RealTime IT News Launches Affiliate Network, a natural- health superstore and resource center, launched an affiliate network with more than 500 charter members.

Among the members are portals, communities and content sites including Excite, Thrive,,, Prodigy, PC World, sixdegrees,, and PlanetOut.

Affiliates will establish an additional revenue stream by earning commissions on sales originating from their sites without having to invest in additional backend solutions or implementing a fulfillment process. Affiliates will also have access to content from

US Interactive is coordinating the network. Billings were not disclosed.

"Our Affiliate Network will allow us to expand our reach to include people with widely varying interests and needs," said David Eigen, president of "But what all these people have in common is the desire to get and stay healthy naturally, and we can help them obtain that goal using the information and products available at"

To ensure that network affiliates are credited for each purchase originating from their site, chose LinkShare to provide all tracking and recording capabilities. Network members can access the status of their account via real-time reporting as well as a month-end report of their total sales and resulting commissions.