I wanted to post a quick thread to clarify something really quick for those who are new to affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing is basically someone getting paid a commission for promoting someone else's product.
YOU DO NOT pay any more or any less by buying from an affiliate. The commission is already added into the price. So you will pay the same amount regardless if you buy from the affiliate or directly from the product owner.
As we all know this is a HUGE business and many people make a great living as affiliate marketers which brings me to the point of this thread.
If an affiliate marketer presents you with a product or service that will in some way help you in your business doesn't it only make sense to purchase through that affiliate so that he can get credit for his efforts. ABSOLUTELY!
Now some people have a problem with this because for some reason they feel they are being "sold." So instead they go and purchase directly from the product owner instead of the affiliate marketer. You are paying THE SAME AMOUNT! So why not reward and say THANK YOU to the affiliate for presenting you the great product and let them earn their commission.
And remember what you put out is what comes back so if an affiliate sends you over a great product and you cut them out don't be surprised when you becoming an affiliate and your customers do the same thing.