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What is Affiliate Marketing Exactly..?

Affiliate Means a ( member or  subordinate or associate, or branch or a subsidiary, employee) 

Affiliate marketing is a type of Internet marketing System.Affiliate marketing is the process of earning online. There are a lot of definitions of affiliate marketing but most of them bear same meaning.

In this system, the affiliates earn money as how many people visit his sites. He is paid for every visitor or customer linked by him. It is assured in this system that no payment will be due if the results is satisfactory.
Generally, this marketing is operated by an affiliate network which links the affiliates and merchants in an area. The affiliate network works as third party to both of the parties. There is no doubt of collecting payment as network collects the payment and adds it to the account of affiliate.

Note1: Amazon is also working as Affiliate Network (you can directly sine up with them and  keep their product links to your site...So Amazon Is a Merchant, A company, A brand And Also A Affiliate Network..It adds your refferal money to your Amazon account

Note2: Commission Junction, vcommission.com etc  are the Special affiliate networks They have different products and services of different Brands 

Let us now we know what is affiliate marking by examples to understand clearly...
Here Example:
  • Affiliate marketing is a type of Internet marketing System. 
  • Think You a Affiliate  (A part time employee to AMAZON working from your place where ever you are). You want to earn money .
  • You are writing Blogs or you have your own websites (In Which You have good traffic every day ). Then you are marketing Amazon products ( sells books, electronics, pharmaceuticals, toys, and many other items) through your blogs .So first you need to set up account with Amazon
  • Then some of your website visitors see and purchase some products in Amazon through your site. Then Amazon gives You some percentage of money in which sales happen..

Today, both the merchants and the affiliates can see clearly that affiliate marketing can work for both of them. The merchant sees affiliate marketing today as the chance to advertise their products at a lower cost. The affiliates, on the other hand, sees affiliate marketing as an easy way of earning profits online by doing what they like most, and that is by creating websites.

The Internet Marketing System  has four core players: 

  1. The merchant (also known as 'retailer' or 'brand' or A 'Company' : Example- Amazon),
  2. The network (that contains offers for the affiliate to choose from and also takes care of the payments), 
  3. The publisher (also known as 'the affiliate' That is You ), and
  4. The customer. Who are the visitors and buying the products and services From your network 
Affiliate marketing is commonly confused with referral marketing, as both forms of marketing use third parties to drive sales to the retailer.However, both are distinct forms of marketing and the main difference between them is that affiliate marketing relies purely on financial motivations to drive sales while referral marketing relies on trust and personal relationships to drive sales. Affiliate marketing is frequently overlooked by advertisers.While search engines, e-mail, and website syndication capture much of the attention of online retailers, affiliate marketing carries a much lower profile. Still, affiliates continue to play a significant role in e-retailers' marketing strategies.

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