What Is Affiliate Marketing

What Is Affiliate Marketing

 

This is what Wikipedia has to say

Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts. 

Affiliate marketing is quite common in the online world. And is one of the fastest ways to get started with an online business. This is because, as an affiliate you don’t have to have your own product, which can take take and money to develop/produce. And often the product owner will have advertising material/copy that you can use to market their product.

As an affiliate I promote/market some elses product or service. If or when someone buys that product or service because of my marketing I get paid a commission(a percentage of the purchase price). What you are really doing is finding a buyer and seller and connecting them so that a sale can take place. If we look at the offline world I guess real estate agent is a good example.

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There are site that specialise in providing affiliate product that you can market. Like Commision Junction, Clickbank, Amazon, and JVzoo where you can sign up and browse products from wide variety of niches/interests. You then pick what you want to promote, get an affiliate link and off you go.

Or another option is when you have bought something that you like there may be an option to promote it as an affiliate.

Here's a website I had open and see the link to become an affiliate

Here’s a website I had open and see the link to become an affiliate

Often at the bottom of website there is the option to become an affiliate. The opportunities are endless.

Often you don’t even need a website to do it, you can create an ad and sent the customer straight to your affiliate link. But it is recommended that you do have a website as that way you can collect customer details and build a list of people interested in the type of product you are promoting and then market other product to them.

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