An affiliate program (from the English Affiliate program) is a form of cooperation between a seller and a partner. The latter sells goods and receives a percentage from each transaction for this. Thus, the partner will be able to earn money, and the seller will be able to promote his resource, develop his business and save money on advertising.
First, decide what kind of affiliate program you want to create. There are several of them. The first one implies payment for the sales made, it is called that - pay-per-sale. Its essence is as follows: a webmaster is given a link with an identifier, and if people click on it and purchase a product, then the partner who posted his link will receive a certain percentage of this sale.
The second type of program is pay-per-action. Under this scheme, the master will receive funds only for some specific action performed by the visitor (for example, registering on the site). Finally, the last three types that can be combined into one group are pay-per-impression, click-through, or download. The partner will only need to place an advertisement on their website. Money will be credited for viewing ads, clicks on them, as well as for downloading electronic products.
Contact any company that provides services not only for creating, but also for maintaining an affiliate program. There are many similar offers both in the Russian and foreign markets. Using a large service costs, as a rule, about $ 30-50 per month, and creation - $ 150-400. However, most companies provide the first month of service absolutely free. This is done so that you can determine if the service is right for you and if it suits you. In addition, you can be offered a service for mailing checks and mailing the program to the largest specialized catalogs. Thanks to them, webmasters will be able to find out about your resource. By the way, if you are not satisfied with the level of service, then you can get your money back (but not all firms do this).
Create accounts with major electronic payment systems. This is necessary in order to be able to quickly make payments to partners in the future. It will be more convenient if you create electronic wallets in different currencies (that is, not only ruble, but also dollar). Thus, your affiliate program will be interesting to many people, which will increase the chances of its promotion success.