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What Affiliate Marketing Is
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Not sure what affiliate marketing is or all about, well you’re not alone I had no clue until I started to look into it.

I guess to put it all in one big ball; get customers to go to your affiliate’s page, if they purchase something you get a percentage. Pretty much sums it up in one swoop, in reality it is much more complex than that, let’s look.

Affiliates Responsibilities

The affiliate will be a person or website and or a business that is looking to expand their market. They will have a variety of products or perhaps just one. They are looking to expand their territory with your help.

They first have many responsibilities in setting up an affiliate program, which includes logos, banners, articles, marketing help and many technical things like tracking cookies and more. As you see, they have a real responsibility on their end and of course setting the percentage value of the sale that they will pay their affiliates.

They go even further than that; they take care of the shipping of the product and any returns. They have their own check out system and a system in store for payment. The take care of customer service, any inquires.

They will take care of the ads and html code that is needed for the website, this just about sums it up, and in general, they do take care of most everything to do with the product itself plus giving you many suggestions and proven strategies for marketing their product that work.

You The Affiliate

Well this is where online marketing knowledge is going to be a big asset, learning how to get this seemingly small task done.

You the affiliate will first have to join an affiliate program then be accepted, and then the work comes. You need to drive what we IM’ers (Internet Marketer) call traffic, potential customers, to your site and get them to click into your affiliate product pages to purchase the product.

You will need a website, word press comes to mind as they are very easy to set up and of course some hosting, there are many hosting companies on the market do a Google search, walla. I have used in the past Hostgator for my wordpress site and have found them to be a very sound company, no affiliation lol.

Through various methods, you will see improvements in your Google rankings over time, along with traffic next comes sales, which means cash in your pocket. Now of course there is more to all of this but that will be for another article.


I believe I have given you a good rundown on what affiliate marketing is and what is expected from each party. Of course, individual affiliate programs may be different from each other but in general, the steps remain the same, you get traffic to their site to purchase their product.

It really comes down to learning how this is done and what methods are the best. In time with the proper online marketing education, you can build an online business for yourself. There is a living to be had from the internet; others do it why not you.

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Site is looking good Tm! very well written article also!

  about 1 decade ago

Thanks for the kind comments...glad you enjoyed it...

  about 1 decade ago

Very nice breakdown on Affiliate Marketing Tim. Your site is coming along nicely too!

  about 1 decade ago

Thanks David as we all know it takes some time for anything worthwhile and this is just that worthwhile...thanks for the comment...onward=====>

  about 1 decade ago

Tim, I appreciate your attitude and encouragement here. I also am a beginner. I'm so enjoying it and hope to continue so.

  about 1 decade ago

Thank you Penny Saved it is a challenge at times but it is very doable in time keep with it....

  about 1 decade ago
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