What is this thing called affiliate marketing?
This may sound like a silly question but believe it or not many people don’t know. So I will try my best to explain it to you.
Being an affiliate marketer is when a company pays you when ever someone buys a product and you were the referrer.
It works like this. Let’s say you are an affiliate for a company that sells candles. So you go out and write a blog post on your blog about a nice smelling candle that you love. Then people visit your blog and one of your readers decides to click the link and buy the candle that you recommended to them. As an affiliate, you will get paid commission on that candle.
Many companies offer affiliate programs. You can promote physical products like those sold at Amazon.com or Walmart.com or you can sell digital product like those sold at click-bank.