What is affiliate marketing?

Affiliate marketing is a popular method of promoting web businesses in which the business associate (affiliate) rewarded for every visitor, subscriber and / or customer provided through any of its advertising efforts. It is a modern variation of the practice of paying fees for the introduction of new clients in jobs. The fee can be made on the basis of certain value for each visit (pay per click), registration (pay-per-lead), or a commission for each customer or sale (Pay-Per-Sale). The most attractive aspect of affiliate marketing from the perspective of a business owner, is that no payment until they had achieved some tangible results. Some shop web sites, like Amazon.com launched its own affiliate program, while at other e-commerce vendors use the services provided by third parties by an intermediary such as ClickBank.com, CommissionJunction.com and LinkShare.com which monitors traffic or sales are made through associates. Some businesses owe much of their growth and success is this marketing technique.

Affiliate marketing overlaps with other internet marketing methods to some extent, because affiliate often uses regular advertising methods. Those methods include organic search engine optimization, paid search engine marketing, e-mail marketing, advertising banners and the like. On the other hand, Affiliate sometimes use less orthodox techniques like publishing reviews of products or services offered by the business owner.

Affiliate marketing you get paid for selling products sold through an affiliate link (link with a unique identification that is accompanied by an affiliate program) you get when joining the affiliate program. Link put on your blog, forum, website, or something else. Your income is directly linked to how well they sell goods or services you sell and the size of the fee determined by the owner of the goods or services. So it is extremely important to carefully consider the choice of partners whose goods you sell.

For those who somehow have not heard of it, eBay is the largest online auction house was founded in 1995. It currently has 276 million registered users and 24 most visited site in the world. It is also one of the most profitable internet companies. In 2007 eBay sold over 113 million items valued at 59 billion dollars. Did you know that eBay started its own affiliate program using which you can earn quite a decent amount of money just by promoting their web site? Interested in what?

1st Per active user after registration

0-49 $ 25.00

50 to 1.999 $ 28.00

2000-29.999 $ 31.00

30,000 + $ 35.00

2nd According to the monthly earnings from the sale

The monthly earnings of the winning bid (auction)

$ 0.00 – $ 99.99 50.00% of revenue

$ 100.00 – $ 4,999.99 55.00% of revenue

$ 5,000.00 – $ 199,999.99 60.00% of revenue

$ 200,000.00 – $ 699,999.99 65.00% of revenue

$ 700,000.00 – $ 2,999,999.99 70.00% of revenue

$ 3,000,000.00 + 75.00% of revenue