I would like to start an affiliate program for my products, but I would like feedback from affiliates before I venture into setting up a program. I sell high ticket items; average cost is around $275. Because these items are in a very competitive niche and my commercial website is still very new, I would require affiliates who actually actively engage in selling and promotion practices beyond simple SEO. For their efforts affiliates in my program would be given from $35 - $75 PPA (sale). My question is twofold ? is the compensation I listed competitive? And how common (or uncommon) are affiliates who actively engage in selling practices: Building good looking sites to serve the products, contacting sites to propose link exchanges, writing promotional reviews to submit to quality sites, etc?