Legislation has been enacted in several states to tax the sale of affiliate products. The legislation, widely known as the Amazon Tax, or Affiliate Program Tax, or Sales and Use Tax, requires that an affiliate provider pay state sales tax on items sold by their affiliates, whether or not the directly operate in the state. Affiliate providers such as Amazon.com, instead of paying the sales tax, are terminating affiliate accounts in affected states, including those where the law is being considered. Read this article to find out how you can help prevent the law from going into effect in your state.
Are traditional advertising approaches too expensive or not driving consumers to your online business? Looking for a way to spread the virtual “word of mouth” on the web to market your products or services? Affiliate marketing could be your solution. It’s a relatively easy and often less expensive way to drive your business, without you having to pound the virtual pavement yourself. All you really need is to find a good affiliate network (or several networks) and/or affiliate management software. Here we’ll give you an in-depth look into how you, the merchant, can use affiliate marketing to boost your sales. And we review some of the top affiliate networks and software to help get you started.