Affiliate marketing in a nutshell is a type of online marketing where you are paid for your performance based on a per sale or per action basis that a customer or website visitor takes.
There are two main forms of affiliate marketing as outlined below.
Traditional Affiliate Marketing Definition: With traditional affiliate marketing you as the affiliate marketer is paid when someone buys a particular product, or service through your affiliate link of the product or service that you are promoting.
C.P.A. or Pay Per Lead Affiliate Marketing Definition: With cost per action affiliate marketing you are not paid per sale but per action that you get a visitor to take. Examples: Someone fills out an email form, downloads some software, fills out a survey, etc… You as the referring affiliate are paid based on the action that a visitor takes and not per sale.
Fact: Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn extra money from home on the Internet.
Fact: As with anything there is a learning process with affiliate marketing.
Fact: Affiliate marketing is a multi-billion dollar yearly business Worldwide where businesses and product creators are always looking for affiliates to spread the word about there products or services and will pay referring affiliates handsomely for there efforts.
Some Popular Traditional Affiliate Marketing Networks:
Clickbank, Amazon associates program, Jvzoo, CJ.com, Shareasale, etc…
Some Popular C.P.A. Affiliate Networks Include:
Maxbounty and Peerfly