Affiliate marketing is a way to make money on the internet by promoting products for other companies.
The process of affiliate marketing generally involves four parties: the affiliate website, the affiliate network, the advertiser and the buyer.
Confused yet? Don’t be. The easiest way to describe this is if you had just bought a new item that you think is fantastic and has helped you in your life. You naturally will tell people about this product or gadget – affiliate marketing is basically jumping on internet and shouting about it louder than just your current network (friends, family and acquaintances). You might have a hobby of which you will rate and recommend specific products to people with the same interest. You could start a website talking about your hobby and writing reviews on products that you rate whilst giving people hints and tips on the subject. Lets say you are a photographer as a hobby, you could promote cameras, printers, editing programmes or places to sell your photos. If you connect with people with the same hobby and they click onto your referrals taking them to the product on say Amazon and continue to purchase then you gain commission. It’s really that simple.