Affiliate marketing is a leading business opportunity available on the Internet. It is a cooperative and business relationship
between merchants and an affiliate’s website in order to promote the products and services of the merchants. This method of
marketing has a greater value in retail, gaming, travel, finance, mobiles and adult sectors of the internet. Affiliate marketing
is also a simple method of earning revenues by sending visitors from the links placed on affiliate’s website to a retailer's websites.
Recent years have shown encouraging results in affiliate marketing and the method has proved to be a cost-efficient and measurable
way of delivering long-term results.
Affiliate marketing can done in many ways depending on the payment arrangement. If the payment is pay per click then the affiliate
will earn revenue every time a visitor clicks on the link and visits the merchant's site. On the other hand if the payment arrangement
is made on the basis of pay per scale then the visitors have to buy a product or service to make the affiliate earn some money.
Many companies also work on pay per lead or cost per lead. In this payment arrangement, affiliates make money on the basis of the
number of visitors referred to as leads. Here an affiliate is paid when a visit fills out some information on the merchant's site
that is further used as sales lead.
There are number global key players that outsource their marketing jobs and give way to affiliate marketing. This is the
easiest way to earn part time income in dollars and enhance the quality of life for some individuals. As an alternate career
it allows flexible working hours too as e-commerce rises in every area of our civilized world. In future too, it shall be
governing the way business is done.