Earn Money From Your Web-Site With Affiliate Links
by Knut Holt
If you have a website with some traffic, you can make money
by having links to merchants' online shops on your site. If
someone goes through your links into the shop of the merchant,
and buys something, you earn commission from the sale, between
5% and 40% depending on type of merchant. Some merchants also
pay for each click or each lead. A lead is a new visitor to
the shop that asks for more information or prize offers.
People or companies having these links on their web-sites, are
called affiliates, and the links are called affiliate links.
The administrative infrastructure by the merchant that the affiliate
register into, in order to get the linking code, is called an
To register into an affiliate program is usually free, and through
the program you get freely all you need to make the linking
code, to monitor the traffic through your links, and to see
what commission you have earned.
An affiliate program is not a MLM program, since the affiliates
only earn from sales, leads or clicks.
However, in many programs you can recruit other affiliates and
earn some commission from the sales made by the recruited affiliates
There are also common networks operated by third-part companies
where several merchants use a common software and administrative
infrastructure to recruit affiliates and monitor the traffic
from affiliates. These are called affiliate networks. Both the
merchants and potetial affilliates register into the network,
and the affiliates can find links to the online shops of hundreds
of merchants to use at their web-site. Examples of affiliate
networks are Commission Junction and Clixgalore.
From my experience, the best affiliate programs are for merchants
selling althernative health items or items for erotic improvements.
I also have good experience with programs in the fields skincare,
cosmetics and hobby.
What will work best for you, will however depend upon the kind
of traffic you have, and the interests of people visiting your
About The Author
Submitted by Knut Holt -
Knut Holt is an international internet marketer with a focus
on health items.
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