information, including contact and business info. You will be asked if you have a blog or website (some programs require this) and what type of business and promotion you will be doing.
Compiling Basic Information
The first boxes on most program signup forms typically include:
- Business Name (If not using personal name)
- Contact Name
- Business Address
- Business EIN (Tax I.D. used in U.S.) or Social Security Number for Individuals
- Business Type (Individual, LLC, etc. )
- Contact Telephone Number
- Contact Email Address
Gather this information before you go to signup.
You will most likely be asked what promotional methods you will be using. You have the option of checking all that apply. Typical methods include:
- blog posts
- ppc (pay per click)
Note -When you get ready to choose individual products/sites to promote, you will want to read each individual advertiser’s rules regarding promotion methods. For example, if you are using pay per click as a promotional method, you want to make sure pay-per-click is an approved method.
After you have entered your basic contact information, you’ll be asked to complete the payment information section. Some programs offer multiple methods. In this case, you must choose one of them. Pay attention to the fine print here – some options may be free while others incur fees. For example: PayPal may be free while receiving a check in the mail will cost $5.00. Sometimes there is only one payment option. In this case, you simply accept the option.
Joining an affiliate program is an important part of earning income as an online marketer. The signup process is simple, requiring only standard information. Gathering your information before you begin the process will make things go smoother. Pay attention to detail and be sure to read the agreement before hitting the enter button. Once you complete the process, you can turn your attention to promoting products and earning money.