Amazon Associates Not The Only Game In Town

Last Update: October 13, 2016



I would like to say that I love Amazon for the many benefits that I receive from them. They are one of my go-to favorite websites when checking prices on items that I am considering buying. However, Amazon Associates is not the only game in town.


For one, Amazon is very good to use when starting your initial comparing of prices, and finding pros and cons of an item. I use to use them as one of several vendors when listing products on my website. That was of course BEFORE Louisiana voted and passed legislation to tax Internet sales commissions.


Amazon Associates dropped me like a hot potato. They gave me a 60 day grace period of their intentions of closing my account because of what my State was proposing to do. It was kinda out of my control anyway.


As I said earlier Amazon was not the only program that I used when listing products on my website. Amazon is lacking on several fronts. They may be the biggest retailer in America, but they are not the best.



Always Join More Than One Program


When I first started in Internet Marketing, I used Rakuten Marketing. This company used to be known as Linkshare, but now I believe it is called Rakuten linkshare. This affiliate program has a huge selection of different vendors and affiliate programs that offer products in almost every niche. To take advantage of this one-stop program, you simply join and become a member, complete your account profile, all for free.





Each vendor has their own set rules, varied commission percentages, and how to link to their products. Some of these vendors allow PPC advertising, others don't. It is a very good program to join and most applicants are accepted. I highly recommend them.


Another program that I recommend is ShareASale. This program probably is the biggest network with hundreds of vendors that cover most niches. It is also very easy to join and has a higher commission sales base than Amazon in some niches.





You can never have too many vendors to choose from. More is better because it allows you to bargain to get the best deal.


To Your Success!



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Thanks, This is great information and a outstanding post.Keep it up.

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kmer6 Premium
Thank you for reading my blog, Iris and Sam. It is always best to be prepared.
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Thanks so much for the share:)
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adamnjames Premium
I am definitely going to checkout Ratuken linkshare to see whats on offer. Thankyou for this advice as well.
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kmer6 Premium
Thank you, Adam, I have always found if one program is good, two have to be better. My different niches require more than one affiliate program.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
This is so true, just like shopping we need to look for those bargains to offer to our customers.
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kmer6 Premium
You are so right Cathy, because If you don't, someone else will.
Thank you for reading.
Ken
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PatLemy Premium
Thanks for sharing !

Pat
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kmer6 Premium
It is always better to be prepared since many things are out of our full control. Thank you for reading.
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