What is Affiliate Marketing?

on Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Affiliate systems are selling solutions over the Internet, where mostly a commercial provider paid its partners success oriented by a commission. The product provider makes this its advertising tools that use the affiliate on its pages to advertise the offers of cooperation partner, or through other channels (eg, keyword advertising, email marketing) can be used.

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Who are the participants

Affiliate System Operator

The affiliate system operator is responsible for the provision and operation of the portal. He has to ensure the proper operation and is responsible for marketing the portal. In reality, there are two types of operators. Firstly, independent platforms have been established (affiliate networks), which act as an interface between retailers (merchants) and distributors (affiliates). These are primarily responsible for the provision and administration of the technology and financial management. On the other hand often platforms are to be found within which the dealer himself assumes the operator function (so-called "in-house programs"). This by the dealers themselves operated affiliate programs play, especially in the German market, however, a very minor role.

Merchant (Advertiser, Merchants)

dealers provide their online products and services offered through the affiliate system available allowing the connected partners to market the goods on their websites. The partners (affiliates, publishers) advertising media to be made ​​available, with which partners can advertise on your website or (in email publishers) via email. The successes achieved partners (eg by a sale, registration, etc.) will pay the dealer the previously defined for the respective sales distribution commission.

Partners (publishers, affiliates)

Partners use the affiliate system to cooperate with the attached shop owners (sellers). You benefit from the sale of the advertised products on their own websites.

Affiliate marketing is a very simple way to make money on the Internet. It has no cost of production of items, no inventory, no shipping, you have to run any support. The affiliate only arrange the product or service. At the beginning it involves a lot of work, the creation of Web sites, lead generation, the debt of the blogs that embed of advertising, the search for a certain niche, the establishment of social media platforms. But ultimately it is for me one of the most enjoyable jobs I know. The market is always open, I can access from anywhere in the world (assuming I have an Internet connection). One can thus make his life free and unlimited.


  1. Thanks for sharing this, you know I’m always looking for new opportunities to make generate some cash online and honestly I think I’m gonna give this a try. I’ve done a lot of affiliate marketing and of course each affiliate network has it’s ups and downs.