What is affiliate marketing?
To understand what an affiliate program is you have to understand affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is when a product creator allows partners (i.e. affiliates) to sell their product or service in exchange for a commission–incentivizing them to promote the product and produce sales in addition to the efforts of the product creator.
An affiliate marketing program is how a product creator facilitates this process. The basics are always the same. An affiliate sells the creator’s product and earns a commission. The details of that arrangement and how it is managed are what varies.
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Why start affiliate marketing?
-Boost your income
-Boost your traffic to your site/channel
-Generate quality leads
-help sell other products
-broaden your influence
-improve your sites SEO
Different types of affiliate marketing:
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The journey of affiliate marketing is hard but once you start it you just have to keep pushing and it will finally pay off!