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What Is Affiliate Marketing?

  If you are interested in making money on the net, you need to know about affiliate marketing.  Affiliate marketing simply means that you are promoting and selling someone else’s product or service.  Many people get their start in internet marketing as an affiliate because it can be much easier and cheaper than creating a product or service to sell, so it is possible to make money fast.  Another advantage of affiliate marketing is that in many cases you won’t need to deal with most customer service issues and you may not need to actually handle the transaction or deliver the product.  In fact, sometimes you can make easy money just for sending targeted traffic to someone else and letting them do the rest of the work.  Or, if you already have a product or service, you can create a network of affiliates that sends you hungry buyers around the clock. There are three different ways to earn money as an affiliate marketer; Per Sale - Commissions are earned based on each sale made.  Commissions are based on a percentage of the sale or a set amount per sale.  Some products generate a recurring commission every month. Per Lead - With a per lead payout an affiliate earns commission by referring a predefined prospect or “lead” even if the prospect never buys anything.  A lead may be defined simply as someone who submits their email address, zip code or other information. Per Click - Affiliates can earn anywhere from a few pennies to a few dollars simply for getting a visitor to click on a link or ad even...