Affiliate marketing is one of the way to make money through the Internet now days. It is just like our traditional business system - paying someone when they bring customers to the merchant.
- Merchants are those people who sells goods and services on the web.
- People who bring customers to these merchants are called affiliates or associates. They are also called program partners.
- Associate programs
- Bounty programs
- Referrer programs
- Revenue sharing programs
Now the question is How to send business (sells or leads) to a merchant???
On the web the merchant gives a special kind of link to their affiliate, through those links affiliates send business (sells or leads) to the merchants.
After getting the special link from the merchant, affiliates job is to put this special link on a website, in a email, or even in a picture online.
when any visitor or web surfer clicks on links and do action (purchase), then affiliate will be paid a commission on that action.
To get good results affiliates can add his/her own creativity. He/She must think the ways to attract more customers by creative ideas.
Special link contains special code which is a unique set of numbers or letters. It is also called affiliate ID. The code identifies the affiliate who brings the action (sells).
This is the way how this modern marketing system works.
Note:- Only clicking on the link doesn't necessarily mean affiliate will get paid.