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Wedding Shawls Affiliates

One of the great advantages of affiliate networks is that they bring thousands of individual affiliate programs into their marketplace. So the selection of affiliate programs (which we discuss earlier in this Article) is easier for the new affiliate marketer. Because they also have thousands of affiliates, these networks usually have a feedback and support rating so a new affiliate marketer can see which products rate higher in terms of sales or profit. You can see which products have the lowest return or complaint rate. You can also see how many affiliates an individual affiliate program has, which gives you an indication of how much competition you will have.

Networks typically have a more extensive training program to teach you about their network and how to be an effective affiliate. You may get a more complete training of the affiliate process through a network than an individual affiliate program, whose training focuses on its individual products and offerings such as a pashmina scarf.

Another advantage of affiliate networks is that their larger size has attracted the development of third-party tools. These third-party tools make your affiliate life a lot easier. Many plug-ins are available, both paid and free. I (coauthor Ted) prefer to use paid plug-ins. To me that means they have a support staff that updates the plug-in both to remedy any newly discovered security problem and to remain fully compliant with the latest version of your online publishing platform (like WordPress; see Article 7). Hackers are constantly improving their hacks, requiring publishing platforms, plug-ins, themes, and other software to constantly update to close those security holes. A free plug-in may not have the support staff to close those holes quickly -- if ever. Our view is it's best to stick with paid plug-ins or at least the free version of a plug-in that offers a pro version upgrade for a fee. That way you know that money is coming in to the developer to keep the plug-in updated.

Makes it easy to add Amazon links in your posts. You simply add a search term in the EasyAzon search box to search for relevant Amazon products. If you know the exact product name or ASIN (Amazon Standard Identification Number), you can use that too and build your Amazon listing using any size Amazon graphics you like. There are free and paid versions; with the paid version you can add your Amazon affiliate code for all of the different country Amazon programs you are a member of and get paid when your international visitors make a purchase, for instance, from Amazon Australia. You can also add a payment button that gives you a 30-day cookie so all the Amazon purchases that purchaser makes for the next 30 days will be coded to you.

An auto blogging plug-in that has up to 32 different modules for almost all the major affiliate networks such as eBay, Etsy, Amazon, and so on. This is a paid plug-in, but to my thinking it's well worth it. You set up campaigns based on your search terms, and it comes back with content that has your affiliate link. Edit the content so you're not just publishing duplicate content, and publish. What could be easier?

Just because your online publishing platform hasn't alerted you that an update for a particular plug-in is available, don't assume all is well. It just means the plug-in developer hasn't released an update. It may be that the developer has abandoned the plug-in or that it isn't in the platform's repository of approved plug-ins. You have to go to the list of installed plug-ins and click on the view details of each one to see whether it's compatible with the current version of the platform. Otherwise, you may get a message like this one (we've used WordPress in our example):