Affiliate marketers work hard to make a commission and of course, they want payments as soon as humanly possible. But not all networks or product owners pay out at the same rate.
Third party sites like Squidoo pay out two months after the commissions are earned. Theyre similar to how Amazon pays their affiliates. So for instance, if you have a really good month in December for Christmas sales, you wont see those funds until February.
This is to protect the company from refunds that may occur during that 60-day timespan when most returns are processed. This will really matter more to you when youre just getting started and perhaps more desperate for money. But over time, youll get used to it being on a set schedule.
JVZoo and Warrior Plus are primarily used for promoting digital info products about Internet marketing. But not all of them are in this niche. The best thing about these sites is that affiliates are paid instantly.
If its a 50% payout, then the product owner gets paid for one sale, and you get paid for the next. Or, you might each get half of the payment for each sale. These types of sites have varying payment details, so you need to check to make sure you know the process.
One thing about being an affiliate on these sites is that you may have to get whitelisted in order to promote as an affiliate for a product seller. Getting whitelisted means the product owner has to manually approve you to promote his products.
They do this to prevent fraud. The best way to get whitelisted is to introduce yourself to the product owner and show them your site and explain how you plan to promote their product.
ClickBank affiliates who promote products on that system get paid every two weeks like clockwork. They can send a check or do a direct deposit into your bank. If youve had refunds, then they can withhold some funds for the next paycheck.
Individual product sellers who are not on ClickBank, JVZoo or WarriorPlus can also buy software that allows them to run their own affiliate program. You have to use extreme caution here.
Some of the marketers are completely above the board and have a firm schedule for payments. Others have ruined their reputation by taking all of the money and then not paying their affiliates coming up with excuses instead.