February 7, 2008

Get the Most Out of Affiliate Marketing

If you are developing web sites for profit, then it is important that you understand the benefits of affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing has been popular for years, but has exploded in popularity just recently because it is easier than ever to sell as well as customers to buy affiliate products on the web. Here are some tips on the getting the most out of affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is a great way to market and sell a product. A person or company that creates a product to sell usually doesn't have the resources to reach millions and millions of web surfers so he offers the product to affiliates to sell to their web visitors for a cut in the profits. An affiliate is a web developer that creates web sites for profit. Most affiliates sign up to sell a product, post the product on their web site and if a customer purchases the product, the web developer will make a cut of the profit- usually from 5 to 75%. Most purchases are usually tracked by a special affiliate link or cookie to tell the creator of the product who sold the product and how much commission must be paid.

Many web developers make their livelihood by selling other people's products. The best part about affiliate marketing for web developers is that no product needs to be held in inventory or shipped out. Everything is handled by the seller, the affiliate web developer is paid only for making the sale or lead. So if you want to open up a new revenue stream, look to get the most out of affiliate marketing.

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