What is Affiliate Marketing?

Rebecca
in Lifestyle
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Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular ways people make money online and for some, it can be a passive income once established. It is a strategy where an individual partners with a business (mainly e-commerce sites ) in order to make a commission by referring readers or visitors to a business’s particular product or service. But that really is quite a simple explanation. To be really successful at making money with affiliate marketing there is a little more to it.
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In the case of blogging, a blogger will become an affiliate of a selected company via an affiliate network or directly from the e-commerce business, and make money from being an affiliate by placing a link, button or banner within a blog post that will lead the readers to that affiliate products or services.
A good blogger and affiliate will utilize a number of different marketing channels to promote content.
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Affiliate Marketing Examples and Strategies
What does affiliate marketing look like when you’re a blogger? An example of this could be blatantly creating a post that is actually about the company you are affiliated with or you could deftly weave the product or service into a post that is on a related topic. An example of going the blatant root? Let’s say you are a food blogger and one of the companies you are an affiliate of sells food processors. You can write an entire post about that
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If you would like to take a more subtle approach, include a product or service from your company that relates into your blog post. For example, let’s say that you are a wine connoisseur and that is what your blog is based around. In any post that is enticing your readers to open up a good bottle of Merlot or what have you, it would be wise to embed an ad for a quality, easy-to-use wine opener, wine glasses or stoppers that keep the wine fresh.
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Examples of Websites Using Affiliate Marketing
Sometimes it’s a good idea to actually see some success stories within affiliate marketing to truly understand the concept of “affiliate marketing”. Below I have included some real examples of websites that earn thousands of dollars per month/day, with affiliate marketing.