Global Affiliate Programs
Affiliate Programs is an Affiliate Directory and not an affiliate
network. That means that on this site you will find the details
of literally hundreds of affiliate programs, some of which are managed
by networks, some of which manage their own program. The purpose
of Global Affiliate Programs is to provide you with the widest possibly
choice of affiliate programs and to assist you in every way to make
your affiliate experience of profitable one.
Global Affiliate Programs is the brainchild on George Forsyth and
has been online since August 2000. At that time affiliate marketing
was dominated by US businesses and there were no UK affiliate networks
like there are now; there were also no UK specific affiliate directories
and it was George's ambition that Global Affiliate Programs should
fill that gap. In that regard we have succeeded.
2000 Global Affiliate Programs has expanded considerably in terms
of the number of programs on offer, and has divided the programs
into an ever-increasing number of categories which you can see on
the left. This is to enable affiliates to find the program that
is just right for them. We have also moved domains and been through
a number of re-designs. In all that time the basic purpose has remained
the same; that is to offer webmasters a clear description of the
programs on offer in terms of the nature of the goods or services
supplied by the merchants and the rewards on offer to the affiliate.
Each entry in the Global Affiliate Programs directory contains a
description of the merchants business and the type of affiliate
reward on offer. Next to most of the directory entries is displayed
an example of the banners available for you to use to promote that
merchants site. There are usually many others available in various
sizes and formats. Where no banner is shown it usually means that
the merchant only offers large 468*60 banners and these don't fit
with the layout of the directory.
shops to your site
As well as banner ads and search boxes some merchants provide "Shopfronts"
and there are many examples of these on this site as well. These
are whole pages which you can either add to your site or in some
cases they are hosted by the merchant but are individualised for
your site. Having a whole page promoting a single merchant gives
you a virtual store to sell their goods or services from. Where
the listing says "Check out the XXXXX Shopfront" have
a look at what they offer as you may want to add a similar page
to your site. You can use our model shopping
note the description of each program on Global Affiliate Programs
is a summary of the description taken from the merchants' sites.
These should not be seen as a recommendation, endorsement or promise
made on behalf of Global Affiliate Programs, nor is it guarantee
that the program will be as described as conditions are changed
from time to time. We will do our best to keep the information on
this site current and relevant but accept no responsibility if the
program providers change their terms and conditions.
this site and you'll find links to lots of great opportunities and
Affiliate Programmes Work
Businesses need traffic and to get this they often run an affiliate
programme so that other webmasters (that's you) channel potential
customers their way. If you have ever tried to find a specific
site using a search engine and been given a list of thousands to
look through you will realise why businesses cannot rely on search
engines alone to bring them customers. So they like to place
ads on other sites with a similar topic.
Most of the programs you can access via this site will pay you for
each customer you send (pay-per-click) or for each sale they make
from your referrals. Some offer a choice of both and it is for you
decide which is best for you.
Pay-per-click programs typically pay about 4 - 6 US cents per unique
visitor you send and pay out when your total reaches a threshold
figure of about $25 - $50. Some allow you to choose the threshold
figure from a range of options. Payouts usually occur monthly.
Marketing is now so successful on the Internet that it even has
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can be bought on newsstands in the US but can be subscribed to worldwide.
You may want to consider subscribing in order to stay up to date
in this constantly evolving world.
thing you should find out about any site you want to become an affiliate
of is how popular that site is already, especially if it is based
in a country which is not your own. The best tool to use for this
is the Alexa Toolbar. This toolbar integrates with Internet Explorer
and provides traffic rankings, site reviews, contact information,
and more information about each site as you visit it. We can't recommend
it highly enough and use it ourselves. The Alexa Toolbar is completely
FREE and you can download it by clicking on the banner below.
offers an Internet Marketing Discussion Board for Internet Marketers,
affiliates, and program managers. Members range from novices to
experienced marketers and program managers. It's a great way to
keep up to date with developments in the world of affiliate marketing
so you should consider joiing. It's free as well!
You could also consider taking advantage of some of the great advice
you can find online from the experts like the Affiliate
Classroom who offer a step by step training program to help
you easily launch and grow your own affiliate internet business.