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What are the different Types of Affiliate Programs available on the Internet? Find out more at :

There are many people who have given affiliate marketing a try are ready to quit already. Affiliate marketing is not hard, as long as the marketer has good guidance and mentoring to get started into this lucrative business. One of the major keys in affiliate marketing success depends on the type of affiliate program one joins.

The most basic types of affiliate programs fall under three categories: Pay per Click (or CPC), Pay per Sale (or CPS), and Pay per Lead or (CPL). Furthermore, programs can be Single-tier, Two-tier and Multi-tier. Each type of program has its advantages and disadvantages, and each is relevant to different sites and situations.

1. Pay Per Click (PPC or CPC) With PPC programs merchants pay affiliates whenever a visitor is referred to their site. The affiliate gets paid a certain amount even if the visitor he referred does not purchase anything from the merchant’s site. Typical payments range from $0.01 to $0.20 or more per visitor.

2. Pay Per Sale (PPS or CPS) You get paid a commission for each sale you generate. If you refer a visitor to the merchant’s site and the visitor makes a purchase, you get a percentage of the sale as a commission.

3. Pay Per Lead (PPL or CPL) With this type of affiliate marketing, the affiliate is paid whenever the visitor he referred to the merchant’s site becomes a lead by filling out a form. This form can be to request more info, join a free membership, etc. Compensation for this type of affiliate program is generally a set amount per lead.

4. Cost Per Thousand Impressions (CPM or CPI) CPM stands for “Cost per 1,000 Impressions,� and is used in online advertising. CPM defines the cost an advertiser pays for 1,000 impressions of an advertisement, such as a banner ad or other promotion. An impression is counted advertisement is shown.




5. Single-tier Programs Single-tier affiliate programs offer the most straightforward tiered structure. Essentially, they are a flat program that rewards only direct transactions i.e. transactions that the affiliate has generated. There is no reward on offer for signing up other affiliates.

6. Two-tier Programs In a two-tier affiliate marketing program, you are paid for the direct traffic or sales that you refer to the merchant’s site. Also traffic or sales referred by other affiliates who joined that merchant’s affiliate program through your recommendation.

7. Multi-tier Affiliate Programs Multi tier affiliate programs pay you out on a multi level payment plan. This means that when you make a sale or referral you will earn income not only on the sale or referral you make but also on the sale or referral anyone in your down line makes.

Now that you understand the difference in affiliate programs, you need to figure out what you are most comfortable promoting, pay per sale or pay per lead programs and select the best programs for your visitors.

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What are the different types of affiliate programs available on the internet  
What are the different types of affiliate programs available on the internet