5. What are the kinds of affiliate stats available?
Your choice of affiliate program should be capable of offering detailed stats. They should be available online anytime you decide to check them out.
Constantly checking your individual stats is important to know how many impressions, hits, and sales are already generated from your site.
Impressions are the number of times the banner or text link was viewed by a visitor to your site. A hit is the one clicking on the banner or text links.
6. Does the affiliate program also pay for the hits and impressions besides the commissions on sales?
It is important that impressions and hits are also paid, as this will add to the earnings you get from the sales commission.
This is especially important if the program you are in offers low sales to be able to hit ratio.
Which affiliate program should I choose?
7. Who is the online retailer?
Find out whom you are doing business with to know if it is really a solid company. Know the products they are selling and the average amount they are achieving.
The more you know about the retailer offering you the affiliate program, the easier it will be for you to know if that program is really for you and your site.
8. Is the affiliate a tier or two-tier program?
A single tier program pays you only for the business you yourself have generated. A two-tier program pays you for the business, plus it also pays you a commission on the sales generated by any affiliate you sponsor in your program.
Some two-tier programs are even paying small fees on each new affiliate you sponsor. More like a recruitment fee.
9. Lastly, what is the amount of commission paid?
5% – 20% is the commission paid by most programs. .01% – .05% is the amount paid for each hit. If you find a program that also pays for impressions, the amount paid is not much at all.
As you can see from the figures, you will now understand why the average sales amount and hit to sale ratio are important.
These are just some of the questions that needed answering first before you enter into an affiliate program.
You should be familiar with the many important aspects that your chosen program should have before incorporating them into your website.
Try to ask your affiliate program choices these questions. These can help you select the right program for your site from among the many available.