I've just signed up to a neat scheme, which makes it easy for small players on the Internet to receive affiliate payments. It is called VigLink. The way it works is that VigLink has affiliate status to loads of different sellers on the Net, including big names such as Walmart and Zappos.
If you link to a product from one of these, VigLink will automatically turn it into an affiliate link. If someone buys from that link, you will receive commission. For this to happen, all you need to do is to insert some code provided by VigLink on your site.
This means you do not have to go through a long-winded process of signing up for many different affiliate schemes, nor do you have to face the prospect of being rejected because your site is not considered to be important enough. Even more crucially, you can link to eBay products through the scheme and get commission. It is so difficult to be accepted for the eBay Partner Network (EPN) at the moment, and even if you do succeed, you run the risk of being deactivated if you do not bring enough business. With VigLink, all this stress and potential heartache can be avoided.
VigLink pays via Paypal, so you avoid the expenses of receiving dollar cheques if you do not have a dollar bank account.
Another important plus is that VigLink offers a further monetisation alternative to Adsense for webmasters unable to use Adsense. On the other hand, it is possible to use the scheme on websites where Adsense is also installed.
Obviously, this sort of service does not come for free. VigLink takes 25% of your commission. However, considering the fact that it makes a large number of affiliate schemes available, with no extra effort, including some not usually accessible to small website owners, I think this is a price worth paying.
Follow the link to join VigLink and profit.