Everyone these days is talking about earning money through internet. Those who have IT and related skills find easy ways to earn money from this great resource. However, even if you don’ have a specific skill required to earn money from the internet, you have the option to join an affiliate program to earn money. There are thousands of affiliate programs where you could join and sell a product in order to generate income through commission.
When you are going to join an affiliate program, you will find that there are two types of such programs.
· Some affiliate programs offer you a website on their own.
· Other affiliates want you to have a website
It is interesting to evaluate which kind of affiliate program is better. Are you going to do your website building first and join an affiliate program next or join an affiliate program and get a website from them? With both methods you need to do a lot in order to get down traffic to your site. When an affiliate program offers a site, they will only provide the templates, domain name and the hosting. Website building is your job.
Affiliate marketing sites and advertising
Selling their product is not the only benefit the company that offers the affiliate marketing site expects from your website. They want their propaganda also to be done through your site. Therefore, they will post various different links to their sites and advertisements in your affiliated website. Due to this reason most surfers are not happy to stay in an affiliate marketing site. However, if you do your website building first and join the affiliate marketing program afterwards, you never need to face this situation. Therefore on this context it is much better to have your own website and join an affiliated marketing program.
When you do your website building using the resources offered by an affiliated marketing program and use their free hosting and the domain name, you get a domain name which shows that yours is a sub domain. With such a domain name and all the advertisement appearing around the site, it will never look a professional site. As such, you are at a disadvantage. All your efforts to get down traffic will be only for the benefit of the affiliated marketing company.
You never own a site offered by an affiliate
One of the biggest disadvantages of using a free site offered by an affiliated marketing company is that you don’t own the website. Even if you make good sales and earn money you never own the site. Therefore, all the control is with the affiliated marketing company. If you do your own website building and own your site it will not be so. The worst thing that could happen is that through some reason if they stop producing the item you sell or if the affiliated marketing company goes bankrupt you will lose your site.
Considering all these facts it is far better to hire a website building company and get a website built on order to join an affiliated program with your own website.