We must first ask ourselves what exactly is affiliate marketing. Affiliate Marketing is a form of Internet advertising that allows bloggers and website owners to receive a commission for each product or service sold through one of their links. It can be very profitable, but it can also be time-consuming.
A blogger or website owner will create an account with an affiliate network, such as Clickbank, JVZoo, or Shareasale, then select which products or services they would like to promote on their site. Once the advertiser has created an account with the affiliate network, a unique tracking link, called a "tag", is generated for each product or service. This link will contain the advertiser's special tracking code that allows the network to track and monitor all sales generated through the advertisement. The tracking link is then placed on the blog or website in order to track visitors who click on it and make a purchase at the advertiser's online store.
If someone buys something through your link, you get paid! But how much? This depends on which company you are using and how much you have sold. Sometimes you can get up to 100% commissions promoting products you didn't have to create, deal with customer service, process transactions or refunds. Affiliate marketing is an opportunity that is both affordable and accessible to anyone. Whether you are a blogger or belong to any other industry, it's easy to use affiliate marketing as a tool for your business.