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Posted on 2014-03-19
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I am looking for a good affiliate program for a holistic doctor. Searching the web there are too many options.  Experts exchange questions about this are dated.  The site is using wordpress not sure if that makes a difference.

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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
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Are you wanting to get commission on sales by redirecting your traffic to an affiliate program or do you have a service you want to offer commissions on?

Personally, I think affiliate programs are very difficult to make money on unless you really understand what you are doing and are willing to put a lot of time into it.  As a business offering an affiliate program, you get a lot of people using practices that can end up harming you.  

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The goal is to give a referral fee to people who refer people to events or refer people to get certification.
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My experience has been on the other side.  cj.com is one and it was terrible.  The more I researched, the more I really did not like the idea of affiliate networks.   Here is a similar story from seobook. While it is from 2008, the idea is relevant. http://www.seobook.com/why-i-think-cj-com-aka-commission-junction-garbage-affiliate-program-service.

For a local business/event, you are better off marketing with PR, social media, advertising.  One of the dangers of getting into an affiliate deal is people will use black hat tactics that can hurt your reputation and seo.

Especially for a small local business/event, you are best off to create your own http://moz.com/blog/roll-your-own-affiliate-program
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