If you interviewed 10 affiliate marketers, and asked them what makes the top affiliate program, chances are you would get 10 different answers.
Let me tell you what I think.
1. You need a program that you can begin making money with immediately. Many people drop out of affiliate marketing because they never see any real money.
2. Host your own website. Most affiliate marketers promote the affiliate website the merchant gives them.
The problem with this is everyone is promoting the same site. You also have no control over what the affiliate merchant gives you.
When you host your own site you can make changes to the affiliate offers you promote at any time. Therefore it’s important to purchase your own domain name and set up website hosting.
3. Commission rate. This is not necessarily the most important thing, but if you’re going to do the work, you want to make as much commission as possible.
The top affiliate programs pay the highest commissions and they take care of their affiliates accordingly.
For me the top affiliate program is the Plug-in Profit Site.