Starting Your Own Affiliate Program
There are sites that will help you through this like Paydotcom.com and Shareasale.com but if you want avoid any monthly fees, and have all the data on your server there are scripts out there. The two I see the most are:
I've used this tool before and it was easy to use, and very flexible. It works with about every payment system on the planet. You can load this on one website, and the use it on all of your websites.
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Since 1999, iDevAffiliate is the original in self managed affiliate software! iDevAffiliate was hand coded from scratch by the same team that provides your technical support! iDevAffiliate is not a product we're reselling for someone else and it isn't something we've pieced together from several other lesser quality products. For more information go to iDevaffiliate.com
This program I see all over the place. It again lets your set up products, commissions and more.
Run your OWN affiliate program! The script helps you build your own network of affiliates who will promote your products and advertise your website. Keep your affiliate links on YOUR domain, have control over YOUR own program – and forget about large monthly fees and click traffic fees. This one-time purchase will save you money! Fully featured, you can run a simple web-store affiliate program or an advanced multi-level matrix based replicated website affiliate program. For more information go to Groundbreak.com
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Successful Affiliate Marketing For Merchants
If you're an online business, instead of paying for an ad, like a banner, you pay for the result – the sale. This is called affiliate marketing. Pay for Performance will show anyone conducting business online, how to plan, implement, and manage a successful affiliate marketing program. The reader will find valuable Web resources such as tracking software and contract templates with the guidance of this book. There will also be direction for the reader to focus the content and develop the right affiliate model for the type of business. It will also provide case studies of successful programs as well as failures and scams to demonstrate and teach the lessons of building a successful program
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