Affiliate programs are one of the easiest ways to profit from the Internet. Affiliate marketing benefits both the affiliate and the merchant. Businesses find affiliate marketing attractive because most programs use a pay-per-performance model. Which means businesses pay only for results. For example; merchants like Amazon.com only pays for traffic driven to their website by associates (Amazon refers to its affiliates as associates) if that traffic results in a sale of one of its many products.
Amazon Associates is one of the largest and most successful online affiliate programs available. Amazon’s main website is made up of millions of pages of different products. As an Amazon associate you can create a marketing campaign thru e-mail or social media that points people to anyone of those pages and include your affiliate code as an embedded link. Whenever a recipient clicks through and buys any of Amazon’s products (not just the product you are marketing) you receive a 4% commission from the sale.
When combined with social media, affiliated marketing has the potential to be a very profitable endeavor for the individual with hundreds of Facebook friends or even thousands of Twitter followers as possible customers. And, as I will show you in the video below, Amazon makes social media marketing very simple for its associates to take advantage of…
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