Russellville, AR (PRWEB) May 29, 2005
Affiliate programs, a profitable trend in the online marketing world, offers a multitude of benefits to organizations that need to raise crucial funds.
Affiliate programs already used profitably by the online marketing world allows individuals, companies and other organizations to partner with other companies and offer their products and services in return for a healthy chunk of the profits.
A huge advantage of the affiliate program from a fundraising vantage point is all product delivery or service fulfillment is done by the parent company.
Many companies that incorporate affiliate programs offer tremendous payouts just for getting people to try their product or service free.
An example of an affiliate program in action would be a church that needs to raise money, instead of going the traditional route of bake sales, car washes or candy sales, the church would become an affiliate of a satellite service. The church would then print flyers or cards and get the word out that they are offering free installation of a four room satellite system. The church would then be paid $50 to $100 for anyone that accepts the offer. All installation and service fulfillment is done by the satellite company, relieving the church of having to purchase and deliver product.
In a majority of cases it is free to join an affiliate program. Yet many companies with affiliate programs offer a wealth of marketing materials, free webpages and time tested tips on selling their products or services in effort to make their affiliates successful.
Travis Sago, fundraising veteran for several fundraisers such as the Special Olympics and Battered Women's Shelters says " I began using affiliate programs online quite successfully and realized with thousands of different programs from a multitude of companies perfect matches could be made between affiliate programs and organizations that desperately need to raise funds. This is a prayer answered for many organizations."
Individuals wanting more information may visit http://www.MyUltimateFundraiser.com
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