Affiliate marketing is a way of making money online. It’s really a
simple concept. When you are an affiliate marketer, you promote a
product, service, or site for a business, and you as a publisher get
rewarded for doing so.
In most cases, you find products related to your niche and offer them on
your website or blog. You promote the products and post a link on your
site where they can purchase the products. Then, when someone follows
that link to buy something, you earn a commission. The commissions can
be either a percentage of the sale or a fixed amount. You’ve seen links to
other sites when you’ve read other people’s blogs. These links make the
For example: I write a book about affiliate marketing. Your blog is
centered on tips to make money online. You actually promote and sell the
book from your site. You get a percentage of the sale. It’s like being paid
an advertising or marketing fee.
You may also sell other products that are related to your site. For example:
You blog about cooking and recipes. There are endless numbers of cooking
related appliances or utensils you could sell from your site to make it easier
for them to prepare those recipes.