How to Become a Credit Card Affiliate

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Affiliate marketing is a program in which you join as an online sales person and create sales for the company. For each sale you send the company, you receive a portion of the profit. Some credit card affiliate programs pay by the lead and others for the successful sign-up of a new credit card holder. The affiliate is responsible for all promotion of the credit cards and may post on websites, forums, blogs or create their own blog with affiliate links to the vendor's product. The link contains a code that identifies you so you receive credit for people who follow through and sign up for a card.

Things You'll Need

  • Personal computer with Internet connection
  • PayPal account

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  • Sign up for PayPal if you do not already have a PayPal account. Most affiliates are paid via PayPal so keep your PayPal email address handy as you will enter it repeatedly throughout the application process.

  • Create a blog or website for promoting the credit cards. You will need to list the domain name of your site when you apply to an affiliate program. Once you are accepted to an affiliate program, add additional blogs, websites or other means of promotion as needed.

  • Visit http://www.CJ.com and select the option for publishers. Review the information regarding their program and complete the application process. Once approved, log in to the site and view the program partners. Click the "apply" button for any credit cards you would like to promote.

  • Read the promotion guidelines to ensure you follow their requirements if you are approved as an affiliate. Begin to promote the credit card both on your site as well as other places such as discussion forums, blog comments and any other sites you prefer.

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  • Sign up for PayPal if you do not already have a PayPal account. Most affiliates are paid via PayPal so keep your PayPal email address handy as you will enter it repeatedly throughout the application process.

  • Create a blog or website for promoting the credit cards. You will need to list the domain name of your site when you apply to an affiliate program. Once you are accepted to an affiliate program, add additional blogs, websites or other means of promotion as needed.

  • Visit credit.com and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Select the tab titled "Affiliate Network." Fill out the short registration form.

  • Check your email for approval and once approved, select the credit cards you'd like to promote. You can copy code for banners, links and more for your website or blog.

Tips & Warnings

  • Some credit card affiliate programs want to see an established site before they will approve an affiliate.
  • Some programs will offer the option to receive a check via mail if you don't want to use PayPal.
  • Two other affiliate programs are linkshare.com and sunspotweb.com. Follow the same process as in the first two sections above in applying to become an affiliate.
  • Do not use wordpress.com as a free blogging platform. It does not allow affiliate marketing on its free blogs. Blogger.com is a good option and is listed in References below.

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