So it isn’t quite that easy, but it does not need to be much more difficult either. An advertiser, or merchant, is the company who is selling a product. An associate, infrequently known as a publisher or partner, is someone else or company who aids in the promotion of the product and earns a commission for doing so. ( that would be you ) In between is the account management service that partners the advertisers with the affiliates and keeps track of the sales and commissions. If you would like to become an affiliate, you first need to select either a product you need to sell, or an account management service.
You may finish up with both, but the choice of one will determine the choice for the other. If you select the product first, the advertiser will direct you to the account management service that they already work with. If you select the account management service first, they are going to provide you with a catalogue of merchants that they deal with. To work out if your favourite product or company offers an affiliate marketing programme, go to their site and check the menu bar or the base of the screen. Look around for the word ‘affiliate’.
They’ll e-mail you all you must know to start. If you do not know what particular product you want to plug, or if you would like to plug many, I counsel browsing the participating merchants on the account management service’s web site. It’s going to be far easier to market to your visitors if you are able to add price to the link you need them to click on. Private suggestions or stories will get way better results than simply a banner or solo text link. Give them an incentive to’click here’. Welcome to the sector of affiliate Marketing! Good luck with your new venture!