What Is Affiliate Marketing?
DISCLAIMER: This article is not an endorsement of Affiliate Marketing. It was written to define and explain Affiliate Marketing as a practice.
Affiliate Marketing is a popular method of promoting web businesses, in which an affiliate is rewarded for every visitor, subscriber and/or customer provided through his efforts. It is a modern variation of the practice of paying finder’s-fees for the introduction of new clients to a business. Compensation may be made based on a certain value for each visit (Pay-per-click), registrants (Pay-per-lead), or a commission for each customer or sale (Pay-per-Sale). SOURCE:
Affiliate Marketing as a term, is used to distinguish a type of performance based marketing or advertising.
- “Performance-Based Advertising”: A form of advertising which sees payment by the purchaser only upon clear measurable results. Performance-based advertising has become common with the advent of mainstream electronic media including the internet, which allows…
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