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Rivers Corbett, MBA is an award winning entrepreneur, speaker, and author of "13 Fears of Entrepreneurs" He has received numerous business honors including Entrepreneur of the Year, Canada's Hottest Start-ups List and Canada's Fastest Growing Companies list through Profit magazine and most recently recognized as one of Canada's 10 Mentor RockStars.. Rivers is presently a member of Startup Canada's National Advisory Council, founding entrepreneur of StartUP Fredericton & the "Entrepreneur in Residence" at the University of New Brunswick. His real joy and expertise is being a StartUP Advisor and "zagging while everyone else zigs" his two newest businesses ventures the Relish Gourmet Burgers restaurant chain and TheRockStar StartUP for StartUP entrepreneurs. Oh... he is also the leader of a team of over 25 chefs through his other company The Chef Group. Not bad for a guy who hates to cook. Always looking for a new idea to help businesses' succeed...this is his newest marketing discovery for StartUPs The Lyoness Advantage. "Rivers is a 21st century entrepreneur, he's the one to watch" - Jim Gilbert: Canada's Huggable Car Dealer!

Monday, September 15, 2008

How to spot the real deal in Affiliate Networks.

When you have your website and business is going well, what is the next step to take? You could possible start an affiliate program. This may not be your 'thing', we're not superheros who can do just do anything now are we? The technical side of starting an affiliate network is also simply not for average Joe's. So the best step is to look for an affiliate network.

It may sound like all your problems have been solved, but sorry, not just yet. Choosing the right affiliate network is the key here. Don't just pick the first company you find on google, there are things to take into consideration. Firstly, find out how much different companies charge. It's not going to be a one time payment, you need to find out how much the start-up fee is, the monthly fee, maintenance fee, annual renewal fee, network percentage fee and etc.
Make sure that the affiliate networks tracking system is the latest available on the market. You and your affiliate should be able to receive the right reports at the right time.

You should be as safe from fraud as possible. No use hiring a body guard who can't put up a fight now is there?

Be careful of reputation. This is going to be representing you. Just because the name is all high in the sky doesn't mean the company has a clean record. And in connection to reputation we have the people who help us out when we are in need. Customer service needs to be on your side! Great affiliate companies should be able to help you and your affiliate at anytime to the best of their ability.
When all that is done and you make your pick, make sure you follow the right steps and your affiliate network helps you along those steps to get the exposure you need. With all that in place, your affiliate program should be well on its way to success.

Here's to your success
Rivers Corbett

"Award Winning Entrepreneur, and Joint Venture Specialist, Rivers Corbett offers an exclusive and exciting opportunity to a limited number of entrepreneurs who are looking to steer clear of the typical ''Get Rich Quick'' hype and build a solid business of * lasting *significance. Click on MyInternetBiz for more information.

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