Be An Affiliate Marketer
Many companies know that the Internet offers a great way to increase
and even multiply their sales. There are millions of people online
and any company can market their products to a global audience.
There are many ways they can choose to do this, but affiliate
programs are one of the best ways for companies to quickly increase
their marketing on the Web.
Here’s how it works.
The Company, also known as a
‘Merchant’, offers a product or service.
As an Affiliate I sign up to help
in promoting the company’s product. My task as an affiliate is to
send a stream of Visitors to the company’s web site. I do this using
a customized link that allows the company to identify which
affiliate referred the visitor.
Whenever a visitor sent by me buys
the company’s product, I earn a commission.
A ‘cookie’ will normally be stored
on the visitor’s PC. The cookie is a small file used to track which
affiliate referred the visitor. Cookies are usually programmed to
remain on the visitor’s PC for several months unless the visitor
clears the cookie (using their Internet browser’s advanced options).
I have earned commissions from
promoting a wide range of products - from satellite TV systems to
hi-speed internet access. From mobile phones to web hosting. From
training courses to ebooks. And the ebooks have been about topics as
diverse as bodybuilding, internet marketing, cooking, and making
money at EBay. What an interesting business this is!
A commission is not always for a
sale. Some affiliate programs pay a commission when an affiliate
refers a qualified lead, or sometimes even when someone clicks
through an affiliate’s ad.
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