Professional Affiliate Marketing Online Primer
If you are new to the professional affiliate marketing Internet company playground, then you're no doubt wondering what affiliate marketing is all about. In simplest terms, it's marketing and promoting another firm's products/services on the Internet. You, the expert affiliate marketer, promote through whatever means is available for you (your ezine, website, email, online advertising, etc.), which sends traffic and customers to another company's website, who then does all the job -- develop, promote and support the actual products and/or solutions; near the purchase; process the orders, accept payments and earn delivery; etc. -- to the paying customer. You, as the marketer and source of the business, are subsequently paid a commission for your work. That's it!
The whole business arrangement is essentially revenue sharing. The company that offers the product or service being sold is generally referred to as the affiliate merchant, and he shares the revenue they create with you, the affiliate marketer, for sending business their way. In most cases, the affiliate marketer drums up that business through various forms of legitimate advertising techniques on a vast array of online avenues and platforms.