Understanding Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is a category of performance-based marketing. When a company pays a third party for the visitors and customers their marketing efforts bring to the company’s website, there is an affiliate marketing arrangement in place.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like hard work.
– Thomas Edison
A huge upside to being an affiliate is having the ability to make money on promoting a product that you did not have to develop. Everyone wins with affiliate marketing; the merchant receives increased traffic from your customers–allowing their company to tap into a pool of visitors they would not have otherwise had access to.
Also, the affiliate is able to align products of their choosing with their website, which gives them the ability to make money on each visitor they bring to the merchant’s site. And most importantly, your network of customers receive more shopping options and satisfaction while they are on your site.