startup - 3:18 am on Aug 19, 2002 (gmt 0)
What makes a good affiliate program:
-Quality up to date stats. Test how they collect their stats.
-Time period of cookies.
-Your customer for life.
-On going promotions. Some companies email your customers with a new promotion that if used or purchased are not added to your account.
-On time payments in full!
-No annoying spam contact whether it is email, snail mail or by phone.
-Up to data product information and ad copy that you can use.
-Restrictions on which sites are allowed to be affiliates.
-Live contact info for you and the customer. Test this one.
The list is all most endless. Try and use programs that are not used by your competitors but, I know some programs that are very widely used for good reasons.