What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing is an online marketing technique where you promote other people’s products or services and earn a commission if people buy the product of your recommendation.
Commission on Affiliate Marketing Depends on which online product or service you are referring to someone. The commission varies, it can be $1 and can be $1,000 and more.
The process of Affiliate Marketing:
The procedure of affiliate marketing normally associates four parties:
- The Affiliate Website: An affiliate website is any website or blog that utilizes affiliate marketing techniques.
- The Affiliate Network: Works as a third party or an intermediate that provide a link and trace the referral to the advertiser’s website through a cookie.
- The Advertiser: One who sell their products or services which is available online.
- The Buyer: The one who purchase any product or service with your affiliate link from advertiser’s website.
Every Advertiser has their own set TOS (Terms of Services), distinct advertisers have different % of commission on their products. It is also not fixed that the same advertiser will give you the same commission on their all products or services, For example, Amazon gives you different % of commission on their different products.
In other words, in the affiliate marketing, such advertisers like Amazon, GoDaddy, Bluehost or any local shop, promote their products and services online by you, they will pay you only when your referral link buys the product.
A word about joining Affiliate Marketing
You can easily sign up by visiting any advertiser’s or affiliate company’s website. When you sign up, you will be given an affiliate link, this link will also include your affiliate ID.
Let me tell you that the affiliate ID is a unique ID that allows any advertiser or Affiliate Company to track you. With this, they get to know that a user came to their website with your link.
When someone clicks on your affiliate link and go to their website they save all the records like on what time a user came to their website or on which product a user landed etc.
You do not even have to spend your ₹1 to join affiliate marketing or affiliate program. This process is absolutely free. However, it depends on what kind of affiliate marketing you are doing.
Your commission depends on what selling technique you are using. For example, there is no charge if you are doing it from blog, however PPC (Pay per Click) marketing, email marketing, and advertising come with various price tags.
Particular affiliate program offers a different time period for storing cookie. It’s not compulsory that each affiliate application has the same time period of storing cookie.
Some has 30-days or some have 60-days and many others. It means if someone lands on the sales page of the site and purchase something within the fixed period with your special link, you will be entitled to the sales commission.
So long as the cookie remains lively to user’s web browser (it hasn’t expired or been overwritten via any other cookie) then you’ll get a commission on all the products that they buy in their FIRST sale after clicking your link.
Some such websites are also available where you get more than one advertiser. Such websites are called affiliate marketplaces. You can sign up in the marketplace and do free marketing for more than one advertiser at the same time. You can visit different advertiser’s website at one place.
There is 2 tier marketing in affiliate marketing, in which you make others to join affiliate program, which is called sub-affiliates and after that, you get the commission from the sales of those sub-affiliates. You can call this sub affiliate commission.
Some advertisers offer discount coupons that help in increasing your sales, it only gets a discount to the user when he visits their website with your link, so your sell increases.
Let’s clear some doubts
Some people have questioned whether the affiliate marketing is harmful or illegal, so let me tell you that this affiliate marketing is neither illegal nor harmful.
Some people have doubt especially blogger, that can we do affiliate marketing with AdSense?
The answer is yes, you can do affiliate marketing with AdSense simultaneously without any issue. Doing so you are not breaking any rules of AdSense.
Lastly, I would like to say that there is no limit of earning in affiliate marketing. It only depends on how you promote and sell the products and services.
I hope this information will be helpful for you. If you have any doubt or query you can write in the comment section.
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