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    I'm not asking for specific programs, I want to know your experiences with reseller type programs. What products/ services have you had the best luck with promoting? How do you promote? I know most of the visitors here are web oriented, and I'm especially interested in the Internet related stuff, such as software, hardware, Internet access, domain name registration, etc that have reseller programs, and your experiences.
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    I've had quite a bit of success promoting affiliate programs through my forum. I find that as you build up a good relationship with your regulars, they'll be happy to trust you more and do whatever it takes to keep the site going .
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    Check out http://www.clickquick.com all they do is review affiliate programs.
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    If you own a Webmaster related web site, web hosting affiliation will work the best.

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    IMO affiliate programs work best when they add value to your site, not just another like. IOW, the affiliated company should be something related to the theme of your site. Don't just go by payout. Better to have a low paying per sale/click affiate that is used often than an affiliate that pays high but it rarely used.

    With that said, you may have to experiment a lot with different affiliate programs. But when you find a good one things can flow!
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    I agree, take SitePoint as an example. They haven't just plunged in and taken on board every single affiliate program that is out there! It is best to start small and try things out to see which ones work best for your site!

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    Thanks for all your comments, we are an affiliate program (though not pay per click, we pay for results only) and I was looking for your thoughts about what works, with an eye towards restructuring ours. What do you like/dislike about affiliate programs? What makes it more/less effective? What kind of relationship/support do you get/would you like to get from the affiliate program sponsors? That kind of stuff.
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    Some affilaites provide help, many don't.

    IMO, think of an affiliate as adding a product or service to your site that you don't want to or can't add yourself. IOW, think of it as out-sourcing a product or service in return for a commission.

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    That's exactly the way we look at it- since you have business coming "in your door", why send them elsewhere if you can get paid a little for offering them the service/product as an affiliate of a reputable firm?
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