What Is Affiliate Marketing and How Does It Work?

Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular forms of digital marketing where affiliates earn commission for each customer of a business who are brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts. To trigger the sale, business houses promote their product through affiliate network.

 

How does Affiliate Marketing Work?

Let’s take an example to give you a clear idea about how does it work?

 

What is Affiliate Marketing

 

Think yourself as the owner of an online shoes selling website. Now for running your site you need some products. So you start searching shoes manufacturers in your city and found some manufacturers. You approach them and see that they are equally interested in promoting his products through your website on per sale commission basis.

Here you are the affiliate or publisher and the manufacturer will be considered as the advertiser.

But suppose you are unable to find any manufacturer in your area. At that time you start approaching the market places like: www.amazon.com and you need to sign up the Amazon affiliate network and use 3rd party products through Amazon affiliate network for your website.

In such a case Amazon will stand as an affiliate network and the people who buy the products through your website as customer.

Checkout the video below to clear any further doubt about affiliate marketing

 

Hope this post will serve the purpose of giving you a clear view about what is Affiliate Marketing and how does it work.

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