Affiliate Marketing: What Is It?


So what exactly is Affiliate Marketing? If you look up the term “affiliate marketing” in a dictionary you will find it says “a marketing arrangement by which an online retailer pays commission to an external website for traffic or sales generated from its referrals.”

So what exactly does this mean, well simply put it is a bit like being the middleman (or woman) between a vendor and its customers.  You promote the product or service through your website or email list and get a commission from the vendor when a sale is made.



The attractive thing about being an affiliate is that you don’t have to worry about delivery, customer service etc., which is all taken care of by the vendor.

There are numerous places where you can find products or services to promote including Clickbank, jvzoo, Commission Junction, Amazon Associates and many more.

Having said all this it is important to remember that there are a lot of scammers out there who will have you believe that all you need do is press a button and hey presto you’ll be rich!  All they are doing is trying to get you to part with your hard earned cash!

Remember that to achieve success takes time, dedication and the will to succeed so hang on in there and don’t give up!