Internet Affiliate Marketing Programs – How to choose?

Internet Affiliate Marketing Programs. There are so many out there, so how do you choose? The best way, of course, is to know someone in the business and get their expertise and opinions, right? You probably know a person or two who is engaged in internet affiliate marketing, but people often start out doing it as a part-time business, so they don’t always tell people they know about their venture. The just do it on the side.

If you don’t know someone who is doing this business, you are going to have to find someone else you may not personally know, but someone you trust, who has a lot of expertise and experience, to tell you what programs are the best for internet affiliate marketing.


If you don’t know someone, but you read numerous things they’ve written, perhaps you’ve seen a video or two of them, so you find them familiar and knowledgeable, you will begin to trust that what they are writing or talking about is true, correct? You don’t necessarily have to personally know someone to trust them.

Let’s go over some of the criteria for trusting, say, a person or maybe an organization or company, or in our case, a “program.”

Don’t forget, we have to do detective work, because we do not have a witness. We don’t have a “personal” witness. All we have is other people’s experiences to go off of, people that we do not know, so we need to know how to trust.


Reputation is probably the biggest criteria for trust, I would say. So we need to dig around out there on the internet, look up various programs, and see who is saying what, right? Who is saying that this program for affiliate marketers, or that program for affiliate marketers, is good or bad. I don’t know about you, but when I look around a website and read what someone is writing, I do get a feel for them, and then I read the comments on their articles to see what other people are saying, and then I google the author to see what pops up there.

Experience is something I look at with anyone who is giving me advice. How long have you been doing what you’re doing? When I read a website, I get a feel for the experience level of the writer, based upon my own expertise in whatever subject is being presented. When I read a recommendation in a review for a program, I read through the writer’s other articles to get a feel for his or her experience.

Tone is a criterion that is extremely important to me. I am a very religious person, I believe in God, and I know God guides me to want to be honest, to want to present good information and do a good job on my reviews and my website. However, not everyone has God in their life, and greed can get the best of people. Therefore, I look for a certain tone from any person who is giving me a review online. You can tell a lot about people if you read what they write, don’t you agree?

Ability to present thoughtful information and pictures to represent their thoughts. That’s a mouthful, but what I mean by that is I’m looking for well presented information, no spelling or

grammatical errors, which just shows me more about the person or people who created the website. Now just because a person doesn’t have great spelling skills, that doesn’t mean anything about their abilities, but by leaving errors on their website, it tends to make me think maybe they aren’t as careful as they should be, and that could include the information they are providing.

It all ties together

Sometimes it can be confusing trying to gather all this information yourself, so it’s a blessing that you’ve landed here at my educational website where you will learn all things affiliate marketing, and I can share with you what absolutely works. This will save you having to try these other platforms to see if they provide you all that this platform I recommend does.

Here is a link to the series on this amazing platform called Wealthy Affiliate, and these articles will describe to you how using the Wealthy Affiliate platform will not only get your business up and running for free, (full training to get you completely started), and you can maintain the free membership as long as you like.







I do recommend you upgrade once you have completed the free training, because if you upgrade in the first 7 days of your free membership, they will give you the next 30 days for only $19.99. The Premium membership is $49.99/mo and once you read these articles which explain how this platform is going to help you start and then grow your business into a well-oiled money-making machine, you will see the value you get as a Premium Member!

If you’ve been reading my articles, you know me by now. I will only promote what I truly believe in, and as a member of the Wealthy Affiliate program and community, I can tell you it delivers on what it promises. You can check it out here, and remember, it’s FREE to join. Be sure to say hi to me inside of the platform! Here’s my profile:

From inside Wealthy Affiliate

These are screen captures I took from inside Wealthy Affiliate today.  These are people talking about their experience and some of them share how much money they are making on their websites.  Take a look here:

Clickbank University

In all fairness to the Clickbank University, as of the writing of this article, I have just begun the training inside the program, but I am writing articles about the program in real time as I progress through their training.

I invite you to take that journey with me.  If you subscribe on the sidebar, you will receive notification of all new posts.

That being said, I have written two articles on the program to date, so I will reference them here:





I guess it all comes down to trust.  Do you trust me?  Do you trust this site?  Do you believe what I am telling you from my first-hand experience?  If you do, then you need to take action and get started!

I promise that my experience with Wealthy Affiliate has been all positive, and if you follow the process and work diligently, you will be successful.  What are you waiting for?  Click here:

If you want to try the Clickbank University training program, you can click here:


I am excited to hear from you.  Please leave your comments or questions below and I will get right back to you.  I welcome all comments, ideas and questions on this and any other topic on this site!

My goal is to help you with your online business by providing you with up-to-the-minute information on programs, tools and resources you can use, mostly for free.

You can also personally email me at

Babs Wagner

Born in Texas, raised in upstate New York, I have been marketing for my entire adult life.I have decided to share all the information I have gathered on what works in affiliate marketing, and what doesn't because I want to let the world know that working online gives you the freedom to work from anywhere, and that is exactly what I do!

Starting out can be tough, I know, so I will also be sharing lots of free resources to get you going.I am dedicated to providing this information to my readers, and I hope you always feel free to reach out to me.

Thanks for visiting my page!


  1. Hi Babs. Internet marketing is definitely something I’m very interested in. Unfortunately I chose the wrong companies a couple of times and ended up with either a very poor website and no support or a huge cost for the many upgrades they require you to have. How refreshing to know their is a business out there that is willing to provide you free websites while you learn. I think That I will be trying them out, what do I have to loose. If I find them to be honest after I have completed the free training, I will consider there one and only upgrade. Thanks Jim

  2. Hi Babs,

    As you say it is very difficult knowing who to trust on the internet. So, it is great that there are so many reviews on Wealthy Affiliate.

    Personally, I think that one of the best features about WA is that anyone can try it out for free to see it is the right fit for them before they commit themselves to buying it. That’s what I did before becoming a premium member.

  3. Hi Babs,

    I came across different websites that promised me a side income.  However, I was not able to make a single dollar even if I tried very hard to do what I was requested to do.  Although it did not have to do with marketing, I was totally frustrated after some time and started looking for other options.  That is when I found Wealthy Affiliate and I do not regret signing up.  

    The learning curve has been steep and I am eager to learn more until I become successful.  I have no idea through what website I signed up, but it did not take me more than 5 days to sign up for premium.  It has been a year, and I’ve enjoyed every single moment of it.


  4. I like how you broke down the criteria.  I know that most people really weigh heavily on reputation and experience, however tone is really important to me.  It is just as important in how something is said as what is actually said.  Your series on Wealthy Affiliate looks interesting and will definitely be checking it out!

  5. Babs,

    Trust is a big thing when I decide to purchase anything online whether a product or program.  With the platform that you are promoting here sounds like they come with a number of free benefits even prior to paying any money upfront.  I like the fact that I can sign up to received notifications of new articles from you when available!  I have bookmarked your website and done just that would like to get to know you prior to signing up just a bit more hope you do not mind.  Thank you for all the information waiting to see what more you are going to have in the future.


  6. Dear Babs,

    Thanks a lot for another helpful and informative post on Affiliate Marketing.

    I am a full-time Affiliate Marketer and I love Affiliate Marketing because you know very well…

    “Affiliate Marketing has made Businesses Millions & Ordinary People Millionaires.” ~ Bo Bennett

    You have provided great insights on choosing the Affiliate Marketing program, indeed… Helping people is the main thing and money is the by-product. So we need to provide great and quality products instead of focusing on the commissions alone. If we focus on commissions alone we will lose our reputation and trust from our customers.

    I am a member and fan of Wealthy Affiliate. Its the program helped me to become a full-time Affiliate Marketer. I am happy to see you are recommending an awesome program.

    Wishing you great success!


  7. Hi Babs! Thank you for the info you provided here. Before I discovered Wealthy Affiliate, I came across products that cost thousands of dollars. They sounded convincing and maybe they are. But, I wanted something practical. Then, I discovered Wealthy Affiliate. I was skeptical at first, but I tried it anyways. Thank God, you provided a good info about what to trust and what Wealthy Affiliate is about. With this, people can view this and feel at ease.

  8. Hello Babs, how are you?

    I agree with, that are so many Affiliates Program up there, however in my opinion is not allots that is honest, able to teaching people, and basicly free like WA.

    The big community thas help which also is amazing. Anytime and any circustance you have a question, is always someone to help you there.

    How wonderful was find WA. How brilliant my future will be with WA. If you are there thinking if you should joy or not WA, please trust in every single word of Babs. Sign up today, don’t waist any more time, start for FREE, you have nothing to loose.

    Thank you, Babs for amazing Article,

    Cheers to your success,


  9. How many scams in internet marketing space have we seen? How do we discriminate legit from scam? How do we build trust or find a trust worthy person/organization to build online business? This review helps you in this endeavor.

    The author has put this review with starts with a brilliant tone of finding a trust worthy person or program or an organization. I absolutely agree with this. 

    You act as a detective to find how legit the Organization is. Is it going to help you? Go to their website, different content, tone, to find about them.. The level of analysis it gets into is slicing each piece  of a website to find even the spelling error (really love this piece of detail), the ways of communication, the comments can really give a feel in your heart if you really trust the person and organization.

    Awesome review that really convince you to moving ahead with this person in the organization will really help you in your business. 

    i expect this review will have a massive reach. Thank you for sharing. 

  10. They all look very important criteria when you are choosing an affiliate marketing program. Good reputation would be the biggest criteria for me when it comes to selecting a program. Especially I look out for a program that often update their content and not having outdated information as the online world is changing every single day!

    Thanks for helpful information, Babs!  

    1. Yes, you want to vet the companies and use reputable ones so you know you will get paid for your work.  – Babs

  11. Trying to find the right help and training within the internet marketing space is a journey fraught with dangers , rip offs and scams. I spent a long time going through this minefield before I found WA.

    I don’t just learn from WA I have other memberships and have purchased some other really great programs, which have helped me on my journey.

    But WA has so many features, especially the web hosting and the amazing community which I love being part of, I can always tell a high quality training program when I watch it evolve.

    WA never stands still, its always evolving with new training and new online marketing applications for us all to use in our online marketing efforts. 

    It never stands still because online marketing never stands still Barry

    1. You are correct, Barry, which is why I really appreciate the Wealthy Affiliate platform.  They add new training daily, from the owners and members, and so you keep up to date on so many different aspects of this very fluid business!   – Babs

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