What is Affliate Marketing?
In simple terms, affliate marketing is where you refer visitors from your website to a merchant’s website. A merchant
is any individual or company that sells products or services online.
Wal-Mart, Home Depot, eBay, and Yahoo are all examples of merchants with affliate programs. These companies pay their affliates to promote their products and services online. Merchants with affliate programs range in size from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
You earn commissions when the visitors you refer complete some type of action on a merchant’s website. For example,
you may earn a commission if the visitor you refer makes a purchase, completes a lead form, or downloads some
software. How Does Affliate Marketing Work?
When a visitor comes to your website and clicks on one of your merchant’s links, a tracking cookie is set on the visitor’s
computer. A cookie, in Internet terms, is nothing more than a small text fle that is placed on a user’s computer when
they visit a website.
This cookie tells a merchant that a visitor was referred by your website. When that visitor makes a purchase, or completes some other action on a merchant’s website, the merchant gives you a commission. That’s it! You don’t have to fulfll any products, handle customer service issues, or do anything else. All you’re doing is referring visitors from your website to a merchant’s website. How Does an Affliate Earn Money?
There are four basic actions in which affliates are paid when they send their visitors to a merchant’s website.
The visitor buys something from the advertiser (Pay per Sale).
The visitor completes a lead form (Pay per Lead).
The visitor downloads, installs, or uses some product or service (Pay per Action).
The visitor clicks on a link and visits the merchant’s website (Pay per Click).
Ok thats all about affiliate marketing