Affiliate marketing is a way to sell your products or services through intermediaries, or sell other people’s products through your website or blog. We recommend small businesses get involved with affiliate relationships as a way to further promote their own products or services or make income off of products or services they already use and recommend.
What is affiliate marketing?
Here’s a great video explaining affiliate marketing in easy detail -
Ask Joel says that affiliate marketing is S O P S.
E-commerce product sites should consider offering an affiliate program for the purpose of extending their online presence and building link popularity. By allowing other web site owners to affiliate with your website, there is the potential for more sales of your eCommerce products and higher visibility of your brand. As an e-commerce site, you have the option of outsourcing your affiliate program or managing it with specific affiliate software.
Programs like Commission Junction handle affiliate programs for large companies. By partnering with such a company, you allow them to handle all affiliate issues, from creative to payment. Some companies require setup fees, a percentage of sales, while others have specific requirements for joining. You don’t have to do it all yourself.
Effective affiliate marketing may seem difficult at first, but as you work with programs that support your affiliate marketing efforts, it becomes easier. If you don’t understand how to successfully apply an affiliate marketing program to your website, then we can help you apply a basic strategy to your website.
Call us at 707-578-1390 today and we can help you determine how effective your affiliate marketing would be for your product, service or website.
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