How do you make money from a website? One easy way to earn an income is to join an affiliate program and deliver banner advertisements from your site. There are many firms that specialize in banner-advertising and several compensation models exist.
Some firms pay the "web publisher" each time an ad is displayed on his or her website. Some pay a flat fee when a visitor clicks on an advertisement. Other banner advertising companies pay commissions based on sales performance. For example, if a visitor to your website clicks on a banner ad and then subsequently purchases a product, you would receive a portion of the purchase price.
Although there are hundreds of banner advertising firms in operation today, there are some "fly-by-night" companies that should be avoided. It is important to find a reputable company that pays reasonable rates and makes prompt payments.
To be accepted as an affiliate, most of the major players in the banner advertising industry will require that your site meet some minimum requirements such as the following:
When searching for a firm, the following questions should be asked: