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What is affiliate marketing?

September 10, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Affiliate marketing is a comparatively new marketing strategy that has evolved in the internet. Since the success of an online business relies on the amount of targeted traffic it receives, affiliate marketing has become a very popular method of obtaining targeted traffic from other related and non related business sites. The affiliate websites that link to the larger business site drive targeted traffic to it. Upon conversion of the lead, the affiliate sites are paid a pre agreed percentage as commission.

There are various advantages for both in affiliate marketing. The concerned product site receives a large amount of targeted visitors, there by increasing the sales many times without having to do all the promotion on its own. The affiliates that promote the product site on the other hand receives a good sum as commission for just letting its visitors reach the product site and earns money without having to invest in products or services. Affiliate sites can generate high income if they are willing to put in some effort to promote the products of the mother site.

Even without taking much efforts affiliate sites can still drive traffic to the product site by just promoting their own websites. However, the conversion rate will decrease in this case as it would not be a targeted traffic. Still the affiliate site could receive commissions on the product sale initiated through it. This is known as the passive income which is unique to the affiliate marketing. Most product sites in the internet offer affiliate programs where website owners can participate. All you need to do is advertise the product of the mother site and provide a link from which your visitors can reach it and purchase products.

There are several factors that you need to consider before joining an affiliate program. Some of them include the kind of product you would promote, if the tracking cookies are good, whether a monthly report is sent to you, what would be your commission, method of payment, threshold if any, and the kind of support offered to you by the product site.

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  1. September 20, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    i would like to start an affiliate marketing for my products and the post which is here is nice..

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