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    Banned farah is on a distinguished road
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    If they charge?

    If you run in to an affiliate marketing company and they want to charge you to be an affiliate. Does this mean that the program is most likely a scam?

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    Re: If they charge?

    That is a good question and I do not know the answer to it. Which one charges for you to be an affiliate anyways? I have always considered affiliate marketing to be part of my income streams. I would like to know who charges so that I can stay clear away from them. Thanks!

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    Re: If they charge?

    hmmm, never heard of this before. Who was trying to charge to be an affiliate. Doesn't seem like they will get good results for their client this way. Who would pay to sign up as an affiliate, kinda defeats the purpose.

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    Re: If they charge?

    99% of the time when they do this, they are making their money off of you, the affiliate, not off of referral business. It may not be a scam persay, but most of them are and you won't see the returns they guarantee.

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    Re: If they charge?

    I wouldn't trust an affiliate marketing scheme that requires you to pay. Its most likely a pyramid scheme, which in my mind is a scam. That's my honest opinion.

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    Re: If they charge?

    That is what I thought. I have seen loads and loads of companies who do not charge to be an affiliate. That is why I was feeling a bit questionable about the whole practice. Thanks for the input!

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    Re: If they charge?

    Yep, good call. You can never be to careful in this day and age. When someone charges you, the first thing you need to ask yourself is this a scam (for this sort of thing at least).

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    Re: If they charge?

    Yeah that's most likely a scam. The most popular affiliate programs like Clickbank and Commission Junction don't charge you any fee for being an affiliate, why would the smaller affiliate programs charge you?

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    Re: If they charge?

    When evaluating, the first thing to check for is whether the company provides contact information. A fly by night website will not offer easy ways to get in touch with the operators. At the least, an email address should be provided. Send an email and wait to see how long they take to respond. If they do not respond at all, then that means that can be a scam

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    Re: If they charge?

    Not necessarily a scam, but I would be cautious handing money over as there would be no guarantees of making the money back and it would be easy for such an organisation to move the goalposts so you don't earn anything.

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