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EBay Affiliate Program - Auction Your Way to Success

EBay started offering an affiliate program in 2001 to go along with their auction site and it has now grown to well over 60,000 members and continues to grow on a daily basis with affiliate all over the world. The EBay affiliate program works much like any other affiliate program in that you create a web site or write articles that contain information about a specific product that contain your EBay link. If someone follows your link to EBay you get paid. Since EBay is such a well known site that driving traffic there should be relatively easy

About the EBay Affiliate Program

Signing up is easy all you need to do is go to the main EBay site and follow the link and then the instructions for signing up for your account and you will be given a personalized link that you can place on your web sites or blog pages. You get paid a varying rate of commission depending on whether they just follow your link or they follow your link and make a purchase. Often these commissions are as high as 70% or more.

There are several different ways that you can promote your EBay affiliate such as placing banners on a your web site or blog, you can write articles and place them on sites like Helium, Squidoo and Ezine Articles with your link. If a person follows your link and makes a purchase you get paid a commission on the sale. You can also download codes from EBay that will let you add entire auction categories to your website that are kept constantly updated for you.

Why EBay?

EBay has long been the one place that draws more buyers than any other online auction site in the world and as such can drive thousands of customers to your site. The one thing that EBay has going for it is the tremendous variety of items you can find on EBay, you can find everything from an abacus to zoo books. This huge variety, combined with the ability to bid on the items and potentially save a lot of money is what draws the customers in. It is up to you to create a website or write an article that is good enough to draw the customers in and make them want to follow your link.

Up until about a year ago EBay used Commission Junction to manage their affiliate program, in 2008 they switched over to managing it themselves creating what is now known as the EBay Partner Network. The reason they did this to be able to offer a wider range of services to their affiliates, making it easier for them to make money.

While the top EBay affiliates are making in excess of $100,000 per month, it has taken them a long time and a lot of hard work to get there. If you are willing to put in the research necessary to find those high demand niche products and create web sites dedicated to them as well as write dozens of articles with your link in them for publication all over the web, you can make money with the EBay affiliate program.