Joining an affiliate program can be a great way to jumpstart your affiliate income. By signing up for a program such as LinkShare or ValueClick, you gain access to hundreds of different merchants with affiliate programs. These companies offer many affiliate marketing tips to help you succeed and your success is their success. Some of them combine payments from different merchants so you get one check each month rather than having to keep track of multiple checks. They also notify you about specials that different merchants are offering and keep you in touch with the different marketing campaigns available.
*Joining an affiliate program is free and provides many benefits.