i said earlier that i'll post an introduction to affiliate programs, so here it is.Affiliate program
I'll try to explain you what the affiliate program is on the example. By the way, all characters are fictional. If you recognize yourself as one of these characters, congratulations! You could be earning money in no time if you carefully study this article and start your own affiliate business.
Jane has a website about hardware. She writes reviews about various hardware components. Let say that her site has 900 unique visitors daily. It would be great if she could earn some money from the site.
John owns a hardware shop. He always needs new customers.
What if Jane would provide a link to the John's shop where visitor can buy the item Jane was reviewing, and John would pay her money for sending him customers? This is the typical affiliate program. John is the merchant, Jane is affiliate, and the user that clicked John's ad on Jane's site is now John's customer.How will he pay her
for being his affiliate?Pay per click (PPC)
- merchant pays the affiliate when she sends him visitor. He doesn't need to buy anything. Just click the link.Pay per sale (PPS)
- affiliate will get paid only if visitor buys something at merchant's site. Most of the time, affiliate will get a percentage of the sale. Some merchants will pay affiliate a fixed amount.
There are also some other, less important payment plans. The most interesting of them is pay per impression
, where affiliate gets paid when visitor sees merchant's ad.
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