What is affiliate marketing?

Lalit Bhojwani By Lalit Bhojwani, 21st Apr 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Affiliate marketing is a kind of internet marketing.

What is affiliate marketing?

Affiliate marketing is a new term and it is a technique or a tool for internet marketing. When you join any affiliate marketing company then you become affiliate or associate of that company. In affiliate marketing you become affiliate or associate for selling products or services of the company. When consumers buy products or services from your link or id, then you get some percentage of commission. That is called affiliate marketing. There are many companies and websites that provide opportunities to become affiliate or associate for them. Amazon, click-bank, e-bay and commission-junction are the main example of affiliate companies.

If you are a website owner or blogger who has good traffic on his website or blog, then affiliate marketing is a good option of earning for you. Once you become affiliate or associate, then you can sell products not only through your website or blog but through Twitter, Facebook or social media. You can post your affiliate link on these sites and if product or service is bought by the customers then you will get a small amount of commission. Here is one thing you need to consider is that purchasing through your link is necessary if consumers only click your link and do not purchase product or service then you will not get any commission.

Joining of these affiliate marketing companies is free and the best thing is that you can sell the world class products or services without any investment. You have to only publish their codes or link on your website and if purchasing is done, then you will get commission. The affiliate marketer doesn't have to worry about taking money or shipping anything. The marketer only has to maintain affiliate links to their affiliates on their website.

For example, if you join amazon associate programme then you become amazon associate and joining in amazon is absolutely free. Having joined amazon, you can sell amazon products through your site or blog or through social media. And amazon will pay you commission on monthly basis.

Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest and simple ways of internet marketing. You can earn money without any investment. Joining to any affiliate company is very easy but selling products through your affiliate link is very difficult. There are many website like Squidoo and Hubpages are available where you can write your articles and sell amazon`s products on the same page.

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