I am to inform you like this blog’s proprietor that I am utilizing affiliate programs throughout this blog in order to compensate for its further development as well as my own, I blog as a full-time job/hobby and I love it, but by no means am i trying to lure anyone into anything without knowing what your getting yourself into.
So what is an affiliate program?
An affiliate program is an automated electronic program that involves a Web advertiser and recruited webmasters. The webmasters, as affiliates, place the company’s advertisements on their individually owned websites.
The ads in affiliate programs are linked to company websites and are referred to as affiliate links. Affiliates generally have to apply for the affiliate programs, though the majority of the affiliate programs cost nothing to join. When an online visitor clicks the affiliate link, the visitor is redirected to the advertiser’s website and if the customer/visitor makes a purchase, the affiliate is then paid a commission.
How Does an Affiliate Program Work?
As you are probably aware, what is called an “affiliate program” or “associate program” is a relationship in which a merchant pays you (the “affiliate”) for links from your site to his site. Usually, the affiliate is paid only when an actual sale is made by the merchant as a result of your link.
This kind of advertising (and it IS advertising) is called Pay Per Action (PPA) since the affiliate isn’t paid for carrying the merchant’s advertising link or graphic on his site, but only when a visitor performs a certain action (visits, fills out a form, makes a purchase).
So, what affiliate programs are you with?
Throughout this blog I am with amazon associates – Amazon Associates is an online affiliate marketing program that allows business owners and bloggers to earn referral fees by placing links to products for sale on Amazon.com on their own websites.
I am a proud affiliate partner, and I am partnered with several throughout this blog, though every one of them I trust personally so there are no dodgy links or virus leading pop-ups, you have my word 🙂