Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate's own marketing efforts.
The affiliate marketing model consists of four role players in a successful transaction.
The Merchant/Seller – He owns and stores the goods
The Network – The company/software that manages the relationship
The Advertiser – The Affiliate
Affiliate marketing is a very common and successful practice all over the internet, many big companies rely on affiliates to market their goods. Many individuals have large social media audiences and they monetise those audiences by selling other people’s products for a commission.
One angle to this marketing is for you to become an affiliate and sell other people goods and services, the alternate angle is for you to join affiliate networks and get affiliates to sell your goods while they earn a commission from you.
The most popular affiliate network today is Amazon, they have the largest range of products and services available and offer worldwide delivery.
Affiliate marketing can be a profitable business, but many try and fail as it seems to be advertised as easy money and people are misled, you need to really do a lot of hard work before you see success with this business………., just like any other.