What is the definition of an affiliate site? An affiliate site is a website that is owned by a company (sometimes called an ”affiliate”) that is not the primary seller of a product or service but will receive a commission if a sale is made by the owner of the site.
For example, if I make a website about cameras and then decide to be an affiliate for Amazon.com, I would receive a commission if any of my readers purchase cameras from Amazon after viewing my website.
What are affiliate programs used for?
Affiliate programs are used by companies who want to market their products or services through websites. Affiliate programs can be used to market physical products or digital products and services like ebooks, videos, and music.
Since affiliate sites are owned by independent parties, they are seen as more trustworthy than a company’s own marketing efforts. A lot of companies also use affiliate programs as a way to get more exposure for their products or services. In other words, if you own an affiliate site you can promote your product on your website and get paid for it.
What are some examples of affiliate sites?
An example of an affiliate site for physical products would be any ecommerce website that sells products. For example, if you make a website about cameras and then decide to be an affiliate for Amazon.com, you would receive a commission if any of your readers purchase cameras from Amazon after viewing your website.
An example of an affiliate site for digital products would be the popular blog TechCrunch which has thousands of advertisers paying them to mention their products on their site. If you have ever seen an article talking about how much someone loves their Apple iPhone on TechCrunch you know what I am talking about.
An example of an affiliate site for services would be someone who reviews restaurants and hotels on their website and gets paid when someone books a reservation through one of their links. A review that might be found on TripAdvisor or Yelp could be considered an affiliate site because they get paid when someone books through one of their links.
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