Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts. The industry has four core players: the merchant (also known as ‘retailer’ or ‘brand’), the network (that contains offers for the affiliate to choose from and also takes care of the payments), the publisher (also known as ‘the affiliate’), and the customer. The market has grown in complexity to warrant a secondary tier of players, including affiliate management agencies, super-affiliates and specialized third party vendors.
Affiliate marketing overlaps with other Internet marketing methods to some degree, because affiliates often use regular advertising methods. Those methods include organic search engine optimization (SEO), paid search engine marketing (PPC – Pay Per Click), e-mail marketing, and in some sense display advertising. On the other hand, affiliates sometimes use less orthodox techniques, such as publishing reviews of products or services offered by a partner.
Want to make money by encouraging your customers or supporters to promote your product or service? Want to be able to pay others to promote you, while automating the process and tracking statistics from an easy to use backend system?
I can build your company or product(s) an automated affiliate tracking system that allows you to give customers, partners, or affiliates a unique URL to use to promote your company, product, or services, while simultaneously tracking their statistics and crediting them accordingly for any legitimate and qualified sales or leads they send your way. You determine the affiliate compensation – make it a percentage of sales, or a flat per-sale fee.
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