Guide to Affiliate Marketing

By promoting products from other companies, you can earn extra income for yourself or your business. — Getty Images

Are you looking for a new source of income? Or, perhaps you’d like to add a revenue stream to your business? If so, you may want to consider affiliate marketing. By promoting other companies’ products, affiliate marketers earn commissions. The best part is that it’s fairly easy to get started and requires little to no funds. The challenge, however, is taking the time and effort to be successful.

How does it work?

Merchants can expand their marketing reach through affiliate marketers. An affiliate signs up via an affiliate marketplace, or network, which manages the program terms and provides the affiliate with a unique URL so that sales they generate can be tracked. It’s also possible to work directly with a merchant who manages their own affiliate programs. There is usually no

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