ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How Does Affiliate Marketing Work?

Updated on September 6, 2014

Great Way to Make Money Online With Affiliate Marketing

You would know about affiliate marketing could be a great way to make money online, but you would be wondering how does affiliate marketing work?

Do You Know What Is Affiliate Marketing About

Affiliate marketing is a very common way to promoting your niche product online as you would be as an affiliate, an internet product promoter. While an affiliate would be rewarded from advertising on his or her online business.

All the affiliates could be paid a lot of money for every targeted customer via advertising on behalf of your merchant site and business. It could be said an affiliate would be paid with several plans just shown below.

What Should Affiliate has to do ?

First of all, when your visitor clicks on and advertiser's banner then the sales transaction has been made that redirected to that merchant business website. Then the affiliate as you will be paid under this plan called pay-per-click.

Another way to make money online is pay-per-lead. When the visitor signs up for the business, program, survey or else etc. That's it!

It may be the easiest to understand that the way you would be get paid a commission under any sales transaction made, I think it is the largest commission could be considered, it is called pay-per-sale.

Actually you have to make sure to realize the relationship between merchant and affiliate when you are wanting to know how affiliate marketing work. Do you know why? It is because only you will be paid with commission when the sale transaction actually made. If the sales not made, you will not get any dime.

What Else Should You Know More About Affiliate Marketing?

One more thing, you have to do more and more market research if you are really keen on how does affiliate marketing work and whatever you are going into the field of merchant or an affiliate.

The commission paid is based on your sales performance, then it encourage you to drive more sales to the merchant website via advertisement and pushing the customer to purchase and let the sales made.

When you starts to work with joining a good affiliate program you can pick and choose which products you will advertise and get related banners and keywords to work with.

Affiliate marketing is a great way to make money online but it takes time and effort to succeed. It is unknown if you would be succeed or failure before you get started on your online business via affiliate marketing, but you would be exciting when you can earn first $1 dollar, because it works finally.

As discussed, so many different ways of being an affiliate. It is low risk business online and there are a lot of products you can choose as your niche to sell through the web or other platform.

Before you get started on affiliate marketing, you should join a good affiliate network. You may know the basics of how affiliate marketing work, so when you are doing the market research, then you will find which product is right to you and what kind of affiliate you want to be.


Submit a Comment

No comments yet.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)